Category Archives Worldwide PhotoWalk

…we didn’t quite make it to our goal this year of raising $20,000 for the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, but…we’re almost there. Our total raised (so far) from the 10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk is $18,429 (from donations from photo walkers, and from awesome folks who bought the official photo walk t-shirts). We’re just over $1,500 from hitting our goal this year. But…it’s also not too late. :)

Here’s how you can make a difference, right here, right now: 

(1) You can make a donation right now (most donations were $1 [which is all we asked], but some folks still gave $20, some gave $100, and some were blessed enough that they could even give more). Whatever you can give, it makes a difference. Remember, we did most of this just $1-at-a time.

(2) You can still order one of the official photo walk t-shirts right here. It’s a great memento of your walk this year, and 100% of the profits go directly to the Spring of Hope Kenya orphanage.

By the way, if you want to know more about the orphanage, and Molly Waits — the amazing woman who sold her home, her car, and all her possessions to move her family to Kenya to turn an empty plot of land into a something very special, here’s a link to a guest post here from Molly herself. Because of what she did, and what you guys did to support her efforts, 50+ wonderful children now have food, shelter, healthcare, education, and lots of love.

My humble thanks to everyone who donated, and for those of you who will step up today to make a difference in the lives of these children. What you’ve done has more impact, and mean more, than you’ll ever know. Well, you’ll know one day. :)

Have a great Monday everybody. It’s going to be a fantastic week!

Best,

-Scott

It’s official, and we have an awesome winner in our first-ever Youth Category Competition for the worldwide photo walk.

Without further ado, congratulations to our winner, 15-year-old Davey Thrasher from the Marietta, Ohio, USA Photo Walk:

My Comments: I think this is such a well executed shot on so many levels. I love the use of a very shallow depth of field, and the leading lines draw you into the photograph. I think the low perspective helps this image big time, and the post-processing is subtle but very effective. Such a nicely crafted image. Nicely done!

As our Youth Category winner, Davey will receive:

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2 EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 Kit
  • Canon Pixma Pro 10 Printer
  • $50 B&H Photo Gift Card
  • ThinkTank Photo Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack
  • $100 Westcott Gift Certificate
  • Platypod Ultra
  • Full year of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan
  • and a Full year of KelbyOne membership

Congratulations to Davey, our first official Youth Catagory Competition Winner!

Big thanks to our friends at Canon USA, our Platinum Sponsor for providing such awesome main prizes, and for their support and enthusiasm throughout.  High five and many thanks to our Photo Walk official sponsors: B&H Photo, Think Tank Photo, FJ Westcott, Platypod, Drobo, and Adobe. We feel very blessed to have such great folks supporting the walk in this way.

On Monday we’ll be wrapping up this year’s Photo Walk with a look at our fundraising results for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. 

Have a great weekend everybody – hope you get some great shots out there. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I hope to meet some of you in person next Wednesday in San Diego at my Lightroom seminar there. If you want to come out and spend the day with me, it’s not too late. 

I am honored to announce the winner of the official Worldwide Photo Walk “People’s Choice Award” (sponsored by Canon USA, and hosted by our friends at ViewBug).

Celbert Palaganas, from the Cebu City, Philippines Photo Walk received the most votes for this wonderful image (below):

Congratulations to Celbert for this great capture (taken with a Samsung cell phone no less), and thanks to everybody who voted in the official “People’s Choice” voting this year. :-)

Have a great Monday everybody (One more competition winner to be revealed – the Youth contest).

Best,

-Scott

This is our second year with a “Video shot during the photo walk” category, and Canon USA (our sponsor) has once again come up with an amazing package for the winner of this category. The Video Category winner receives:

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The Canon Video Creator Kit (seen above). The kit includes a Canon EOS 80D Body; a Canon 18-135mm lens;Canon Power Zoom Adapter; RODE VideoMic Go; a 32G SD Card, and all the other goodies (battery, charger, strap, etc.).

High-five to our friend Rob Altman of Canon USA for his vision and support for our video category — Canon has been our main sponsor for a number of years now, and they are an absolutely AWESOME sponsor. Big thanks to everyone at Canon USA who helps make this annual event happen. So

OK, let’s get right to it — we’ll start with the winner, and then I’m going to share a few other videos that, while they didn’t win any prizes, I thought they deserved some attention.

Winner: Stefan Amadeus
Photo Walk: Stollenbach, South Africa

And now for our Honorable Mentions (other videos that while they aren’t prize winners, still deserve recognition):

Honorable Mention: Juan Clievano
Photo Walk: San Salvador, El Salvador

Honorable Mention: KenTV3
Photo Walk: Tokyo, Japan

Honorable Mention: JS Jayson
Photo Walk: Kuala Lumpur

Honorable Mention: Dave Castro
Photo Walk: Metro Naga, Philippines

Honorable Mention: Christopher Arnold
Photo Walk: Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA

Honorable Mention: Rich Tan
Photo Walk: Surigao City, Philippines

Thanks for letting me share all of these with you; congrats once again to our prize winner Stefan, and a big, big thanks to the 2017 Worldwide Photo Walk Official Sponsor, Canon USA, for making this video category a reality. :)

See you at 3:00 pm EDT for the big reveal of the People’s Choice Award Winner!

All my best,

-Scott

The Walk Leader competition is always one of the hardest to judge
There are so many great entries from so many talented leaders, and this year once again there were so many wonderful entries that it made my job as tough as ever.

Although there’s only one winner, I felt there were some images that were so good that even though they didn’t win a prize, they still deserved to be recognized, so I’m displaying my “Honorable Mentions” first, then we’ll reveal our winner.

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

Leader / Photographer: Antonio Rosario
Photo Walk: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Leader / Photographer: Mohamed Abdo
Photo Walk: Giza Governorate, Egypt

Leader / Photographer: Darius Apanavicius
Photo Walk: Vilnius, Lithuania

Leader / Photographer: Avik Mitr
Photo Walk: Kolkata, India

Leader / Photographer: ADASA Club
Photo Walk: Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Leader / Photographer: Herbert Kikoy 
Photo Walk: Danao City, Philippines

Leader / Photographer: Isidra Leyva 
Photo Walk: Tijuana Mexico

Leader / Photographer: Drew Frank
Photo Walk: State College Pennsylvania, USA

Leader / Photographer: Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil
Photo Walk: Shiraz, Iran

Leader / Photographer: Constantine Agustin
Photo Walk: Davao City, Philippines

Now, presenting the official Walk Leader Competition Winner:

Leader / Photographer: Ken Cavanagh 
Photo Walk: Brooklyn  New York, USA

My Comments: This picture just has so much great energy — wonderful colors, interesting punchy light, and you feel like you’re right there, in the middle of it all. I absolutely love it! Very well done!

As Walk Leader Competition Winner, Ken will receive a Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera, with an EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit; a Canon Pixma Pro 10 Printer; a $250 B&H Photo Gift Card; a ThinkTank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack; a $100 Westcott Gift Certificate; a Platypod Ultra with Multi Accessory Kit; 1 full year of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan; and 1 full year of KelbyOne membership for winning this year’s Leader Competition.

Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition honorable Mentions and our Winner!

More winners in other categories to be announced later today!
Coming up next at 3:00 pm our Video Competition, and at 4:00 PM our People’s Choice Award!

See you back here then! :)

All my best,

-Scott

It’s going to be a BIG day today for the 10th Annual Worldwide Photowalk
It’s “Announce a bunch of winners” day! Whoo hoo!

Here’s our competition winner announcement schedule. All times listed are EDT (New York City time zone):

12:00 Noon EDT: The Leader’s Competition Winner (and Honorable Mentions)

2:00 PM EDT: The Video Shot During The Walk Competition Winner

3:00 PM EDT: The People’s Choice Winner is Revealed!

4:00 PM EDT: The Youth Competition Winner

Lots of incredible prizes on the line today, including cameras and lenses from our official Sponsor Canon USA, along with great prizes from ThinkTank Photo (camera bags), Adobe Systems, B&H Photo, Platypod, Westcott, Drobo, and KelbyOne.

Stop back by later today to see some great images and videos and some happy winners!

All my best,

-Scott

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