For the ninth year running, I am delighted to be leading the Shetland leg of Worldwide Photo Walk 2017 and this year’s location is in Cunningsburgh. To sign up, please click here.
The plan is to congregate at the new Mackenzie’s Farm Shop and Café at 0950, get a group photo, then make our way over to the north end of Fladdabister where there are a group of interesting old ruins and landscape photo opportunities towards the foot of the main hill, on the roadside. The area is very picturesque so photo walkers are welcome to go and explore other areas in the vicinity. We’ll then head back to Mackenzie’s Farm Shop and Café at 1145 to review our images.
Photographers of all standards are very welcome. As always, the aim of the walk is to spend two hours dedicated to taking photos whilst possibly picking up a few tips along the way from fellow photo walkers. I’ll also be on hand to help you get more from your camera.
CLICK HERE to join us and to find out more about the Worldwide Photo Walk, what happens, prizes on offer and more…
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The photography event is FREE and open to all ages, abilities and types of cameras. The main objective of the event is to enjoy taking some photos and maybe learn a few tips and tricks along the way. I shall be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Once again this year there are some really cool t-shirts for walkers where 100% of the profits will go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: First of all, I’d like to say that any camera or indeed mobile phone is suitable for this walk. You’ll have the opportunity to capture interesting images regardless of the quality or expense of your photographic equipment. All ability levels are more than welcome to attend. Please also make sure you dress suitably for the changeable Shetland weather. Besides that, please do bring a friend but make sure everyone has signed up for the walk in advance – you need to do this in order to share any images and be in contention for prizes!
Q: What is the Worldwide Photo Walk?
A: The Worldwide Photo Walk is the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself where photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas to socialise, learn new tips from each other and explore their corner of the world through photography.
In addition to enjoying a day of photography with other like-minded individuals, 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 walk leader Ben Mullay.
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.
To sign up for the walk, please click here and select ‘Join Walk’.
P.S. Check out posts from my previous photo walks over on my blog here.