It’s official! Rockland is now on the map for the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. Maine Photo Adventures will be leading the walk on Saturday, October 3rd. This Worldwide Photowalk is a social photography event where photographers get together to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers. These walks will take place in hundreds of locations all over the world.
The walk will start by meeting with the other fellow photographers at a central meeting point. In Rockland, we will meet on the pier that leads to the Pearl Restaurant at 275 Main Street @ 11AM. We will then take a leisurely paced stroll along the harbor and down Main Street, stopping to take lots pictures. Photo walkers can chat with other folks (photo walkers are very friendly by nature); laugh, enjoying being outside with a group of like-minded folks; and then after about 2-hours we will wind up at a local restaurant where we can have a meal, maybe a snack, and some drinks. It’s a social event where we can make some great photos and possibly new friends.
The best photo in each city (voted by the group of walkers) will get the ebook edition of Scott Kelby’s bestselling book — “The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers” (it lists for $39.95) and their winning image is also entered into the main photo competition vying for thousands of dollars in prizes. From those local walk winners Scott will choose 10-finalists, who all get tons of great prizes, and then one Grand Prize winner who just gets even more cool stuff.
The event is totally free. But if you’re feeling charitable, each year we “Walk with a Purpose” to raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya, to help them feed, clothe and care for some very wonderful children who need our help. When you sign up for a walk, you’ll have the option (it’s totally optional), to donate just $1 to the orphanage via Paypal. 100% of your donation goes directly to the orphanage, and last year the walks were able to raise more than $37,000.