Kelby photowalk

In photography by webmeister Bud

Caitlin under glass during the 2013 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.

20131008 - Kelby photowalkCanon EOS 550D (T2i) · Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
15 mm · 1/500 s · f/3.5 · ISO 200

I’ve never gone on a real photowalk before, especially one so official. Our little group was among some 30,000 people around the world who grabbed their cameras and, well, walked around taking photos.

Scott Kelby is a renowned American photographer. But he’s also a teacher, author, TV host, magazine editor/publisher . . . and that’s all in the field of photography.

So, when he puts his name on a photowalk, people walk.

We had a cool little tour of the Selkirk area (I now have about seven more locations scouted in the little location book of my brain), shooting hither and yon, taking over two hours to cover a two-mile route which’d take a normal person about 40 minutes to walk.

Funnily enough, while many were concentrating on buildings, plants, roads, reflections, and other inanimate objects, I was more fascinated with the people, and they ended up being the majority of my subject matter.

This is the one and only staged shot of my day. Caitlin, brightly dressed in a Chernobyl green jacket and Three Mile Island orange backpack (thank you, Kerrisdale John, for those descriptions), kindly leaned up against the wall for me, and hit this pose with no direction.

Colour me totally unsurprised when I found out later in the walk that she’s modeled for a number of photography workshops.