Mid-Michigan Photography Club September 2023 Updates

October 2023 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 4, 2023. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting. We will hold a Big Cookie competition and we have a Pic and Share presentation.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.netcalendar. Board elections are scheduled for November 2023. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held meeting for the positions of Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. James Leary 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. We need someone to fill the position of Treasurer. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings. Send an email to mmpclansing@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 cost of being a club member will be $25 for the 2023-24 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:  Mid-Michigan Photography Club, PO Box 10045, Lansing, MI 48901.

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.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday October 4, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday November 1, 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 October 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

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

  • September 2023 – Bokeh
  • October 2023 – Scary

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Lansing Photo Meetup10/18/202310/18/2023https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/
Webinar – Virtual Power of Contrast – SWMCCC10/25/202310/25/2023https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbpvOQV-S0ijKtYn1BX0mA  
Lansing Photo Meetup11/15/202311/15/2023https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/  
Lansing Photo Meetup12/20/202312/20/2023https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/  

Please send a note to mmpclansing@gmail.com to let us know of an event webinar or meeting that should be added to this list.

September 2023 MMPC Meeting – MSU Horticulture Gardens Rescheduled to Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Based on the rain today and the weather prediction for this afternoon, we have decided to reschedule the September MMPC meeting to Wednesday September 13, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet near the entrance, by the Children’s Garden.