Monday, October 5, 2015

World Wide Photo Walk 2015

Saturday I went on my second photo walk with strangers. This time it was the World Wide Photo Walk put together by Scott Kelby. I've read  a couple of Scott Kelby's photography books and they are easy to understand and amusing to read. I knew he hosted a photo walk each year, but this is the first time I discovered when it was before it actually happened.

The walk was Sunday morning at Minnehaha Falls and I'm guessing about 25- 30 people showed up. I've been to the Falls many times, but have never explored the paths past a certain point so this was a nice adventure. I still wasn't feeling well (virus that was hanging on for over a week) and suspected I had moved into the sinus infection stage. On my last photo walk (with ClickinMoms) I was hoping to connect with others, but this time I didn't care as much. It's not that I didn't want to, but since I didn't feel well and thought about staying home, I just wanted to successfully last the entire walk.

I did get to connect with other people on the walk, though. Elizabeth recently moved back here from New Mexico and likes to take pictures of buildings that are deteriorating, Robert and Tim, a son and Father duo, both have mirror less cameras, and David lived in Japan for 12 years. I look forward to seeing the pictures they will share and see how different (or the same) their perspective may be of the same area.

We walked all the way down to the Mississippi where there was a beach I'd never seen before, but
would like to explore again with Jesse and Riley. I will definitely do this walk again in the future as it was nice to meet other people with a common interest and lovely to be able to just wander around and take pictures without worrying about being an annoyance to others.

I decided to use my 35 mm only. My zoom lens would have been nice, but I just love how the 35mm pictures turn out. I played around with a few different editing styles too, but nothing too crazy. Just wanted to try some slightly different looks, but now that I see them completed I've realized they don't look all that different than usual... except that my daughter isn't in them. As much as I love to take her picture, it's fun to take pictures of other things.

Apparently, there was someone there from Twin Cities Media.Net specifically taking pictures of us taking pictures. You can see us (and me) in action here


  1. I want to go on a photo walk!! I love taking outdoor pictures but never make the time. These are beautiful! Where did you find the group?

  2. Thank you! Scott Kelby and Clickin Moms plan walks each year. I just go to their websites and they have a bunch of people who plan out walks - determine the location and the time. Clickin Mom's usually have one in the spring and Scott Kelby's is in the fall. In MN, there is a instagrammers group that also gets together monthly to do photo walks. I've never been on one, but have a friend who does it all the time. It's nice getting together with people with common interests so I highly recommend trying to find one.

    Clickin Walk:
    Scott Kelby Walk:


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