Front Page News

In an effort to keep our members updated on current events at MAPS, look here for the latest Front Page News.

  • Planning a trip for 2015?  Visit “Destinations” under “Images” from the menu above.  Each entry includes not just beautiful images but information about the locale as well.  Locations added in 2014 were the Palouse in Washington from Ron Basinger, three from Chuck Hunnicutt: Paris, France, and Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park in Arizona, and two from Tim O’Brien: Whistler, British Columbia and the wetlands of Kansas.
  • Photo outing Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery, Villa Park – Feb. 7, 2015      All spots filled!      Join MAPS for a unique outing to Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery and greenhouses On Saturday, Feb, 7 from 8:00-10:00am. There will be a limit of 30 participants for this outing. Registration is required. To read more, please visit the Photo Outings Page.
  • February 9, 2015 Program – The February MAPS program will feature a Chris Aquino and Will Clay image critique session, always one of the highlights of our club activities.  For full details, please visit our Programs Page.
  • April 23-26, 2015 – Great Smoky Mountain Spring Photography Meet-up. Please meet Chris and Nancy at the Tally Ho Inn in Townsend, TN at noon on April 23rd, 2015. We will spend our days exploring and photographing in and around The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Spring is a glorious time in the Smokies with its wondrous landscapes, rustic buildings, and over 30,000 species of animals and plants. To read more, visit the Photo Outings Page.
  • The Thornhill Project: The Morton Arboretum has invited MAPS members to submit images taken on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. They are interested in seasonal images of their trees and landscapes for display in the Arbor Room at the Thornhill Education Center. Thank you to all who have submitted images for the Thornhill Project. Please keep sending more images as this is an ongoing project. As fall fades and winter approaches, be sure to capture the seasonal changes as they unfold in the landscapes and trees of The Morton Arboretum. To read more please click here.

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