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!

Our Virtual Photography Exhibit is now LIVE!

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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!

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 Outings

Photo Outings are back! For the last year, we needed to keep ourselves isolated, so we participated in a “Photo Challenge” each month. I know it helped keep our skills up. But, now we can begin getting together, within limits.

  • Friday May 7, 8:00am to 10:00 – Spring Flowers at the ARB!

    Yes!  Our first outing for 2021 will be held at the Morton Arboretum on the search for spring flowers!  We are limited to 15 people to attend. However, you may take images of spring flowers at any time and post them on the website. 

    Visit Photo Outings for more information on restrictions, the signup sheet and where to post your images.

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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