Field Trips

As a Photo Group member, you are welcome to join our field trips! All our field trips support all our photo group members, from the very experienced to the novice. Our more experienced members are glad to help beginners with all aspects of cameras and photography on our field trips.

Our trip experiences have consistently lead to award winning photographs at club meetings and local competitions.

Past field trips have included locations such as the Civil War Reenactment, LA Metro, Camarillo Airport Air Show, Underwood Family Farms, Huntington Gardens, Descanso Gardens, California Poppy Preserve, Anacapa & Santa Cruz Islands, Farmer’s Market, Hollywood Boulevard, the Getty Museum, the Getty Villa, San Pedro, Downtown Los Angeles, Lompoc, the Santa Barbara Zoo, Death Valley, Las Vegas and the Eastern Sierras.

Finally, we conduct training/critiquing field trips. In the morning, we go to a nearby location and shoot with experienced member/leaders. In the afternoon, we review and critique the images taken that morning.

meetup 200x100pxTo participate in any TOPG sponsored field trip, you must be an active TOPG member and register for each sponsored event. Find out more about specific field trips at our Meetup page.

If you have questions, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator, Karen Kohn, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our past trips include:

  • Owens Valley (Overnight Trip)
  • Sepulveda Wildlife Basin
  • Renaissance Faire
  • Long Beach Aquarium – Photographer’s Night
  • Photographic Historic LA Downtown
  • Wings Over over Camarillo — Airshow
  • Getty Center
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • Santa Anita Race Track
  • Renaissance Fair
  • Descanso Gardens

Bishop-Eastern Sierras Field Trip

Multi-day Field Trip: October 10 - 13 (Thursday through Sunday)

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The Thousand Oaks Photo Group is going to Bishop and the Eastern Sierras during what should the peak week of fall color! Pete Scifres will be handling the planning and guiding of this field trip.

Note 1: It is extremely important that you (1) RSVP both on TOPG’s MeetUp site (see below), and (2) by sending an email with your cell # to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is reasonably likely that we will need to make itinerary or other changes to this trip and these are the only way you will get these updates.

Note 2: You will also need to get a hotel room in the Bishop area if you are interested in going.

See this document for complete details. (revised 19 July 2019)

meetup 200x100pxTo participate in this or any TOPG sponsored field trip, you must be an active TOPG member and register for each sponsored event. There are specific rules for joining this field trip. Please refer to the linked document above.