It’s here!!! Today in nearly a thousand cities around the world my 8th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tonight nearly 20,000 photographers around the world will collectively have taken literally millions of photos as part of their local Photo Walks. 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!).

If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS to make your day a success:

(1) 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.

(2) 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

(3) This is The Gear I’m Taking on My Photo Walk
I’m walkin’ light again this year. I’m going with a Canon 5D Mark III body with just one lens; a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5 – f/6.3 XRDi lens. I’ll be using a Black Rapid strap (a strap that goes across your body, rather than over your shoulder) and two Lexar 32GB 1000X cards (one SD and one Compact Flash).

(4) 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).

(5) Charge all your 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.

(6) 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.

(7) The Most Important Thing Is… That You All 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.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors who made all of this happen (especially our platinum sponsor Canon who gave us some incredible prizes for the contest) and to all the photographers around the world who volunteered to lead walks.

My humble thanks to you all for being a part of his historic photography event. Can’wait to see your shots!!!!!!

All my best,

-Scott

P.S. This would be a great time to rematch those short Worldwide Photo Walk camera tips and shooting tips videos (I did six of them just for you walkers with tips on getting your best pics yet!). Check your email for the link from us. 

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.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Scott,

    How do you make sure the picture upload from the 2015 photowalk is 1000px, 72dpi and Max at 1MB?

    Thanks
    Dan

  2. Thanks for organizing this, It was a blast for everyone in Mexico City. There was a reconnection of two people that had not seen each other in 20 years! That only make the PW worth it!!
    Here are links to the group picks (At the beginning, Middle and End of the Photowalk) Pick the one you like the most ;)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maloof/21946030852/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maloof/21932788066/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maloof/21932792196/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maloof/21337832993/in/dateposted-public/

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