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 […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting – July 18th

Online via Zoom

Program: Bird Photography - Beyond the Basic By Steve Gettle Creating photographs of the birds of our world is a fun and challenging pursuit. In this course, Steve will go beyond the basics, learning tips and tricks to take your bird photography to the next level. Attendees will learn how to properly use fill-flash, how […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting – August 1st

Online via Zoom

Program: Wildlife Conservation Photography - How to create meaningful impact with your photography By: Jaymi Heimbuch Jaymi Heimbuch is a wildlife conservation photographer, freelance photo editor and instructor. She is the founder of Conservation Visual Storytellers Academy ®, and is the host of Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast. Jaymi is a National Geographic grantee, partner photographer with […]

MNSPC Competition Meeting

Fullerburg Woods 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL

Program:  Photo Competition  Location: Fullersburg Woods Meeting Building - The new home of MNSPC! This year's first DPI Competition will be held in-person at Fullersburg Woods office/meeting building. Fullersburg Woods will be the new temporary meeting location for Mayslake Nature Study & Photography Club (MNSPC) while renovations are ongoing at Mayslake Peabody Estates.The main entrance to […]

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Fullerburg Woods 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL

Program: “My View of the Zoo and Nature” By Jim Schulz, Staff Photographer of the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo Jim will convey his building of relationships with the Animal Ambassadors at the zoo and how he allows them to provide him with what he feels best represents their individuality.  

MNSPC Monthly Meeting

Fullerburg Woods 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL

Program: “Abstracting Nature in a Photograph”  By: Hank Erdmann What makes an Abstract?  What is an Abstract? These questions and many more are answered in Hank's program on creating abstract images in nature and of natural and other objects.  Hank Erdmann is an artist, an author, a professional natural history photographer and photographic educator who […]

MNSPC November Competition Meeting

Fullerburg Woods 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL

Program:  Photo Competition  Location: Fullersburg Woods Meeting Building - The new home of MNSPC! This year's second DPI Competition will be held in-person at Fullersburg Woods office/meeting building. Fullersburg Woods will be the new temporary meeting location for Mayslake Nature Study & Photography Club (MNSPC) while renovations are ongoing at Mayslake Peabody Estates.The main entrance to […]