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

Moorpark Country Days Parade and Street Fair
October 6th at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Moorpark Country Days 250px"Country Days is a time-honored tradition that begins with the cheers and waves of hundreds of families and friends as the parade makes its way along Historic High Street. Immediately following the parade is a good old fashion street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village, and overall just plain fun." from Moorpark Country Days Website: http://www.moorparkcountrydays.com/

Moorpark Country Days takes place on Historic High Street in Moorpark, between Moorpark Avenue and Spring Rd.

Join other TOPG members in photographic the parade and the street fair that follows. Look for Karen Kohn who will be wearing a black and white hat and carrying a camera. Look for other TOPG members as well. There is no organized meetup point.

Wear sunscreen, bring water, extra batteries and memory cards. Wide angle and medium-range telephoto lenses would be useful.

There will be places to purchase food.

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.

LA Zoo Photo Day 2018
November 11th; 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

la zoo otterpic 250px copyright lazooJoin the Thousand Oaks Photo Group and other photographers at a very special event at the LA Zoo especially set up for photographers by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA).

For the the official website go to: https://www.lazoo.org/photoday. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) and Paul’s Photos are sponsoring a special photography day. Early admission at 7:30am enables you to see animals being fed close up. There will be hands on workshops, and limited equipment borrowing from companies like Canon and Nikon. Price until October 31 is $190 and includes a T-shirt and catered lunch. Price will increase after October 31. Students with ID and GLAZA members get a discount. To purchase tickets call 323-644-4773.

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..

LA zoo PhotoDay17 Jamie Pham 250px copyLAzooImagery from GLAZA website.