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It’s finally here—-my 2nd Annual World Wide Photo Walk is tomorrow, and by tomorrow night more than 30,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. That just boggles my mind!

Here’s a few last minute Photo Walk things:

(1) Walk Leaders: Make Sure You Watch my Video
If you’re leading a walk, I made a special video (Called “A Special Message from Scott”) to help you make your walk a success, and there’s some VERY important info in that video, so please make absolutely sure you watch it before your walk. You’ll find this video when you log into your local walk page.

(2) Matt’s Workflow Video is Live!
We’ve now posted Matt’s Lightroom Workflow videos, including a video on how to upload your photos for the contest. Here’s the link.

(3) 30,000 and Counting!
By the time you read this, we’ll be well past 30,000 registered walkers. I’m lovin’ it!!!!!! What a great Saturday we’re going to have!!!!

(4) Get a Group Shot Right at the Beginning
Don’t forget to take a group shoot before you head out for your walk (it’ll be much harder to corral everybody after the shoot, so get one right before you head out).

(5) Don’t miss My Other Post Today about Something Very Special for All Walkers!
It’s way cool, and we’ve never done anything like it before.

(6) This is The Gear I’m Taking on My Photo Walk
A Nikon D-5000 camera with just one lens; an 18-200mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 VR lens. I’ll have my Hoodman Loupe with me; my Rapid Strap, and my Epson P-6000 will be in my camera bag for on-site back-up. That’s right—I’m travelin’ light, baby!

(7) Wear Really Comfortable Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy.

(8) Charge all your batteries tonight
Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses (and sensor), and make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up.

(9) The Most Important Thing Is….
That you all stay safe. Look out for each other on the walk. Drink plenty of water beforeh and during the walk. Keep an eye on your gear at all times. Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting—you don’t want to bump into, or trip over, anything. Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors who made all of this happen, and to all the photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks, and my humble thanks to you all for being a part of his historic photography event;

All my best,

-Scott