Field Trip Schedule and Info

 Hammond Air Show!
Saturday, October 20


We will meet at the Chick-fil-A on Millerville (1919 Millerville Road) at 8:30 on Saturday morning, leaving at 9:00 am. Once in Hammond, there is a shuttle service that runs to the airport, or parking is available at airport for $20, cash only. Shuttle service site we can use:   Hammond High Magnet School, 45168 River Rd, Hammond, LA 70401

Tickets can by purchased online, or at slightly higher fee at the gate. (Still trying to nail-down if there is separate area for photog’s and equipment.)

This should put us at the site in plenty enough time for the National Anthem, scheduled for 11:00 am.

(Want to verify if we can bring folding chairs and other items.)

More info can be found at the website:



Pet Shoot

October 7th - Just For Fun – Bernie Gillette is extending an invitation to all club members to photograph their pet on Sunday October 7th from noon to 4:00 pm in his backyard. He’ll have an attractive background and you’ll be able to use strobe lights to get the best possible image.

In addition to the posed set, you’ll be able to let your pet roam and catch them in action. You never know what you’ll get. Shoot him an email confirming time and pet choice.


The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

October 21 -24 2018

        It has not been that long ago that a group of us from LPS visited the “Great Smoky Mountain National Park.” I am eager to return this fall. At this time I am looking for a show of hands who are interested in a return trip. Let me hear from you even if you are uncertain.

Naturally I am open to all suggestions, tentative plans are similar to the previous venture. Lodging in Townsend,Tennessee a small quiet town that seems to be ideally located for photographers. It’s definitely not the hot spot like Gatlinburg.
Townsend is ideally located to access several rivers and streams, a great opportunity for slow shutters and foamy water. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only 20 minutes from a wonderful sunrise location… weather permitting, the potential for incredible images awaits.

Cades Cove is extremely popular and it is pretty much a must do, it is also pretty much a full day. Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park offers the ideal sunset location. The proof in the pudding is simply, the entire edge is covered with tripods. Although during our trip the water levels were very low, there are several attractive water falls with easy access.

From Baton Rouge it is approximately a 10 – 11 hour drive. For some they managed an early start and made the trip in one day. Others made the trip with a overnight stop.
Exact dates are not determined, but the dates noted are typically ideal for the best of the fall foliage. Of course the intention of this early notice is to establish plans, answer questions and make reservations. .

Simply, for all those who may have an interest, I ask that you send me an email and include your comments and photo interest. After which we will set up a meeting and secure firm plans.

After our south Louisiana summer, we’ll be ready for some cool !


Bernard Gillette

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