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.

  • February 8, 2021 – Steve Gettle – Advanced Bird Photography

    Steve Gettle is a professional nature photographer. He teaches nature photography through seminars, workshops and photo tours around the globe. Steve will be presenting his Advanced Bird Photography program which includes how to build many different kinds of blinds, how to use fill flash and how to build a backyard bird photography studio. See Steve’s website.
  • March 8, 2021 – Rad Drew – Topaz and Other Software Tools

    Having heard a  lot about Topaz, we have recruited noted landscape photographer Rad Drew to profile Topaz Studio 2 and the additional Gigapixel, DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI. Learn to stylize, enhance, and customize your pictures with these popular software programs. See Rad’s 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!

  • Holiday & Winter – December & January

    December brings on the Holiday spirit especially for 2020.  Your images are to reflect holiday and winter in nature as much as possible.  However, close-ups of objects of any kind are acceptable.  Please no family portraits! People doing activities in your compositions are fine as long as they are not the main subject matter.

    This is an opportunity for all MAPS photographers to show off your photography!

    Visit Photo Outings for some suggestions 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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