It’s here!!! Tomorrow, in nearly a thousand cities around the world my 12th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos. How cool is that!!!! I’m up in Chicago and I’m psyched about leading the local walk here tomorrow.

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!).

Walk Leaders: Make Sure You Watch my Leader’s Video

If you’re leading a Photo Walk, go to your Leader’s Dashboard page on the Official Worldwide Photo Walk site and watch my video called my: “Top 10 (or so) Tips for Leading A Successful Photo Walk.” There is some VERY important info in that video, so please make absolutely sure you watch it before your walk.

How ’bout some really helpful tips for getting great images on tomorrow’s walk?

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS from our dear friend, and Canon Explorer of Light to help you get some great images on the walk tomorrow.

Which 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

Here are 10 tips from Rick Sammon for creating beautiful sunset photos during the Worldwide Photowalk.

Thanks, Rick! :)

Group shot from my Tarpon Springs, Florida Photo Walk back in 2010

Get a Group Shot Right at the Beginning

Remember to take a group shot before you head out for your walk (it’ll be much harder to corral everybody after the shoot, so get one right before you head out). Post them here, or post a link to them here, and I’ll post ’em on my blog next week and over on my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/skelby

This is The Gear I’m Taking on My Photo Walk

I’m going with a Canon EOS R Full-frame Mirrorless body with just one lens; a Canon 24-240mm R-mount lens. I’ll be using a Black Rapid strap (a strap that goes across your body, rather than over your shoulder) and a Lexar 128 GB SD card.

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

Special thanks to Canon, the official Photo Walk sponsor, who gave us some incredible prizes for the contest portion of the walk this year) and to all our wonderful sponsors (thank you Adobe, B&H Photo, Platypod, RockyNook Publishing, Think Tank Photo, Skylum, and Westcott) who made all of this happen, and to all the dedicated photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

Also, a very special thanks to our Walk Leader Coordinator, Jeanne Jilleba, who once again did an absolutely outstanding job from start to finish. Also, a high-five to our Web team for making the Web part of this project work better than ever!

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

-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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