STAPLES — The sixth annual Worldwide Photo Walk will take place from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in Staples, starting at Giovanni’s Pizza.
Scott Kelby, president of Kelby Training and a No. 1 best-selling photography and technology book author, started the Worldwide Photo Walk, which is the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography. It takes place on the same day around the world where photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas to socialize, learn new tips from each other and explore their corner of the world through photography.
“In 2012, we had 1,300 walks,” Kelby said in a news release. “Last year, we had over 1,300 walks with more than 32,000 photographers joining in. More than 10 million photos were taken in that one single day that wouldn’t have been taken otherwise.”
There is no fee to participate. To participate, all you need is a camera and a passion for photography. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use. People have used simple point-and-shoot and even disposable cameras.
Kelby credits the success and popularity of the event to the social aspect of photography.
In addition to enjoying a day of photography with other local photographers, participants may also be eligible to win prizes from the Worldwide Photo Walk’s sponsors if their photo is chosen as the best photo of the day by their walk leader. Each winning walk photo is then entered into a global competition where Kelby picks the single “best photo” of the event along with 10 runners-up. Full details are available at: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/