Trinity Arts Photo Club (TAPC) members are attending the Friday Night Fireworks in Grapevine and getting fantastic results. This free event runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Parking is very limited, so get there early. You’ll also need time to find your setup spot. Bring your camera, a remote shutter release, tripod, and INSECT REPELLENT.
The Trinity Arts Photo Club went a little wild this month. Several of our members visited the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. While this area of the state is known for its fossilized dinosaur footprints, some slightly smaller animals still roam the area. Check the Meetup site for more great outings like this one.
As our last “official” field trip of 2014, we had a great turn out and a beautiful evening of photographing the lights at Vitruvian Park in Addison. There were 14 members who gathered for the lighted display of trees in … Continue reading →
It was a beautiful night with beautiful clouds. Although this was not an “official” club field trip, there were 6 club members plus new friends that gathered to photograph the Continental Ave Bridge and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The … Continue reading →
There were three of us who met at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for the exhibition of Butterflies in the Garden. It was a beautiful day for an outing and, luckily, the garden was not crowded this morning. The butterflies … Continue reading →
I wasn’t sure when I sat down to write this article what the main theme was going to be. But as I reviewed the trip in my mind and went over the photos contributed by the members, an idea came to mind.
The weather was gloomy on this day, and we considered cancelling. It was chilly, with the possibility of rain. And a week before we had experienced a hard freeze that surely would have ruined the tulips that we were going to photograph.
But a hardy group of us showed up and I think we were all glad we did. Yes, it was grey. And, yes, the flowers, weren’t as plentiful as previous years. But as I think you can see by the smiles on the faces in the group photo, we were all glad to be there and enjoying each others company. Because after all, what is better than a few hours of nothing to do but taking pictures and trying out our new toys?
And I think you can see by the photos that we were up to the challenge and came away with some pictures we can be proud of.
I hope on our next field trip that you can be there too.
On Saturday, January 18, the Trinity Arts Photo Club held its first field trip of 2014 at the Fort Worth Stock Show to take in the sights and capture a few images while doing so. If you like anything that is Western, this is the place to be in January in Fort Worth. The weather was fabulous too.
After collecting ourselves, we started in the livestock exhibition buildings, wandering among sheep, cows, steer, horses and pigeons. Yes, pigeons. We had opportunities to photograph the owners grooming and cleaning their animals as well as putting some of them (generally horses) through their paces. I never knew that the animal fashionistas used industrial sized hair dryers to groom their beasts at an event like this, but they do. Since the livestock are in buildings, some with windows and some without, we were presented with various lighting challenges, depending on which building we were in.
After taking images from every imaginable angle of occupants in the livestock buildings, we made our way out to the Midway, where children of all ages were riding rides, playing carnival games and eating food that rots your teeth. But no…even on such a beautiful day, the crowd on the midway was sparse, making is tougher to photograph the various rides in motion…since they were often not in motion. But we gave it the old college try, and made the best of it under the circumstances, getting some nice images in the process as you see below. Tripods were an absolute necessity for sharp shots, especially after the sun went down. They also allowed for long exposure images of the spinning rides creating blurs and bringing the lights to life in the process.
Overall, it was a great first event for all that attended and we hope to see many more club members at future events.
We had a small group for the Scavenger Hunt at the Fort Worth Stock Yards. Tracy Del Favero led us and came up with some very challenging topics…about 28 of them in total. A few of our topics were Texas … Continue reading →