1st  Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club -  Education Meeting  

Meeting Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776 

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1st week images - Submit assignment images any size to Stu Davis at 7pondsphoto@gmail.com by Noon day of meeting

2019 First Quarter


Friday, January 04, 2019
Speaker:        President Jim Lewis & Board Members
Topic:            Holiday Kick Off -Pot Luck -Awards Venue
Assignment:  Something Cold
Cookies:        Pot Luck Bring a dish to pass + 3 images to share


Friday, February 01, 2019 - Meeting Canceled due to Icy Conditions - Topic to be rescheduled
Speaker:       Hank Lewis
Topic:           Detroit Digital International Salon of Photography (DDISP) Video & Qs
Assignment: Something Cold also from assignment from Nov 2018- Animals
Cookies:       TBD
Collect 2019 Dues
Buy Tickets Mike Moats and Sensor Cleaning


Friday, March 01, 2019
Speaker:        Board Members: Jim Lewis, Hank Lewis, LeeAnn McLaneGoetz 
Topic:            How to prepare & submit for competition Digital and Prints
Assignment:  Americana, Assignments from Jan -Something Cold & Nov 2018- Animals
Cookies:        none
Collect 2019 Dues
Buy Tickets Mike Moats and Sensor Cleaning

** 1st Quarter Closed Board Meeting post meeting 9 PM- All board members requested to attend


2019 Second Quarter

Friday, April 05, 2019
Speaker: Mark Byrnes      
Topic:  Understanding Your Light Source
            How to control the intensity , quality and color!
            Using flash and continuous lights indoor and out!
            Why different accessories are used to shape or soften the shadow.         
Assignment: Birds
Cookies:  Bobbie Lewis
Collect 2019 Dues
Buy Tickets Mike Moats and Sensor Cleaning

*** Note: Rob Weir -  Photographing the Wildlife of Duck Pond - Had to cancel

April 19. 2019 Post competition meeting

** 2nd Quarter Board Meeting post meeting 9 PM- All board members requested to attend

Friday, May 03, 2019
Speaker:             Mike Naddeo  

 Topic:    Enviromental Protrait   

Assignment: Something Old
Cookies:       Catherine Trainor
Collect 2019 Dues  - DUES ARE DUE

Friday, June 7, 2019
Speaker:       Rev Kelly Todd
Topic:           Night Photography     
Assignment: Barns
Cookies:       Kathy Bolio

06/07/2019 Trip Meet Up post Meeting  Night Photography


2019 Third Quarter

Friday, July 5, 2019
Speaker:       None - Seven Ponds Photo Scavenger Hunt   
Topic:           Holiday - Open Shoot at Seven Ponds Nature Center
  Prelim List                   

Assignment: Scavenger Hunt Images - Objective: Given a list – Capture as many  items listed as possible with your camera.
Cookies:       TBD


Friday, August 02, 2019
Speaker:       David Stimac
Topic:           Nature Photography Compostions & Creative Techniques   
Assignment: Leave it Alone 
Cookies:       TBD

Friday, September 6, 2019
Speaker:       Bob Rentschler - Photography Program Coordination MOTT

Topic:  Getting it right in the camera. 
1. What does that mean?
2. Is it a technical consideration?
3. Is it a composition issue?
4. Is it a lack of sharpness, focus?
We will explore several of these important issues and help you unlock your potential,
and in the process, we will "get it right in the camera"!

Assignment: Trains and Train Stations 
Cookies:       TBD

2019 Forth Quarter

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 ballot by 10-4-2019


Friday, Nov 1, 2019
Speaker:       None
Topic:           Board Elections 2020 & 2021 -Pizza Party    
Assignment: Pending
Cookies:       Kristin Grudzien

Friday, December , 2019 - NO MEETINGS IN DECEMBER


Note: Pending Items are currently being worked with the board.

As soon as additional information is available website will be updated.

* Board Member Elections: 

2020 - 2021 Nominations and Elections
1. Elections are to be held every two years at the first meeting in November with new officers assuming their duties on January 1, 2020.
2. Any member may nominate another member for a Board position including him/her self. A member must accept the nomination to be on the ballot. Write-ins will also be accepted.

Last Data Update 11-2-2019 LMG

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