Various field trips are scheduled throughout the year to places in New England. Sign-ups are necessary to get an idea of how many are attending. Carpooling is generally available which is a great way to get to know other members of the club and to discuss photographic ideas and techniques while travelling to the venue. Sign ups are easy: at the club or thru the online form listed below.

When, Where, and
Who to Contact

Scheduled Trips
Field Trip General Information
Zakim Bridge-US Consitution in Dry Dock
June 10, 2017
Evening Exposure-40 Steps Nahant-Monday Night
June 12, 2017
A Day of Macro Photography-Greenwood Farms-Ipswich, MA
June 30 Friday, 2017
Rebels and Redcoats-Strubridge Village, MA
August 05, 2017
Summer Closing-Field Trip -Desserts and Images
June 26, 2017

Members Form:
Field Trips Sign-up Form

Field Trips:

Dick Simmons

Questions regarding the
Field Trips:

Evening Exposure:
Monday, June 12, 2017
Coordinator: Dick Simmons

End of Year Pizza Party:
Monday, June 19, 2017
Coordinator: Susan Mosser

Questions regarding the
Evening Exposure and End of Year Pizza Party:


Field Trip Galleries

"Nubble Light Flash Gallery"
York, Maine

Field Trip Policy Reminder

With the new season upon us, we want to encourage members to take advantage of the field trips that are researched and made available during the course of the season. These provide excellent opportunities to interact with your fellow photographers and to make some top caliber images. We hope that the "old hands" will take an active part in mentoring newer workers in the photographic process. We also need to remind all members that while our Field Trip Chair and other volunteers identify locations for photography and attempt to help with logistics, neither they nor the Greater Lynn Photographic Association has any control over travel to or from a location or the conditions encountered at it. All participation in field trip activities is voluntary on the part of the member and any minor member they may bring. Neither GLPA nor the Field Trip Chair or volunteers assume any
liability for any accidents or other situations which may occur as a result of a member's participation in a field trip.

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Field Trips and Evening Exposure

Upcoming Field Trips

Field Trip General Information

Field trips are a way for you to meet your fellow member photo enthusiasts in the club. Trips range from day time all day trips to one to two hour sunset trips. They are usually followed by a late breakfast, lunch or dinner stop with the group depending on the time of the trip. Members meet at the camera club to car pool, as it’s more fun to ride with a few other club members while giving you an opportunity to visit. Of course you are always welcome to drive to the destination on your own and meet the group there.

Future trips will be planned on a monthly base and will be posted as the information is made available. Hope you will be able to attend some of the scheduled trips once they are planned and posted.

Rockport Trip

Salem Halloween

Boston Waterfront

Fall Colors

Nature WalkThrough Woods

Simmons Field Nature Trip

Zakim Bridge-US Consitution in Dry Dock
June 10, 2017 2:30 PM

This trip was postponed due to poor weather. Registration is now open again.

This trip led by GLPA member Bill Brown will take us to Paul Revere Park, which is centrally located between the Zakim Bridge and the U.S. Constitution Museum which is in dry dock. The U.S. Constitution Museum opens at 10 am on Saturday. Bill is working on a private tour of the Constitution, which he hopes to schedule at 2:30 PM. They have emailed Bill that the tour will have to be in the afternoon. Details will be provided and sent to the membership as soon as he has confirmed them. We will probably do the tour and shoot the Constitution first and then have nice afternoon light to photograph the bridge. Please plan on a two to three hour shoot. There will be a 10 dollar per person fee-donation to go on the tour-museum. We need 10 people for a private tour so sign up now. Plan to meet in the GLPA parking lot to car pool by 1:15 pm for a strict 1:30 pm departure. We will stop for a group dinner at Fuddrucker's on Route 1 to end our day.

Parking- off street parking is available at the Nautica Parking garage, located at 88 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129. The museum is a five minute walk from the garage. Validation for parking with reduced rates for the Nautica Garage is available at the museum and at the National Park Service Visitor Center. The rates are 10 dollars for up to 2 hours and 14 dollars for 2 to 4 hours.

Please bring cash for museum fee, lunch and to share parking fees with your vehicle.

Clothing-Plan on walking a distance so wear comfortable foot ware.

Equipment- your camera, memory cards and spare batteries, tripod or mono-pod, polarizer filter to reduce glare in the sky or reflections in the water or windows. Gels to add your own color to your photos if you have them. A wide angle lens, a 50mm fixed lens with a 1.4 or 1.8 for low light interiors and or a wide angle-medium zoom 24-270 ish to limit the number of lens that you have to carry. Also please bring a smile

You will have an opportunity to see and photograph the Constitution while it is in dry dock for repairs and the Zakim Bridge, which this area provides several views to photograph from for different perspectives.

Please sign up using the online registration link on the left side column of this page so that we have you name, email, and phone in case we need to cancel for inclement weather.

The image is off the Consitution website

All Zakim Images by Bill Brown


Evening Exposure-40 Steps Nahant-Monday Night
June 12, 2017 6:00 PM

We will depart from club at 6:00 PM and drive to the Nahant Village Church, 27 Cliff Street, Nahant arriving at about 6:30. Please park on Cliff Street and walk to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center. It is about a half a mile walk past views of Egg Rock and 40 Steps. The university grounds which are open to the public from dawn to dusk, are the site of an abandoned Nike Missile base which has interesting granite structures and walking trails. It also affords excellent views of the rugged rock bound coast and the city of Boston off in the distance.

Parking is very limited at this site and available to Nahant residents only thus why we are walking in from Cliff Street. Bring a snack if you wish-make sure to carry your rubbish back out with you- and we will visit a local restaurant for a late dinner after sunset. This is a scenic setting, but there is also wildlife to photograph and macro possibilities. Bring a tripod, macro close up equipment and a short telephoto lens about a 70-200mm. Wear good walking shoes and have a light jacket.

Please sign up using the online link on the left side column of this page so we have your email, phone number and name in case we need to cancel due to poor weather.

A Day of Macro Photography-Greenwood Farms-Ipswich, MA
June 30 Friday, 2017 4:30 AM

We will meet at the club at 4:15 am for a strict departure time of 4:30 AM and as a group we will photograph the sunrise locally from Plumb Island Point and then after sunrise we will proceed to Greenwood farm in Ipswich, MA. They have a fantastic unmowed field filled with wild flowers and insects. There will also be views of the salt marshes and other larger forms of wildlife.

Wear good walking shoes, dress in layers and if you want to lie on the ground it may be wet. For equipment you will need a tripod. Bring a short telephoto lens about 70-200mm for the sunrise and your longest possible lens for nature and your macro equipment. On the way back to the club we will stop for a late breakfast-lunch so also have cash with you for the meal and to help with your share of car expenses. There is a nice Mexican restaurant in town- Ken Jordan's favorite.

Please sign up using the online link on the left side column of this page so we have your email, phone number and name in case we need to cancel due to poor weather.

Humming bird moth-Image by Dick Simmons

Image by Dick Simmons

image by Jake Mosser


Rebels and Redcoats-Strubridge Village, MA
August 05, 2017 7:30 AM

full info to follow

Summer Closing-Field Trip -Desserts and Images
June 26, 2017 7 PM

Please note-We have changed the night’s arrangements a bit. As my schedule at the moment is extremely hectic, busy and very full, I find I cannot do the pizza party this year. We have now changed the night to a potluck desert and munchies. Chris Germain has graciously agreed to take over for the night and we ask that if you are attending to please bring a dessert ,munchies, or hors d'oeuvres to share with the group much like we do on Confabulation night in December each year. We will still provide the beer, wine, soda, and coffee.

As is our custom, it will be an end of the year gathering to share our images with friends. This night is open to any club member whether you have gone on a field trip or not. This is a great opportunity for you to compare your shots to those of someone standing beside you. If you are attending, please plan to be at the club by 6:45 P.M. You can sign up on the field trip web site if you want but it is not necessary-just show up. If you want to sign up, click the sign up link on the left side of the field trip page, answer the information needed and hit send.

Even if you didn't attend any official club field trip please feel free to bring your images in to be viewed. Perhaps you went on an interesting trip or field trip of your own. The images can be on any subject of your choice. Remember, we have no entertainment without the images, and no entertainment makes for a very dull night. Candid shots of fellow GLPA members are always fun. The images will be run on the big screen with some of the hall lights on, as we mingle and munch on the refreshments. You are all invited to talk and visit while we share the images in a casual atmosphere. The images will start at about 7:30 P.M. to give us a bit of time to have a bite. Put up to fifteen images on a thumb drive or a CD, sized as you would for competition -1024 x 768, or a short -one to three minute or one song- minishow on a CD or a thumb drive and we'll all have a delightful evening of sharing the creativity and camaraderie of that mutual endeavor that rules us all- Photography.