Tomorrow, in cities all over the world, my 13th Annual World Wide Photo Walk for the Springs of Hope Orphanage kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos, and with any luck, have raised a ton of donations for the orphanage. 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!).

Tomorrow I‘m Broadcasting LIVE all day long!

To celebrate the walk, and the images you’re taking during your walks, Erik Kuna and I will be LIVE all day at the top of every hour tomorrow with prizes, giveaways, sharing your images, and having guests and lots of fun and surprises. You can watch the live stream at the official Worldwide Photo Walk Site.

We’re doing Silent Auctions of instructor prints, one-on-one Skype time with them, and portfolio reviews

We’ll have all the details on the live show tomorrow, but you’ll have an amazing opportunity to own the work of some of your favorite photographers, and a chance to pick their brains one-on-one by bidding in the silent auction. Hey, ya never know, right (and all the proceeds go the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya)

Help the Orphanage by ordering your Official Photo Walk T-shirt

100% of the profits from these Photo Walk t-shirts goes straight to the orphanage, so please consider ordering one right now — it makes a difference in the lives of these awesome kids (and it’s a win-win. You get a cool collectors item 2020 t-shirt, and they get a donation for food, clothing, housing, medicine and education).

Here’s some photo tips for getting great images on tomorrow’s walk

Here are SIX LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS from our dear friend, beloved photographer, educator, and author Rick Sammon.

What gear to bring on the photo walk

7 Tips for Photographing in Cities

Rick Sammon reveals 7 tips for photographing cities and getting the most out of our images from this year’s Worldwide Photowalk.

Find out what gear you should bring on the Worldwide Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Making Pictures with Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon shares his secrets for creating photos and not snapshots on your photo excursion during the Photowalk.

Photo Walk Tips: Photographing People

Try these 7 tips from Rick Sammon on photographing people during during the Photo Walk.

Photo Walk Tips: Storytelling with Pictures

Rick Sammon shares his best tips on storytelling with your photography.

Photo Walk Tips: Capturing Sunsets

Thanks, Rick! :) Here’s a few more important tips:

The group shot from the Photo Walk I led in Paris a few years ago

Don’t Forget to Wear Really Comfortable Shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy. Don’t forget sunscreen (or a raincoat, depending on the weather for your walk).

Charge your camera batteries tonight

Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses (and sensor), and make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up.

Brings LOTS of water (and drink lots of water!)

This is key! You don’t want to dehydrate on your walk – you want to have 100% fun the whole time, so make sure you drink plenty of water before the walk, and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk, and your safety and well being.

The Most Important Thing Is… That You Stay Safe

Look out for each other on the walk. Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting – you don’t want to bump into, or trip over, anything. Definitely practice social distancing and I encourage you to wear a mask for your safety and for the safety of those around you.

Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Thank you Adobe, B&H Photo, ImageWizards, Litra, Luminar 4, Platypod, RockyNook Publishing, Think Tank Photo, SlickPic, Peachpit Press, MPIX, and Westcott) who made all of this happen, and to all the dedicated photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

Also, a high-five to our KelbyOne Web team for all their work on making this years walk, held during a worldwide pandemic, come together online. We’re very grateful.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of this historic photography event. Can’t wait to see your shots tomorrow!!!!!!

-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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