Mid-Michigan Photography Club October 2023 Updates

November 2023 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 1, 2023. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting. Jim Leary will discuss planning for a photo trip. The discussion will include using an app called Photo Pills which will aide in the planning process.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and has several potential logo designs. We will share these and get input at the November meeting.

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 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. 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.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday November 1, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday December 6, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday January 10, 2024 – 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 October Big Cookie (Purple): Glenn Dunn for People’s Choice and for Judges’ Choice. The judges were John Stine and Phil Babcock. The theme for next big cookie is “In the Style of a Master Photographer.” Pick a famous or “master photographer” from the list and create an image of your own that emulates the style of the photographer that you have chosen. Your image need not be of the same subject matter or object displayed in your “master’s” image, but the style of your image should be similar. For instance, if your “master” is known for the use of highly saturated colors, your image should have highly saturated colors. If your “master” is known for moody or misty black and white images, your image should also be moody or misty and in black and white. If your “master” is known for painterly still-life images, yours should also meet that standard. Enjoy the challenge. Bring to the February 2024 meeting a copy of the “master’s” image that inspired you and the image that you have created in that style. A list of photographers is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photographers.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

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

  • October 2023 – Scary
  • November 2023 – Angles

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
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/  
Silver Bells in the City11/17/202311/17/2023https://silverbellsinthecity.com/  
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.