The Worldwide Photo Walk started two years ago, and since its first year, has grown into an enormous event! On one day of the year, groups gather in cities around the world for a day of photography and fun. If you have never heard of it, here’s how it works. In the weeks before the big day, you choose a city that’s convenient for you (which was tricky for us!) and sign up for that walk online. There is a leader for each walk who puts together the route, meet-up spot and post-walk munchies. On one day of the year, groups gather in cities around the world for a day of photography and fun. Later all the images are shared via flickr.
When we were planning our upcoming travels, I really wanted to nail down a city so we could register for this thing. Turns out, Chicago was the best bet for us, which was perfect because I’d never really explored downtown Chicago. Our walk started at “The Bean” and led us through some scenic areas of Millennium Park. Not only was this a great day for shooting, but was also the foundation for another nomadic rendezvous with Chris and Cherie of Technomadia. We’ve been so lucky to cross paths so many times this year!
Now there is something else very cool to be said about this photography event, and that is the fact that anyone with a camera… any camera… is welcome and is sure to have a great time. Sure you have some people showing up with a backpack full of lenses and pro-level DSLRs. And you also have people shooting with iPhones, which is totally awesome too. Our group had a good mix. Cherie used her Canon point and shoot, Chris was using his Lumix G1, I did bring my DSLR and limited myself to my wide angle 14-24 lens, and Ben brought a 5D with one lens also … and this is my favorite… the one lens he shot with all day was a Lensbaby. Brilliant!
So we set out that day to have fun… and that’s exactly what we got! And of course… we got some cool shots too. I think my images reflect both the photos and the fun