Front Page News

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

  • “Wonders of Nature” – A MAPS Spring Exhibit at the Wasco Nursery and Garden Center in St. Charles– April 2 thru May 4, 2015.  MAPS members will have the opportunity to exhibit their nature images at the Wasco Nursery and Garden Center from April 2 –May 4.  Submissions will be accepted beginning Friday, Feb. 20th.  For all the details, visit the Exhibits page.
  • March 8, 2015 – “Macro Mania” at The Morton Arboretum – One Spot Left. Join your fellow MAPS members for “Macro Mania” on Sunday, March 8th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. We will be setting up different macro/close-up challenges for our participants. This event will be limited to 25 participants. Please visit the Photo Outings page to read more.
  • March 9, 2015 Program – Walt Anderson will present: Sunshine in Your Pocket ~ An Introduction to TTL Flash.
  • 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.
  • 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. The present request is for spring and summer images taken at The Morton Arboretum.  They can be images from past years. These submissions are due March 2, 2015.  To read more, please click here: MAPS Thornhill Project Announcement Spring_Summer 2015.

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