May 2018 MMPC Updates

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A big thanks to Greg Smith for his talk on birding at the April MMPC meeting. Greg’s photos are at As a follow-up, MMPC is planning field trips to photograph birds:

Lightroom Workshop

Based on the Facebook survey of MMPC members and member interest in Adobe Lightroom, The Mid Michigan Photography Club is pleased to sponsor an interactive workshop to help members to use Lightroom to improve their images. John Stine will lead the workshop on Saturday, June 23, 2018 the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Registration costs will be $20 for MMPC members and $40 for non-members. A registration opportunity will be available at the June MMPC meeting on Wednesday June 6. Online registration will be announced at

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be November 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images.

Fall Field Trip Planning

MMPC is planning an Upper Peninsula Waterfalls Weekend during the weekend of October 12, 2018. A trip to the Big Sable Lighthouse is being planned for November, 2018.

Big Cookie

Big Cookie images are in the gallery at The theme for the next Big Cookie competition in June 2018, is Building(s).

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. A reminder that the May theme is Symmetrical. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • May – Symmetrical
  • June – Shadows
  • July – Fairs and Festivals
  • August – Stairs and Steps

June Meeting

The June meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

  • The Big Cookie quarterly competition will be held;
  • John Stine will give a preview of his Lightroom presentation to be held on June 23; and
  • Greg Baran will present a Pic and Share.

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