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Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with a couple of quick updates on the contest and social aspects of the Worldwide Photo Walk. A lot of people have asked about submitting photos to the contest and sharing them online. If you just want the deadline dates, you can see the full schedule here. If you want a bit more info on how everything is happening, here’s the rundown of how we’re doing everything this year…

Walker Photo Contest
Each walker will be able to submit their one best photo taken during the Photo Walk to the contest. After your walk on October 13, you’ll go to the Photo Walk website and log in, then go to your Walk Page. There you’ll see where you can upload your image to the contest. We recommend the photos be no larger than 1MB in size.

You’ll have until October 22 to submit your image to the contest. You are not required to submit anything to the contest if you don’t want to. But, if you do, you’ll have a shot at winning some pretty awesome prizes!

Leaders will then have until October 29 to pick the best photo from their walk. From all of those photos, Scott Kelby will choose the Top Ten Finalists and one Grand Prize winner to be announced on November 9 . Those photos will also be voted on from November 9 – November 16 for the People’s Choice Award!

If you have questions about copyright and usage rights, you can get the full skinny on all that right here. The short version is, you agree to let us use your image to help promote next year’s Photo Walk. We don’t sell the images or claim any ownership of them.

If you want info on using Google+ for the social aspect of the Photo Walk, keep reading on the next post!

Google+ for Social Sharing
In previous years, we’ve promoted Flickr as the social sharing channel for the Photo Walk. This year we’re going with Google+ instead! This is where you can share lots of your photos and experiences from the Photo Walk. It is not where you submit photos to the contest. Just want to make that clear distinction…

Contest  =
Social  =  Google+

If you’re new to Google+, watch the video from RC Concepcion above. Below are a couple more videos from RC that he put together showing just how you can use Google+ to your advantage for the Worldwide Photo Walk.

We're just four days away, and it's not too late for any photographers you know to join their local city walks as part of my Worldwide Photo Walk this Saturday.

Soâ¦.I was hoping you might help me spread the word, so as many people as possible have to opportunity to participate in walks. If you could put the word out on your Facebook pages, Twitter, Google+, your blogs, photo club bulletin boards, and anywhere else you think it might help. You can even grab some graphics to use right here.

Could you send them to main Photo Walk page at

Many thanks in advance, and we'll see you this Saturday! :)

We're just five days away, and right now we have nearly 28,000 photographers signed-up for 1,300 local walks around the world this Saturday, Oct 13th. We are thrilled at the worldwide participation and sense of community this has created, and I can't wait for the local walk I’m leading on Saturday in Paris, France to get here (and to see the images from around the world).

If you haven't signed up for a Walk Yetâ¦.
It's not too late. Here's the linkâ”find a city near you, and sign up to be a part of your local walk.

Seven Tips for Walkers
Last year, I gave seven tips for walkers to help you make the most of your walk, and I've got those here for you again. If you're going to be walking with us this weekend, take a moment to give these  a quick read: I promise it'll make a difference in your experience.

(1) Drink Plenty of Water
Make sure you take plenty of water with you and stay fully hydrated during the entire walk. Two hours is a long time to be out in the sun so make sure you drink lots of water before and during the walk. (TIP: Want to be a hero? Bring an extra bottle of water or two to share with other walkers).

(2) Use Sunscreen
If your walk is during daylight hours (and most are), make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen, and don't forget to wear a hat for protection as well.

(3) Leave a Small Footprint
Make sure that you have as little physical impact on the area you're walking in as possible. If you're walk is in nature, make sure the area looks exactly the same when you leave as when you got there. Same thing in a downtown areaâ”-we want store owners and pedestrians to welcome events like this, so be kind to everyone you meet, and create as small a footprint on your walk route as possible. Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.

(4) Make New Friends
This is a social event, and everybody is there to have fun and make new friends, so make sure you talk with other walkers in your group. Ask them â˜what kind of stuff like they to shoot,' or â˜how they like their camera or a particular accessory,' or ask â˜if they've ever been on this street or area before,' and you'll have a conversation up and running in no time.

(5) Let Your Leader Lead
Your walk leader has put a lot of time and effort into planning the walk, organizing and publicizing the walk, and making the whole thing happen (after all; without your local Leader there might not be a walk in your city, right?), so don't try and hijack the walk; let your Leader do the talking, and the leading, and that way you can just relax and focus on getting some great shots.

(6) Get To Your Walk Early
It happens every year; some people miss the walk altogether because they couldn't find a parking space, or they missed the train or subway, or they ran into something that delayed them from getting to the start of the walk on time. It's really heartbreaking to get there and find that the walk is already underway and there's nobody standing there but you, so make sure you plan extra time to get to your walk's Starting Location, especially if you're not familiar with the area. You'll save yourself a lot of stress (and possible heartbreak) by getting there early. Plus, if you get there early, there's extra time to make friends before the walk even startsâ”maybe you'll make a "walking buddy" who'll share the experience with you.

(7) Play it Safe
The single most important thing is your safety during the Photo Walk.

Don't get distracted by what you're shooting or seeing, and back right into the street, or into another photographer (or just a person walking down the street). Keep your wits about you, and remember than many of you will be shooting in a downtown area, on crowded sidewalks or busy streets, so just stay alert the entire walk, and look out for other walkers as well. Also, don't wander into any areas or alleys that may look the least bit unsafeâ”stay with your groupâ”there's safety in numbers, and of course always keep a close eye on your camera gear and personal items.

Also, make sure you check out the Official World Wide Photo Walk Facebook Page (here's the link) for more walking tips and also you can follow the official walk on Google+ (here’s the link) or on Twitter using the Hashtag #WWPW.

See you guys this weekend as we make photographic history!

In just 30 minutes from now!!!! —- Join RC ConcepcionBrad Moore and me  for our free Photo Walk tips Webcast — we’ll be sharing lots of photo tips, tips for the walk, helpful suggestions, and how to make the most of your walk. Even if you’re not going on the walk (yet), you can still join in (everybody’s welcome!).
Plus, we’re going to be talking about our Worldwide Photo Walk Event page over on  Google+ (, and we’ll be taking your questions LIVE.

Go here for the webcast at 3PM today (just 30 minutes from now):

I hope you join us!



OK folks, we are off to an amazing start!!!! It is just blowin’ up — whoo hooo!!! (Above: that’s the group photo for my walk in downtown Tampa, Florida last year). 

Here we are just two weeks after the official announcement and we already have:

Photo Walks: 827 Walks

Walkers signed-up: Nearly 12,000!

If you haven’t signed up for a walk near you (it’s free), here’s the link. If there’s not a walk in a city near you, maybe you should lead one. :)

If you want one of the official Worldwide Photo Walk t-shirts (with 100% of the profits going to the Springs of Hope Orphanage), here’s that link.