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Monthly Club Field Trips

Monthly Club Field Trips

Our club offers monthly field trips to exciting photographic venues on the Florida Sun Coast. These field trips provide a great opportunity to expand your photographic skills by having members helping members increase their photographic skills. These events have produced lasting friendships between members. Field trips are for Members Only.

 

 

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Monthly Field Trip

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On Fri. Dec. 1 we will be taking our last field trip of the year to the grounds surrounding the John Ringling Museum. The grounds are free to explore. Currently there is an exhibition called Circle of Animal/Zodiac Heads in the gardens. https://www.ringling.org/events/circle-animals-zodiac-heads

We will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 2:00 to sign release forms and set up car pools, leaving promptly at 2:15. We will meet for an early dinner after. If you would like to attend the field trip stop by the field trip table at our monthly or email Susan or Bobbie at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com. Field trips are for members only.

Photo tip: think about “leading lines” . https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-leading-lines-for-better-compositions/

*Still and video photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use outdoors at Ringling. Tripods and monopods are permitted on the grounds. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred or commercially distributed.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Monthly Field Trip

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hartslanding sunset FB_MG_3587On Thursday November 9th we will be taking our monthly field trip to Harts Landing. Located under the John Ringling Bridge. This is a favorite spot to capture sunsets and nighttime photos. From this vantage point you have views of beautiful Sarasota Bay, the city skyline, a long active fishing pier and easy access to the top of Ringling Bridge for a great view of the city. This area will give you many compositions to play with. After the shoot we will meet up at Marina Jacks for dinner. We will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 4:15 sharp to sign release forms and set up car pools.  If you would like to attend this field trip email Carolyn & Roxana at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com or stop by the field trip table at our monthly meeting. Remember, field trips are for members only. 

For more information on Harts Landing check out this link.  http://hartslanding.net.

Here are links on shooting sunsets and city skylines.

https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-sunrises-and-sunsets/.    

https://digital-photography-school.com/7-tips-better-skyline-photography/

See the photographs here.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Monthly Field Trip

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burnsctmapWe will be gathering for our next club field trip in the public parking lot ,between Osprey and Orange, in the Historic Burns Court area of downtown Sarasota. Plan to arrive at 9:00 am to sign the required liability of release forms and then begin spending time exploring this unique area. We will gather as a group for lunch afterwards. Final instructions will be sent out several days before the field trip. If you are interested in attending email Roxana or Carolyn at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com
 
To read more about Burns Court check out this link.
 
Remember club field trips are for MEMBERS ONLY.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Field Trip Photo Review

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6a00e54f9e845b883401bb0954d640970dCome join us in the cool air conditioned LWR Town Hall, for our first “Field Trip Photo Review” on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am..” Larry Deitch, head of the education committee, will offer critique and feedback on your field trip photos. Please plan on putting your photos on a USB thumb drive. This will enable us to up load them on the club’s computer and display them on the screen for review. To register email Roxana and Carolyn at fieldtrips@lwrdpc.com or visit the field trip table at the monthly meetings to sign up. We will accept sign ups until Friday August 18th. This will enable us to determine how many members are attending and determine how many photos each person will be allowed to bring for review and critique. We will send out an email reminder so you will know how many photos to bring. Please RSVP to the reminder email so we know for sure who will be attending. This event is for members only. To learn how to become a member visit the Become a Member section of this website.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Butterfly Rainforest

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Gemini WM_MG_2126On Thursday July 6TH we will take our Monthly field trip to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville, Florida. Come explore 60 to 80 different butterfly and moth species in this screened living ecosystem. You will also see small birds from around the world, flowers, tropical trees and a waterfall as you walk along the paths. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to take photos of these beautiful Butterflies and birds up close. The museum also has a special exhibit up called, Frogs! A Chorus Of Colors. This is a display of live frogs from around the world in glass enclosed environments. The cost for this trip is $14.00, this is payable when you sign up and is nonrefundable.  The limit for this trip is 25 members. Please meet us at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall at 7:00 am sharp. For more information about the rainforest go to floridamuseum.ulf.edu.   Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we can not guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

See the photographs here.

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/butterfly-rainforest/

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Florida Polytechnic University

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18010423_10211087235634335_4084504954387548593_nFlorida Polytechnic University was designed by DR. Santiago Calatrava , a renowned international architect. The building is a 162,00 sq. ft. domed structure. This building is a moveable and functional work of art. It has a louvered roof system that adjusts with the Sun’s angel, surrounded by a ring of curved metal pergolas that shade the outer terrace and walkways.  This design causes stunning shadows and reflections all around the inside and outside of the building.  The building is considered one of the 16 “most breathtaking” buildings in the world. If you have an interest in architectural photography or you would like to try it this will be the place to be. There are many compositional choices to choose from to create exceptional images. This will be our monthly field trip on Saturday June 24th.  We will meet at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall to sign forms and arrange car pools.  We will leave at 7:00 am sharp.  The Director of Marketing for the school has asked me to limit the field trip to 30 people.  She has also asked that photos not be used for commercial purposes (e.g. advertising, stock imagery, etc.).  We can use the photos for our competitions and for personal use. Field Trips are for Members Only, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to learn how to become a member of LWRDPC please visit the homepage of the club website and click on “Become A Member” under the membership tab. If you are interested in participating in a field trip and you are not a member, please realize you will need to register at least a week in advance to allow time for your registration to be processed.

As our club continues to grow, and we add more and more activities to our schedule, we are finding it necessary for our members to RSVP in advance for our scheduled monthly field trips. Several upcoming field trips in particular are limited in size. In order to make it fair to those on waiting lists and to our organizers who sometimes are making restaurant reservations or guaranteeing a specific number of attendees at a photo destination.  In the future when you receive an email reminder a few days in advance, if you do not respond then we cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend the outing.

If you would like to attend the Polytechnic field trip please contact Roxana and Carolyn at fieldTrips@lwrdpc.com  Field trip are for members only.

See the photographs here.

https://www.facebook.com/FLPolyU/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Polytechnic_University