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

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

How to join: 

2024 Kickoff Links: 

2024 GDCC Kickoff Links:

SPPC Newsletter:

  . May 2024 Newsletter

  .  APR 2024 Newsletter

SPPC Training:

  . GDCCC DPD Digital and Print Rule Review and Competition Guidance You Tube

 How to judge a competition Image

2024 Meetings and Workshops

2024 Meetings 

Fri 6/21/2024 SPPC Game Night Fun Shoot  by Kristin Grudzien / Shannon Hintz

Bring your camera equipment for this fun shoot

F 7-05-2024  1st Friday Competition and Focus Topic Meeting @ Seven Ponds Nature Center 7:00 PM

Focus Topic for June - Amphibians/Reptiles/Insects

                             July - Lake/Water/River

Print and DPD Competition and Focus Topic Review

"How-to submit images to competition"


Fri 7/19/2024 Nature Walk Fun Shoot” at Seven Ponds Nature Center   - Leads: Dale Vronch

Fri 8/16/2024 David Stimac - Bird Photography Basics & Beyond

Fri 9/20/2024 Speaker Wayne Pope  "How to Shoot, Write & Self-publish Your Legacy Photography Book“ 


2024 Photo Trips 

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

7-16-2024  - TRAVEL/Selfridge Museum and Stahls Museum Day Trip Course #9654 Register by June 14th

Thur 9-5-2024 8 am - 7 pm Romeo Parks and Rec Meijers Gardens Course #9642 Register by August 2nd $70 (R) $74 (NR)

Wed 10-4-2024 RWB Parks and Rec Sponsors a Day at Toledo Zoo.  DAY TRIP Course # 9656 Register by 09/01/2024


2024 On-line workshop(s)

  BH Event Space Free Webinars

  Hunt's Photo Education


2024 Seven Ponds Nature Center Events

SPNC Event Sat 9-14-2024 Noon – 6 PM  Party at the Ponds


2023/24 Self-Guided Photo Ops 

6/7 thru 6/14/2024 Mackinaw Island Mi - Lilac Festival
6/28 thru 6/30/2024 Howell Mi- Balloon Festival
6/29 thru 7/6/2024 Cherry Festival Traverse City
7/3thru 7/7/2024 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
7/10/2024 Harbor Beach Mi - Fireworks
7/17 - 7/20/2024 Port Huron Mi- The Blue Water Festival
7/20 thru 7/21/2024 Willow Run Airport, Thunder Over Michigan
7/23 thru 7/27/2024 Imlay City Mi - Eastern Michigan State Fair
8/2 thru 8/4/2024 Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Festival
8/17 thru 9/29/2024 Renaissance Festival
8/31 thru 9/4/2024 Romeo Mi - Peach Festival

2024 SPPC Membership Dues -Due 5-1-2024 

 New and Returning membership

SPPC dues are $20 for one member and $30 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 Seven Ponds Photo Club Membership Application


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

2024 -2025 SPPC Board Members

President Jim Lewis
Vice President 1                LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
Vice President 2                Bobbie Lewis
Secretary LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
Treasurer LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
SPPC Website LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
Digital Projection Division  Manager(s) Germaine Finley
Digital Projection Division Manager(s) Kristin Grudzien
Print Division Manager(s) Germaine Finley
Print Division Manager(s) Kristin Grudzien
Competition Printing  Jim Lewis
Focus Topic Manager Kristin Grudzien 
Trip Manager(s) Tina Daniels
Trip Manager(s) LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
Face book Manager Kristin Grudzien
Fund Raiser Manager Shannon Hintz
Library Manager To Be Announced
SPNC Activities Coordinator Dale Vronch
Board Member Stu Davis

Per Board Election  11-3-2023



















Contact Us

       Contact Us: 7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com

 Facebook Page for our sister club


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