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.
To participate in any TOPG sponsored field trip, you must be an active TOPG member and register for each sponsored event via our Meetup portal. You must also file an Waiver and Release of Liability annually. See the membership page for details.
If you have questions, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator, David Davies, at
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