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, October 20 – 9:00am, Anderson Japanese Gardens and Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford

      Anderson Japanese Gardens is a beautiful, outdoor setting that inspires the mind and energizes the soul.

      The twelve-acre landscape of streams, waterfalls, winding pathways, and koi-filled ponds has been rated one of North America’s highest quality Japanese gardens for more than a decade. Nicholas Conservatory & Garden has a beautiful tropical plant display, as well as a lagoon and lovely garden.

      To read more and sign up click here

    • Photo Workshop – Tuesday, September 25th – Astrophotography Intro  Steve Bush will be presenting an introduction to astrophotography.  For more information click here.
    • October 8, 2018 Monthly Program: “Photographing the Classic Hikes of the World” by Matt Sparapani and Alison Newberry. Amazing hiking trips from all over the world!
    • October 8 Show & Tell – Featuring Al Alvis and his “Creepy Closeups”! More about this on our MAPS website.
    • Photo Outing– Sat. Sept. 8 – Sagawau Canyon, Lemont – 9:00am

      Visit this hummingbird haven! Sagawau provides habitat for over 100 species of migrant and resident birds, and is home for the banding program of the Chicagoland Bird Observatory.

      To read more and sign up click here

    • Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library, Oct. 12-14, 2018

      MAPS members are invited to display fall-inspired images during this show at the Sterling Morton Library. There is no framing involved in this special project! Image submission begins Sept. 1. To learn more about this special project, 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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In preparation for the upcoming Morton Arboretum Library Exhibit, we are offering a unique workshop.

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