Posts By Scott Kelby

Greetings from Queenstown, New Zealand (we popped over here after our visit to Sydney), where we’re pretty tired, but we still have big smiles on our faces from the amazing weekend that was.

First, before we go on — the group photo above is of the awesome group of photographers I led in Sydney, Australia as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk (photo by Keith McInnes, who not only took this shot, but helped me immeasurably in coordinating my first ever visit to Australia). That’s us in front of the iconic Sydney Opera House (more on that story in a different post, but many thanks to the great folks at Destination NSW for all their gracious help, and for their cool gifts for my walk group in Sydney). But, I did want to say, this was perhaps my best local group yet – just the nicest, most fun, most laid back group — I love them! :)

My favorite thing after the walk is….
…seeing all the group shots from around the world. It’s just so amazing to see smiling, happy groups of photographers from all over the globe all enjoying this social event together. It really puts a song in my heart. Last night, Kalebra and I were huddled up in a quaint restaurant here in New Zealand looking at group shots from Braunschweig, Germany; Davenport, Iowa;  London; Singapore; Manila; Kuwait; Cairo; Bolivia; Nova Scotia; and so many more.

Please check out some of these for yourself over on my Facebook page (look for the Oct 3rd post with the balloons and confetti “it’s here!” graphic). I promise you, it’ll put a smile on your face.

This short video is absolutely classic!
Our dear friend Glyn Dewis led a walk in Warwick, England this year, and he got the whole town involved, including the Mayor and the official Town Crier. You’ve got to see this short little video. It defines “classic.” :)

Although the walk is over…
We’ve only just begun – Walk leaders need to pick their local winners; then I have to pick a bunch more, including the Leaders Competition winner; and this year we’ve tightened up the timeline so it doesn’t take so long to get all this done. Leaders: look for an email from us with deadlines and details coming very soon!

My thanks to all the walk leaders!
Ask anyone who has led a walk before — it’s tremendously more work than it seems, and the leaders who take it seriously, really work their butts off to make their walk a success, and I wanted to share my humble thanks for all you did to get your city a walk. I know your walkers appreciate what you do, but I wanted you to know that I absolutely do, too! :)

If you haven’t shared your group shot yet, you can share it here in my comments (the image or post a link), or over on my Facebook page ( – I for one would LOVE to see them!!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in walks around the world this year — and especially those who donated to the Springs of Hope Orphanage, along with all our wonderful sponsors, including our Platinum sponsor Canon, without whom we could never pull off a worldwide event of this scale in the first place.

Cheers, and lots to more to come!



P.S. Here’s a few snaps (below) from my group, mostly after our walk at a great pub in the Rocks district of Sydney. 



It’s here!!! Today in nearly a thousand cities around the world my 8th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tonight nearly 20,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. How cool is that!!!!

If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here  right now – find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!).

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS to make your day a success:



We’re just 2 days away and then we’re walkin’ – so exciting!!! :)


IMPORTANT: I’ve created a series of six videos packed with camera tips and photo tips just for folks who are registered for my Photo Walk this Saturday. If you’re registered, keep an eye out for an email from me (that looks like the graphic above), and the sender is “Worldwide Photo Walk” (if you don’t have it, check your junk mail).

Anyway, I wanted to do these videos this year to help folks get their best photo walks images yet, and I hope you find it helpful.

OK, I’ll be back tomorrow with some last minute tips to help make your walk a safe and successful one, so make sure you check back here then.

All my best,



Only 4 Days – it’s this Saturday – Whoo Hoo!!!

If you haven’t signed up – it’s not too late! Don’t read about all the fun everybody had – come and be a part of it.

Here’s where you sign up (it’s free):

Can’t walk? Don’t have a walk near you? Still want to help?
We’re encouraging each photo walker to donate just $1 (one dollar) to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya, but if you can’t join a walk with us this time around, you can still be super-awesome and make a $1 (or more if you like) donation to the Orphanage. Every single dollar helps. Here’s the link to donate.

That’s it for today. I’m probably in Australia by now (it takes a lot of flights and time to get there), and looking forward to meeting all the great folks here.




Hey, whattayadoing this weekend? Want to join around 20,000+ photographers around the world having fun, making friends, and taking millions of pictures?

We’re just 5 days (it’s this Saturday) so come join in at the official site – it’s free, you’ve got a chance at some amazing prizes, and you’ll just have a ton of fun.

I’m off to Australia to lead a local walk in Sydney – my first time ever in Australia, and I’m really excited. I’ll be posting images to my Instagram account – I hope you’ll follow me there.

See you tomorrow for a Photo Walk update! :)


P.S. If you’re signed up for the walk, make sure you check your email for an email from me with more tips on how to get awesome images on your walk (it’s the 5th in my series created just for photo walkers). 

This is getting exciting! Here’s a quick update one week (and a day) out:

(1) We now have nearly 1,000 photo walks organized around the world
All the walks are now in place, as the deadline for creating new walks has passed, so now it’s just about finding a walk near you (and can you help us spread the word to your photography friends?). Here’s the link to the official photo walk page — see if there’s a walk near you and join us on Saturday, October 3rd for an experience you’ll never forget. [the photo above is from my Rome walk two years ago].

(2) We have awesome prizes for the optional photo contest portion!
Check out this link to see what all the prizes, but the grand prize winner picks up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, a Canon Pixma Pro 1 Printer, a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership, a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet, and much more! 10 Finalists will get awesome prizes, too!