Tips for a Successful Photo Walk
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):
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA in 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!!
If you haven’t signed up yet, there are probably still a few options available near you. Visit www.worldwidephotowalk.com for all of the details!
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