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


Remaining Scheduled Trips
(see panel at right
for details of trips)

Addison Gallery
Phillips Academy
with Janice Koskey
March 28, 2020
(will not be rescheduled)

Fire Light Trails
with Patrick Brosnan
May 1, 2020 rescheduled to Friday, May 8, 2020

Spring Nature Trip
with Jacob Mosser
May 16, 2020

Whale Watch Trip
Gloucester, MA
with Cheryl Vossmer
June 27, 2020

Members Form:
Field Trips Sign-up Form

Field Trips:

Position Currently Open

Scheduled Field Trips led by
Member Volunteers for
Janice Koskey (3 trips)
Steve Kurzrok
Kathy Murphy
Jacob Mosser
Patrick Brosnan
Tom Sanchez
Ellie and Walt Losee
Cheryl Vossmer

Questions regarding the
Field Trips:

End of Year
Pizza Party
now will be a BBQ
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Coordinators: Susan Mosser and Chris Germain

Questions regarding the
End of Year BBQ:


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 Leaders 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 Leaders 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 News and General Information
September 01, 2019 00:00

The Field Trip Chairmanship is still open, but in the meantime, we have a few club members who have volunteered to lead trips for the upcoming camera club year.

We are still looking for more members of the club to lead a trip or two during the year. It doesn't have to be anyplace fancy – just someplace you enjoyed shooting or an event you know is happening. If you are interested in leading a trip, e-mail Susan and discuss your ideas.

For the 2019–2020 club season, five members have already volunteered to lead trips. I will list them chronologically on the page and will add the info to the listing as the time gets nearer. Please see below for specific information on any of the trips as it is posted. Other trip information will be posted as we have volunteers to lead them.

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.

For all trips you should have good walking shoes, light jacket and cash to cover your meal and your share of gas, tolls and or park entry fees with your car pool driver. Equipment needs will be listed on the website or in the emails for the trip. Normally it a short to medium telephoto lens and a tripod.

You should sign up for all field trips on the field trip page of the website using the online sign up in the left side column. Then we have your name and contact info should the trip be canceled.

Hope you will be able to attend some of the scheduled trips once they are planned and posted.

Jake Mosser

Ken Jordan

Boston Waterfront

Various Members on a Trip

Garden on the Woods

Pond Shooting

NEW DATE-Fire Light Trails-Tewksbury, MA-Trip Leader Patrick Brosnan
May 08 , 2020 Postponed to later in Summer ot Fall- Date TBA

This is a new and exciting different field trip. One we have never done before. Come spend a few evening hours in the backyard and try your hand at long exposures with colored lights. This is a hands on shooting light trails from the fire pit.

Patrick our trip leader states 'Together we can create complex layers of lights or we can stick to pendulums and interesting arcs and sways. I highly recommend a tripod and a telephoto lens will compress the layers but a wide angle lens will allow you to catch more of a scene.

We will light up the fire pit and share the glow with various options spread about the yard. We have a studio, if you need some extra warmth or cover from rain but there are quite a few stairs to get up to it. Adirondack chairs abound in the yard but feel free to bring a chair of your own along with a small cooler and drinks if you want.

Please arrive at 6pm and we will shoot until about 9pm. At this time there is no plan to meet at the club to car pool but if someone needs to do this for transportation please notify Susan Mosser at and she will see what she can set up.

The address is 110 Maureen Drive, Tewksbury, MA.

Please sign up for the trip using the online sign up in the left side column, then we have your name and contact info should the trip be canceled.

If you have any questions please use the email link in the left side column or email Patrick directly at

Electric Butterfly

LED Flowers



Nature Trip Saturday-Trip Leader Jake Mosser
May 16, 2020 Postponed to Later in the summer-Date TBA

Destination to be announced and info to follow later in the year. We will meet at the club and then go to lunch after photographing.

NEW DATE-Whale Watch-Gloucester, MA-Trip Leader Cheryl Vossmer
August 22, 2020 8 AM meet Boat departs 8:30 AM

We will be taking a whale watch trip out of Gloucester through Seven Sea's Whale Watch to the Stellwagen Bank. We of course cannot guarantee we will see whales as it is up to nature but they have been very successful in finding them in the past. As we head out to see the whales we will get a narrated tour of Gloucester's historic harbor. After passing the Dog Bar breakwater at the harbor's entrance we will begin making our way off-shore. The exact direction that we travel depends, of course, on where we expect to find the greatest concentration of whales. Our experienced captains -the most experienced whale watch captains on Cape Ann with over 60 years of combined whale watching experience- will take into account all variables-weather and sea conditions, where whales have been sighted recently, reports from fishing vessels already on the water, etc- to make sure you see the best of what your particular day on the water has to offer.

The trip out to the whales usually takes between 45 minutes to a little over an hour depending on the location of the whales. Remember that you will be traveling aboard the PRIVATEER IV: the newest and the most comfortable high-speed whale watching vessel in Gloucester and we trust that your trip out the whale's feeding ground will be an enjoyable part of your trip.

Once we arrive on the feeding grounds we will spend approximately 1.5 hours with the whales. Your onboard naturalist will provide valuable insight into the lives of the whales you see and explain the behaviors you observe the whales engaged in.

The boat will depart at 8-30am and return about noonish. The cost for the trip is 25 dollars per person discounted from 50 dollars. For us to receive this rate we must have a minimum of 20 people. If we do not get the 20 people we can still go but the cost will double. Please sign up with your info. using the link in the left side column of this page and then pay Cheryl either with a check or cash at the club or mail it to her at
Cheryl Vossmer
25 Peck Ave
Arlington, MA 02476.

The money is due by June 2, 2020.The payment is transferable but not refundable.

We will meet directly at the dock in Gloucester. There will be no car pooling from the club. If this is a problem and you need a ride, please email Susan at The address for the company is
Seven Seas Whale Watch
63 Rogers St
Gloucester 01930
Next to Gloucester House
As in info bit, if anyone wants to give the company an image and he uses it on his website he will give the maker credit. Currently all images on his site are ones he has taken.

We have picked the am trip as the boat is less crowded and the light is better. No tripods as the vibration will transfer to your image. If you must bring a monopod, you should also bring a small pillow to help reduce the vibration. So that even if you set your camera at ISO 400 with a shutter speed of say 1/2000 at f/5.6 you should capturer some good images. Please dress warm as it is usually quite a bit colder out on the ocean.

If any questions or need more info please email Cheryl at