Photo Shootouts

Field Trips

A popular activity of the club is the periodic photography field trips or Shootouts. Comprised primarily of day trips to local locations, Shootouts provide members and guests with practical photographic experience, a way to expand their vision and creativity, and a source of fun and socialization.

After shootouts club members upload a few of their best images to the club’s Shootout flickr® group pool. Only photos taken on location during a scheduled shoot-outs may be posted. Only photos taken on location during a scheduled shoot-out are posted so others can see what variety can be achieved under the same circumstances. If you are a club member but not a member of flickr® learn how to join here.

Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt

The use of drones for photography has become increasing popular. Along with that popularity many locations have instituted guidelines for the use of drones or have prohibited their use entirely. Once a drone is airborne the operator must follow the guidelines established by the FAA. Therefore participants that intend to use drones for any club activity are responsible for making sure that drone photography is permitted before taking pictures at any location and to ensure they have the required permits and licenses necessary for such photography. The club will not be responsible for fines imposed by authorities for flying drones illegally or without required licenses and permits.

Upcoming Shootout – Eastern Sierra Fall Colors.

Autumn Reflection | Photo by Michelle Bui

Dates: October 5 through October 8, 2017

During this multi-day shootout participants will be visiting many Eastern Sierra sites resplendent with fall colors.  We will visit places such as Dunderberg Meadow, Virginia Lakes, Carson Pass, Long Valley, Tioga Pass and Canyon, and other places along highway 120.  Participants will be shooting wonderful sunrises and sunsets along Highway 395 – in Mono County – and may get a chance to visit the Historic Ghost town of Bodie. Where permitted there may be opportunities for photographic drones to shoot the aspen canopy and colored canyons. More information is available here.


Recent examples of shootout images taken by club members:

See more Shootout Photos images on flickr®.