Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk is an annual event during which photographers all around the world go out in groups on the same day and take photographs. This past Saturday Ron and I participated in the 7th Annual Walk. It is always fun to see what other photographers capture when they are at the same place as you shooting. The event is held in numerous cities with local walk leaders. Each walker may submit one photo from the event to their local group. The winner of the group photo submissions wins a prize, and then their photo is submitted into a world-wide main photo competition from which there are thousands of dollars in prizes available to the 10 finalists, and then of course a Grand Prize Winner.
The opportunity to meet other photographers while walking around taking photos of an area you may not normally explore and the ability to later view what other photographers decided to capture is interesting. Several photographers can go into the same area and spot different subjects or photograph the same subjects but in a different way. In any hobby or profession seeing what others do is informative and fun.
This year Ron and I decided to participate in the event held in Rochester, Michigan. The main portion of the walk took place in a park where we have been numerous times for special events, but I had never visited on a normal day for a casual walk. Even in what first may appear to be a limited subject matter if you open your eyes and look around you can spot many interesting photo subjects. Unfortunately the fall colors have not yet come into full play, but there was still a bit of color here and there to enhance the effect.
The park had three different bridges over the creek that provided interesting subjects. There are various points in the creek where rocks create interesting formations of water, mini waterfalls and rapid effects. Flower gardens, trees, benches, and a fountain are also items of interest. I’ve included a few of the photos I took on the walk here. If you would like to view more I have posted 57 pictures I took during the photo walk on our Facebook page, Times Gone By Photography – Quality Photographs and Photo Tips.
Everyone is welcome to joint the annual photo walk event. It is a great way to interact with other photographers, see new areas, and just enjoy a few hours out taking pictures. Have you ever participated in the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk? If so I would love to hear about your experience, what City and Country you walked in and what type of camera you use.