Category Archives Worldwide PhotoWalk


Every year the Walk Leader competition is one of the hardest to judge because there are so many great entries from talented leaders all over the world. We’re still having one winner (of course), but we’re expanding our finalists from three to ten this year, each of whom will receive a Speed Freak Belt Pack, from Think Tank Photo in addition to their 1-Year KelbyOne Membership.

I present our 10 Walk Leader Competition finalists (in no particular order):


Leader / Photographer: Colin Spencer
Photo Walk:
 Javea, Comunidad, Valenciana Spain Old Town


Leader / Photographer: Michol Sanchez
Photo Walk:
Pasil, Cebu City, Philippines


Leader / Photographer: Jodi Jahling
Photo Walk:
 Greeley, Colorado, USA


Leader / Photographer: Michael Goh
Photo Walk:
 Pinnacles Western Australia


Leader / Photographer: Clint Balsar
Photo Walk:
 Davenport, Iowa


Leader / Photographer: Phil Austin
Photo Walk:
 Rockhampton, QLD Australia


Leader / Photographer: Mohammed Safar
Photo Walk:
 Tripoli, Libya


Leader / Photographer: Jeremy Sandel
Photo Walk:
 Baliuag, Philippines


Leader / Photographer: Lindie Allen
Photo Walk: Ermelo, GE Netherlands


Leader / Photographer: Claire Binder
Photo Walk: Geneva, Switzerland 


When the images are this good, any one of these above easily could have been chosen as the winning image, but I could only pick one, and I think it’s an awesome image, so please join in congratulating our 2015 Walk Leader Competition Winner:


Leader / Photographer: Clee Villasor
Photo Walk: Dumaguete, Central Visayas, Philippines Public Market

Comment: What really captured me about this image was the reflected light on his face; the colors on the wall behind him, and the subtlety of the light in general. Such a great mood to this shot — really intriguing and a perfectly composed image. Really nice work all the way around. 

Clee will receive a Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Printer, a Photo Retrospective 50 Camera Shoulder Bag, from Think Tank Photo in addition to a 1-Year KelbyOne Membership for winning this year’s Leader Competition.

Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition finalists and our winner!

All my best,



Astro James Lugo, from the Cebu City, Central Visayas- Philippines Photo Walk, who actually received the most votes for his image (above).

We had incorrectly identified the “People’s Choice Award Winner” yesterday as an image from a London, UK walk, and the error was totally 100% ours (just one of the many missteps we’ve had this year – more on all that soon), and of course, we feel terrible for both parties: Nicolas who took a great image and was announced as the winner, and Astro who was the actual winner this year, so we’re going to present prizes to both photographers (instead of just one), but the official People’s Choice Award for 2015 is Astro’s image seen above.

As you might imagine, we’re terribly upset about how this all played out, and my humble apologies to Astro James Lugo Lugo for the mix-up on our part, and to Nicolas as well. At the same time I want to offer my hearty congratulations to Astro for his wonderful capture — one that was chosen 2015 People’s Choice Award by photo walkers around the world. Well done, Sir.

All my best,



…Nicolas, from the London, United Kingdom (outside Natwest bank) Photo Walk, who received the most votes for his image (above) titled “London is watching you.”

My congratulations to Nicolas for capturing such an intriguing image, and also a big thanks to everybody who participated in the official “People’s Choice” voting this year. :-)

Lot of great images again this year, and we still have the Leader’s competition coming. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend (I’m shooting the Bucs/Cowboys game on Sunday, and then I’m off to Philadelphia for my seminar there on Monday. Hope I’ll meet you there!).



Yesterday I announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, but there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up winning a prize, were still so good that I thought they needed some special recognition, so each year I do a “Honorable Mention” post here to celebrate this images totally worth celebrating.

By the way — you could make a case for any of these to have been chosen as a finalist (in fact, all of these images were in the running and on my short list at one point which gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many amazing images).