Last October 13, 2012 i had a chance to join the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Iloilo City Leg, this is an annual event held worldwide by a group of photographers may it be pros, beginners, hobbyist and enthusiasts. This is my first time to join, and it was a wonderful experience to be a part of this event.
Just a short info, Scott Kelby is the Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of numerous Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, and Photoshop Tips-N-Tricks. 10 jobs, little sleep. (http://scottkelby.com)
Every year a Worldwide Photo Walk is organized, it’s a social photography event where photographers get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town) to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.
This event is free, just simply register at http://worldwidephotowalk.com and find a walk in you place. After the photo walk, a walker must upload only one photo (the best photo) in the website and will have a chance to be selected as the Grand Winner and will win exciting Prizes from Scott Kelby. As of posting time, there are already 1339 Photo Walks organized all over the world, and 32138 registered Photo Walkers.
Well, i am proud to say that the 2011 Grand Prize Winner was a Filipino, Jaime Cesar Tibe from Surigao City, Caraga Philippines. The Iloilo Leg winner was also my good friend Mr. Rey Bayona. This year’s winner will be determined by November.
This year, there are 4 groups in Iloilo City who participated in the event, and each group is composed of 50 walkers, a leader is assigned in every group and each group has its designated area.
Group 1 is lead by Mark Vincent Uy at Molo Plaza Area, Group 2 is lead by Emmanuel Lerona at Jaro Plaza Area, Group 3 is lead by Jonathan Jurilla, at Baluarte Area (this is the group where i belong the longest route) and Group 4 is lead by Diody Paderes Fadullan at Jaro Plaza Area also.
The Photo Walk starts at 3:00 pm, and all the group met at The Iloilo Esplanade before 6:00 pm for a sunset view and headed to Plazuela for a get together program.
This is a great opportunity joining the event, meeting new friends, sharing the same interest and knowing that Iloilo City is a beautiful place if you just explore it. I hope i can join the next Photo Walk next year, i am not aspiring to win, but joining this event is already a winning moment for me.
Thanks a lot to Scott Kelby for this event, to all the organizers, leaders, and walkers congratulations to all of us. This is really great!
My ID during the Photo Walk