SSCC Field Trips

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Crownsville, MD

Musicians at MD Renaissance Festival

Musicians at MD Renaissance Festival

Date: Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)

Leader: Gene Luttenburg

Meet: 0830 at Giant for carpool (parking limited)

  • Cost:
  • • Seniors are Free on Labor Day!
  • • $19 until 9/11,
  • • $24 after 9/11;   $20 each for group of 20

To shoot: Hundreds of people in weird medieval costumes, all of who love to have their picture taken; jousting, archery, jugglers, street entertainment, Shakespeare type stage productions,  and general bacchanalia.

Food: enough to gain 10 pounds.


Enthusiastic Models – Guaranteed!

Directions: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is located at:

1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401.

You can find more information about the festival, more photo examples, and directions by visiting the webpage

BONUS!:  Cash prizes for winning photos from festival!




Date:  Sept 24

Great Falls

Great Falls

Fee: NONE—its free that day!

Leader: Phil Boyer

Meet:  0800 Giant to carpool, or meet us there at 0900.  Park is at

9200 Old Dominion Dr. McLean, VA 22102

From I-495, take exit 44 for route 193 west; continue 4 miles. Turn right on Old Dominion Drive.

To Shoot: Great Falls! (pun intended).  Great scenic waterfalls and river, kayakers, herons, woods, etc.



Gear possibilities: Tripod & neutral density filters for “silky” water.  Circular Polarizer.  Telephoto to catch herons or kayakers.

Food: Suggestions Welcome*  


*Editor Suggestions: 1. Hot Dogs at concession stand.   2. Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls Village