On June 11, 2012 MAPS launched a newly expanded Show & Tell social hour starting at 6 pm, just prior to our regular monthly meetings for the purpose of inviting members to share their knowledge, abilities, talents, skills or photographic endeavors with other members in a casual setting. Members have the opportunity to view art displays and/or technology features aimed towards furthering our photographic learning and experiences.
If you are interested in being a participant in Show & Tell, please contact one of the following committee members to discuss your ideas:
Bob Duke Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsie McConnell Art Displays email@example.com
David Schooley Technology firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim O’Brien Event Reporter email@example.com
Andy Dichter Event Photographer firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not sure who to contact, please contact any of us.
We look forward to seeing your art!
Upcoming Show & Tells Events
Please look for updates on our future events by visiting the MAPS Calendar tab on our main page.
Catalogue of Previous Events
This section provides members with a chronological listing of our past events, starting with the most recent dates:
March 11, 2013
The March 11 Show and Tell featured two presentations.
John Granata from Calumet Photographic demonstrated several devices for color calibration of monitors, projectors, and printers. John , who is an award winning photographer, also displayed a number of his images The images were printed on a variety of materials from rice paper to metal. John teaches a class “The Essence of the Fine Art Photographic Print” at Calumet Photographic. The class discusses the properties of different fine art paper and how to choose the paper to be compliment a particular image. Several MAPS members are currently attending this class and recommend it.
MAPS member Darcy Berg also shared her fabric art. Darcy prints her photographs on fabric then quilts the fabric. Depending on the image she may also use textile paint to add additional color and texture. The end result can be framed or hung from a rod. Darcy has custom designed racks for displaying small quilts. Darcy also exhibited note cards and earrings created from her photographs.
February 11, 2013
Two MAPS members shared the spotlight for the February 11 Show and Tell. Tina Tyson-Dunne discussed matting and framing photographs. Interest in her demonstration was surely heightened by the upcoming MAPS 2nd Annual Nature Photography Exhibit.
Tina demonstrated how to cut your own mats with a mat cutter that can be purchased for around $100. She also provided information on Resources for Printing Matting and Framing. The material for frames and the type of glass is a matter of personal preference. However, Tina recommended spending a little more to get museum quality mat board or precut mats. These are acid-free and lignin-free, which saves your images from the discoloration that can occur with mats that contain wood pulp.
Show and Tell also included Steve Stephens’ slide show of images from his 17 day Russian river cruise. Steve’s photographs included Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg, the Cosmonaut Museum and Kremlin in Moscow, and many beautiful images of the river between the two cities. And true to his MAPS roots, Steve had pictures of gardens, a close up of flowers, and a picture of a bird.
January 14, 2013
MAPS member Keith McCanless displayed several images using a special technique for creating action wildlife panoramas. Keith discussed his work flow using examples such as the following image.
November 12, 2012
IT Supplies presented informative and educational instructions on “Taking the Mystery out of Printing”, utilizing a printer and handouts to demonstrate techniques to help MAPS members create the perfect print.
October 8, 2012
The evening included a special Show & Tell presentation featuring the 50-Year Celebrations theme of our main program. There were 9 MAPS member images on display which were printed for the Schulenberg Prairie dedication featured at a recent Arboretum donor event; and we also featured the 50th anniversary of the Sterling Morton Library and the Illinois Prairie Path and their special connection.
September 10, 2012
Phil Eichas presented four spectacular images of baby swans to view and discuss; and he also presented three images which he asked other members to critique. This was a success – Phil came away with a unanimous decision on the best image to frame. It was also special to see Phil’s family join in on the evening which we sensed made Phil very proud.
August 13, 2012
Show & Tell launched its first Technology session which featured Keith & Margaret Larson from PJ’s Camera who demonstrated and answered questions about lighting accessories such as portable diffusers, flash diffusers and LED ring lights for macro photography. Also on display was additional macro equipment such as focusing rails, close-up filters, extension tubes, compact tripods, and even cleaning accessories for field use. We are thankful for PJ’s contribution to our Show & Tell night and encourage all to visit PJ’s Camera & Photo Supply for further information.
July 9, 2012
Warren Malvick presented several images which demonstrated how to use a color overlay to create the mood of a photograph, including a discussion on how the prints were modified to achieve the affect. And Hart Kannegiesser presented an e-book he is preparing entitled “Autumn at Morton Arboretum” which represents the compilation of Arb fall scenery made over the last 8 years – and members enjoyed viewing Hart’s work and providing feedback and comments.
June 11, 2012
The Images session successfully launched Show & Tell on this evening featuring 2 outstanding displays of art. Our thanks to Arlene Koziol and Allan Poole for their contributions. Arlene displayed her passion for birds with a slide show of her work and canvass prints of sandhill cranes, and Allan showcased his fascinating enlargements of the insect world.