The wait is over.
Scott Kelby has just announced the date for the 8th Worldwide Photo Walk.
On Saturday 3rd October 2015 photographers from around the world will (almost) simultaneously set out to explore, take and share photos under the guidance of a Walk Leader.
I am delighted to have been selected to lead the Inveraray Photo Walk for the 5th successive year.
So what is it all about?
The main purpose is to have fun, perhaps discover a new place and rediscover one you already think you know well. It is surprising that after more than a decade of living in a town that has only one street I still find things that I hadn’t previously noticed. And places evolve too – shops open and close, people come and go. There’s always something to photograph.
I don’t want to spoil the surprise so I am not going to give away the route but suffice to say you will be able to enjoy some street photography, maybe the odd portrait if we can find a few willing “victims”, landscapes, seascapes and then maybe a wander through the woods to see what we can find – autumn colours, waterfalls, abandoned buildings and some wildlife too.
The one thing I can’t control is the weather. We have had some walks in the dry and other years it has not been so kind to us. Bring along your waterproofs and something to keep your camera dry but equally some sunscreen wouldn’t go amiss either. October is a great time of year with the trees just starting to turn, the deer rutting season will have just started but we will still be enjoying more than 11 hours of light each day.
The event itself is free to join but the Worldwide Photo Walk supports a special charity, The Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage. Scott has asked walkers to donate just $1 US to the organisation which helps transform the lives of homeless and orphaned kids in the country. A donation is not compulsory but would be very much appreciated.
To get involved you will need to register for the walk. To join the Inveraray walk click here and follow the instructions. If you live in another part of the UK, or indeed another part of the world, you can look for other walks or even register to organise your own! Remember photography is for everyone – it’s not just about big lenses and expensive DSLRs. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience or equipment although there are some age restrictions – younger walkers will need to bring an adult with them.
We look forward to seeing you on 3rd October.