POWELL, Wyo. - Anyone with a camera and a passion for photography is invited to be part of the world’s largest global social photography event Saturday, Oct. 5, in Cody.
The Northwest College Photographic Communications program will host the Scott Kelby Sixth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center at the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce. The event ends with a lunch gathering at the Whole Food Trading Company, 1134 13th St.
This is the second year NWC has partnered with the Kelby Media Group for the annual worldwide event. It takes place on the same day around the world. Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas, to socialize, learn new tips from each other and explore their corner of the world through photography.
Participants are eligible to win prizes if their photo is chosen as the best photo of the day by the walk leader. Each winning walk photo is entered into a global competition featuring a grand prize of photo equipment worth more than $13,000.
In 2012, over 32,000 photographers participated in 1,300 walks across the globe. More than 10 million photos were taken.
There’s no cost to participate. All that’s needed is a camera and a passion for photography.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use,” Christine Garceau, NWC assistant professor of photography, said. “People have used simple point-and-shoot and even disposable cameras in the past, had a blast and left with a new appreciation for photography and some great local connections.”
Participants in the Worldwide Photo Walk post updates to Twitter before, during and after the event under the #WWPW hashtag, and get Facebook updates from Kelby Training.
Scott Kelby’s Sixth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk is sponsored by Canon, Kelby Training, Kelby Training LIVE, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Adobe, B&H Photo, Wacom, Manfrotto, Tamron, Peachpit and PhotoWalkPro.
Garceau is the leader for the Cody walk, along with Jane Johnson, NWC’s digital studio specialist. For more information, or to register to be eligible for prizes, contact Garceau, 307-754-6497, or Johnson, 207-518-8053.