That’s my awesome Chicago group on a beautiful day downtown.

Good morning, everybody – I’m back from leading the local Photo walk in downtown Chicago.

We were blessed with perfect weather and a really great walk route created by my buddy, Chicaoean Paul Kober. Chicago is such a great city for a Photo Walk, with its mix of modern and classic architecture (and great food – did I mention the food?). We wound up at Epic Burger on State Street and shared lots of stories, photos, and laughs. A great to wrap up my Chicago walk.

Thanks for helping the Orphanage (and if you haven’t yet, it’s not too late)

Thanks to all the gracious photographers who donated to help those less fortunate by donating to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya, which this photo walk has adopted as our own. We’re well behind last year’s numbers, so I hope you’ll find a way to help out with a donation — they are really counting on us. Just $1.00 would make a difference.

Group Shots From Around the World

One of the highlights for me each year, is seeing the group shots from around the world come pouring in — it’s such a treat to see all those smiling faces, from every part of the globe, having fun and enjoying one of the great joys of being a photographer, which is hanging out with other photographers and making new friends in the process.

I’m going to post a few shots here, but I would love it if you’d upload the group shot from your walk here in the comments (don’t forget to name your image with the city and country name of your photo walk).

La union ilocos region, Philippines 
Graz, Austria
Braunschweig, Germany
Gamcheon Village. Busan, South Korea
Lisbon, Portugal (with Chicky Nando!)
Old Town Spring, Texas, USA
Sooke, BC, Canada
The happiest photowalk on earth: Disneyland, Anaheim, California, USA
London, England. City – New and Old
Celebration, Florida, USA
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
San Diego, California, USA (at Balboa Park)
Davao Photograhers Club and Guests. Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Bryan Salazar Calbayog City, Western Samar, Philippines
Houston, Texas downtown at night.
Butuan City, Philippines
Gingoog City, Philippines
Tumon, Guam
Egypt , grees village , menofia
Calbayog City, Western Samar, Philippines
Bood Promontory Eco Park, Butuan City, Philippines
Westworth Village, Texas / Airfield Falls
Rochester MN, USA
Olo-olo Mangrove Forest in Lobo, Batangas, Philippines
PHOTOGRAPHERS CLUB OF CEBU – Magellan’s Cross Cebu City Philippines
Lancaster, California, USA

More Group Shot photos to come! :)

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Thanks to our wonderful main sponsor, Canon USA — we couldn’t have done it without them, and we’re so grateful for their help, enthusiasm and support, and the awesome prizes!

A big shout out to all our official awesome sponsors:

Adobe
Rocky Nook
Think Tank Photo
Platypod
B&H Photo
Skylum
and FJ Westcott

Their support means the world to this photo walk.

Now it‘s time for the photo competitions!

The optional local, leader and worldwide photo walk competitions (with awesome prizes at stake) are just beginning, so look for more as we enter the competition phase. :)

Thanks to everybody who participated in walks around the world. Hope you got lots of great shots, made some new friends, and had a lot of fun making photographs.

-Scott

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; KelbyOne.com CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.

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