Each year, photographers around the world choose a day to gather, explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. This event is known as the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. This year, the official date of the highly anticipated 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ is Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The event will happen in thousands of cities all over the world.
The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, dubbed the world’s largest global and social photography event, has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. Last year (2015), more than 25,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.
The concept of a Photo Walk is simple. Photo Walks are created by Walk Leaders in cities all over the world. Walkers meet up at a pre-designated location – downtown areas, zoos, business parks, you name it! – to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people. At the end of the photo walk, most groups convene at local restaurants or taverns to share their images and experiences over food.
This year, Cagayan de Oro City will be joining the worldwide photo walk, once again led by Clement Dampal II, a Diversified Lensman based in the city. Clement also served as the Official Photo Walk Leader last year.
In the Cagayan de Oro leg, the Photo Walk aims to promote the city’s heritage, tourism, infrastructure, growth, and its people. It likewise provides opportunities for the participants to actively engage in programs and activities promoting the quality of life. It will start at Plaza delos Heroes, Divisoria around 7am on the said date.
Some of the areas/structures to be covered for the CDO NorthMin Leg are the City Museum (Water Tower), Casa Real (City Hall), Lourdes College, Plaza Divisoria, Kalye del Mar (Don Apolinar Velez Street), JR Borja Street, Cogon Market, Carmen Market, Bulua Westbound Terminal, and Opol Beach.
Photographers joining the photowalk are requested to bring the following:
-Digital Single Lens Reflex/Translucent cameras, and/or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens cameras (Point-and-Shoot camera owners are also welcome to join)
-A good tripod
In addition to the event, photo walkers will be able to upload their favorite picture to our popular Photo Walk contest for a chance to win a 1-year membership to www.kelbyone.com, a DSLR, gift cards, apps, camera bags, and more. We will also name a Grand Prize winner and 10 finalists, all to be selected by Scott Kelby himself!
The event is free, but pre-registration is required and is limited to 50 participants only. Register at www.worldwidephotowalk.com by simply locating your city and completing the free sign up form.
Additionally, participants can connect socially before, during, and after the event using the hashtag #WWPW2016 hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About KelbyOne: Formerly The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and KelbyTraining.com, KelbyOne is the leading resource for online creative education worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kelbyone.com.
About Clement Dampal II: A Self-taught Diversified Lensman based in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines who owns the travel site: www.bestspotsph.com. Currently the President of CDOPP (Cagayan de Oro Photographers Photoshoot), Clement is a 2nd time Photo Walk Leader of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk and also the City Ambassador for the 24-Hour Project – a worldwide documentary project. A photo journalist of Business Week Mindanao and Cagayan Times, Clement was featured in Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Photographer of the Week and was a finalist of UrbanLife’s Photographer of the Year (2016). He is also a travel writer and photographer of <M> Life and Living in Mindanao (Travel and Lifestyle Magazine), travel insider of CHOOSE Philippines, and a member of both Mindanao Avian Photographic Society and Canon Clickers Club.
The Cagayan de Oro Northern Mindanao Leg is brought to you by:
Event Partners: Colours Digital Foto, Canon DHUB, Modtrade, and Duka Bay Resort.
Sponsors: Clement Dampal Photography, 2GO Travel, Carl’s Buy and Sell, Dhanstore, Sovereign Skates, Nature’s Spring, Mabuhay Media Print, Hab-Hub Eat All You Can Pastry, Photo Warehouse Visayas, and Cagayan de Oro Photography Photoshoot.
In partnership with: Business Week Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Best Spots PH (www.bestspotsph.com), Easy Rock 96.9 FM Station, CDO Bloggers, Inc., About Cagayan de Oro, MimaiScribbles CDO, MaiAdventures, Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.