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 Scheduled TripsField Trip General InformationZakim Bridge-US Consitution in Dry DockApril 01, 2017Nature FunMay 27, 2017Summer Closing-Field Trip Pizza PartyJune 19, 2017
Who to Contact
Field Trips Sign-up Form
Questions regarding the
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"
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.
Nature WalkThrough Woods
Simmons Field Nature Trip
Zakim Bridge-US Consitution in Dry Dock
April 01, 2017 8:30 AM
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 9 AM. Details will be provided and sent to the membership as soon as he has confirmed them. If it is not available at 9 AM we can walk to the bridge for photography and return to the Constitution after the museum has opened for the tour and photography. If the tour is at 9 AM we will shoot the bridge after the tour. 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 8:15 am for a strict 8:30 am departure. We will stop for a group lunch to end our morning.
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-given the unpredictable changes in weather this year, dressing in layers would be recommended. 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
May 27, 2017 TBA-Very early AM
This field trip will be led by Jake Mosser and will go to either Great Meadows or the Garden in the Woods. It will leave from the camera club Saturday May 27 very early in the AM. We realize this is Memorial Day weekend, but it is the only weekend open.
Full information on the trip will follow by the end of March. Feel free to sign up for the trip before then. 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.
Summer Closing-Field Trip Pizza Party
June 19, 2017 7:00 PM
Every year we close the season off with a Field Trip Pizza Party and Gathering to view images from the years past trips. It's a great way to end the year and leave with some wonderful memories. Further information about this night will be posted in May 2017.