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.       


Hours Tuesday through Sunday

 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Monday
Grounds open to members from dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776

If you live in Southeast Michigan, please consider joining the Seven Ponds Camera Club. 

How to join: 

2023 Kickoff Links: 

2023 GDCC Kickoff Links:



  . GDCCC DPD Digital and Print Rule Review and Competition Guidance You Tube

    .  How to judge a competition Image


2023 Meetings and Workshops


F 2-17-2023  3rd Friday Meeting 

Print and DPD Competition @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM



F 3-3-2023  1st Friday Meeting -  @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

Topic: What Do Judges Look For In Photography And How To Judge For Competition

Speakers: Germaine Finley /Kristin Grudzien

  • 1st Friday 2-03-2023 Focus Topic Image Review (Images to be reviewed at next bi-annual review)
    • 2022 1st Friday  Focus Topics
      • Images are due Wed Mar 1, 2023, by noon
      •  Please submit your images via 1 of 2 methods
      1.  Images should be entered via our website in Focus Topics
        •  Use tab at top of page {competitions} (Submit Image to Competition} (Focus Topic)
      2.  Images may be submitted via our FB site SPPC  Member’s  Shared Images add #focus topic to the comments
    •  Focus Topics
      • Oct 2022 - S-Curves
      • Nov 2022- Reflections
      • Jan 2023 - Rule of Thirds
      • Feb 2023 - Rule of Odds
      • Mar 2023 - Golden Ratio
      • Apr 2023 - Simplicity
      • Focus Topic Image Review Meeting  April 7, 2023 (Oct - Mar)
      • Photos from workshops
      • Rework of previous Images
      • Any Image you would like to share


F 3-3-2023  1st Friday Meeting

Canon Raw Burst By Ken Larsen @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

F 4-7-2023  1st Friday Meeting 

SPPC Bi-Annual Focus Image Review @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

2023 Photo Trips 

 We encourage all of our SPPC members to consider leading a photo club trip -   Trip request form

Check back soon  


2023 In Person workshop(s) 

Check back soon 


2023 On-line workshop(s) 

Tu Mar 21, 2023 7:00pm EST Get Your Creative Groove On with Molly Isaacs

To RSVP register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpc-ytqj8iHNPjXZ4fCG9jHMxDLAO0D8Xa


To RSVP register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudu6gqDgsGNSvXjxV_z7WzYxnV9g_IWRq

Thu, July 13, 2023 7:00pm EST Unique Birding Locations with Ben Knoot

To RSVP register here https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-yoqzooH9S8sSVO1-Y0lrtTN_xOwoV1

Tue, November 14, 2023 7:00pm EST The Lake Superior Circle Tour with John Gregor

To RSVP register here https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqceyspjIiHNODPKRi4NGWncojVkenXjmX



2023 Self-Guided Photo Ops 



2/24 thru 2/26/2023 Detroit Autorama
2/26/2023 Grand Rapids Mi - Frederik Meijer Gardens Butterfly Photography Class
3/3 thru 4/16/2023 Midland Mi - Dow Gardens Butterfly House
3/4/2023 2023 Camel Races
3/10 thru 3/12/2023 Michigan Horse Expo
Mid April Kensington Metro Park - Rookery
4/11 thru 10/28/2023 Dearborn Mi - Greenfield Village
04/24-04/26/2023 Spring Fling at Whitefish Point
5/6 thru 5/14/2023 Tulip Time - Holland, Mich
5/5 thru 5/14/2023 Magee Marsh OH- Biggest week in american birding
5/12-05/14/2023 Tawas Point Birding Festival
05/12-05/14/2023 Cerulean Warbler weekend in Hastings, MI
5/27 thru 5/28/2023 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl 2023
6/9 thru 6/17/2023 Mackinaw Island Mi - Lilac Festival
6/23thru 6/25/2023 Howell Mi- Balloon Festival
6/29 thru 7/4/2023 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
7/8/2023 Harbor Beach Mi - Fireworks
7/12 - 7/15/2023 Port Huron Mi- The Blue Water Festival
7/25 thru 7/29/2023 Imlay City Mi - Eastern Michigan State Fair
8/4 thru 8/6/2023 Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Festival
8/12 thru 8/13/2023 Willow Run Airport, Thunder Over Michigan
9/2 thru 9/8/2023 Romeo Mi - Peach Festival
9/13 thru 9/24/2023 Detroit Mi- North American Auto Show -
10/28/2023 Downtown Caseville Witch Walk
11/23/2023 America's Thanksgiving Parade
12/18 thru 12/31/2023 Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
12/23 thru 12/31/2023 Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village -Canterbury Village



2023 SPPC Membership Dues - New and Returning membership

SPPC dues are $15 for one member and $20 for a family or two living at the same address.
Or Pay at a meeting: Please put due payment in an envelope with member names and emails on it and any address correction

Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application

 SPPC Library

 List of SPPC Library Books


  SPPC Quick links to topics on our website

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

SPPC References

Next board election Nov 3, 2023

Contact Us

       Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

 Facebook Page for our sister club

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