Digital Dimensions & Beyond


Field Trips

To get us all out and shooting on a regular basis, the club tries to organize monthly field trips. Some are field trips around town that may only last a couple hours and some may be weekend trips to another city or state. Every one gets you excited to be out photographing the world around you. Join us for image making, fun and friendship.


The following events can also be found on our Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Field Trips

All field trips are tentative and subject to change.  Please be sure to check this web site for the most current information.  If you have any suggestions for good shooting locations please contact us.

**CANCELLED** Light Painting with Gil Carlon **CANCELLED**

May 22nd, 2021 8:00pm

Meet at Shawnee Mission Park at the boat dock.

Bring a tripod and possibly supplies for light painting

Strong City Rodeo

June 3-5th, 2021


Taps at the Tower-Liberty Memorial

Sunday June 20, 2021 at Sunset


Kansas City Air Show - New Century Air Center

July 3-4th, 2021


Past Field Trips

Overland Park Arboretum

April 17, 2021 9:00am

Meet at entrance - BYO Box/Bag lunch and eat outside on the picnic tables after shooting

West Bottoms Shoot

March 20, 2021 10:00am

Hillsdale Lake Sunset Shoot

February 20, 2021 5:15pm

Meet here: Google Maps

Weston Bend State Park

November 14, 2020 10:30am

Fall Color

Nelson Atkins Museum

October 17, 2020 6pm

Outdoor Evening/Sunset Shoot

Meet on south side of building

Overland Park Arboretum

Terra Luna September 17-20,2020 7:30pm-10:30pm

Prebuy tickets, some members planning to go Friday Sep 18th

Lenexa City Hall

December 13, 2019 6:00-7:30pm

Opening Reception for Lenexa Photo Exhibit

Westin Crown Center

December 1, 2019 4:30-8:30pm

Annual Holiday shoot. Bring an unwrapped toy for City Union Mission. More info to come.

Kaw Point

November 2nd - 5:00pm

KC Skyline Sunset Shoot

KC City Market

October 19th - 8:30am - 9:30am

8:30 City Diner at 3rd and Grand (optional breakfast)

City Market Park is at 3rd and Main

Free shooting in and around the City Market-People, Shops, Farmers market, food, street car, River Market Antiques, etc

Overland Park Arboretum

September 21, 2019 (Sat) from 9:15am - 12:00pm

Baldwin Train Ride

September 28, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

$20 for the ride. Meet at Baldwin Train Station

City Market

August 17th (8:00am Optional Breakfast at City Diner, 9:00 Meet at City Market Park)

** CANCELLED due to storms **

City Diner at 3rd and Grand

City Market Park is at 3rd and Main

Free shooting in and around the City Market-People, Shops, Farmers market, food, street car, River Market Antiques, etc

Water Lantern Festival

July 27, 2019

Self Guided

Johnson County Fair and Rodeo

July 26-August 4, 2019

Self Guided

The Great Car Show

Libery Memorial Lawn

July 21, 2019

Self Guided

KC T-Bones Game

Saturday, July 20, 2019

KC Airshow

July 6-7th

Self Guided

Kaw Point

Monday,June 17, 2019

** CANCELLED ** Park is closed due to flooding

Wings over Whiteman

June 15, 2019

Self Guided

Overland Park Arboretum

Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:15am-12pm

* Cancelled due to weather *


$3 Entry fee

Prairie Fire & Church of the Resurrection

April 27th


Stained Glass (details in the works)

Topeka Capitol Building Tour

March 23rd (Sat) 10:00am


Moon Marble Company

February 23 (Saturday) 9:30am-10:30am


Demonstration and Tour in Bonner Springs (Map).

See email for further details. Bring $5.

Midwest Photography Conference (non-club event)

February 9th (Saturday)


Held by the Northland Photo Club in Leavenworth, KS. See email/their website for details.

Lenexa City Hall

January 28, 2019 (Monday) 4:00-5:30pm


Pick up Lenexa Prints

Holiday Shoot

December 9, 2018 (Sunday)


Meet at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (87th & Lackman). Dinner after about 7pm at Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

Lenexa City Hall Reception

December 7, 2018 (Friday) 6:30-8:00pm

Lenexa City Hall

November 26 (Monday) 4:00-5:30pm


Drop off prints for Lenexa Show

Parkville, MO

November 17, 2018 (Saturday) 9am-Noon


Main Street, Trestle Bridge, Nature Center, Vintage watch store (plans being worked on)

Great Plains Nature - McPherson, KS

November 10, 2018


Photographers Weekend

Atchison, KS

October 20, 2018 (Saturday) 4:00pm


Meet at entrance to Riverfront Park. Pics of waterfront, College Amelia Earhart, Bridge.

Dinner as a club, then low-light bridge shoot after.

Ol'Marais River Run Car Show

Ottawa, KS

September 15-16 (Friday&Saturday)



Reed Hoffman Workshops

August 21, 2018 7-9:30pm (Tuesday)-Mini Lighting

September 15, 2018 (Saturday)-Mini Close-up/Macro


More details here

Club Meeting in Loose Park!

August 16, 2018


At the Picnic Shelter-Here's a map of the park and here is a Google Map.

The club will provide freshly grilled hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, and utensils. Each person brings their own drinks and a side dish to share.

In addition to your own choice of photos taken at the park, there will be club members helping with portraits and birds.

Bring your camera equipment, side dish, and your drink. Insect repellant is optional.



Garden Photography Happy Hour

Beanstalk Children's Garden, KCMO

August 7th, 2018 6-8:30pm (Friday)


E-mail to come

Night/Milky Way Shoot

Hillsdale Lake

August 5th-14th (Actual date to be determined)


Bill Coulter to lead

The Great Car Show

Liberty Memorial

July 29, 2018 9am-3pm (Sunday)



July 4th Fireworks


Get out there and shoot them! ** Self -Guided **

KC Fountains Night Shoot Workshop - Mike Jensen

June 27th, 2018 7-11 PM (Wednesday)


See email sent to club. Discounted for club members + Raffle at club meeting for a spot!

KC T-Bones Baseball

June 23, 2018 7:15pm (Saturday)


Details in earlier emails

Kansas City Skyline Shoot at Dusk

KC Scout (Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, MO)

June 2, 2018 7:30pm (Saturday)


The Scout statue sits on a hill overlooking downtown Kansas City.


Brint a flashlight (and insect repellant). Stepstool or ladder to stand on.


Map of Location

Celebration at the Station

Liberty Memorial

May 27, 2018 3pm-10pm (Sunday)



Garment District Tour

May 19, 2018 10:00am


Meet at 8th & Broadway. $10 Fee. See emails for details.

Warm Springs Ranch - Budweiser Clydesdales

April 21, 2018


Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Reserve



Snow Geese! Suggested Self-guided Trip

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2018


Downtown Kansas City

Plaza Lights Photo Shoot (Self Guided)

November 26, 2017


Meet at the warthog in front of Buca Di Beppo (310 W 47th) at 4pm, then 6:30 at Tomfooleries (612 West 47th) for dinner


October 21, 2017


Instead of our usual meeting, we will be spending the day shooting in the area around Weston, MO

McLouth Threshing Bee

September 15-17, 2017


Grinter Farms Sunflowers

September 2017


Reed Hoffman Editing Workshop

July 12, 2017 7-9:30

Photoshop/Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom Tutorial. Details at


Taps at the Tower

June 17-24th, 2017


Leavenworth-The Fort and Cemetaries

June 17, 2017 10:00am

Meet at Leavenworth Public Cemetary-See email that was sent for further details


Symphony in the Hills

June 10, 2017


Kaw Point

May 20, 2017


Overland Park Arboretum

February 25, 2017 8:00am-12:00pm, Optional lunch afterwards

8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013


Our Freeze Your Buns Off event has become, “Just another nice day at the Arboretum”


This Saturday morning you are invited to visit the Overland Park Arboretum to capture the landscape as it appears for most of the winter. The park opens at 8AM, but you are welcomed to join us anytime that morning. We are planning to meet in the classroom within the Visitor’s Center at 11:00. Lunch follows for all interested.


Tripods are OK, but please keep the legs on the trails (yours and those of the tripod). Also, you cannot block the passing of other visitors – You may need to fold-up briefly if a large group comes along. Large deflectors are discouraged.


The Arboretum is known for the plantings located not far from the Visitor’s Center. You also may want to check out the Train Garden where operating electric trains travel through a reconstruction of early downtown Overland Park. For hikers, there are several great trails located to the south. Maps are available at the Center.


There is a $3 admission charge. If you are a regular visitor, consider becoming a Friend of the Arboretum (FOTA)…Here are the details…


Your membership in FOTA supports programs and capital improvements and produces many special events that draw visitors to the Arboretum. Benefits include: Free admission to the arboretum during normal operating hours (does not include special events), Spring Plant Sale preview night, 10% discount at Spring Plant Sale, FOTA Annual Social Event, Monthly e-Newsletter, other FOTA events as announced, and participation in the Reciprocal Admissions Program sponsored by the American Horticulture Society involving more than 200 gardens and arboretums. Membership Levels: Member ($35, one individual, one card), Dual ($50, two individuals, two cards) and Family ($75, up to six family members, two cards).


Please send me a note if you plan to attend so we can plan for classroom seating.

See you Saturday


Tomahawk Ridge

January 25, 2017


Reed Hoffman Seminar-The Keys to Successful Editing


Fee is $70. Sign up by emailing


Country Club Plaza

Annual Holiday Party & Shoot

December 11, 2016 (Sunday)


Meet at 5pm just south of the intersection of 47th & Central Ave (by Topsy's)

Parking is available there. We will gather at Tom Fooleries after the shoot.


Please bring money to the November meeing if you are signed up.


Lenexa City Hall

Third Annual Dgital Dimensions and Beyond Exhibition

November 30, 2016 12-1pm and 4-6pm


Drop off prints


December 2, 2016 7-9pm


Lenexa Art Show Opening Party


Milky Way Shoot

with instructor photographer Scott Bean

Saturday September 3rd 7:30-11pm


$10 cash per person (exact change please) collected at the destination by Dara Russell who will then give it to Scott Bean as a thank you for his instruction


Meet with Scott Bean for dinner at 7:30 pm at Olive Garden, 715 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan KS 66502 phone 785-537-2445 or meet the group after dinner at the Best Western Manhattan


Assemble at 9 pm at the Best Western Manhattan motel, 601 E. Poyntz, Manhattan KS 66502, phone 785-537-8300


Car pool to Carnahan Cove at Tuttle Creek Lake, 20 minutes north of Manhattan


Rain Out Info


If it rains or is cloud-covered, anyone who shows up can talk photography with Scott.


Since the sky can possibly clear up, the shoot won't be canceled unless it's totally hopeless!


Another date will be scheduled in the future, to be determined by Scott.


How-to Instruction


And now, please read on, because OUR INSTRUCTOR SCOTT BEAN has graciously provided a multitude of how-to info for shooting the stars (whether you can attend this event or not).


Scott's Notes in PDF Format


List of other resources in PDF format


Breakfast and Early Morning Shoot at City Market

August 20th


Strong City Rodeo and Chase County Waterfalls

June 4th

Please see information sheet here.


Overland Park Arboretum

April 23rd (Saturday) at 8:00am

Show up and shoot! $3 entry fee to the arboretum (Self Guided Tour)

Sandhill Cranes

Near Kearney, Nebraska

No organized trip, just a suggestion!

Shawnee Mission Park

Shelter 12

February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Sunset at the Lake: The sun/sunset will be lined up perfectly over the water.

Nelson Atkins Museum

August 21, 2015 5:15pm

Gallery Talk with April Watson-Curator of Photography


Meet at 5:15pm in the main desk area, reached from the enclosed parking lot

Parking-$8 for non museum members, free for members

Entrance to museum and gallery talk are free