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Welcome to Seven Ponds Nature Center Photograpy 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 Photography Club Flyer Front

 https://spnc.photoclubservices.com/Downloads/0a5e3155-1798-4810-b1b4-8202bf1c3e54                                 

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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

 
Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Images Due 
  Due Online Wednesday Feb  14, 2018
 Time Due 11:30PM
  Note: Images can now be sized to 1200 on the longest side
 
  Monthly Assignment - "Note 2018 Assignment Images are moved to 1st week meetings and sent via email to Stu Davis" 
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          Note: 1st time image submitters to Seven Ponds Nature Center Photo Club must request an account please visit
To learn how to create a new account watch video 
=================Refresher on Image Submission Rules======================
                   For Digital images this is the short version:
                    Sizing for digital images:  Maximum 1200x1200* pixels height and/or width
                    Color gamut: sRGB recommended
                    File Type: *.jpg with 10 or 12 compression
                     File Name: Image title.jpg   The title may not include author's identification
 *The Greater Detroit Camera Club Council (GDCCC) has increased the pixel count allowed for DPD images to 1200x1200. You may start using this number starting with our DPD competition on 01/19/2018. Please note, the 1200 pixel count is the maximum per any side in either portrait, landscape  or square orientation.   Hank Lewis  SPC DPD Director  
For printed images:
Maximum size is 16x20 inches mounted on mounting board.
Name: Authors identification may not appear on the front of the print.
May have one mat.
When entered into a competition, a digital image of the print must be submitted.
1200 pixels height and/or width.
A label can then be generated by the Software Pursuits Program and affixed to the print.
  
For more info please download and read the GDCCC rules in the links below.
GDCCC Competitions Rules
Rules regarding DPD and Print submissions to GDCCC competitions
GDCCC DPD Competition rules 12-2-2015
  
GDCCC Print Competition rules 12-2-2015
To learn more on the GDCCC Competitions visit the main site at https://gdccc.photoclubservices.com/Default.aspx 
==============================3rd Friday Meeting============================
Seven Ponds Photo Club - Competition Night 
3rd Friday,  Jan 16,  2018
Time 7:00 PM ~ 9:00PM
Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776
Cookies by - Looking for a volunteer

Seven Ponds Camera Club Mentor session 

4th Friday, Jan  26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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 810-664-0079.

Bring your laptop (if you have one) and an image to work on.

 

Seven Ponds Camera Club Mentor Session 

 

4th Friday, Feb  23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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 810-664-0079.

Bring your laptop (if you have one) and an image to work on.

 

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Seven Ponds Education Meeting
 1st  Friday March 2, 2018  7 PM
 Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776
Senior Portrait Session
Speaker:  Rynelle Walker  
https://500px.com/rynellewalker
  Assignment (2) "Automobiles"
  Send your images and Assignment Images to share to Stu at 7pondsphoto@gmail.com
  Cookies by - Karen Hill


======================Photo Classes====================
Beginning Photography Class
Thursday 2-08-2018  6:30-9:00PM - Completed
Thursday 2-22-2018  6:30-9:00PM
Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776
Lead Ward McGinnis   Email: wardmac@yahoo.com
Basic understanding of camera functions:
Relationship of ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed settings. Basic mentoring and focusing. Battery charging, memory card formatting, lens and camera care.
Sign Up during our next meeting or email Ward McGinnis at wardmac@yahoo.com
Please bring your camera, camera manual and paper and pencil to take notes.
Ward McGinnis will start the class talking about ISO, Shutter Speeds and Apertures and how they relate.
Camera care and lens selection will also be discussed the first class. Given time we will also talk about metering and focusing.
The second class we will recap those items and answer questions after you and two weeks to play with your new found knowledge. After that Buddy Beyer will talk about composition.


Sign up for Future Classes
Beyond the Basics Class
Thursday 4-12-2018 6:30-9PM
Thursday 4-26-2018  6:30-9PM
Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center 3854 Crawford Road, Dryden, MI 48428-9776
Lead Ward McGinnis   Email:
wardmac@yahoo.com

Beyond the basics classes will be designed with input from our Beginning Photography Class attendees needs.

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Seven Ponds Photo Club - Photo Club Trips
Learn more on Facebook Group Page  - Jan 15, 2018 discussion
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What: Macro Workshop at Seven Ponds
When: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: :3:00PM ~6:00PM
Where: Seven Ponds Nature Center -3854 Crawford Rd, Dryden, MI 48428
Room: Big Room 1st Floor
Who: Seven Ponds Photo Club Paid Members
Lead: Todd Bielbly
Phone: 810-252-9881
Email: toddbielbyphotography@yahoo.com
What to Bring: Bring your Macro Lens, extenders, other Macro items and a tripod
Todd will provide backgrounds and set ups for everyone to use
How to Dress: Dress for Michigan outdoor weather
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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
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer - News Letter
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)

2018 Committees
Holiday Kick Off 20181-5-2018 6:30PM
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
Dan Hayes - Training Lead
Seven Ponds Camera Club Mentor Sessions
at Lone Willow Studio Lapeer
Dale Vronch

Photo Club Training Classes -
Lead By Ward McGinnis at Seven Ponds Nature Center

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2018 Club websites, Applications and Flyer Downloads

Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Membership Application
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Front
Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club Flyer Back
 
 
 
Elected Board for 2018 - 1019
Ward McGinnis - President - Facebook Group Page
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer - News Letter
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)
Join us on Facebook 
Group -Seven ponds nature center Photography club users group - Run By Ward McGinnis (Group Interaction and sharing)
EXPO -Seven Ponds Nature Center Photo Expo - Run By LeeAnn McLaneGoetz - (EXPO only News Bi Annual)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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