Front Page News

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

  • Photo Outing– Saturday, August 4 – 7:30am, Ball Horticultural, West Chicago

    MAPS will return to the beautiful gardens at Ball Horticultural. The Gardens at Ball are an exciting display of colorful beds of annuals and perennials, including the newest plants from the industry’s leading breeders. There is also a 30 acre prairie restoration area full of native prairie plants to enjoy and photograph.

    To read more and sign up click here

  • Photo Outing– Thursday, July 26 – 9:00am and/or Saturday, July 28 – 9:00am, Birdhaven Greenhouse – Pilcher Park Nature Center

    The Bird Haven Green House and Conservatory is an historic example of Italian Renaissance-style architecture built in the 1900s. The grounds are inviting to hummingbirds and butterflies.  In the park, trails and waterways provide opportunities to capture images of birds, turtles, minks and raccoon families.

    To read more and sign up click here

  • Capturing Nature Exhibit – September 2018 – Please click here “Capturing Nature” for the Prospectus of the MAPS Capturing Nature Exhibit at Woodridge Public Library.
  • Visiting Photographer: “Seeing Creatively” with Tony Sweet – Sat. Sept 15    Step up your nature photography with tips and techniques from well-known photographer Tony Sweet. This information-packed full-day nature photography seminar will cover composition to creative effects and everything in between. Grab a complimentary coffee and settle in for compelling topics that will grow your skills as a nature photographer. Topics that will be covered include:

    1. Compelling composition,
    2. Flower photography,
    3. Panoramic photography,
    4. Adding emotion with texture blends,
    5. Special in-camera creative effects.

To read more, click here

  • 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.

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