MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Program: The Hidden Treasures Of Illinois By Chris Benda, The Illinois Botanizer   Illinois is large and biologically diverse with many pristine natural areas located across the state.  Join botanist Chris Benda for a tour of the unique natural areas and rare plants that can be found in the 14 different natural divisions in Illinois.  This […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Program: The Power of Personal Projects By: Glyn Dewis Note the change in time: This program will start at 6:30 pm CT. Join us for this evening's presentation as Photographer and Author Glyn Dewis explains how Personal Projects not only give us focus, keep us excited and keep us in a creative frame of mind, […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Program: MNSPC Members Holiday Party via Zoom Reconnect. It’s been a while since we had time to sit down and talk with each other, so let’s do it on December 6th via Zoom. Everyone will be given 5 minutes to show their life in images. So, you may want to pick just one part of […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Online via Zoom

Program: "How to Find an Owl in Your Neighborhood"  by: Mark H. X. Glenshaw. Mark H. X. Glenshaw, aka “The Owl Man,”  will teach us about owls and how and where to look for them as well as the importance of research and collaboration. Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed […]

MNSPC Digital Competition

Online via Zoom

MNSPC Digital Competition Digital entries must be submitted to the competition mailbox competitionmlnpc@gmail.com - by Monday January 3rd. Zoom only meeting Zoom Registration will be sent by club email prior to the meeting All members are encouraged to attend and participate.

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Online via Zoom

Program: Wabi Sabi: Finding Beauty in Imperfection by Jamie Konarski Zoom Meeting only.  Zoom registration link will be sent to members via club email. Wabi Sabi in photography is more than capturing "old" and grungy subjects. It's about being present in the moment and being attentive to things that might often go unnoticed or unappreciated.Wabi Sabi […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Program: Focus Stacking By Frank Norton Go for that macro / close-up edge to edge subject sharpness with a creamy, out of focus background.  This becomes possible with stack focusing. Frank Norton dissects the world of stack focusing.  In-camera focus bracketing and focus stacking is becoming increasingly available with the transition to mirrorless cameras.  In […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Online via Zoom

Program: "Focus Stacking" By: Frank Norton Go for that macro / close-up edge to edge subject sharpness with a creamy, out of focus background.  This becomes possible with stack focusing Frank Norton dissects the world of stack focusing. In-camera focus bracketing and focus stacking is becoming increasingly available with the transition to mirrorless cameras. In […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Online via Zoom

Program: “Gardens of the Desert: An Introduction to the Illinois Prairie” By: Jack Shouba In this program we explore the question of just what is an Illinois prairie and we look at how the relationships of people to the prairie changed over time. We look at prairie plants and their adaptations, prairie animals, and the […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Mayslake Peabody Estate

MNSPC Members Picnic at 6:30pm When: Monday, May 2nd, 2022. Come as early as 5:30 to reconnect and visit with everyone. We will have a brief meeting beginning at 6:30 to announce the Image of the Year, the MNSPC competition season awards, and to announce and distribute the PSA competition ribbons. Where: The Mayslake grounds […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Online via Zoom

Program: Flower Power  - Unconventional Lenses for Flower Photography by Gerri Jones.   Gerri’s presentation will help you discover ways to get past using the standard lenses and add creativity with style choices into your flower photography.  It will concentrate on unconventional lens choices, including the popular vintage Helios 44-2, as well as Lensbaby lenses featuring […]