Front Page News

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

  • Monthly Meeting and Presentation – Monday Sept 9: Vic Berardi:  “Photographing Raptors”

    Vic will discuss techniques and equipment used to obtain top quality photos of raptors both in flight and perched.

  • Photo outing: Starved Rock via motor coach, Oct 19, 2019 7 am – 4 pm

    Fall color time at Starved Rock is one of Illinois’ most beautiful destinations.  The park’s 18 canyons feature vertical walls of moss-covered stone formed by glacial meltwater that slice dramatically through tree-covered sandstone bluffs. For maps and more information visit:

Transportation details, cost, and to sign up Click Here

  • Photo outing: Heritage Village, Lockport, Thursday Sept. 12, 2019 8 – 11am

There is a small surprise at the Heritage village in Lockport! Reservations have been made for a small group of our members to photograph original antiques inside several buildings as well as the outside grounds at 249 w. 2 nd Street Lockport, Il.

There will be someone attending the grounds that morning for us to see buildings such as schoolhouse, railroad station, Farmhouse and several more. There is even a medicine wheel garden on the property.

To read more and sign up Click Here

  • Photo Outing- Saturday, August 24, Nina Koziol Garden in Palos Park, 7:00 am – 10:30 am

    Photographing Nina’s garden is a sought after opportunity for flowers, hummingbirds, and butterflies.  Her yard is a spacious property surrounded by the Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve.

    To read more and sign up click here.

  • 2019 Capturing Nature Photography Exhibit  – Sept. 14 to Oct. 12 @ Bloomingdale Park District Museum

This year’s fall exhibit will take place at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. We are accepting up to 100 photographs. And we will be able to display a few over-sized photographs as well.Here is the prospectus:  2019 Capturing Nature Photography Exhibit Prospectus .

Feel free to contact the Exhibit Team at if you have any questions. See more details at Exhibits Page.

  • MAPS Workshop – Tuesday, August 20th – Lightroom Workflow & File Types –  Click here for more information.

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.

Remember to visit our Calendar page often for details on future events.  And if you have any comments or feedback on the MAPS website, please feel free to email us at:

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