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
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Some recent field trips

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 acres were purchased by Houston Audubon with the help of Houston Audubon members, friends, and the National Fish and Wildlife...

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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, https://missionofyahweh.org/. My neighbor has been involved with the mission for many years. I told her about Star of Hope and Ft. Hood and it occurred to...

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens

On Saturday March 12th we will travel to Orange Texas to visit Shangri La Botanical Gardens. We are hoping to catch the azaleas in bloom.  Shangri La is a 250+ acre space in Orange, Texas, along the waterways of Adams Bayou that combines botanical gardens and an education nature center in a uni...

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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 prey.  The tour will include up close and personal encounters with 8 magnificent birds.   They will be placed on a natural p...

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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 lost art of blacksmithing.  Phenix Knives is located in the historic 1891 blacksmith shop located at 305 E. Main.  The dem...

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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 dates open. The Fort Hood USO Center where we will be is the largest USO facility in the world.

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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 Fort Hood Family Portraits on Nov 4. The session was attended by most of the photographers that will be at Fort Hood this ye...

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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 of the USO staff were made. Thanks to all who went. It was once again a rewarding experience.

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