Welcome to Seven Ponds Photography Club

Mission Statement

The Seven Ponds Camera Club, formed in 2009, was created to promote the advancement of photography as an art. The purpose of the club is to bring together persons of like mind who are dedicated to the advancement of their skills by association with other members, through the study of the work of others and through spirited and friendly competition.  The club exists to offer opportunities for all to share knowledge within the club and in the community, through exhibitions and programs that excite interest in the knowledge and practice of all branches of photography. 

We meet the 1st and 3rd* Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at Seven Ponds Nature Center

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       


Tuesday through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Grounds open to members dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776

New Members 



3rd-week Competition Meeting
  • Friday, Sept 20, 2019, 7:00 PM 
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Cookies: Need a volunteer



Mentor session by Dale Vronch  

Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club Mentor Session 

Next Mentor session Friday, Sept 27, 2019 7PM - Canceled Due to conflict

Dale Vronch’s Lone Willow Studio 895 Winn Lake Road Lapeer, Michigan 48446

If you are coming or would like to learn more

please email or call Dale at dvronch@gmail.com or 810-66 4-0079.


Self-Expression Workshop by Dale Vronch

10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24-2019 Limited Number please sign up 

Getting to know your camera by Dale Vronch
Oct 8,15,22,29  Nov 3, 5 2019  6 sessions $100 


Friday, October 4, 2019
Fun Shoot: Water Droplet Refraction Photography Fun Shoot     
Buy Sell Trade: Camera Exchange

 Assignment:  Trees and Bushes  

Cookies:       TBD

*Board Member Nominations - Please submit your nomination to be on the ballot by 10-4-2019

3rd-week Competition Meeting - Images Due

Reminder: Images are due online Wednesday, oct 16, 2019, 11:30 PM 

3rd-week Competition Meeting

  • Friday, Oct 18, 2019, 7:00 PM 
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Cookies: Need a volunteer


Photo Trips Meet-Ups                

10/28/2019 Tillson Street Photo Shoot Lead by Stu Davis

2020 Photo Trips  - By Our Members

1/ 12 – 18/ 2020 Winter Waterfowl at Bosque del Apache & White Sands Landscapes - Lead David Stimac

2/ 7-18/2020 Ecuador: Birds of the Cloud Forest - Lead David Stimac

3/ 16-29/2020 Arctic Finland & Norway - Lead David Stimac

5/?/2020, dates TBA  |   6 Days Northwoods Wildflowers & Waterfalls: Springtime in Michigan - Lead David Stimac


Self-guided photo ops

Want to lead a trip - just complete the form below 
 Trip request form. https://form.jotform.com/90283795109161

Board Member Elections - If you would like to run let us know by Oct 1, 2019


Volunteer Help 


Seven Ponds Photo Club Website Quick links to topics on our website


Dues - Competition rights expired 4-30-2019 for those members who have not paid

  • Bring the completed form in the link below with payment to the next meeting.
  • Single Member $10 / yr, Family (2) $15 / yr  (Members living in the same household)
  • Checks should be made payable to Seven Ponds Photo Club C/O SPNC
  • Contact Dave to send payment via mail: ddaz_camping@yahoo.com
  • 2019 Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application
  • Seven Ponds Photography Club Membership Application 2019 


Thank You

LeeAnn McLaneGoetz

VP Seven Ponds Photo Club

Secretary Seven Ponds Photo Club




Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club
Elected Board for 2018 - 2019
Jim Lewis - President /DPD Print Competition
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer 
Hank Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Todd Bielby - Board Member 
Stu Davis - Board Member - 1st-week image manager
Mike Mercier - Board Member

Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

Facebook page for our sister club

Facebook Group Page

Seven Ponds Photo Club is a member of the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council.

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