Front Page News

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

  • MAPS monthly program – April 8, 7:00 pm: Presentation by Fred Drury – “Tides and Islands: The Magic of Nusa Tenggara” Capturing the beauty of this Indonesian archipelago above and below water.
  • Photo Outing – Wednesday March 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Rock Run Rookery
    This will be a fantastic opportunity to photograph many species of birds. Also, the area does provide many other photographic opportunities! To read more and sign up Click Here
  • Photo Outing – Saturday March 23, 9:30am to 1:00pm:  “BLACK & WHITE Macro”
    PROCAM has offered the use of their studio for MAPS again this year! Lighting, tables, chairs and pizza will be provided by PROCAM. To read more and sign up click here.
  • Photo Outing – Saturday April 13, 8:00am – 10:00am, Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery
    Join MAPS for a unique outing to Hausermann’s Orchid Nursery and greenhouses.
    Hausermann’s is the oldest and largest orchid grower in the Midwest.

Read more and sign up click here.

  • 2019 MAPS 8th Annual Nature Exhibit
    All MAPS Members will be sent a prospectus and an invitation to submit 3 Images via email on February 25. If you have any questions, please contact the Exhibit Team at
    Here’s some important dates:
    Feb 25 thru March 29…Submission dates for the exhibit
    April 1……….. Email notifications sent of accepted images
    April 24……… Artwork Drop-off Night – 4-7pm – Cudahy Room, Administration Building
    April 26……… Artist’s Reception – 5-8pm – Cudahy Room, Administration Building
    April 27……… MAPS 7th Annual Exhibit – 10am-4pm – Cudahy Room, Admin. Building
    April 28……… MAPS 7th Annual Exhibit – 10am-4pm – Cudahy Room, Admin. Building
    April 28……… Pick up Artwork – 4:00-5:00pm – Cudahy Room, Admin. Building
    The Exhibit Team looks forward to showing off your photos!
  • “Mastering the Creative Photograph” – Saturday May 11, 2019, with Visiting Photographer Ian Plant, 

Registration is now open for this program.  The program is available to MAPS members at the discounted rate of $75.  In order to get the discount you must register via telephone at 630-719-2468 and specify that you are a MAPS member (the discount is not available if registering online).

Description of the Saturday program can be found at this link


Planning a trip?  Visit the Destinations page.  Each entry includes not just beautiful images but information about the locale as well.  A recent addition to Destinations is Bonaire 2 (Carribean) by Hart Kannegiesser.

MAPS Membership – If you are looking for information about MAPS membership, visit our About Page.

Remember to visit our Calendar page often for details on future events.  And if you have any comments or feedback on the MAPS website, please feel free to email us at:

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