Mid-Michigan Photography Club November 2022 Updates

December 2022 MMPC Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2022 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 Sunday December 4, 2022 to the event on Facebook or to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can get a count of members planning to participate.

We are asking MMPC members to share their five best photos of 2022 to display during this meeting. You can send your images to mmpclansing@gmail.com or you can bring them to the meeting on a thumb drive. A slideshow of MMPC members’ photos will be running during the meeting. We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Please join us.

Annual MMPC Photo Clinic – Wednesday January 4, 2022

MMPC traditionally holds an open house and clinic on January to attract new members. All MMPC members are invited to attend on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Please note the start time and encourage attendance by all that may be interested. Please help us to publicize this event by sharing information through social media and other means. To encourage you to bring a guest, we will hold a raffle open to MMPC members that bring a guest to award a free annual membership for 2023-24.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday December 7, 2022
    • Wednesday January 4, 2023 – Clinic
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through August 2023.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be March 8, 2023 – May 24, 2023. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, and ready to hang (with wire on the back of the frame). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum outside dimensions of the mat are 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2022 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, May 23, 2023 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The club’s April 2023 meeting will be a Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Holt Venue.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the October Big Cookie (fungi): James Leary for people’s choice and Diane Sanderson for judges’ choice. The judges were Karrie Baker and Greg Baran. The theme for next big cookie is “SHADOWS.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the February 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The October theme is Reflections. 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:

  • November 2022 – Candle(s)
  • December 2022 – Holiday Trees

Mid-Michigan Photography Club October 2022 Updates

November 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 2, 2022. The theme for this meeting will be Black and White.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections were held at the October 2022 meeting. Lenny Robinson been elected President, and John Stine has been elected Vice President. Glenn Dunn will serve a term as member at-large. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.

MMPC Annual Dues

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually, for the year beginning in September. The board voted to reduce the cost of being a club member to $25 for the 2022-23 year so if you haven’t yet paid, please bring that with you to the November meeting. If you need to pay MMPC dues, and can’t make the November meeting, send payments to: Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the October Big Cookie (fungi): James Leary for people’s choice and Diane Sanderson for judges’ choice. The judges were Karrie Baker and Greg Baran. The theme for next big cookie is “SHADOWS.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the February 2023 meeting.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday November 5,2022 – Black and White
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022 –
    • Holiday Dinner
    • Bring five of your images from 2022 for display and sharing
  • Wednesday January 4, 2023 – Clinic
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2023.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The October theme is Reflections. 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 2022- Reflections
  • November 2022 – Candle(s)

Mid-Michigan Photography Club September 2022 Updates

October 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 5, 2022. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting and election of officers. We will hold a Big Cookie competition and we will discuss photo storage strategies. Members will share their approaches to the storage of digital images.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as Vice President and Glenn Dunn has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Annual Dues

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually, for the year beginning in September. The board voted to reduce the cost of being a club member to $25 for the 2022-23 year so please bring that with you to the October meeting. If you need to pay MMPC dues, and can’t make the meeting, send payments to: Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Big Cookie

The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October meeting.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program
  • Wednesday November 5,2022
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022 – Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday January 4, 2023 – Clinic

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Aircraft. 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:

  • September 2022 – Aircraft
  • October 2022- Reflections

Mid-Michigan Photography Club August 2022 Updates

September 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 7, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting at Frances Park. 2600 Moores River Dr, Lansing, MI, MI 48911. Note that there is construction at Waverly and Moores River Dr. The best approach is from ML King. The Rose Garden area is good for shooting. We will take advantage of the remaining good weather.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Frances Park
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program
  • Wednesday November 5,2022
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October meeting.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August theme is Camera Movement. 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:

  • August 2022 – Camera Movement – Second (Rear) Curtain Flash Sync Encouraged
  • September 2022 – Aircraft

August 2022 MMPC Meeting Rescheduled – Wednesday August 10, 2022

Because of weather, including the threat of rain and thunderstorms, the in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 10, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Sparty. There is parking near the IM building across the street. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club July 2022 Updates

August 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Sparty. There is parking near the IM building across the street. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 3, 2022 – Shooting event at Michigan State University
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – MMPC meeting
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The July theme is WATER. 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:

  • July 2022 – Water
  • August 2022 – Camera Movement – Second (Rear) Curtain Flash Sync Encouraged

Mid-Michigan Photography Club June 2022 Updates

August 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Beaumont Tower. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU. Note that MMPC will not meet in July, 2022.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 3, 2022 – Shooting event at Michigan State University
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Program
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The June theme is Odd Numbers. 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:

  • June 2022 – Odd Numbers
  • July 2022 – Water

Mid-Michigan Photography Club May 2022 Updates

June 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2022. This meeting will start at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. The meeting will feature the Big Cookie Quarterly Event with the theme “Flight,” and the annual MMPC Scavenger Hunt. Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. The Take-Down will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday August 3, 2022
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The may theme is naturally Framed. 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:

  • May 2022 – Naturally Framed
  • June 2022 – Odd Numbers

Mid-Michigan Photography Club April 2022 Updates

May 2022 MMPC Meeting

The may MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48917-8503. This will be an outdoor shooting event. There are trails, a barn, and the Moon Cabin that all make great photographic subjects.

MMPC Field Trip to Kate Palmer Sanctuary – Trilliums

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the trillium wildflowers at the Kate Palmer Sanctuary near Jackson on Saturday, May 14, 2022. We will meet at the Park and Ride Lot at the Holt Road exit off of US 127 at 8:30 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. The Take-Down will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 – outdoor shooting event at Woldumar Nature Center
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The April theme is Wildlife. 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:

  • April 2022 – Wildlife
  • May 2022 – Naturally Framed

Mid-Michigan Photography Club March 2022 Updates

April 2022 MMPC Meeting

To provide all MMPC members the opportunity to see the images in the 2022 MMPC Gallery Show, we will hold the April MMPC meeting as a reception for the Gallery Show.  The April MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. The meeting and reception will provide MMPC members the opportunity to view the photographs on display in the Gallery Show and to interact with photographers whose work is shown. Please invite family members and others who may be interested in your images and or the images shown by the club members. Guests are encouraged to attend the event.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. A couple of reminders:

MMPC April Meeting and Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Wednesday April 6, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Photographer Needed – First Presbyterian Church – Sunday, April 25, 2022

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club holds its meetings at First Presbyterian Church. The Church has a special event scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2022, and is asking MMPC to identify two photographers to document the celebration. This is the first time that the church has asked the club for assistance. If you are available and can attend that day, please contact us at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Holt
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 – shooting event at Woldumar Nature Center
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The March theme is Nuts and Bolts. 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:

  • March 2022 – Nuts and Bolts
  • April 2022 – Wildlife