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.

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

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.

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/  

Mid-Michigan Photography Club October 2023 Updates

November 2023 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 1, 2023. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting. Jim Leary will discuss planning for a photo trip. The discussion will include using an app called Photo Pills which will aide in the planning process.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and has several potential logo designs. We will share these and get input at the November meeting.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.netcalendar. Board elections are scheduled for November 2023. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held for the positions of Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. James Leary has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. We need someone to fill the position of Treasurer. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings. Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

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 November 1, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • 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 October theme is Scary. 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:

  • October 2023 – Scary
  • November 2023 – Angles

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Webinar – Virtual Power of Contrast – SWMCCC10/25/202310/25/2023https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbpvOQV-S0ijKtYn1BX0mA  
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/  

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.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club September 2023 Updates

October 2023 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 4, 2023. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting. We will hold a Big Cookie competition and we have a Pic and Share presentation.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.netcalendar. Board elections are scheduled for November 2023. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held meeting for the positions of Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. James Leary has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. We need someone to fill the position of Treasurer. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings. Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

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 so please bring that with you to the October meeting. 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.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and is open to ideas for an update. If you have any ideas regarding the logo, please contact an MMPC Board member or send your idea to mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday October 4, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday November 1, 2023 – 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 May Big Cookie (Boats): Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Darryl Smith for judges’ choice. The judges were John Stine and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “PURPLE.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Bokeh. 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:

  • September 2023 – Bokeh
  • October 2023 – Scary

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Lansing Photo Meetup10/18/202310/18/2023https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/
Webinar – Virtual Power of Contrast – SWMCCC10/25/202310/25/2023https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbpvOQV-S0ijKtYn1BX0mA  
Lansing Photo Meetup11/15/202311/15/2023https://www.meetup.com/lansingphoto/  
Lansing Photo Meetup12/20/202312/20/2023https://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.

September 2023 MMPC Meeting – MSU Horticulture Gardens Rescheduled to Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Based on the rain today and the weather prediction for this afternoon, we have decided to reschedule the September MMPC meeting to Wednesday September 13, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet near the entrance, by the Children’s Garden.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club August 2023 Updates

September 2023 MMPC Meeting – MSU Horticulture Gardens

The September MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet near the entrance, by the Children’s Garden.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and is open to ideas for an update. If you have any ideas regarding the logo, please contact an MMPC Board member or send your idea to mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday September 6, 2023 – Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens
  • Wednesday October 4, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833
  • Wednesday November 1, 2023 – First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833

Note that the October meeting will include a brief business meeting and the Big Cookie image competition. The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually, for the year beginning in September. Please bring your payment with you to the October 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.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the May Big Cookie (Boats): Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Darryl Smith for judges’ choice. The judges were John Stine and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “PURPLE.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August theme is Flowers. 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:

  • August 2023 – Flowers
  • September 2023 – Bokeh

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Hearse Fest (Fowlerville)9/16/2023 https://hearsefest.com/

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.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club July 2023 Updates

August 2023 MMPC Meeting – Fenner Nature Center

The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday August 2, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet on the steps to the Nature Center building.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and is open to ideas for an update. If you have any ideas regarding the logo, please contact an MMPC Board member or send your idea to mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 2, 2023 – Fenner Nature Center 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Wednesday September 6, 2023 – 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 May Big Cookie (Boats): Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Darryl Smith for judges’ choice. The judges were John Stine and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “PURPLE.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The July theme is Water Movement. 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:

  • July 2023 – Water Movement
  • August 2023 – Flowers

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Steam and Thressher Show7/28/20237/30/2023http://www.michigansteamengineandthreshersclub.com/show-information.html
Zoo Nights #4 (Potter Park Zoo)8/17/2023 https://potterparkzoo.org/event/zoo-nights-4-21/
Mason Aviation Day8/19/20238/19/2023https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa55
Hearse Fest (Fowlerville)9/16/2023 https://hearsefest.com/

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.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club June 2023 Updates

August 2023 MMPC Meeting – Fenner Nature Center

The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday August 2, 2023, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. We will walk on both paved and unpaved trails. Meet on the steps to the Nature Center building. MMPC does not meet in July.

MMPC Web Site

The MMPC web site is up at http://mmphotoclub.net. Please update your links.

MMPC Club Logo

The MMPC Board recently discussed the current logo and is open to ideas for an update. If you have any ideas regarding the logo, please contact an MMPC Board member or send your idea to mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Delta Township Fireworks

Past President Paul Bielawski will lead a field trip for the Delta Township Fireworks on Monday July 3, 2023. Meet at the Delta Walking Trail near 1115 Maycroft. We will meet at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks will start after 10:00 p.m. This is north of Saginaw Highway, two blocks west of the light at Robbins. There is parking on Maycroft and we will be a block east of the fireworks at Sharp Park. We will walk to Sharp Park for the fireworks. Paul will discuss four techniques for images of fireworks.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 2, 2023 – Fenner Nature Center 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
  • Wednesday September 6, 2023 – 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 May Big Cookie (Boats): Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Darryl Smith for judges’ choice. The judges were John Stine and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “PURPLE.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September 2023 meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The May theme is Red or Pink. 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:

  • June 2023 – Aperture at f / 16
  • July 2023 – Water Movement

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

EventStart DateEnd DateLink
Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest (Howell)6/23/20236/25/2023https://howell.org/balloonfest/
Field of Flight Air Show (Battlecreek)6/29/20237/4/2023https://fieldofflight.com/
Delta Township Fireworks7/3/20237/3/2023 
ionia Free Fair7/13/20237/23/2023https://ioniafreefair.com/
Zoo Nights #3 (Potter Park Zoo)7/20/2023 https://potterparkzoo.org/event/zoo-nights-3-21/
Steam and Thressher Show7/28/20237/30/2023http://www.michigansteamengineandthreshersclub.com/show-information.html
Zoo Nights #4 (Potter Park Zoo)8/17/2023 https://potterparkzoo.org/event/zoo-nights-4-21/
Mason Aviation Day8/19/20238/19/2023https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa55
Hearse Fest (Fowlerville)9/16/2023 https://hearsefest.com/

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