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!


Hot News: MAPS has scheduled it’s June program!

We will be holding the program using Zoom, and all members are invited!
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COVID-19 might be trying to change the world, but MAPS is working on getting back to normal. Keep an eye on this website for the latest news.


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Upcoming Programs

  • June 8, 2020 – Roger MattinglyFlashy Flowers

    Flashy Flowers is about shooting flowers with off-camera flash. Roger will also touch on High Speed Sync, the Inverse Square Law and the foibles of iTTL flash mode. Plus 120 pictures of flowers taken at the Botanic Garden and the Arboretum over the last three years, showcasing their beauty and diversity. Not exactly like Anne Belmont but inspired by her. Using this technique you can cover 90% of the Botanic Garden and shoot 20-30 different shots in about an hour with only a flash, a cord and a camera.

MAPS Photo Challenge

  • Wabi-Sabi (Imperfection in Photography) – June

    The June Challenge is to capture imperfection such as aging and after life flowers, deformed objects due to weathering, rust, and decay. Wabi-Sabi teaches us to find beauty in everyday life as an alternative to the dominating discriminatory ideas we hold about beauty.

    In a loose Japanese definition, “Wabi” means a beauty of elegant imperfection. “Sabi” means aloneness. It is used to describe a particular philosophy that beauty can be found in the old, the everyday, and the imperfect. Everything is in a state of transition from or to nothingness.

    To participate simply submit your pages to our website!  Visit Photo Outings for more information and to post your images.
  • Photograph Through Your Window – Now through August

    Coronavirus restrictions got you down?  Can’t go out for some reason or don’t want to? Well good news!  Photograph nature from your window! Birds and creatures on your window sill, birds and squirrels on the feeder, raccoons, possums, even a view of your garden will do.

    To participate simply submit your pages to our website!  Visit Photo Outings for more information and to post your images.
  • Phlorographs (flower photography) – May

    Coronavirus restrictions are keeping us from photographing in large groups. This does not mean you can’t go out to take images on your own! Go outdoors keeping safe distancing, wear a mask, visit a park!

    To keep it interesting we will replace our monthly outings with a “Photo Challenge” to help you keep you photographically active!

    For the month of May you can take images of garden flowers, wild flowers and flowering trees.  Which means Lilacia Park is the best place to go at this time to find spring flowers and flowering trees!

    To participate simply submit your pages to our website!  Visit Photo Outings for more information and to post your images.

Upcoming Photo Workshops – Coming Soon

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: maphotosociety@gmail.com.

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