MAPS Photo Submit Guidelines

Welcome to the The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society.  We are a photographic society whose focus is nature as inspired by the mission of The Morton Arboretum.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month (excepting holidays),  in the Morton Arboretum’s Thornhill Education Center – The Arbor Room. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m., and guests are always welcome.

MAPS Brochure

Please take the time to view our MAPS Brochure for more information on our photo society.


Join MAPS to share your passion for nature photography with like-minded individuals. Membership in MAPS is open to everyone who is interested in nature photography. Our membership includes beginning as well as advanced photographers. Membership benefits include:

  • Presentations by Morton Arboretum photography instructors, guest photographers and other professionals in fields related to horticulture, wildlife and other areas
  • Photo outings at locations throughout the Chicagoland area
  • Non-competitive photo sharing and critiques
  • Annual photo exhibits
  • Technical photographic demonstrations and discussions

To become a member of MAPS, please download the Membership application, print and fill it out, and either mail it in or bring it in to our next meeting.

MAPS Executive Board and Committees

Please click the following link to view the MAPS Board Organization Chart which includes all current board members, committee chairs and co-chair functions and responsibilities.

Any member with suggestions or questions, or who wishes to volunteer for a committee is encouraged to contact a board member or committee chairperson.  Please visit this list for email contacts: 2015 Board Officers and Committee Chairs

MAPS board meetings are normally held the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 pm at the Thornhill Education Center – Arbor Room.  All members of MAPS are welcome to attend board meetings, but please check the calendar to confirm date and time.


Photo Submission Guidelines

To submit images for display on the MAPS website, please refer to the MAPS Photo Submit Guidelines.


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