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SOURCE Kelby Training
Event Hailed as the Largest Global Social Event for Photographers
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the world will walk again with Scott Kelby, president of Kelby Training and #1 bestselling photography and technology book author, in the 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™.
Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk is the world's largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. 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," said Scott Kelby, founder of Kelby Training, editor-in-chief of Photoshop User magazine, and president of Kelby Media Group. "Last year, we had over 1,300 walks with more than 32,000 photographers joining in. Over 10 million photos were taken in that one single day that wouldn't have been taken otherwise. And, I can't wait for this year's walk. This is easily my favorite day of shooting throughout the entire year."
There is no fee to participate. Just go to the Worldwide Photo Walk site, find a walk near you, and join in on the fun. If there is no Photo Walk in your area feel free to register to lead a walk of your own.
And anyone can 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 in the past, had a blast, and left with a new appreciation for photography and some great local connections.
Scott Kelby credits the success and popularity of the event to the social aspect of photography. "Photography is usually viewed as a solitary activity, but the truth of the matter is that people love to shoot together, compare notes and just have fun with photography," said Scott Kelby. "The Worldwide Photo Walk is a social phenomenon. I've had group leaders contact me to say that they've turned their walk into a monthly event. Other people tell me that they've made friends at the very first Photo Walk that they've kept to this day. It's the joy of shooting with friends, new and old that makes this event so special."
The social aspect of this event has also transcended into the online world of social networks as well. Participants in the Worldwide Photo Walk post updates to Twitter before, during and after the event under the #WWPW hash tag, and get updates from Kelby Training via its Facebook page.
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 Scott Kelby picks the single "best photo" of the event along with 10 runners-up. Full details are available at: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/
About Kelby Training
Kelby Training provides online training and education to tens of thousands of photographers (of all skill levels) in more than 100 countries. Kelby Training specializes in creative, artful, and inspired photography training, taught by the world's top pro photographers and creative experts, and is the world's leading resource for photography, Photoshop® Lightroom®, Adobe® Photoshop®, and creative design training. Visit http://kelbytraining.com for more information.
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