Friday Field Trip

For our meeting this Friday we will go on a downtown Tampa photowalk. We will gather in Curtis Hixon Park and then I will lead a sunset/twilight photowalk through downtown. We will finish our walk at Five Guys and can eat there. Come early and shoot in the park if you wish. We will gather up at 7:00 and leave the park by 7:15 at the latest. We will gather at the fountains on the northeast corner of the park near the Children’s Museum. Parking is available in the city garage next to the museum at the posted rates. Parking in metered spots on the surrounding streets is free after 6:00 pm. You may also park at the University of Tampa and walk over the bridge to the park. Pack lightly so that you can walk comfortably and shoot for about an hour and a half. As for gear recommendations it would probably be a good idea to have wide-angle to medium telephoto lenses and a tripod. Flash is optional but could be of use for some creative shots. Bottled water is always a good idea so that you can stay hydrated while walking and shooting. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there on Friday night!

Friday, August 26 Meeting

Remember that the Friday night meeting will take place on location, not at tRg studios. We will meet at 7 pm and shoot at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. The address of the park is 600 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
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Street parking north of Kennedy Blvd. is free after 6 pm. If you park on the street and are unsure about the enforcement hours go to the nearest parking payment kiosk and enter your parking space number. The kiosk will inform you of the hours of enforcement for your space.

It is recommended that you bring a tripod if you have one.

Photography at the Florida State Fair

On the afternoon of February 12th, after the video series presentation at TRG studios, several club members plan on heading over to the state fair. Anyone who is interested is welcome to go. No formal arrangements have been made, simply get together with anyone else who is going after the video presentation. This information is also cross-posted on our Photo Opportunities page.

Field Trip/Workshop Hosted by Jim S.

The TBCC competition subject for March 2011 is night photography and in an effort to help members learn techniques and acquire images to work with I will be hosting a field trip/workshop for members. For a complete listing of details regarding this event please visit our Photo Opportunities page. Please use this link to get my email address and send me a quick note if you plan on attending. – Jim

Possible outing for TBCC Suggestion
The Central Florida Chapter of PSA is having an outing at the Olustee Civil War Reenactment near Olustee Florida on the February 19th -20th, 2011 weekend. The event is held at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, which is located about 20 miles east of Lake City on US 90. For a complete listing of details regarding this event please visit our Photo Opportunities page. -Robert

Audubon Society Bookmark Photo Contest
Bill G. has been kind enough to provide us with an entry form and information for this contest.

Help Portrait Day

Are you interested in using your photographic skills to give back to the community this holiday season? If so, then considering volunteering for Help Portrait Day. The concept is simple: On or around December 4th take portraits of anyone you feel could use your service but may not be able to afford it. Edit, print ,and deliver the work. That’s it. You can volunteer to be part of a group that’s taking part or simply do it on your own for someone you know in need. It’s not a contest, there is no need to display your work anywhere. Just put your skills to use to help someone out.

I am volunteering to work with a group that is helping people in a rehab program. I know other groups that are looking for help with taking photos, editing photos, or printing photos. I can put you in touch with others who are taking part or you can find out all the info for yourself by following the link on our TBCC Photo Opportunities page.

All TBCC members are invited to join Jim Sykes for a bike riding and photography event

When: 11/20/10    9:00 am

Where: Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve

Details: Bring your bicycle, a backpack with lunch, and your camera. We will meet at John B Sergeant Sr. Park and take advantage of photo opportunities in the park and then we will ride the Old Fort King Trail taking photos along the way to Dead River Park where we can pick a spot for lunch and take more photos before returning back to our starting point. Expect to ride a total of around 5-6 miles out and the same distance back on a combination of paved and unpaved trails. In addition to lunch and camera gear you may wish to bring some insect repellent and plenty of water. Information about the location can be found here:

This information is cross-posted on the TBCC Photo Opportunities page.