I just love the photo walk idea: getting together with other lovers of photography, going out, and having fun doing what we love doing. It is not talking about photography; it is doing photography. It is not really meant to learn, yet we usually learn something just by watching others and thinking about a different approach to a particular shot. It is not passive, but directly active.
Last year, our Temple, Belton, Killeen, Salado area photo walk was in Temple. This year, we are going to switch things up a bit and try out a new downtown, Belton. Last year was a bit difficult to organize, because initially, our location was rejected because we were too close to other walks, in Austin and (I think) Waco. They finally gave in, but we had lost a lot of time that could have been used getting the word out to interested photographers. This year, thankfully, we were up and running the day the photo walk was announced, and with three weeks to go, we already have the number of folks we had last year.
It looks like this year’s walk is going to have more diversity and energy to it. I am really looking forward to walking downtown Belton and enjoying time shooting. I hope to see you there. If you want to sign up (it is free, of course), visit the website for the Worldwide Photo Walk in Belton.