Another Successful Photowalk




Not sure how all the other cities did, but my Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk – Detroit was a big success! We had an absolute perfect day weather wise and a great group of photographers.  We went on a 2 mile walk throughout downtown Detroit snapping shots of some great landmarks and interesting landscapes. I can’t wait to see everyone’s shots.


I got a couple myself that I liked, but nothing really outstanding. I was too busy enjoying everyone else that was there.



Of course I used this opportunity to try out some of my newer gear. I shot all day with my new Nikon D5000 and GP-1 GPS. I used my existing Nikon 18-200mm VR lens. It was so much fun using this setup because it was so lightweight compared to my D700. I even recorded a couple of video clips along the way.






I also got a chance to try out the Nike+iPod support built-in to the new iPhone 3GS. So I used it to track how far we’d walked throughout the two hours.



The Bottom Line


Photowalks are fun in general. Don’t wait until Scott’s annual walk to do one. If you’ve got some friends that are photographers or maybe you belong to other groups/associations, that you can get together with and just do a walk. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun when you do it as a group. You also may get some shots that you would have otherwise missed.



7 Replies to “Another Successful Photowalk”

  1. Hi Terry,

    I was fortunate to lead the Bethlehem, PA walk and it was far better than I could have ever imagined. We had an absolute blast, and like you, the weather could not have been better. I can’t wait to do it again…

  2. Hi Terry,

    I have participated in the Photowalks last year and this year and there were great. A wonderful way to meet new photographers that share a common passion.

    I know both you and Scott are big iPhone users. It would be nice to have an iPhone Photowalk day. Seeing some of the great photos taken by Chase Jarvis on his iPhone (from his website) an iPhone Photowalk would be a nice thing to do. I know it may not inclusive of everyone but I think it would be a great experience for the iPhone users.

  3. Terry,

    I thought you might be interested in my MotionX GPS iPhone results. Elapsed time of 2:08, Ave. Speed = 1.4 mph, distance = 2.98 miles, max speed = 11.1 mph. Based on the differences in distance, I must have meandered a lot.


  4. Hi Terry,

    I was so fortunate to lead the walk in Amersfoort – The Netherlands. As usual we didn’t had the best weather but fortunate no heavy rain. I am surprised by the photo’s I already get uploaded. Lots of nice pics.

    It was great to lead a group of 24 persons (for the first time).

    If you are interested we have a flickr group: Scott Kelby’s World wide Photo Tour Amersfoort The Netherlands.


  5. Terry,

    Well said about “Photowalks are fun in general. Don’t wait until Scott’s annual walk to do one.” I have hosted several photowalks and people are always commenting how much fun they had. I have made lots of new friends with photowalks and I usually follow them up with a pot luck dinner at my place and ask people to bring their photos along. I pop them into my iMac, load them into a iPhoto Event and then via my 35′ HDMI cable we watch them on my HDTV while we eat and talk.

    What the world needs are more photowalks!

  6. Hi Terry,

    Greetings from the NYC, Central Park walk. I had the best time ever. Got some terrific shots, and met some amazing people. What a great day! Our leader, Jeff Mitchell did an outstanding job. I hope your walk was a success to.
    Regards, Ivan Boden

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