Field Trip Schedule and Info

Afton Villa Gardens
St. Francisville, Louisiana
8:00AM, May 20, 2017

The gardens of Afton Villa are among the most famous and picturesque in the state and the best part they are nearby. The site contains over 20 acres of formal gardens and pleasure grounds including the famous ruins gardens, a formal parterre garden, a daffodil valley, a historic family cemetery and much more. For the keen photographic eye, photos opportunities are everywhere.

The gates open at 9:00Am and close at 4:30PM. I suggest we assemble at 8:00AM, the usual place, that being the McDonalds on Drusilla. For sure, all photo toys are in good order, batteries charges and clean cards. Tripods, cable releases are encouraged. Dress accordingly, comfortable shoes and water is a good idea. If you can pass for being 12 years of age or younger, you get in free, if not you’ll need $5.00

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Scavenger Hunt – Come One, Come All !
June 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Shooting Time
Lunch and review afterwards

Last month, Theresa invited me to participate in the lagniappe program. Always a challenge coming before a group of talented photographers. My program covered the basics and a bit more. At the conclusion, it was suggested that I use the many elements of composition and create a field trip involving the elements of composition. Hence, the “Scavenger Hunt”!

So here is the outline. We will assemble at 7:30 AM at the ever popular McDonalds on Drusilla. I will provide each with a list of topics and the ground rules that will make up the articles for the hunt. With the ground rules covered we will depart for the greater downtown area to pursue our objectives. Perhaps some will consider this as an exercise in photography vision.

Anything goes, use a variety of lenses, include flash, ND filters and of course your tripods. Dress comfortably, good shoes, sunscreen and you might want to carry water.  Once the deadline, 1:00 PM arrives, we will depart for a location as yet to be determined, where we will enjoy lunch and review our efforts. Reviewing our efforts will require you to include your laptop or share one. I image you will capture several hundred photographs, in the interest of time, I must limit only two images of each topic.

If you have never participated in one of our field trips this would be an excellent opportunity to do so. You will make many new friends and you’ll learn from others and we will learn from you. So “Come One – Come All !”

 Early registration is encouraged. I will then be able to provide a head count when I make a reservation at the still to be determined restaurant,


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