When, Where, and
Who to Contact
Field Trips Planned
Scheduled TripsField Trip News and General InformationSeptember 01, 2020Strawberry Banke-Prescott Park-Portsmouth NHJune 19, 2023
(see panel at right
for details of trips)
Recent Past Field Trips
Garden in the Woods Spring Nature
with Jacob Mosser
See images from the day
Field Trips Sign-up Form
Some scheduled Field Trips
Questions regarding the
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
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 in the left column.
Field Trip News and General Information
September 01, 2020
We would like to thank member Tomas Sanchez for stepping up and agreeing to be the Field Trip Chairman for GLPA! Thank you Tom! Volunteers from our membership have been leading our trips in the past couple of years. Now we have someone who is actually the trip coordinator and he will lead a few trips throughout the year also.
Members of the club may still 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 Tom firstname.lastname@example.org
and discuss your ideas.
Normally trips would be listed chronologically on the page and we would add the info to the listing as the time got nearer to the trip. You would then look below for specific information on any of the trips as it is posted. Other trip information would be posted as we had 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.
Various Members on a Trip
Garden in the Woods
Strawberry Banke-Prescott Park-Portsmouth NHThe trip booked for June 5 has been postponed to June 19 due to inclement weather
June 19, 20236:30 PM to 9:00PM
Our end of the year Monday night field trip with Trip Leader-speaker Don Toothaker with assistance of Jake Mosser, Ken Jordan and Field Trip Chairman Tom Sanchez.
Join photographer and photography instructor Don Toothaker for a photo walk in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 6:30PM – 9PM. This time frame is based on some end if day light through sunset and a bit of blue hour.
During the walk, Don will discuss many of the aspects of photographing in low light and at night using only available light. He will be there to advise you and give a little help to your shooting but you are expected to know your camera and what to do with it. We will photograph the colors and details of Strawberry Banke and then move across the street to Prescott Park until sunset.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a large eclectic town along the coast of NH. The town features a blend of new and old architecture amid a variety of shops, restaurants, docks, boats, and colors. The end of the day and nighttime is a rich and beautiful time for creating photographs.
What to Bring-
Make sure to dress accordingly with the most current weather report
Consider bringing wide angle or standard zoom lenses
A prime lens - or even a macro may also suit you well
You can bring a telephoto zoom lens, but be advised to bring only what you want to carryMake sure to bring your tripod with a quick release plate and a shutter release, if you have one
Feel free to bring snacks and water
Bring an extra camera battery and memory cards
Most Important Bring your enthusiasm and creative thoughts
We will meet at the club at 5:15PM to car pool with a strict 5:30PM departure time so we have enough time when we arrive to manage parking and the walk from the garage if needed. Parking is at a premium there so we can’t have a lot of individual cars going unless you are willing to park in the parking garage. There is parking at where we are meeting, at the Strawberry Banke but that is normally for customers and their events so we can’t fill up their lot. It will be for those who cannot walk to and from the parking garage only. Parking is available in the Public Parking Garage at Hanover Garage on 2 Hanover Street for a reasonable fee – it is a 10 to15 minute walk-uphill on the return to the garage.
Parking is also available at Parrot Street Parking Lot. This is free. It is a 10-minute walk to the Strawberry Banke parking lot where we will meet. Some attendees could be dropped off at the Strawberry Banke parking lot and then the driver could go and park in the garages.
We will be going out for a snack and drinks after depending on how tired everyone is. That however is up town so those who might be parking at the Strawberry Banke itself will also have to move their cars uptown or it would be a 15 min walk.
This will be a great field trip. Don is an excellent teacher and speaker and lots of fun to be with. As members sign up we can see who we have and do preparking arrangements, so it’s not confusing at the club. If you will be driving there on your own you need to park in the parking garage and meet at Strawberry Banke at 6:30PM sharp. Better if your there 15min early at 6:15PM.
Please sign up for the trip by using the signup link in the left side column of this page. Please write in comment box if you are able to drive, drop of attendees and then go park in the garage.
Space is limited on this trip as it is also a teaching trip so if interested sign up as it will be first come first served.