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.       


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

New Members 


For additional detail on events click on website tabs or links below 


3rd-week Competition Meeting

  • Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM 
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Images are Due Online Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Time Due 11:30 PM
  • Cookies: Need a volunteer


Mentor session by Dale Vronch  

  • No meetings June, July, & August

1st-week Education Meeting

  • Friday, Aug 2, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Speaker:       David Stimac
  •  Topic:           Nature Photography Compositions & Creative Techniques
  • Assignment for Aug: Leave it Alone 
  • Assignment for June: Barns - to be shown at the Aug 2, meeting -
  • Assignment for July:  Scavenger Hunt Images from 7-5-2019
  • All Assignment Images will be shown at the Aug 2, 2019 meeting as time permits
  • Cookies: Volunteer needed

Party at the Ponds - Sat Aug 10, Noon - 6 PM - Display and sell your Image on the back wall
Need volunteers to host SPPC Image wall, image voting, and sales.
Seven Ponds is looking for our photo club to sell nature images on the back wall taken at Seven Ponds Nature Center in the four seasons of 2018-2019.
Max size 16x20", .20% of sale is donated to SPNC.  (limit 20 images) Sign up for a spot: Email 7pondsphotoExpo@gmail.com



3rd-week Competition Meeting - Images Due

Reminder: Images are due online Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019, 11:30 PM 

3rd-week Competition Meeting

  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019, 7:00 PM 
  • Seven Ponds Nature Center, Dryden Michigan
  • Images are Due Online Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Time Due 11:30 PM
  • Cookies: Need a volunteer



Photo Trips Meet-Ups               

07/27/2019  Belle Isle Park Lead Tina Daniels

08/17/2019 Dow Gardens Lead Tina Daniels

08/23 or 24/2019 Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival Lead LeeAnn McLaneGoetz - Weather Permitting

09/21/2019 Model Shoot By Sally Kwaiser


Want to lead a trip - just complete the form below 
 Trip request form. https://form.jotform.com/90283795109161


Volunteer Help 


Seven Ponds Photo Club Website Quick links to topics on our website


Dues - Competition rights expired 4-30-2019 for those members who have not paid

  • Bring the completed form in the link below with payment to the next meeting.
  • Single Member $10 / yr, Family (2) $15 / yr  (Members living in the same household)
  • Checks should be made payable to Seven Ponds Photo Club C/O SPNC
  • Contact Dave to send payment via mail: ddaz_camping@yahoo.com
  • 2019 Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application
  • Seven Ponds Photography Club Membership Application 2019 


Thank You

LeeAnn McLaneGoetz

VP Seven Ponds Photo Club

Secretary Seven Ponds Photo Club




Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club
Elected Board for 2018 - 2019
Jim Lewis - President /DPD Print Competition
LeeAnn McLaneGoetz- VP1 - Secretary
Bobbie Lewis -VP2
Dave Ulman - Treasurer 
Hank Lewis - DPD Print Competition
Todd Bielby - Board Member 
Stu Davis - Board Member - 1st-week image manager
Mike Mercier - Board Member

Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

Facebook page for our sister club

Facebook Group Page

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

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