UPDATE – Worldwide Photo Walk Shetland Edition Only 4 Days To Go

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Photo Walk Countdown

I thought I’d do an update on the forthcoming photo walk which is taking place this Saturday at Spiggie with an 11am start.

So far we have 12 photographers signed up for the walk which is tremendous particularly as I know there are a few more yet to register.  If you have not already registered then go to the offical Worldwide Photo Walk page here and sign up.

WEATHER

Unfortunately, according to Dave Wheeler, the weather outlook is not too favourable for Saturday.  However, the forecasters have often proved to be wrong when it comes to Shetland weather so here’s hoping for some favourable conditions between 11am-1pm on Saturday.

As a result of this forecast, I’d thoroughly suggest everyone takes suitable clothing in the event of rain.  I’d also recommend rubber boots regardless of the conditions, especially if you intend on walking near the loch and marshy areas.

PARKING

Parking is available at the Spiggie Hotel but I’d suggest you get there early to ensure a spot.  Perhaps folk can team up and travel together thus reducing possible congestion at the hotel.

EQUIPMENT

Make sure those batteries are charged Friday night and take a spare if you have one.  There’s nothing worse than seeing a great shot and then running out of juice.  Also give those lenses a good clean and format your memory card ensuring you’ve backed up your images first.  I’d also advise taking some kind of waterproof cover for your camera.

Personally I’d suggest travelling light as you’re not wanting to carry loads and loads of gear.  Perhaps set yourself a mini-project by only taking one lens.  There will be a multitude of things to photograph at Spiggie such as landscapes, wild flowers and wildlife.  The two hours will no doubt go very quickly, so by focusing on one aspect of photography you’re sure to get a lot out of the event.  I’ll be on hand throughout to try and answer questions people have.

MERCHANDISE

If you would like an official Worldwide Photo Walk t-shirt then visit here.  $5 from every sale will go to support the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya, Africa.

PRIZES

The best photograph taken on the day will win the Digital Photography Book, Volume 3.   Plus, all photos that are uploaded onto the global worldwide photo walk website will be in contention to win the overall grand prize.  Click here to see what is up for grabs – some simply AMAZING prizes.

FURTHER READING

Advice on Saturday’s photo walk can be found on the official blog page here.  There is also seven great tips for this Saturday’s photo walk here

CAMERA TIPS

I posted a quick tip recently on using your camera’s self-timer to help give you sharper pictures.  Click here to read this article.

POST-WALK

Full information on what to do with your photographs from the walk will be disclosed at a later date.  The photographs will come to each cities leader (me!) and be uploaded onto the global site.  Click here to see photos from last year’s walk which I’m sure will wet your appetite for Saturday.

Well that’s it for now.  There are plenty of links above to look at ahead of Shetland’s first participation in the worldwide photo walk on Saturday.  Thank you again to everyone that has registered, but there is still time for those who have not registered.  Click here to access the registration page.  If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me by posting a comment below or by emailing me at ben@benmullay.com

All the best

Ben


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