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Field trips are held monthly, offering us the opportunity to practice our skills out and about. A member suggests the location and provides information about the opportunities and facilities.


Field trip - Thursday 22nd October 2020

October 22nd Field Trip to Cardinham Woods

 Personal Checklist

Cardinham Woods_Covid-19 Risk Assessment.pdf

Field trip - Thursday 24th September 2020

There were just Steph and myself on the field trip this week so we missed out Park Head and met at the NT cafe, Carnewas at Bedruthan. Coffee first, then out to face the elements which weren't as bad as we first thought they were, dry and even the occasional brightness, but very windy. We walked along to a view point and took a few pictures, then carried on down the steps to another viewing place. We spent 45 minutes there getting battered by the wind, cameras shaking and hands freezing before we called it a day.  We agreed it was a good call, to come out and a thoroughly enjoyable outing.


Report and pictures by Rose Cross

Park Head and Bedruthan Field Trip - 24th September

Risk Assessment

Pre-attendance Personal Checklist


Upcoming Field Trips

The next Field Trip will be on September 24th to Bedruthan and Park Head, led by Rose. Details will follow nearer the time along with the requisite Covid Risk Assessments. Members will be asked to confirm if they wish to come so that we can arrange different starting points if there is more than one group of six.

The field trip on October 22nd will be to Cardinham Woods, arranged by Jenny E. Options for November were discussed with a National Trust property and a Christmas theme a possibility. This plan will be revisited next month.


Field trip - Monday 29th June 2020

This is the feeling you get when you get to spend a couple of hours with friends by the sea having fun with photography.

Once we return to a more normal routine of monthly field trips (you have to be hopeful don't you?) we would like to include a selection of members' images from that field trip showing the range and diversity of images our members take or make. Here is our first selection from the field trip to Charlestown.  Remember that if you want to see a larger version of the image you should be able to right click and open in a new tab or double click on the image depending on which technology you are using to veiw the webpage.




Steph Thomas




Heidi Swire



Lindsay Southgate



David Platt



Jasmina Goodair






Field trip - Wednesday 17th June 2020

Yes, we managed a socially distanced field trip to Colliford Lake in spite of the weather! Five of your intrepid fellow members enjoyed exploring the shore of Colliford Lake, re-acquainting ourselves with our cameras after a good few weeks. Light at the end of the tunnel perhaps.


Covid 19 

Field Trips are cancelled until further notice


February Field Trip 

The photography gods were shining on us once more as we enjoyed beautiful sunshine and dry weather for our February field trip to Lanhydrock Gardens. Eight members enjoyed the colour of the daffodils, magnolias, camelias and even the odd clump of snowdrops which had survived the worst of Storms Ciara and Dennis. We all agreed it was lovely to have the sun on our backs as we tried everything from traditional flower photography to macro to multiple exposures to "contre jour". The group all enjoyed the camaraderie of working together to learn different techniques. Inevitably we also tried out the offerings of the Stable Tea Rooms and enjoyed a good chat over lunch!







Fieldtrip to Davidstow and Roughtor - Jan 2020


 A typical January day for our fieldtrip this month but we made the most of the moody conditions and were thrilled to see a brilliant display of murmurations at Roughtor