Mid-Michigan Photography Club October 2021 Updates

November MMPC Meeting – Shoot and Eat Event – Bring a dish to Photograph!

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 3, 2021. This will be the second MMPC meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Please be aware that the church asks that all wear masks while in the facility, even if you are vaccinated.

To tie in to the Big Cookie theme of “Food” for December, we will hold a “shoot and eat” meeting for the November 2021 MMPC meeting. We are hoping that we get at least 5-6 food stations for club members to photograph. Feel free to bring a photogenic dish, if you can. We will be shooting before we eat, so don’t bring anything that needs to be eaten right away. We hope that those attending eat the food, and do not leave remains for us to dispose of. Bring your camera, tripod, and a constant light source, such as an LED. Tablecloths or backgrounds will also be helpful. There are a few sample photos from a similar event on the Facebook group. This will be fun!

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Main dishes including vegetables and salad will be provided. You may bring a desert to pass if you choose. Please respond no later than Saturday November 26, 2021 to the event on Facebook or to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can get a count of members planning to participate. A slideshow of MMPC members’ photos from the 2021 MMPC Photo Challenge will be running during the meeting. Big Cookie theme will be “Food.” We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Please join us.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – MMPC Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Annual Photo Clinic
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

MMPC Gathering at Silver Bells

MMPC members will gather to photograph the Silver Bells Electric Light Parade on Friday November 21, 2021. We will meet at the corner of Michigan and Grand in downtown Lansing at 5:30 p.m. The photographic challenge is to capture the lighting on vehicles and on members of the marching bands.

MMPC Field Trip to North Pole Express

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the North Pole Express on Saturday, December 4, 2021. We will meet at the Burger King near the Perry exit on I-69 at 8:30 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

Big Cookie

The theme for the December Big Cookie competition will be “Food.” All members are encouraged to bring a printed image for the Big Cookie competition at the December meeting.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. We are in discussions regarding dates for a Gallery Show to be held at Riverview Church, Holt Venue. these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The October theme is Exceptional Trees. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. A gallery of the photos from prior months is on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • October 2021 – Exceptional Trees
  • November 2021 – Outdoor Walls