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Join Me For a Nighttime Photowalk in DC

Sadly, I don’t seem to have a lot of time for photowalking these days but there’s still one event that I always make room for. Every year my buddy Scott Kelby puts on a photowalk event of incredible proportions, which draws in photographers from all over. Of course I am talking about the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that takes place every Fall. I have had the pleasure of hosting one of the photowalks every year and it is a pleasure for me to be a part of it. I am always on the lookout for interesting places to host my photowalk and this year I am trying something a bit different by moving the start time of my photowalk into the evening hours.

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I have had a couple of previous photowalks that have ended at night or seemed like night due to weather but this is my first “on purpose” night photowalk. Of course if you are going to be shooting at night you need to have a great location with lots of lighting and interesting subjects, which is why I have selected the Mall area in Washington DC. This beautiful strip of land in DC is host to most of the iconic monuments and memorials and is a great place for shooting at night.

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Of course shooting at night usually means using a tripod, which is not normally an option during the daylight hours due to the pedestrian traffic. I have however found that it is pretty easy to use them at night, as long as you aren’t being a real pest and are staying off ofd the actual monuments (for the most part). If you love monuments and night photography and HDR and hanging with other photographers, I invite you to grab up one of my available slots and join us on the evening of October 11th for some great photography fun. Oh, and if you don’t know how to shoot night photos, I will be glad to give you a hand and start you on your way to this great photography technique. Who knows, we might even do a little painting with light as well. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please go to my official sign-up page and register for a spot.

Just one other thing; one of the objectives to running this photowalk is to raise money for the Springs of Hope orphanage in Africa. It’s not required but if you are so inclined, it would be great if you gave a donation at the time of registration to help us reach our goal of raising $30K for the orphanage. Your $1 can really go a long way. Either way, I look forward to seeing everyone on Oct. 11th.

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I have around 30 vacancies for my photowalk right now so if this sounds like something for you, please don’t wait to add your name to the list (photowalks for the Worldwide Photowalk are capped at 50 participants per walk). If you can’t join me but would like to find an event location that is more convenient or to your liking then go to the main Worldwide Photowalk page and search for a location where you would like to walk. There are currently over 650 different locations around the World with more being added every day. There’s also opportunities to lead a photowalk so head to the website for more information.

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