Tips for a Successful Photo Walk

Kitten peeking through curtains | Ragusa Ibla | Sicily | Italy | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2010
"mew mew" He was sooooo cute!!

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk is TODAY!

I’m really excited to participate in today’s Worldwide Photo Walk! I’ll be walking in Ocean Beach (San Diego). Its an area I haven’t explored much so I’m really looking forward to it.  Just for fun I thought I’d take a look back at the two other Worldwide Photo Walks I’ve participated in…

Ragusa Ibla, Sicilly in 2010 (I led that one):

Kitten peeking through curtains | Ragusa Ibla | Sicily | Italy | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

“mew mew” He was sooooo cute!!

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA in 2011:

Red Leaves & Wrought Iron | Balboa Park | San Diego, CA | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

I missed last year’s for some reason – it might have been a conflict with the California Photo Festival.

When I’m out for a photo walk, especially with a large group of photographers, I focus in on the details around me. The key is to get a shot that no one else got – no small feat when you are walking around with other talented folks with cameras.

Photo Walk Tips:

  • Don’t focus on photographing what everyone else is shooting – be unique
  • Look at the small things: consider a detail shot rather than the big picture
  • Turn around – when everyone is looking one direction, look behind you and see what everyone else is missing
  • Capture a different perspective – put your camera over your head or get down on the ground
  • Take your time – its easy to get flustered when you are with a big group, especially if your skill level isn’t quite what you perceive from those around you. Take time to set up your shot. Don’t let yourself be rushed.
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Happy Photo Walking!!

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