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!

2023 MAPS Nature Photography Exhibit – Recap

The 2023 Annual MAPS exhibit concluded on May 7, following months of planning and preparation by the Exhibit Committee. Fifty-two artists exhibited 154 beautiful images, the largest exhibit in MAPS history, and 900 people visited the exhibit, making it one of the most attended MAPS exhibit ever. For more details and a peek at the opening reception, see the Exhibits page.

Upcoming MAPS Programs

May 31, 2023 – Dan Anderson – The Art of Landscape Photography Using a Drone

Drone photography is a new way of seeing and imagining the world as you explore. Like any new photographic tool, this new perspective of viewing the land is full of promise but demands fresh thinking and a new visualization of the entire concept of the landscape image from the start to the finished product. See Upcoming Programs for more information on this very special presentation.

June 12, 2023 – Don Hurzeler – Kilauea Eruptions and Rain Forest Recovery from Lava Flows

Don Hurzeler, a professional photographer, author, publisher, and gallery owner in Hawaii, will be discussing volcanic eruptions, lava flows, and the ways rain forests ultimately recover – all based on his personal experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. Using his photography he will explain the mechanics of lava flows, the destruction they can bring, and how plant life returns to lands claimed by the lava in surprising ways and with some amazing results. For some dramatic imagery and an important story, this is a not-to-be-missed program. For more information and samples of Don Hurzeler’s work, see Upcoming Programs.

We are taking a hybrid approach to our monthly programs. This means you can attend in-person or by using Zoom. The Zoom link is emailed to all MAPS members before every program. If you are new to Zoom, take a look at our Zoom web page. Most important: however you choose to participate, don’t pass up this great benefit of your MAPS membership.

If you are looking for past programs, 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.

Upcoming MAPS Photo Outings

Watch this space for future Photo Outings!

Upcoming MAPS Photo Workshops

Light Painting 1 – Tabletop Still Life Basics – June 3, 2023; 8:00am to noon – Thornhill Education Center, Room C

Light painting is the art of creating photos by setting long exposure times on a camera and using a moving light source to “paint.” Students will study examples of light painting photographers’ work; learn the basics and the technical vocabulary for long exposures; camera settings; the best way to set the scene; and finally create a light painting image.

For more information and to register for this workshop, see Photo Workshops.

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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