Event Hailed as the Largest Global Social Event for Photographers
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, on the same day to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography. Last year over 1300 walks took place in countries like the Philippines, Iran, India, Great Britain and the United States. This year Tennessee’s oldest town will be the site one of the photo walks.
The Worldwide Photo Walk was founded by Scott Kelby, president of Kelby One and a #1 bestselling photography and technology book author. He leads a walk each year in a different city and credits the success and popularity of the event to the social aspect of photography. “Photography is usually viewed as a solitary activity, but the truth of the matter is that people love to shoot together, compare notes and just have fun with photography.”
I will be leading the Jonesborough Photo Walk this year and I hope you will join me. Photography is my passion and I enjoy sharing that passion with others. I believe spending time with other photographers is the best way to learn and improve your photography skills. The historic city of Jonesborough provides unlimited photo opportunities.
The walk starts at 8:30 AM and will wrap up around noon. For those that are interested we will meet for lunch in Jonesborough to share photos and enjoy time with others on the walk.
The best part is the Photo Walk is free. Just go to the Worldwide Photo Walk site find the Jonesborough walk, and register. You don’t have to be a professional or expert. All you need is a camera and a passion for photography. It doesn’t even matter what kind of camera you use, a smartphone will work. You do have to register online before the walk.
This year, the Worldwide Photo Walk Team is attempting to step up its charity efforts for the Springs of Hope Kenya orphanage in Africa. Scott Kelby is asking walkers and walk leaders alike to consider a dollar donation. 100% of the proceeds will go to the orphanage - at a very critical time for them.
Anyone who registers in advance is eligible to win prizes from the Worldwide Photo Walk’s sponsors if their photo is chosen as the best photo of the day for Jonesborough Photo Walk. Each winning walk photo is then entered into a global competition where Scott Kelby picks the single “best photo” of the event along with 10 runners-up.
Learn all the details about how to get involved at worldwidephotowalk.com.