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

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Descanso Gardens
Friday, April 3 at 8:45 AM

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To avoid large crowds on the weekend, the photography club will go on Friday, April 3, 2020 to the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens was once a private estate which became a public botanical garden which includes a Camelia Forest, a Lilac Forest, Japanese Gardens, a 5-acre Rose Garden, an Oak Woodland which is a restored 7-acre habitat for native plants and animals, an Ancient Forest, an Oak Grove, and a Mulberry Pond. We expect to see the lovely tulips, which will still be in season.

You can download a map of Descanso Gardens if you go online to https://www.descansogardens.org/. The Gardens are located at the intersection of the 210 and 2 Freeways at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 910ll. There is limited free parking so plan to get there by 8:45 even though the Gardens do not open until 9. You line up to buy tickets and lines can be long. Descanso Gardens has fairly lenient photography rules. If you want to review them see https://www.descansogardens.org/visit/garden-etiquette-and-practices/ and https://www.descansogardens.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Photography-Policy-1.pdf.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors. If you go online to https://www.descansogardens.org/tickets/ you can buy tickets online and avoid the lines to buy tickets when you get there.

meetup 200x100pxTo 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..

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest

Despite the fire that destroyed Western Town, the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest lives on!

May 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM

2019 Topanga Fiddle Contest 250pxThe Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest will take place at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, on May 20, 2020 from 9AM to 6PM. There will be bands, contests, dancing, and plenty of opportunities to take pictures. Tickets at the gate cost $25. Purchse tickets online at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest website. See our Meetup Site for details. 

Directions to theParamount Ranch and other information specific to this field trip can be found at our meetup 200x100px site.

meetup 200x100pxTo 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..

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