Photo Outings for 2018

Each month MAPS selects a location around the Chicagoland area to go for a Photo Outing. The major theme for these outings is nature. We select one outing per month and you can see when and where we go in the Calendar.  Please note that you can sign up for each event as listed below by following the specified link, and also note that by signing up for each event you are agreeing to the MAPS Photo Outing Waiver of Liability.

MAY 5, 2018 – MAPS SPRING CBG OUTING – SATURDAY. Only a handful of MAPS members attended our weather-delayed “April” outing to the Chicago Botanic Gardens on Saturday, May 5, but those who did, captured images of the Gardens at their spring finest (with even more to follow.)  Spectacular blooming tulips, annuals, including pansies, foxgloves, Persian buttercup, multicolored Iceland poppies, the towering Pride-of-Madeira and magnolias trees were putting on a show alongside thousands of daffodils blanketing the spring green grounds.  

To read more and see members’ images, click here

March 24, 2018 – Photo Outing at Hausermann Orchids. MAPS orchid enthusiasts welcomed the tropical climate of Hausermann’s Orchids in Villa Park, while March winds howled and brought blizzard conditions to areas south of Chicago.  Three acres of colorful blooms provided 31 MAPS members with unlimited photo opp of hundreds of breathtaking orchids. 

To read more and see members’ images, click here.

February 24, 2018 – MAPS/PROCAM outing – LIGHTS! LIGHTS! LIGHTS!

Nineteen MAPS members enjoyed a morning of experimenting with 10 different lighting scenarios set up in the spacious PROCAM photo studio in Aurora.  A big THANK YOU is extended to Vince for explaining how and when to use each piece of equipment.  Members were intrigued with all the different lighting options available and their ease of use.

To read more and see members’ images, click here .

February 17, 2018 – Helix Camera outing with Michael Barton. Master photographer Michael Barton introduced many new innovative and deceptively simple tools to MAPS members at the Helix Camera workshop in Itasca on Saturday, February 17.  To read more and see members’ imagesclick here.

January 13, 2018Still Life at The Morton Arboretum – MAPS members didn’t have to brave the cold for our Still Life outing. We were comfy & cozy with our tons of strange fruits and vegetables in the Arbor Room at Thornhill.

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