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We meet the first Monday of every month throughout the whole year, and then 4 times a year, competition is held on the third Monday of the Month. We meet the whole year, not stopping for the summer months as some other Club will do.  View our scheduled meetings and events in our calendar or in the right side bar on our News page.     

Next Meeting: August 5th @ 7pm


Presentation by Al Alvis

This presentation is about photographing dragonflies, butterflies, spiders, and whatever else you can find crawling or flying around our local ponds and prairies.   There will be many examples of the various insects common to our area, particularly – Dragonflies.    During this program, there will be considerable discussion concerning the equipment and techniques used to capture the photographs. We will discuss the pros and cons of macro lenses, zoom telephoto lenses in combination with diopters, extension tubes, and tele-converters, tripods vs monopods, tilt heads, external electronic flash, ring flash and more.   Even if you are not inclined to photograph bugs, the information contained within the presentation can be applied to other closeup and macro photography subjects.


View Our Latest Competition Results and Image of the Year

Congratulations to Ramu Bijanki and Bill Ludemann, winners of the Image of the Year for their imagesHandsome (Mandarin Duck) by Ramu and Touching the Snow by Bill.

See these and the other finalists below and here,   2018-2019 Image of the Year Finalists!

Also Class A and Class B digital images from our latest competition can be viewed on the “Competitions” page . All our competition images are also on the MNSPC Flickr site. Compete to have your winning images displayed. Here are the Image of the Year finalists:

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Meetings are held year-round on the first Monday of each month (excepting holidays) in the Mayslake Hall at the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and guests are always welcome.

Come visit us at:

Mayslake Peabody Estate (map)
1717 W. 31st St. , Oak Brook, IL