Welcome to Seven Ponds Nature Center Photograpy Club

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

Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Front




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

Competition Images Due
Due Wednesday Nov15, 2017
Assignment - "Changing Seasons/ Transformations"
Time Due 11:30PM
Submit Images to http://spnc.photoclubservices.com
Note: Images can now be sized to 1080 on the longest side.

Meeting Competition Night (Last meeting for the year)
Friday,Nov ,172017
Time 7:00 PM ~ 9:00PM
Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center
Assignment - "Changing Seasons/ Transformations"
Cookies by - Dennis and Catherine Trainor
SPNC Birding Club Alan Charnley
Tuesday, November 21 2017 at 7PM

No Photo club Meetings at SPNC in December 2017

Seven Ponds Holiday Auction & Christmas Party (Seven Ponds Members & Guests)

 Saturday, Dec. 2 6:30 p.m.

Seven Ponds members and their guests are invited to our 26th annual Holiday Auction and Christmas Party. This fundraising event is a wonderful way for members, volunteers, and staff to get together and celebrate another successful year at Seven ponds. The Holiday Auction is an important fundraiser for us as well. A $10 per person donation at the door is strongly encouraged, as this will help offset the nature center's costs of hosting the event. Celebrate the holiday season at Seven Ponds, while picking up some unique Christmas gifts.

Photo Club Holiday Party and 2018 Kick off
Friday Jan 5, 2018 - 6:30PM
LeadKristin Grudzien & MelodyMunro-Wolfe
Bring a dish to pass and enjoy a kick off celebration
More Details to come


Photo Club GDCCC Banquet 2018
Saturday Jan. 27th 2018 Time 6PM Social 7PM Dinner
sponsored by the Livonia Camera club.
Tickets to be available via Hank Lewis when available Price $30

Photo Club Trips
Thursday, November 23, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Who: Photo shoot with fellow Club Members
What: Thanksgiving morning Detroit Parade
Parking Parking available at the Wayne State parking ramp on John R just north of Mack Ave.
Turkey trot photo Shoot Turkey trot starts at 7:30 so we should be set up by 7 a.m. on Woodward Ave. just west of this parking ramp.
The Parade Photo Shoot The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Kirby St and Woodward and lasts about an hour. The parade will be travelling south, which gives us good lighting.
Lead By: Ward McGinnis
RSVP Ward McGinnis wardmac@yahoo.com
Dress Dress for Michigan Weather
What to Bring: There are a couple of coffee shops within the block but I do recommend bringing snacks and water as well. And probably hand warmers and a lawn chair.
Art Show - Show your work
Lead Ward McGinnis -wardmac@yahoo.com
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Show
Beyers Furniture in Lapeer.
Set up is from Mon Nov 27 thru Friday Dec 1.
Each person may bring 1 or two images to display and sell.
Please be sure your photo's have a tag that includes your name and asking price.
I have attached the form/ tags we used last year.
Request cheese and crackers donations and people to just be there for the Exhibit Opening event
Dec 2, 2017, from 5 PM to 8 PM..
Membership applications and info for our club will be handed out.
We will also be handing out information on the spring photography classes.
So please sign up to help and/or donate cheese and crackers. Beyers Furniture is supplying the wine.
Events from Our Expo Sponsor
Procam Demo Days
Nov 17 -18, 2017 10AM-8PM
New member Elections for 2018 - 2019
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club
Results Election of Board Members on 11-3-2017

Elected Board for 2018 - 1019
Ward McGinnis - President - Facebook Group Page
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer - News Letter
Hank Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Jim Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Jerry Badgero - Board Member - Trip
Todd Bielby - Board Member - Trip
Stu Davis - Board Member - 1st week image manager
Mike Mercier - Board Member (1Yr)

2018 Committees
Holiday Kick Off 20181-5-2018 6:30PM
Kristin Grudzien - Lead
Karen Ormiston
Denise Jones
Dale Vronch
Melody Munro-Wolfe
Photo Trip Committee
Jerry Badgero
Buddy Beyer
Todd Bielby
Chris Fisher
Photo Club Newsletter
Dave Ulman
Dan Hayes - Training Lead
Seven Ponds Camera Club Mentor Sessions
at Lone Willow Studio Lapeer
Dale Vronch

Photo Club Training Classes
Work in Progress
2018 Club websites, Applications and Flyer Downloads
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Front
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Back


How to submit Images for the 3rd Week Competition

In order to be in the judging System for the 3rd-week competition you will need to be actively signed up in the SPNC competition system.
You will need to load the pictures using your id and password once approved.

(1) To get started you will first need to request membership.
Then we will turn the system on for you to add images.

How to set up account for entering competition:


Now it is our turn - we will approve and set up your membership in the system
You will then get an email saying you are ready to submit images
Then you log into the system with your Login Name and Email
and start submitting.

See attached PDF on how to submit images

For Digital images this is the short version:
Sizing for digital images:  Maximum 1200 pixels height and/or width
Color gamut: sRGB recommended
File Type: *.jpg with 10 or 12 compression
File Name: Image title.jpg   The title may not include author's identification
For printed images:
Maximum size is 16x20 inches mounted on mounting board.
Name: Authors identification may not appear on the print.
May have one mat.
When entered into a competition, a digital image of the print must be submitted. 768 pixels height and/or width. A label can then be generated by the Software Pursuits Program and affixed to the print.
Please download and read the GDCCC rules in the links below.


Important Modification of Competition Meetings

Hank Lewis, DPD Director

GDCCC DPD Competition rules 12-2-2015


GDCCC Print Competition rules 12-2-2015


2016 and 2017 Board

President/ Training Director

Dale Vronch

Phone: (810) 664-0079

email: dvronch@gmail.com

Vice President 1

Stu Davis

Vice President 2

LeeAnn McLane-Goetz



Dan Hayes (handing off)

Dave Ulman (3-2017)

Print/Digital Director

Hank Lewis

Board Member

Rev Kelly Todd

Board Member

Mike Mercier

Board Member

Karen Ormiston


Join us on Facebook 
Group -Seven ponds nature center Photography club users group - Run By Ward McGinnis (Group Interaction and sharing)
EXPO -Seven Ponds Nature Center Photo Expo - Run By LeeAnn McLaneGoetz - (EXPO only News Bi Annual)



















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