Front Page News

Welcome to the Front Page News, the home page of MAPS. This is where we publish current events, and have links to other organizational information. Make sure you check back frequently!

COVID-19 might be trying to change the world, but MAPS is working on getting back to normal. Please read up on our upcoming activities below!

COVID-19 has stopped all of our in-person meetings & events. Because of this, MAPS is sending out updates, announcements, etc through email, usually two or more each month. This makes it important that MAPS have your correct email address on file (we don’t share it with anyone). If you are not receiving any announcements from MAPS, please contact us at

Upcoming Programs

We are holding our monthly programs using Zoom, and all members are invited! Check out our Zoom web page to prepare for the monthly program meetings and for tips & tricks we might have.

If you are looking for past programs, please go to Programs. This web page includes a write up and a few images from each monthly program. We also post a recording of the monthly program for 3 months.

  • December 14, 2020 – Angie McMonigal – Photography by Design

    On December 14th Angie McMonigal, a nationally recognized architectural teacher and photographer, will present her design program based on macro architectural details. It’s excellent and the concepts transcend all imaging. Good design is the basis of the graphic arts. See her work on her website.

Due to COVID-19, MAPS members that have paid their 2020 dues will automatically have their membership extended through 2021.

MAPS Photo Challenge

We are replacing our monthly outings with a “Photo Challenge” to help keep you photographically active!

  • Compositions – November

    The November virtual outing will be about composition techniques to help structure your images.  Here is a subset of these techniques:
    – Simplicity and Minimalism
    – Divergent Lines
    – Symmetry
    – Framing
    – Diagonals and Triangles
    – Patterns and Textures
    – Juxtaposition
    – Balance

    This is an opportunity for you to strut your stuff! You may choose one, some or all of these techniques to practice with, and then post your best work on the MAPS website.

    Visit Photo Outings to learn details of these techniques and to post your images.

MAPS Photo Workshops

  • Expand Your Creativity Workshop Series

    Ken Thompson and Roger Mattingly will lead this workshop series which will help expand your creativity through assignments plus critiques.

    Visit Photo Workshops for more information and to register.

Planning a trip? Visit Destinations to view beautiful images and information about many locations our members have visited.

MAPS Membership – If you are looking for information about MAPS membership, visit our About page. This page also includes other administrative information you might be looking for.

If you have any comments or feedback on the MAPS website, please feel free to email us at:

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