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 200x100px  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 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

TOPG Field Trip

Field Trip to Descanso Gardens
Monday, April 29, 2024

SantaBarbaraZoo

Field Trip Leaders: Debi Aquino

We will be conducting a Field Trip to Huntington Gardens on Monday April 29. Ticket reservations are not required, but strongly recommended. (Seniors (65+): $21/$24), parking is free.

Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended for all garden areas. Tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are only allowed in the gardens.

meetup 200x100pxFurther details about the field trip can be found at our Meetup site where you can sign up for this field trip. To participate in this or 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 or contact our Field Trip Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TOPG Field Trip

Street Photography on Hollywood Blvd.
Saturday May 11, 2024

SantaBarbaraZoo

Field Trip Leaders: Mike Macartney and Debi Aquino

We return for a late afternoon and evening shoot along Hollywood Blvd. Bring appropriate gear for night street photography. Water, comfortable shoes for walking, jacket, and anything else you need for an evening outing.

meetup 200x100pxFurther details about the field trip can be found at our Meetup site where you can sign up for this field trip. To participate in this or 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 or contact our Field Trip Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..