Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013 Kelby World Wide Photowalk - Elizabethton Tennessee - Saturday October 5

According to the Scott Kelby website "a photowalk 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."  Last year, they had close to 30,000  people participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk in over 1300 cities.  I led a walk through Jonesborough TN a couple years ago and had a blast.

I was planning to go back to Jonesborough again this year.  Problem is October 5 is the weekend of the International Storytelling Festival and the crowds will be huge.  In East Tennessee vernacular "you won't be able to stir them with a stick!"

After some thought and a quick scouting trip I have decided to move to Elizabethton Tennessee.  Now Elizabethton does not have a "trendy section" and downtown is pretty small, but it is an interesting historic town.  My plan is to start downtown and wander the historic district, where we can shoot old stores, historic homes, and a covered bridge.

From there we'll drive a couple miles to Sycamore Shoals State Park and Fort Watauga.  

The will be having a "Knap In" that day and we can get shots of  primitive skills craftsmen making arrowheads, spear points, and other survival tools. There will be demonstrations of primitive tools such as the bow, arrow, and atlatl throughout the day.

Anyone who is interested in old cars will want to hang out for the Saturday night Cruise In from 5:00 - 9:00.

Tennessee is playing Georgia in Knoxville that day, but they have not announced the game time yet.   I'm going to start the walk early enough for people to have time to get back for a late afternoon or evening kickoff.

Anyone with a camera can participate.  All levels, including kids, are welcome.   One of the best parts is the sharing and helping that goes on in the group.

Click here for more info on the photowalk and to sign up.  The walk is free but you must sign up to enter the photo contest and be eligible to win prizes from Kelby Media.  The group is limited to the first 50 people.  Wouldn't that be great?!

Sign up and be there to Step Stop Click Repeat.

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