Mid-Michigan Photography Club December 2023 Updates

Annual MMPC Photo Clinic – Wednesday January 10, 2024

MMPC traditionally holds an open house and clinic in 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 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 January 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 January 10, 2024 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday February 7, 2024 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday March 6, 2024 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be March 5, 2024 – April 23, 2024. All MMPC members are encouraged to display their images. The pricing will be $10 for up to three images. All prints must be matted, framed, and ready to hang (with wire on the back of the frame). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum outside dimensions of the mat are 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. There will be two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s Riverview Gallery Show.

The following are the dates for the 2024 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, March 5, 2024 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, April 24, 2024 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The club’s April 2024 meeting will be a Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Holt Venue.

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 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.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The December theme is On a Shelf. 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:

  • December 2023 – On a Shelf
  • January 2024 – Toys

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Lansing Photo Meetup1/17/20241/17/2024https://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.