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. Find out more about specific field trips at our Meetup page.
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
Santa Barbara Zoo
July 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM (NOTE: enue Change!)
You can easily walk the Santa Barbara Zoo. Among the zoo animals are Asian Small-clawed Otters (a highlight), California Condor, desert tortoises, island foxes, turkey vultures, rhinoceros, leopard, and monkeys. I do not know how many of each and the literature says that all may not be available at all times. You can see a map of the zoo on the website www.sbbg.org/visit. The entry fees are $18 for adults, and $13 for seniors 65 and over. If you bring your grandkids, it will cost $11 for them. The Zoo is open from 10-5, and there is a Ridley Treehouse Restaurant for our lunch.
We will meet at the opening time, 10 AM, at the entrance. You may want to carpool since parking is $ 11. Since I am coming from the San Fernando Valley, I would be willing to drive to someone's house to go along.