Only 5 days until my Worldwide Photo Walk, and today I’m off to London (heading there first before I take the train up to Edinburgh on Friday to lead a local Photo Walk there on Saturday the 13th. I’m there with my brother Jeff (he hasn’t been to London in like 40 years, so we’re stopping there for a couple of days before we head up to Scotland).
It’s not too late to sign up for a photo walk in a city near you – head to worldwidephotowalk.com and sign up (it’s free), take lots of photos, meet some new people, and have some fun. That’s what photo walks are all about. :)
P.S. If you sign up for a walk near you, I hope you’ll consider donating just $1 to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya. It’s the social mission of the walk each year, and 100% of the donations go straight to the small orphanage for caring, feeding, clothing, medical care, and education for these wonderful kids. It’s a buck. One buck. I hope you’ll consider donating. It makes a difference.
…and cities all over the world are still adding local photo walks, so if you checked a week or so ago and didn’t see a walk near you, there might be one now, so go check, and you can join us a week from tomorrow (Saturday, August 13, 2022). Here’s the link to the official site (remember, the walk is free, free, free – all you have to do is sign-up, show up, take pictures and make some new friends. Check out the video above for more details. :)
You Can Do Something Awesome Today. You Can Help An Orphan
The social mission of our photo walk each year is to help raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya, and they count on us to come through for them, and last year, we sure did, raising over $20,000, which makes a huge difference for a small orphanage. The photo walk is free, but lots of folks either $1 (one dollar), or buy an official Photo Walk T-shirt, custom designed each year for the event by our own Margie Rosenstein, and 100% of the profits from that shirt go to the orphanage (and do 100% of any $1 donations). So far, several photographers have donated $10, 50, and some have even donated $250, but all you need to do to help is just give $1. Just a buck. It adds up like you cannot believe, and it helps like you cannot imagine.
Here’s the link to donate (and thank you for thinking about helping out these kids).
I’m Heading To Tuscany in October. Wanna Come?
I’ve got a few spots left for my travel photography workshop in Italy’s beautiful Tuscany region this fall, and it will be an epic experience of learning, laughing, and making new friends in one of the most beautiful places on this planet. If you’d like to come along, the details and how to get one of the remaining tickets are at this link.
An Incredible Opportunity: A Joe McNally Workshop on Ellis Island
This is one of those “once in a lifetime” opportunities, and it’s coming up this September as living legend Joe McNally is holding a very special workshop on Ellis Island with special access to areas that are usually off limits. There are just a few spots left, so don’t miss out. Head to https://joemcnally.com/2022/07/26/ellis-island-workshops/ for tickets and more details.
The Photoshop World Conference Is This Month
Well, it’s at the very end of this month, but it will be worth the wait. I am super psyched about the classes I’m teaching, but I’m just one of the team of great instructors (the whole conference is online and archived for a full year after the event, so you can stream it all again, catch any classes you missed, etc.).
I couldn’t embed this video I made for you because it’s a YouTube short, but if you click the link below, you can watch it. The message is pretty important, and I’d be grateful if you’d give it a quick watch, if you’re into learning about Photoshop, Lightroom, Photography, or Lighting. It’ starts September 30th. You should be there.
New photo walks in great cities around the world are coming online every day – click this link to go to the official Worldwide Photo Walk website and see if there’s a walk in a city near you (if not, maybe you should start one). :)
…as part of my 13th Annual World Wide Photo Walk on Saturday, August 13th.
If you’d like to join my Edinburgh walk, click here (it’s limited to just 50 people). If you’re not near Edinburgh, but you’d still like to be a part of the Worldwide Photo Walk, head to this link and find out if there’s a walk near you. If there’s not one near you, maybe you should lead one (click here to lead a walk).
Hope you can join me in Edinburgh, or for a walk in some other great city. It’s going to be (wait for it….wait for it)… epic! :)
We are back, and I am so excited to be walking in person with a group once again (I’ll be leading a walk in Edinburgh, Scotland – sign-ups will be open for my walk by tonight). :)
However, we need to get all our photo walk leaders on board and cities selected for walks – check out the video below for all the details, planning, etc., and how to lead a walk in your city. (If you’ve led one of our photo walks in the past, check your email for your invite to lead another walk this year in person).
The official walk is only a month away, so let’s get to get work, lock down those cities, and we’ll talk more shortly about the walk itself, prizes, all that stuff, but the big news is – it’s back, and it’s going to be a blast! Hope you can lead a walk near you (here’s the link to apply to be a walk leader).
Have a great Monday, everybody!
P.S.Thanks to the NECCC for putting together such an outstanding photography conference this past weekend and to everyone who came out to one of my classes. I had a fantastic time, made some new friends, got to spend time with some old friends, and had a wonderful experience all the way around. What a very special event they’re created – hope it lives on for many years to come.
Well, there ya have it. Not the news I was hoping to share after all this time, but it is what it is, and I’m sure we all look forward to brighter days ahead and when we can all walk safely together again.