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

How to join: New Members 

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


 Newsletter:  Jan/Feb 2022 NewsLetter

                          Mar/Apr 2022 Newsletter

                          May/Jun 2022 Newsletter

                          Aug2022 Newsletter

Training: GDCCC DPD Digital and Print Rule Review and Competition Guidance You Tube

                                 How to judge a competition Image


2022 Meetings and Workshops

Oct Meetings


Raffle: 2022 Mike Moats Giveaway - Drawing 10-7-2022 Buy tickets $5 ea



F 10-07-2022  1st Friday Meeting -  @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

   Flowers and Fall Decor Photo Fun Shoot

   Bring your camera flowers and fall decor to share for a fun night of tabletop photography

  • 1st Friday 10-07-2022 Focus Topic Image Review (Images to be reviewed at next bi-annual review)
    • 2022 1st Friday  Focus Topics
      • Images are due WedOct 05, 2022, by noon
      • Please send your images to Kristin Grudzien
      •  Images may be submitted via our FB site SPPC  Member’s  Shared Images add #focus topic to the comments
      • Images Should be entered via our website in Focus Topics
      • Use tab at top of page {competitions} (Submit Image to Competition} (Focus Topic)
    • Focus Topic

      • Aug 2022- Architecture
      • Sep 2022-Circles
      • Oct 2022 -S -Curves
      • Nov 2022-Reflections
      • Photos from workshops
      • Rework of previous Images
      • Any Image you would like to share
  • F 10-21-2022  3rd Friday Meeting - Print and DPD Competition @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM



2022 Photo Trips 

M10-24-2022 Tilson Street Halloween Fun Shoot - Stu Davis

Sat10-29-2022 Witches Night Out - Caseville, Michigan - MAKE RESERVATIONS Early IF STAYING OVERNIGHT Lead Tina Daniels

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


2022 In Person workshop(s)

Self-Expression Workshop By Dale Vronch - Free workshop - at Lone Willow Studio -Dates: 7/21, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22  6PM  

Sun 11-6-2022 SPPC Outdoor Portraiture w/ Fill Flash and Reflectors By:  Bryce Denison - Director - Midwest Photography Workshops

Sign-up required: Email 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com


2022 Self-Guided Photo Shoot Ops    

S10-16-2022 Annual Fall Open House - Packard proving grounds Shelby Michigan

S10-22-2022 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Birds of Prey Howell Michigan

S10-23-2022 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Birds of Prey Howell Michigan


2022 On-line workshop(s)

Hunts On-Line Classes   


T 9/20/2022 How to Take Compelling Wildlife Shots of Common Species with Josh Hauge

W 9/28/2022 How to be a Birder and a Photographer by Alex Eisengart and Christopher Smith

Th 9/29/2022 Conservation Photography with Preston Ballard


T 10/4/2022 7:00pm EST Painting With Cameras with David DesRocher

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsf-mrrT4qEtQxEaV_rUU0pnZl_lTR5Jdq

TH 10/20/2022  Binocular Basics: Understanding Your Optics with Whitney Lanfranco

TH 10/27/2022 "How Did I Capture That?" With Mike Amico From Om-Solutions


TH 11/10/2022 Inkjet Printing - Why It's The Most Important Topic in Digital Photography Today with Cheryl Walsh

W 11/16/2022 Canon’s R System By Heather Krut and Rob Sylvan

M 11/21/2022 Pushing Traditional Optical Boundaries in Creative Pursuit with Laowa Lenses

TU 11/22/2022 Be Reintroduced to SIGMA's Brand of Photography with Marc Farb


W 12/7/2022 7:00 pm EST Daytime long exposures

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-ihrj4sHNwUem5SuirqEBdbAsCsaHOV


2022 SPPC Membership Dues - New and Returning members

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

          ** Pay dues in June 2022 get 1 free Raffle ticket : 2022 Mike Moats Giveaway - Drawing 7-1-2022 or  Buy tickets $5 ea

2022 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



Next board election Nov 3, 2023

Contact Us

Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

 Facebook Page for our sister club

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

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