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Welcome to Seven Ponds Nature Center 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                     

SEVEN PONDS NATURE CENTER

Hours
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

 

Join Us for

Seven Ponds Photo Club Dues are due 
Please download and complete the membership form in link below - bring completed form with payment to the next meeting
See our Treasurer Dave Ulman  Contact Dave to send payment via mail: ddaz_camping@yahoo.com
Current dues $10.00 individual: $15.00 family ( in the household )
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application
Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Images Due
          Due Online Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Time Due 11:30 PM
Submit Images to: 
Note: Images can now be sized to 1200 on the longest side
If you are a paid member and would like to compete for the
1st time 
please send an email to LeeAnn at 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com to request competition rights to be turned on
LeeAnn will get you active in the system and work with you to answer any questions
3rd Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Night
3rd Friday,  July 20,  2018
Time 7:00 PM ~ 9:00PM
Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776
Cookies by: Need A Volunteer
Last  Friday Seven Ponds Photo Club Mentor Session  
No mentor sessions for June, July and August
Next Mentor session Fri Sept 28, 2018 7PM
Dale Vronch’s Lone Willow Studio.
If you are coming or would like to learn more
please email or call Dale at dvronch@gmail.com or 810-66 4-0079.
Bring your laptop (if you have one) and an image to work on
1st Friday  Seven Ponds Photo Club Education Meeting  
1st  Friday,  Aug 3, 2018, 7 PM  
Location: Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776  
Speaker: Jason Stewart
Topic: Time Lapse Photography                            
Share Assignment  Images June - Clouds 
Share Assignment  Images July - Patriotic
Share Assignment Images Aug - Water
Share Silver Lake Sand Dunes Trip Images from 6-1-2018
Share Busker fest Imlay City Trip Images from 6-15-2018
Share Bay City Firework Trip Images from 7-7-2018
Send your club trip images and Assignment Images to share to Stu at 7pondsphoto@gmail.com by noon 8-3-2018
Note there is no size requirements for the 1st-week image submissions
Cookies by: Catherine Trainor
Assignment Topics (1st Monday Meetings
Please send your images to Stu Davis, by noon on the day of the meeting. 7pondsphoto@gmail.com 
June 1 - Clouds 
July 6 - Patriotic 
Aug 3 - Water 
Sep 7 - Reflections
Oct  5 - Color Change
Nov 2 - Animals
Dec - No Meetings
Guest Speakers (1st Monday Meetings)
Aug 3 - Jason Stewart, Time-lapse Photography
Sept 7 - Phil Stagg, Michigan Waterfalls
Oct 5 - Marilyn Murphy Feather, Landscapes

Looking for Help 
Looking for News Letter Content - Mark Robinson
Seven Ponds Photography Club Monthly Newsletter focusing on the club’s activities and events. 
Mark is looking for help in providing articles written and submitted by club members.(one or two paragraphs). 
If you know of local places that other members may like to photograph please submit write-ups. Pictures are also welcome.  
Please email your information to mark.sppc@comcast.net.  Thanks!
Trips and Workshops
Seven Ponds Photo Club - 2018 Photo Club Trips and Workshops
Learn more on Facebook Group Page  - Click on Events  on the Left-hand side 
Note: Click on link below to get the latest trip updates
           When: Tuesday, July 24 - July 28, 2018
            Lead Person: Stu Davis Email: emailstu430@gmail.com
What: Prairies and Ponds of Lapeer Macro/close-up photo shoot
What: This is a city-owned park 
When: Sunday, August 12, 2018 
Lead Person: Todd Biebly  Email: toddbielbyphotography@y ahoo.com
What:  Sleeping Bear Dunes
What: Photograph Barns and scenery shoot in and around the Lelenau.
When: Friday, October 19, 2018 -Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 21, 2018
Lead Person: Buddy Beyer Email:  beyerbuddy@aol.com
Local Photo Ops (Self Guided)
What: Ray Wiegands Butterfly House
When   Opens June 9th, 2018 thru ?
Time : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What : Yale Bologna Festival  JULY 26, 27, 28, & 29th                               
What:  Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival  August 24 -25, 2018
http://www.metamorachamber.org/metamora-country-days.html

2018 Seven Ponds Photo Club website and downloads
Seven Ponds Photo Club Website
June/July 2018 issue of the Seven Ponds Photo Club News Letter 
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Front
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Back
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club Constitution 3-16-2018 
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club By-Laws 3-16-2018  
Document: Seven Ponds Photo Club Member Hand Book 3-16-2018  
Seven Ponds Photo Club Calendar - Online
Join us on Facebook Group -Seven ponds nature center Photography club users group
Run By Ward McGinnis (Group Interaction and sharing)  
Thank You
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
VP Seven Ponds Photo Club
Secretary Seven Ponds Photo Club
 

 

 

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Events at Seven Ponds Nature Center
 
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 & Events
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer 
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) - Stepped down

 

2018 Committees
Holiday Kick Off 2018  1-5-2018
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
Mark Robinson
Seven Ponds Photo Club Mentor Sessions
at Lone Willow Studio Lapeer
Dale Vronch

 
Elected Board for 2018 - 1019
Ward McGinnis - President - Facebook Group Page
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer
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

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