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!

MAPS Annual Photography Exhibit

Yes! We’re going to have our Annual Photography Exhibit! Of course it will be virtual, but we know we can make this work. Please go to Exhibits for all the details.

The Trolls have packed up and have left the Morton Arboretum!
We miss them already!

But soon we’ll have the Human+Nature exhibit to visit and photograph.

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. When possible, we also post a recording of the monthly program for a few months.

  • May 10, 2021 – Harold Ross – Principles of Light

    Harold’s presentation covers his Still Life photography images, and some other projects, such as his Night images, the Biltmore House, Shopcraft, etc.  He will also discuss the lighting tools he uses for his work, and throughout the talk, he’ll discuss technical information on his “Six Principles of Light”. See his work at his website.
  • June 14, 2021 – Jerry Hug – Infrared Cell Phone Photography 

    Who knew you could do it with a phone?  An eye opener from the most knowledgeable cellphone guy we know.  Setting up your cell phones to capture Black and White Infrared images including what the cellphone requirements are needed, what Infrared filters are needed, how to attach the filters to the cellphones and what options are available. Then how to edit these Infrared (IR) images in the cellphone for the best results. Samples displayed, questions answered. Speakers Notes available from Jerry’s web site after the program.

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!

  • Make Better Photos, Techniques, Tricks and More – April

    Want to improve your photography?  Get refreshing new ideas? Learn more about your photography?  This month’s challenge will be just the ticket for you!

    Visit Photo Outings to read more and get started.

MAPS Photo Workshops

  • Nothing right now, please check back later.

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.

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