The Field Trip for May 13th is to McKee Botanical Garden at
350 US-1, Vero Beach, FL
meet there at 10am for
Flora Photography


Members Free

Adults $15.00

Senior (65+) $13.00

Military/Veterans $10.00


Flowers are a natural subject for photography, full of color, texture, patterns, and personality. As you begin the exciting process of shooting flowers, you should focus on the following details; the location of your photo shoot, capturing the main focus of the image, finding the correct angle for taking the image and finding or making suitable background for your ideal image.


Field Trips and Themes for 2023
Click on the Field Trip destination for more information about the Field Trip

January 14th Fieldtrip to Butterfly World for:

February’s Theme         Macro/Close up:

There is something magical about seeing a subject up close and personal. This opens up a whole new world of options for photographers. You can achieve close focus by decreasing the camera’s distance from the subject and letting it fill the frame, by adding extension tubes, use a close-up filter (diopter), or by using a macro lens. Use a tripod if possible. Close-up photography, or macro photography, can be a very rewarding form of photographic expression.

February 11th Fieldtrip to Paleo Hammock meet there 9am for:

March’s Theme             Nature Photography

Nature photography is photography that unlocks the beauty of natural elements in their natural habitat within a frame. It is an umbrella term that covers landscape photographywildlife photography, and garden photography. The aspects of nature include a variety of subjects ranging from plants, animals, lush greenery in a personal backyard, to a hidden natural wonder. True Nature Photography is without the hand of man, in other words nothing man made (or human) should be in the image.

March 11th Fieldtrip to Wachodahatchee Wetlands meet there at 7:30am for:

April’s Theme                       Panning Photography

Panning is a camera technique used to capture motion blur and convey movement while keeping a moving subject sharp. To capture a panning shot, choose a moving subject and a shutter speed slow enough to capture its movement. A fast subject like a vehicle will not require as slow of a shutter speed as a person running, for instance. As your subject moves perpendicularly to your lens, follow it in the direction that it’s moving. Panning will take some practice to nail the technique, but it produces much more interesting shots of moving subjects than those with a static background.

April 15th Fieldtrip to Stick Marsh  for:

May’s Theme                 Birds

Bird photography is one of the most popular genres of nature photography. For beginners birds in parks are used to people, so they are much easier to approach than birds in wild forests or fields. Birds near feeders are usually very friendly and will not be frightened by you if you have a little bit of patience. As you learn how to make friends with birds, your photos will be rewarding.

May 13th Fieldtrip to McKee Gardens for:

June’s Theme                        Floral

Flowers are a natural subject for photography, full of color, texture, patterns, and personality. As you begin the exciting process of shooting flowers, you should focus on the following details; the location of your photo shoot, capturing the main focus of the image, finding the correct angle for taking the image and finding or making suitable background for your ideal image.

June 10th Fieldtrip to Riverwalk Ft. Pierce for:

July’s Theme                 Photographing Reflections

Reflection photos refer to any shot, no matter what type of photography that uses a reflective surface such as; water, mirrors, puddles, glasses, etc. Reflection photography really is about the ability to look at an image in a different way.

July 15th Fieldtrip to Brevard Zoo for:

August’s Theme            Eyes

For the eye level vantage point, shooting at the subject’s eye level is key! For animal and people photography, shooting at the eye level encourages the viewer to form a bond with the animal in the image because you look directly into the beautiful eyes.

August 12th Fieldtrip to Stuart Green Market for:

September’s Theme      Street Photography

Street photography is one of the most challenging but at the same time one of the most rewarding genres of photography. Documenting people in their everyday environment is not easy – it requires patience, hard work and sometimes even some bravery to be able to approach and photograph complete strangers. You need to have quick responses and react intuitively as you would shooting sports. Just like travel photography, you must master storytelling. And also, you must be able to thoughtfully and creatively compose a compelling shot that draws in your viewer, just like in landscape photography.

September 16th Fieldtrip to Sebastian Inlet for:

October’s Theme           Fast shutter speed

Fast shutter speeds, at 1/500th of a second or faster, will freeze and capture quick-moving action – so you get a clean image of a subject that would otherwise be blurred. You can use a fast shutter speed for, sports photographywildlife photographystreet photography or any kind of action photography.

October 14th Fieldtrip to Becker Waterfalls for:

November’s Theme        Sunset

Sunsets are going to happen. It’s what you do with them that’s going to make the difference between photos you’ll want to share and those you’ll probably delete.
Sunset photography basically comes down to these points:
  • The sun does not have to be the subject of the photograph.
  • The effect of the sun on the landscape is often the picture.
  • Plan or anticipate the picture you want to make.
  • Give yourself the time and the tools to create your stunning image.

November 11th Fieldtrip to Jupiter Lighthouse for:

December’s Theme        Different Point of View

Here are some Different Points of View in Photography
  • Bird’s-eye View. When photographing a subject from above, it is known as a “bird’s-eye view”. …
  • Becoming the Subject. This point of view tends to be the most effective, especially when photographing human subjects. …
  • Eye Level. This is the most common way to photograph a subject. …
  • Worm’s-eye View.
  • This is not an inclusive list, use your imagination.

December 16th Fieldtrip to Downtown Fort Pierce at night for:

January  2024’s Theme       Architectural photography

Architectural photography is capturing an image of buildings and structures. The building or structure is the main subject of the photo, and the photographs are used to show the subject in an aesthetically pleasing and technically correct way.


November's Field trip to Paleo Hammock Preserve was canceled due to Hurricane.

October's Field trip was to Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, Dade City

September's Field trip was to Green Cay Boynton Beach

August's Field trip was to Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for Macro/Close-up Photography

July's Field trip was to Roosevelt Bridge Stuart for Night Photography

June's Field trip was to McKee Botanical Garden Vero Beach

May's Field trip was to Green Market & Downtown Ft Pierce

April's Field trip was to Lake Morton, Lakeland

Learn, Share, Photograph.

Whether you enjoy taking photos on your phone, a simple point and shoot or an advanced DSLR or Mirrorless, TCPC welcomes you! Join us for our meeting at our center, 1109 Soltman Ave, Fort Pierce on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to about 8:30pm. 

Throughout the year, we schedule guest speakers, conduct workshops, plan social events, organize photographic outings, and we participate in local and state programs. 

Field Trips

Field Trips are a very important part of the TCPC experience. Each month, members of the group go on an organized outing to one of the many photogenic spots in our area. 

Join with your fellow photographers who share the passion for photography! This is a great opportunity to meet others in the group, capture great photos as well as learn from the expertise and experience of others.