February 2019 MMPC Announcements

March Meeting – Big Cookie and Pic and Share

The March 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The theme for the March Big Cookie competition, March 2019, is Trains.

The March meeting is when we have a club member do a Pick and Share, we need a couple of volunteers for the March meeting. Please consider volunteering for the Pic and Share session. Contact any MMPC board member or email to mmpclansing@gmail.com for more information.

Leslie Shutterbugs

Everyone – You are invited to the “Leslie Library Shutterbugs” on Feb 23, 12-2 pm. This is a monthly photography discussion group that meets at the Leslie Library on the 4th Saturday of each month, 12-2. This is NOT a club! There are NO dues! It is an informal gathering for people to come and talk photography, ask questions, and have some fun. This month Bill Harrison from Custom Photography will be talking about Luminar, and how it compares to Lightroom. He will give a quick overview of processing in each. This is NOT an in-depth class on either, but rather a basic introduction to post processing in them. Everyone is welcome to come. Again, there is no fee to attend. Registration is not required, but a quick message to tammy.vandermolen@sbcglobal.net would be appreciated to know how many to expect.

Greater Lansing Orchid Show – Photographers’ Hour

Each year, during the last weekend in February, the Greater Lansing Orchid Society sponsors an orchid show and sale. The photographers’ hour is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019.Tripods are allowed. The challenge is to avoid distracting backgrounds. The show is held in the Plant and Soil Science Conservatory on the Michigan State University campus. Information about the show is at https://www.greaterlansingorchidsociety.com/GLOSShow.html.

April Meeting

The April 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Turner Dodge House, 100 E. North Street, Lansing. The Turner Dodge House features architecture and artifacts that are often photographed. Because the Turner Dodge House charges, MMPC is asking members to contribute $5 for the cost of this meeting. Bring your camera and equipment. More information about the Turner Dodge House is at https://www.lansingmi.gov/938/Turner-Dodge-House.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January 2019 theme is Cabin Fever. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.net/monthly-challenge/. 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. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • February 2019 – Low Perspective
  • March 2019 – Bridges
  • April 2019 – Bokeh
  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)