August 16, 2017

Scott Kelby’s 10th Anniversary Worldwide Photowalk is coming!

About a week ago it was officially announced, the 10th Anniversary Worldwide Photowalk is scheduled for Saturday October 7th.  Photowalks are scheduled every year on the first Saturday of October and this year is sort of special because it marks the 10th Anniversary of the Worldwide Photowalk.  The Photowalk proudly supports the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Although donations are not mandatory, every dollar donated helps feed, educate and provides housing for these kids.

If you’ve never been on one of these Photowalks, you might want to check one out. They are totally free and are a great way to meet fellow photographers. Plus you could enter the annual Photowalk Contest and get a chance to win some awesome prizes from companies like Canon and B & H Photo. I’ve attended six of these personally and look forward to this year’s event. 

I love Photowalks and think they are a lot of fun. You start by joining a group of your choice; there are thousands to choose from all around the globe. On the day of the photowalk you begin by meeting up with your group at a specific meeting place. Groups can be up to up to 50 other photographers.  Then your group leader leads your group on a pre-determined route through an area that is photographically interesting.  I try to go to new areas when I go on these and I’ve attended photowalks in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. These are a great way to see new things that I don’t usually get to photograph and meet other photographers. The Photowalks usually last around two hours or so and when you’re through your walk, all the attendee’s meet up at a local restaurant or pub (chosen in advance by the walk leader) where you can have a meal or some drinks and share photos and stories from the walk. It’s a great way to make some new friends and get out shooting with other photographers.
If this sounds like something you might enjoy, sign up quickly and mark your calendar. Remember, it’s not mandatory to make a donation but every dollar helps take care of some children who could use your support. Participating on a Photowalk also gives you chance to enter the contest and take a shot at winning some great prizes. Maybe you’ll win one of these fantastic prizes? Every year Scott picks one Grand Prize winner and 10 finalists. This year’s Grand Prize winner wins a Canon EOSM5 Mirrorless Camera with an EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS lens, and a Canon Pixma Pro color printer and a $250 B&H Gift Certificate, plus some other really cool prizes. They also have beginner’s contest and another contest for best video. The video part of the contest includes a Canon EOS 80D, complete with Lens, Microphone Power Zoom and a 32GB card.  A complete video package! Nice huh?

Check out all the great prizes to see what you could win. Maybe they don’t have a photowalk in your area?  You could sign up to be a Photowalk Leader. All leaders will receive a copy of Scotts book, The Photoshop CC book for Digital Photographers.  Click on any of the Photowalk links for more info and a list of all the great prizes.

Who knows, maybe I’ll bump into you on this year’s photowalk?
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