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,


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Hello from Whidbey Island, WA, USA! I’m a fine-art photographer and long-time fan of Scott Kelby. I became a fine-art photographer because it allows me to follow my interests and passions down pretty much any rabbit hole. I’m particularly passionate about alternative and historical processes and combining those processes into modern workflows. In addition to being a photographer, I am a core faculty member at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. I teach all sorts of classes on black and white film, Photoshop and Lightroom, Visual Literacy, and alternative and historical processes.


When Brad reached out to me about guest blogging, I spent several days thinking about what to write. At first I thought about sharing some great Photoshop techniques for editing or printing, but then I thought about how this is Scott’s blog and what could I possibly share that’s new? Scott has literally written tons of books about Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography. Then I thought about walking through one of my shoots and post-processing processes. But again, those thoughts of self doubt crept in. So now I sit staring at a blank screen unable to shut off the voice inside my head telling me that I don’t have anything unique and important to say.


I have a love/hate/more hate relationship with that voice of self doubt. Truth be told, I find it to be a demon. And while there is some comfort in my belief that everyone has that demon-within voice, that knowledge alone doesn’t help me deal with it. Sure, at times it keeps me safe: sometimes making sure I don’t do something dumb, crazy, or too far outside the lines. In some cases, that voice is really valuable. It keeps me from jumping from a second-floor deck into the pool after a few margaritas (mostly not a true story). But for the creative soul, risk and outside the lines are what life is all about. (more…)


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).