It’s that time of the year when photographers around the world assemble on the same day to explore, take pictures, share photos with one another, make new friends and become a part of a great cause. This coming October 1, 2016 will be the 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk as announced by Scott Kelby. This event is the world’s largest photo walk to be participated by thousands of cities across the globe. To mention that last year 2015, 25,000 photographers converged to explore their respective corners of the world through photography and social community.
Dubbed as the world’s largest global and social photography event, the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk has grown hugely in popularity and in size since its inaugural walk in 2007. And to introduce its concept, simple. Walk Leaders from cities around the world are the ones who will be presiding the Photo Walks. Walkers, or the participants, will meet up at a pre-designated location either downtown areas, business parks, zoos, and what have you, to spend a few hours socializing, taking pictures and sharing with people of like minds. Most groups then gather at local restaurants where they share their photos and experiences over food after the photo walk.
This year, 2016, the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, will be taking part on the worldwide photo walk to be led by Clement Dampal II who also happened to be last year’s Official Photo Walk Leader. For the Northern Mindanao Leg, the said Photo Walk aims to promote Cagayan de Oro’s heritage, tourism, infrastructure and people on a daily activity, providing opportunities to Walkers to actively engage in programs and activities which promotes the quality of life.
The Photo Walk will start at the Plaza delos Heroes, Divisoria around 7 in the morning of the said official date. And to mention some of the areas which will be covered in the CDO NorthMin Leg are the City Museum (Water Tower), Lourdes College, Casa Real (City Hall), Plaza Divisoria, Cogon Market, Kalye del Mar (Don Apolinar Velez Street), Carmen Market, JR Borja Street, Opol Beach, and Bulua Westbound Terminal.
For those photographers who will be joining the Photo Walk, you 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
- Extra shirt
- Bottled water
- Pocket money
While at the event, photo walkers are also allowed to upload their favorite picture to the 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. A Grand Prize winner will also be named and 10 finalists to be selected by Scott Kelby himself.
The event may be FREE but pre-registration is required which is only limited to 50 participants only. You can register at www.worldwidephotowalk.com, locate your city and complete the free sign up form.
All of the participants can connect socially before, during and after the event using the official hashtag #WWPW2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
KelbyOne, formerly The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAP) and KelbyTraining.com, is the leading source for online creative education worldwide. You can visit www.kelbyone.com for more information.
Clement Dampal II
Based in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao, Philippines, Clement Dampal II is a self-taught diversified lensman who owns the travel site www.bestspotsph.com. He is the current President of Cagayan de Oro Photographers Photoshoot (CDOPP), City Ambassador for the 24 Hour Project- A worldwide documentary project, and this year’s Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk Leader for the second time. He is also a travel writer and photographer of <M> Life and Living in Mindanao (Travel and Lifestyle Magazine), travel insider of CHOOSE Philippines, member of both Mindanao Avian Photographic Society and Canon Clickers Club, and a photo journalist of Cagayan Times and Business Week and has been featured at Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Photographer of the Week and Urbanlife’s Photographer of the Year 2016 Finalist.
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 these following media: 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, Mimai Scribbles CDO, Mai Adventures, Cagayan de Oro Times, and Mindanao Star.