Mid-Michigan Photography Club November 2023 Updates

December 2023 MMPC Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2023 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 3, 2023 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 2023 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 10, 2024

MMPC traditionally holds an open house and clinic on January to attract new members. All MMPC members are invited to attend on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 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.

MMPC Field Trip to North Pole Express

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the North Pole Express on Saturday, December 2, 2023. We will meet at the Burger King near the Perry exit on I-69 at 9:15 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

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 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 November theme is Angles. 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:

  • November 2023 – Angles
  • December 2023 – On a Shelf

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
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/