Monday, July 26, 2010

Third Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is History

On July 24, 33,483 photographers participated in 1,111 photowalks around the globe.   A photowalk is a social photography event where photographers get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town) to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.   This annual event is sponsored by Scott Kelby and a number of photography businesses.  

I led the Jonesborough Tennessee walk where 35 local photographers spent 3 hours shooting in Tennessee's oldest town.    Lots of interesting architecture, history, and off the wall art can be shot in just a few blocks.   The walk occurs on the same day worldwide, which turned out to be the hottest day of the year in Jonesborough.

Each photographer now has to select their best photo to submit to the photowalk contest and I have the unenviable duty to pick one winner from the 35.   I know they will all have excellent photos and I'm not looking forward to having to pick the one.   Here's a link to some of the groups photos on flickr

As walk leader I'm not eligible for the contest.  That's a good thing because I wouldn't want to compete against these folks!   Here's a couple of my photos from the day.   I didn't take many, but had fun taking photos of the other photographers.

I started the walk out by trying to take a group photo without a memory card in my camera.  After running back to the car I got this group shot, minus a couple late arrivals.

I had a great time and hope the others did as well.  Some new friendships were formed and we're talking about an unofficial local photowalk later in the year when it's not so hot.

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