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.

Photo Outing– at PROCAM in Aurora – Lights! Lights! Lights! – Saturday, Feb. 24 – 9:30-12:30  Please join fellow MAPS members for an indoor nature-related photo shoot at PROCAMLIGHTS!   LIGHTS!   LIGHTS!

Demonstration and hands-on lighting techniques using light tents, light tables and LED lighting. 

What to bring: tripod, camera (your own portable LED lights if you want) plus antique-ish looking props and containers. Feel free to bring and share feathers, shells, old glass bottles, vintage books, succulents, silvered surfaces, mercury glass, coral, birds’ nests, pitchers, mugs and teacups with charming handles etc. MAPS will provide a few backdrops, live flowers and organics.

Pizza provided by PROCAM in Aurora, south of the Fox Valley Mall

Click here for signup page

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.

Click here to see participant’s photos.