Four years ago, Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, came up with the idea of a worldwide photo walk. Over the course of a couple hours, a group of photo enthusiasts walk through a certain area and take pictures. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet and talk to others interested in photography. It’s also a good chance to explore areas and look for things that you may not normally see.
Four years later, this photo walk has grown immensely. This year, there were over 1100 walks worldwide, with over 28,000 participants! It’s fun to think that while we’re walking, there are other groups doing the same thing in such far reaches of the globe as Iran, Mongolia, and Nigeria.
This year, I participated in two walks. In addition to leading my own walk (more details on that in a subsequent post), I had the pleasure to join Scott Kelby through the streets of downtown Tampa, where he led his own walk.
We met at Curtis Hixon park and strolled passed the Glazer Children’s Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. We then headed through some of the side streets of downtown Tampa, ending at Five Guys Burgers and Fries for a fantastic lunch.
Here are some of my pictures of the day. The first picture is the group shot that Scott grabbed of our group before we headed out. The University of Tampa serves as a backdrop.