Education

Educating our members is one of our top priorities.  We are always working to provide educational opportunities for all MAPS members.  There are many sources where photography can be learned – seminars, classes, Internet, etc.

Below are a few of our favorites:

  • The Morton Arboretum offers a variety of photography, art and nature classes. Through these classes, many of us started our photographic journey with instructors such as Will Clay, Ken Thompson, and others. http://www.mortonarb.org/learn-experience/adult-programs
  • MAPS Workshops is member-to-member education.  A variety of topics are offered, such as Lightroom, focus stacking, exhibition preparation, etc.  Visit our Workshop page to sign-up for upcoming events. https://mortonarboretumphotographicsociety.com/photo-workshops/
  • MAPS Photo Outings is member led field trips to a variety of locations that offer photographic opportunities.  These outings also offer the opportunity to learn from other members. https://mortonarboretumphotographicsociety.com/photo-outings/
  • Don’t forget to check out the rest of the MAPS website for details on our monthly Programs, Show & Tell, etc., where you can learn from professional photographers and other advanced members. https://mortonarboretumphotographicsociety.com
  • Also, Will Clay, mentioned above, periodically hosts classes.  To be added to his mailing list, send him a note at willardclay@comcast.net.

Other external sources:

  • ProCam is a photographic store in Aurora, IL that offers a variety of classes and workshops, some of which are free. http://procam.com/
  • The College of DuPage offers photography classes and a photography certificate program. http://www.cod.edu/
  • Lynda.com is an on-line training company with an excellent selection of photography courses.  Lynda.com is normally a subscription service, but many of the local libraries (such as Lisle, Downers Grove & Naperville) and colleges (such as COD) have an agreement that makes Lynda.com content available to it’s members at no charge. http://www.lynda.com/