Photoshop master Scott Kelby‘s second annual Worldwide Photo Walk is on July 18th this year, and it may certainly be coming to a location near you. Over 1,000 walks are already scheduled – and if you’re a photography professional who lives somewhere devoid of an already-scheduled walk, you can apply to start your own next time around.
For those of you not familiar with photo walks, the organizer sent us a nice explanation:
A Photo Walk is a fun, social event where photographers gather together at a specific place to walk around and take pictures. Afterwards, they hold a “chimping” session. This is where they all sit down in a café or restaurant, look at the photos in each others digital cameras, point and say, “Ooooo! Oooo!” a lot (hence the name).
Affectionately dubbed “A Day in the World,” July 18, 2009 is actually Scott Kelby’s Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Last year, NAPP had over 250 official walks take place in 236 cities of 47 countries around the world. Over 8,000 photographers participated and it is safe to say that nearly 1 million photographs were taken that day. This year, we already have over 1000 walks registered and we are aiming for participation (representation) from every country in the world. With the event still over a month away, we are confident that we have created the world’s largest social photography event in the history of… well, in the history of photography itself!
If thousands of photographers taking a gozillion different pictures in global synchronization wasn’t cool enough, this year the walk has a charity component: the official Worldwide Photo Walk T-shirts, the sale of which will generate $5.00 to the Springs of Hope orphanage in Kenya. The orphanage was started and built by readers of Scott Kelby’s blog, proving that photographers are just as capable of contributing to the world in 3-D as they are in 2-D.
So dust off that camera and put on your walkin’ shoes.