Saturday, October 1, 2011

World-Wide Photo Walk


Today I participated in the Fourth Annual World-Wide Photo Walk. The annual photo walk started in 2008 by photographer, author and publisher Scott Kelby. The idea is that photographers of a general area meet up at a specific location for photos and fun. It's a great way to meet other people interested in photography, get tips and ideas.

For the photo walk that I participated in we met at the Sonoran Desert Museum at 8:30 in the morning. We got our name tags, signed in and from there we dispersed throughout the museum taking photos. Even though there is a cap on the number of participants for each walk, I heard there were almost 50 people that ended showing up. At around 11:30 we all met back up at the museums café and looked through our photos.

I was worried about getting good/sifferent shots, as I'd been to the same location many times before... but I think I ended up coming back with some pretty decent ones. I got some good butterfly shots, which is something I've failed at many many times before!


Overall I enjoyed the photo walk. I got to get out and shoot and meet some great people! If you are interested, the photo walk is also tomorrow (October 2nd) Got HERE to find a walk near you. Oh, and you don't have to have a fancy-dancy camera either. I saw some people with point and shoots and some people with just iphones (and also a lot of people with WAY better photo equipment than I own). All you have to have is the love of photography!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had fun! I was going to do the one down here where I am for a few days, but I think I am just going to do my own thing as I don't want to have to drive 35 minutes to get there on time, have to find parking and all. There's a lot of other places down here where I want to shoot photos (and maybe grab a geocache or two!)

    Glad you had fun and hope you win out of your group!

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  2. I LOVE the black & white one. I'd have never thought of a B&W butterfly as they are generally all about colour, but it looks neat. :)
    Sounds like you had a fun time.

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  3. looks like...you took some great photos!! and had a fun time!!

    love the black and white...AND the plant with the fine curly-q's sticking out...aqnd the butterflies...i love 'em all!

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  4. gorgeous butterfly pic! You must've been quiet and sneaky!

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