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.
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 MAPS Membership Application 2014, print and fill it out, and either mail it in or bring it in to our next meeting. Please note our recent announcement of our new student membership rate of $15 annually for anyone enrolled in an accredited high school, college or educational institution. To take advantage of this new membership offer, please complete the above membership application form.
Please click the following link to view the MAPS Board Organization-2014 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: 2014 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 Submission Guidelines