Mid-Michigan Photography Club June 2023 Updates

August 2023 MMPC Meeting – Fenner Nature Center

The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday August 2, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet on the steps to the Nature Center building. MMPC does not meet in July.

MMPC Web Site

The MMPC web site is up at http://mmphotoclub.net. Please update your links.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and is open to ideas for an update. If you have any ideas regarding the logo, please contact an MMPC Board member or send your idea to mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Delta Township Fireworks

Past President Paul Bielawski will lead a field trip for the Delta Township Fireworks on Monday July 3, 2023. Meet at the Delta Walking Trail near 1115 Maycroft. We will meet at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks will start after 10:00 p.m. This is north of Saginaw Highway, two blocks west of the light at Robbins. There is parking on Maycroft and we will be a block east of the fireworks at Sharp Park. We will walk to Sharp Park for the fireworks. Paul will discuss four techniques for images of fireworks.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 2, 2023 – Fenner Nature Center 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Wednesday September 6, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833

MMPC Logo Clothing

MMPC clothing items are available to order. You can specify a hoodie as a pullover or zip-up or you can order a t-shirt. You can bring your order form to an MMPC meeting or you can send your order form to the address on the form. Delivery will be at a future MMPC meeting.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the May Big Cookie (Boats): Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Darryl Smith for judges’ choice. The judges were John Stine and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “PURPLE.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The May theme is Red or Pink. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. 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 2023 – Aperture at f / 16
  • July 2023 – Water Movement

The following list contains events that may be of interest to photographers:

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest (Howell)6/23/20236/25/2023https://howell.org/balloonfest/
Field of Flight Air Show (Battlecreek)6/29/20237/4/2023https://fieldofflight.com/
Delta Township Fireworks7/3/20237/3/2023 
ionia Free Fair7/13/20237/23/2023https://ioniafreefair.com/
Zoo Nights #3 (Potter Park Zoo)7/20/2023 https://potterparkzoo.org/event/zoo-nights-3-21/
Steam and Thressher Show7/28/20237/30/2023http://www.michigansteamengineandthreshersclub.com/show-information.html
Zoo Nights #4 (Potter Park Zoo)8/17/2023 https://potterparkzoo.org/event/zoo-nights-4-21/
Mason Aviation Day8/19/20238/19/2023https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa55
Hearse Fest (Fowlerville)9/16/2023 https://hearsefest.com/

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