Mid-Michigan Photography Club February 2024 Updates

March MMPC Meeting – March 6, 2024

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 6, 2024. This will be a shooting event for Table Top Photography. Bring your camera, tripod, and interesting small things to photograph.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • 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
  • Wednesday May 1, 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 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.

Meijer Garden Butterflies Field Trip

MMPC will host a field trip to Butterflies are Blooming at Meijer Gardens on Saturday April 6, 2024. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. to carpool from the Boot Barn/Michaels lot on Marketplace South of Saginaw near the Saginaw Exit on I-96.

Big Cookie

Congratulations Darryl Smith who is the winner of the February Big Cookie (In the Style of a Master Photographer) for People’s Choice and for Judges’ Choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Greg Edwards. The theme for next big cookie is “Animals.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the May 2024 meeting.

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 February theme is Tools in Use. 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:

  • February 2024 – Tools in Use
  • March 2024 – Water

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

Event Start Date End Date Link
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
Lansing Photo Meetup 3/20/2024 3/20/2024 https://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.