Field Trips

During most months, we have photography field trips. Some are local and others are out of town. From a few hours to a few days, they are a great opportunity to challenge yourself and each other and gain insights and knowledge that will improve your photography skillsets.

In addition to hanging out with a group of passionate photographers, you’ll have the opportunity to review and receive positive critique and relax with food, drinks and fun.

Upcoming Field Trips

Fort Hood Family Portraits

November 30 - December 2
Fort Hood
T.J. Mills Boulevard Building #121
Killeen, TX 76544 United States
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For November, we will once again be going to Fort Hood to make family portraits for members of our military. The dates are November 30 - Dec 2 We will be staying at the Quality Suites Hotel in Copperas Cove while at Ft Hood this year. Thursday – Nov 29 Arrive at the Fort’s main entrance and pick up your auto pass Check into hotel Advise Alan you have arrived Get your lap top color calibrated by Alan Dinner together somewhere near-by Adult Beverages and discussion of the day at hotel if desired Friday – Nov 30 Time TBD (8AM or 9AM) -Arrive at USO office on Ft Hood for field trip on the fo...

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Some recent field trips

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Jules sent out earlier this month an Evite for the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Photography Tour, which is planned for Saturday, October 13th to Sunday, October 14th. We will meet up at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, TX at 2:30 pm for HIP’s 3:00 pm photography...

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Portrait Practice Session

Thank you all for signing up for the training event this Saturday, Sept 8 from 9AM to 4PM.    Please come to the 19thFloor, Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, 6400 Fannin St, Houston, TX.  For directions from your starting point please go to http://mhmp.com/directions-parking . ...

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Lone Star Flight Museum

For August, we will be going to the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington. We will meet on Saturday, August 18th at 9:45 a.m. The Lone Star Flight Museum is located at Ellington Airport near I-45 south and Sam Houston Parkway in Houston, Texas.  

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MFAH – Back Room Tour

For July, we will be touring the backroom of the photography collection at the MFAH (Beck Building). So keep the evening of Thursday, July 19th open. Be there by 5:30, tour starts at 6:00. The Beck Building, named for MFAH patron Audrey Jones Beck, features galleries for changing exhibitions as well...

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St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary

The June Field trip is to the St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary. Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is a non-profit facility that provides rescued wolves and wolfdogs with a loving home and a second chance at life. Since 2002 we have sustained our business on a small acreage in Texas, where we have opened our do...

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Brazos Bend State Park

The Brazos Bend State Park outing is on May 12, 2018, from 4 PM to 8 PM.    We will meet at the display board where are the restrooms at 40 Acre Lake parking.  This is the closest large parking on the left after checking in (pay entrance fee) and drive a short time on

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Galveston Field Trip

The next field trip is Friday, April 20th down to Galveston. We will have the bus again with a pick-up at 8:30 am with parking at the Fonde Recreation Center,110 Sabine St  (corner of Memorial & Sabine St.)

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Painted Churches

On Friday March 9, 35 members and friends rode the bus to Schulenburg to see the Painted Churches. We had a very knowledgeble location docent to give us the history and color of the churches and the area. Had a great home cooked lunch. 

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The Cistern and Skate Park – Photography Tour

February is a “Two-Fer” month.  We will be inside the Houston Cistern and the Jamail Skate Park at Buffalo Bayou Park on Sabine Street between Memorial and Allen Parkway.  We will gather for some action photos at the skate park before the Cistern Photography Tour.  The Cistern has a $15 ticke...

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Zoo Lights

Field trip to photograph the Zoo Lights at night.  Zoo Lights starts at 6PM and there was a long line on Thursday night.  At 8 when we left there was no line.  Maybe we should gather for a bite before the zoo and let the lines go away. Meet for dinner at 5:30 and then

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Fort Hood Family Portrait Project

This year's annual Fort Hood Family Portrait Project event took place Nov 3-5. The event was a great success. The USO provided some fun and interesting activities on day 1. We took a tour of the Army K9 unit and saw demonstrations of some really talented dogs (and their handlers) sniffing out explos...

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Heights Boulevard Photo Walk

On Saturday a few members took a photo walk down Heights Boulevard. It was a pretty day and there were lots of interesting art objects along the way in addition to all the iconic houses. 

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Boudoir Photo Shoot

Members of the local photography group, Houston Innerloop Photography Club, were guests at Heights Boudoir Studio. Members were present to learn a little bit about boudoir photography and running a boudoir studio.

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Port of Houston Boat Tour – July 2017

On Saturday 15 July about 40 of us (see the picture above) took a boat tour of the Port of Houston from the Turning Basin to the Washburn Tunnel on the MV Sam Houston. The 90 minute cruise provides quite a different perspective on Houston and makes one realize the importance of the port to the City ...

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Goliad Texas – June 2017

Field trip to Goliad Texas. Locals guides Steve and Carolyn did a wonderful job of showing us city slickers around the area. Sunrise at Presidio La Bahia, sunset at Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad Brewing Company, some great food and drinks.

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