2024 “Focus Topics”Lead Kristin Grudzien 

For 2024 Focus Topics will be reviewed at the 1st Friday Competition Meeting

All focus topic images need to be uploaded to spnc.photoclubservices.com 

Competitions , Date, Focus Topic

January Due1/3/2024 November 2023 Color Theory and December 2023 Zoom Burst and/or light painting
February Due1/31/2024 Abstract
March Due2/28/2024 Good for a Giggle
April Due 4/3/2024 Old Buildings
May Due5/1/2024 Sunrise /Sunset
June Due6/5/2024 Reflections
July Due7/3/2024 Amphibians/Reptiles/Insects
August Due7/31/2024 Lake/Water/River
September Due9/4/2024 Vehicles
October Due10/2/2024 Birds
November Due10/30/2024 Dogs/Cats/Horses

 

2024 Big room approved dates at Seven Ponds Nature Center

January

MTG 1st Friday 1/5/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 1/19/2024 Kick Off Dinner  - Kates Kitchen Ankley Farms – banquet meal

 

February

MTG 1st Friday 2/2/2024 Competition

Event 1st Saturday 2/3/2024 3-hour Mini Macro Boot Camp by Mike Moats

MTG 3rd Friday 2/16/2024  - String Theory - LeeAnn McLaneGoetz*

 

March

MTG 1st Friday 3/1/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 3/15/2024 Speaker Paul Wakabayashi -Wildlife photography in the Americas - Three different approaches"

Workshop 3-16-2024 SPPC Creative Macro Photography with Color and Oils By LeeAnn McLaneGoetz

Trip 03-27-2024 Glass Blowing Fun Shoot - Jim Lewis

Sat 03-30-2024 Wolcott Farm Sheep Shearing Fun Shoot - Germaine Finley / LeeAnn McLaneGoetz

April

 MTG 1st Friday 4/5/2024 Competition

Fun Shoot Sat 04-13-2024 SPPC Tag Along  - Meijer Gardens -Tina Daniels

MTG 3rd Friday 4/19/2024 Speaker John Gill - "Photographing the US from an RV"

Fun Shoot Mon 4/08/2024 Imlay City Solar Eclipse Fun Shoot - Jim Lewis

Fun Shoot Sat 4/27/2024 SPPC Kensington Metro Park Fun Shoot - Germaine Finley

 

May

MTG 1st Friday 5/3/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

SPNC Event 5-11-2024 10 AM – 4 PM ECO DAYS

MTG 3rd Fri 5/17/2024 Zen Photography Workshop   Sign up via Email for a spot. 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

MTG *** Thursday 5/23/2024 GDCCC Print competition at SPPC

June

MTG 1st Friday 6/7/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

Sat 6-8-2024 Sasquatch Imlay City – Beard Festival – Jim Lewis   

Wed 6-12-2024 Romeo Parks and Rec Green Field Village Bus ride and park fees Resident $50 Non Resident $53 Register 9536 

 MTG 3rd Friday 6/21/2024 SPPC Game Night Fun Shoot  by Kristin Grudzien / Shannon Hintz

Sat 6-22-2023 Ankley Farms - Kids Fair Photo Training Event (SPPC Members volunteer to teach kids photography – Free to teachers)

 

July

MTG 1st Friday 7/5/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 7/19/2024 
“Nature Walk Fun Shoot” at Seven Ponds Nature Center   - Leads: Dale Vronch and Board Members

Self Guided 7-(20/21) 2024 Self Guided Thunder Over Michigan 

Self Guided July 23rd - 27th 2024 Imlay City Mi - Eastern Michigan State Fair – Stu Davis

Night shoot at the fair - Date to be announced - Jim Lewis

 

August

MTG 1st Friday 8/2/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 8/16/2024 David Stimac - Bird Photography Basics & Beyond

Self Guided 8-(2 -4)-2024  - Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Festival and Sand Festival

Friday 8-23-2024 Metamora Balloon Festival Fun Shoot - Lead Board Members

September

MTG 1st Friday 9/6/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

SPNC Event Sat 9-14-2024 Noon – 6 PM  Party at the Ponds

MTG 3rd Friday 9/20/2024 Speaker Wayne Pope  "How to Shoot, Write & Self-publish Your Legacy Photography Book“ 

Saturday 9-28-2023 Ankley Farms Fun Photo Shoot


October

MTG 1st Friday 10/4/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 10/18/2024 Light painting  - Germaine Finley / Tina Daniels

Saturday 10-26-2024 Caseville Witches Walk - Lead Tina Daniels

Monday 10-28-2024 Tillson Street Fun Shoot - Lead Stu Davis

November

MTG 1st Friday 11/1/2024 Competition and Focus Topic Review

Sat 11-2-2024 Holiday Table Top Photography – TBA

MTG 3rd Friday 11/15/2024 Speaker Bob Rentschler - Topic to be Announced

 

December

No meetings in Dec

SPNC Event 12-7-2024 6:30  PM  Holiday Auction & Christmas Party

The SPPC Board is working to ensure 2024 will be an awesome year - Check back often for updates.

January 2025

2025 EOY GDCCC Banquet 1-25-2025

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Location: Club Venetian Hall -29310 John R Road, Madison Heights Mi

Cost ~$45 to be announced

 

Note: Competition Meetings

Print and DPD Competition and Focus Topic Review

"How-to submit images to competition"

 

2025 Big room dates Pending approval  at Seven Ponds Nature Center

January

MTG 1st Friday 1/3/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 1/17/2025 Kick Off Dinner  - Kates Kitchen Ankley Farms – banquet meal - Details pending approval

 

February

MTG 1st Friday 2/7/2025  Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 2/21/2025  - Speaker or Event TBD

 

March

MTG 1st Friday 3/7/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 3/21/2025 - Speaker or Event TBD


April

 MTG 1st Friday 4/4/2025  Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 4/18/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

May

MTG 1st Friday 5/2/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Fri 5/16/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

 

June

MTG 1st Friday 6/6/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 6/20/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

July

MTG 1st Friday 7/4/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 7/18/2025  Speaker or Event TBD

August

MTG 1st Friday 8/1/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 8/15/2025  Speaker or Event TBD

September

MTG 1st Friday 9/5/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

MTG 3rd Friday 9/19/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

October

MTG 1st Friday 10/3/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review
MTG 3rd Friday 10/17/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

November

MTG 1st Friday 11/7/2025 Competition and Focus Topic Review

 MTG 3rd Friday 11/21/2025 Speaker or Event TBD

 

December

No meetings in Dec


 

Updated 5-17-2024 LMG



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