Descanso Gardens, April 2, 2011

Led by Douglas Wade

We will be starting this field trip off by meeting at 7:30 A.M for breakfast at Lucky Roxy’s Cafe, 405 West Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale (661-267-6526). Then around 8:30, we will drive to Descanso caravan style (carpooling is encouraged), arriving at Descanso around 9:30. (For those not meeting for breakfast, we will be meeting outside the entrance gate to Descanso at 9:30 A.M.) After arriving at Descanso, we will meet for a group photo and some quick photo tips before heading off to enjoy the beauty of these gardens and to get some great shots.

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Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge – Phone (818) 949-4200. Admission to Descanso is $8 for Adults, $6 Seniors and Students, $3 Children 5 to 15, and Free to Guild Members and Children under 5. They also have a restaurant in the gardens. Further information and driving directions can be found at their website

Descanso Gardens has asked us to provide you with the following information regarding photography in their Gardens: 1) An amateur photographer may only bring one camera bag into the Gardens; 2) A tripod is allowed as long as it is hand carried; 3) No bags with wheels or dollies are allowed; 4) No reflectors or lighting equipment is allowed other than a flash attached to a camera; 5) Amateur photographers may not bring models into the Gardens for photo shoots; 6) Amateur photographers who carry gear into the Gardens are expected to sign an agreement that they understand the Gardens policies and procedures; 7) Photographers are not allowed to block pathways or visitor access to any area of the garden; 8) No walking in flower beds or interfering with wildlife in the Gardens; and 9) Photos and videos of Descanso Gardens are not to be used for commercial purposes – This means that photos may not be sold.

To get the best pictures, you may want to consider bringing the following equipment: Wide angle, close-up and macro lenses - lens shades – tripod or monopod - cable release – polarizing and uv filters- flash unit, etc.

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