The 3rd annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk is coming to town. In Phoenix and Tempe, the photo walk will be rockin’ the light rail! What makes this photo walk different than the ones happening from Paris to New York to Germany? This one is going to utilize our light rail system to get to a bunch of cool places. The deal is, they will meet at the light rail station at Mill and 3rd Street in Tempe on Saturday, July 24th at 4:00 PM. From there, you will hit several places along the line and end up some place close to a light rail station at approximately 8 PM to hang out with the participants, share photos and have some fun. ( More details on the meeting place for after the photo walk will be available soon )
While the name and the “worldwideness” might sound pretty professional and even a little intimidating for “non-photogs,” I just spoke with the local event organizer, Mark Wallace of Snapfactory, and he assured me that ALL are invited. Basically, if you like to take pictures and want to hang out with others that like to do so, this light rail photo walk is for you.
“It’s not a workshop, it’s a social gathering” said Mark. We also talked about my lack of photography skills and lack of super cool equipment. Mark assured me it won’t matter. Heck, “a phone camera will work” if that is what people prefer. To be sure, there will be some real photographers, but I could tell by talking to Mark and learning more about this event that it is going to be a lot of fun.
From the Worldwide Photowalk site we got the following info:
Join Mark Wallace of Snapfactory for this photowalk starting on Mill Ave in Tempe. Once we’ve shot on Mill Ave we’ll be riding the (air conditioned) Light Rail to downtown Phoenix for additional stops close to Chase Field, the Public Library (air conditioned) and the Phoenix Art Museum. All walkers will need to bring fare for the Light Rail ($3.50 per person). Anyone wanting to shoot inside the Art Museum will need to bring money for Admission. Mark will be on hand to answer questions about photography and provide tips during the walk. Please wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water!
In addition to taking photos and hanging out with a bunch of new friends, people will have a chance to win some really cool prizes. For the scoop, take a look at this video of Mark giving us the details.
If you are new to riding the light rail and will be joining the walk, the plan is pretty simple. You will want to purchase a light rail pass for $3.50. This will give you unlimited use of the METRO for the day. There is parking in Tempe near the Mill Avenue light rail station or you can leave your car at one of the free park and ride lots before meeting up with everyone in Tempe.
What: Worldwide Photo Walk
When: Saturday, July 24th
Where: Meet at light rail station on Mill Avenue and 3rd Street
What Time: From 4 PM to approximately 8 PM
How Much: Believe it, or not, it’s FREE. (You will need to purchase your own light rail pass)
Hurry to register for the Tempe / Phoenix walk as they only have 50 spots available and those spots are going quick!
This event goes great with our light rail “flickr pic of the week” posts. Anyone that would like to upload pics from the light rail photo walk is encouraged to do so. Just add em’ to the Phoenix Light Rail group! There will also be a way to upload photos on their site as part of the contest where you will be able to win prizes. Visit the registration page mentioned above or watch the video for more details.
I hope to see you there!