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

Cottonwood Festival

March 31 - April 1

March:  COTTONWOOD FESTIVAL    March 31 and April 1st Join us in Palestine,  Texas for the Cottonwood Festival. We will make lunch reservations on an old steam engine train.   More details to follow.

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The Tall Ships – Galveston

April 13 - April 16

April:     THE TALL SHIPS The Tall Ships return to Galveston April 13-16th! Just do an internet search such as this one. The ships that are coming in are simply magnificent. We are currently working on details for a HIP event. Let us know if you have any ideas!

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Some recent field trips

Big Bend

March:  BIG BEND  March 20-24th                Travel March 20th and return March 24th. This will be peak season in the park so please get

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Action shots at the Skate Park

February 25th Event: Action Shots at the Skate Park! HIP’s February event involves action shots building on Owen Fisher’s presentation on skate boarding at our meeting last week. Please join us

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The Painted Churches

September 20th Photo Event:  The Painted Churches Come join a really fun group of photographers as we adventure off to Schulenburg, TX to visit the world famous “Painted Churches.”  The

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Buffalo Bayou Cistern

On Saturday, August 13th the club will visit the Cistern in Buffalo Bayou park.  About the Cistern The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in

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Great Texas Balloon Race – Longview Texas

Where: Join us in Longview, Texas for the Great Texas Balloon Race. When: June 17, 18 and 19. What: The Great Texas Balloon Race will have almost 60 world-class pilots competing for various titles

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Smith Oaks Rookery – High Island

On Saturday April 16 we will travel to High Island to visit Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary. Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary is 177 acres of fields, woods, wetlands and ponds. Sixty-four

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The Mission of Yahweh Photography Project

When: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8AM to 5PM   The Mission of Yahweh is a facility in NW Houston for homeless families and battered women, My neighbor has been involved

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Audubon Raptor Education Center

Join us at the Audubon Raptor and Education Center at 7:30 a.m. on February 12, 2022 where we will take a Photo Tour of the sanctuary for rehabilitated birds of

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Blacksmith demonstration in Bellville

Join us in Bellville, TX at 9:00 a.m. at Phenix Knives where “Cowboy” Szmanski will fire up the forges and give a demonstration and a bit of history on the

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Fort Hood Family Portrait Project – 2021

With our Fort Hood head shot session completed, we are now focusing on portrait weekend. We are going to Fort Hood November 4-7 for making family portraits, so please keep those

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Family Portrait Posing Workshop with Buzz Marvins

On Oct 9, 2021 Buzz Marvins provided a great lesson in posing for family portraits at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. This was a training session in preparation for the

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Fort Hood Headshots Day – 2021

  On June 16th, 10 of us went to Fort Hood to make head shots for servicemembers. We ran three studios and had over 100 sittings for servicemembers. In addition, headshots

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