By Roger (14 August 2014)
It's time again for the Worldwide Photowalk. On Monday, Scott Kelby announced this year's date will be Saturday, 11 October. You can see all the information on Scott's blog, here. Pay attention to the instructions, especially that you must use a new log-in name if you've participated in the past. It's free, and, if you decide to enter (and win) the photo contest, there are lots of prizes.
You've never heard of a photowalk? Where 'ya been? It's simply a walk with the purpose to make photographs, usually with more than one photographer. We have participated in many photowalks, and they are a great way to enjoy photography with fellow enthusiasts. Last year, there were more than 1,200 walks, around the world.
The whole point is to have fun and meet people who like photography as much as you.
You can bring any camera and gear you wish to carry, but we recommend you bring as little gear as possible to get through the couple of hours. Concentrate on the scenery, not the equipment.
Wear comfortable shoes and bring a snack. Take your time on the walk. This isn't any kind of race to the finish. The point is to amble along with your new friends. Talk about what you like to photograph; share contact information; help out the newbies with their gear or photo techniques.
For the last three years, we led the WPWW in Colonial Williamsburg. We are leading one of the walks, again, but this year we moved to a new location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We've been here before on a beautiful autumn day. It is a pretty town, with lots of history, scenic locales, and street scenes for your photography games. The site is active now, and limited to 50 photowalkers. You can find all the details for our walk here.
We hope you'll join us for another great Worldwide Photowalk. It won't be any fun without you.