Mid-Michigan Photography Club January 2024 Updates

February MMPC Meeting – February 7, 2024

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 7, 2024. This will be the Big Cookie friendly competition, a Pic and Share presentation, and a retrospective presentation regarding six years of the MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • 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
  • April 3, 2024 – MMPC Meeting and Gallery Show Reception Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be March 13, 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 are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum print size is 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 12, 2024 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, April 23, 2024 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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

Lansing Orchid Show

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale is an annual event held the last weekend of February at the MSU Plant and Soil Sciences Building. They hold Photo Hour from 9-11 am on Sunday, February 25. The use of tripods is allowed during this time. Backgrounds have been challenging in the past. Many displays had black backgrounds in 2023. This is a fun event. All MMPC photographers are encouraged to participate.


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 January theme is Toys. 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:

  • January 2024 – Toys
  • February 2024 – Tools in Use

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

Event Start Date End Date Link
Lansing Photo Meetup 2/21/2024 2/21/2024 https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/
Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale

MSU Plant and Soil Sciences Building

Photo Hour 9-11 am 2/25

2/24/2024 2/25/2024 https://greaterlansingorchidsociety.info/GLOSShow.html