Annual Worldwide Photowalk to Take Place in Rockford Area

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

The Worldwide Photowalk was founded by Scott Kelby, president of Kelby One and a #1 bestselling photography and technology book author.  He leads a walk each year in a different city and credits the success and popularity of the event to the social aspect of photography. “Photography is usually viewed as a solitary activity, but the truth of the matter is that people love to shoot together, compare notes and just have fun with photography.”

The best part is it’s free.  Just go to the Worldwide Photo Walk site, find a walk near you, and join in on the fun. If there is no Photo Walk in your area feel free to register to lead a walk of your own.  You don’t have to be a professional or expert.  All you need is a camera and a passion for photography. It doesn’t even matter what kind of camera you use, a smartphone will work.  The idea is to just get involved and share a common passion. 

This year, we the Worldwide Photo Walk is attempting to step up its charity efforts for the Springs of Hope  Kenya orphanage in Africa.  In previous years, proceeds from T-Shirt sales were donated to the orphanage to help in their mission.  This year, Scott Kelby is asking walkers and walk leaders alike to consider a dollar donation.  100% of the proceeds will go to the orphanage - at a very critical time for them. 

The connections people make at the event, doesn’t end there.  You’ll find the photos and experiences shared all over social media sites like Twitter under the  #wwpw2014 hashtag, and Facebook.  

Participants are also eligible to win prizes from the Worldwide Photo Walk’s sponsors if their photo is chosen as the best photo of the day by their walk leader. Each winning walk photo is then entered into a global competition where Scott Kelby picks the single “best photo” of the event along with 10 runners-up. 

Learn all the details about how to get involved at

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, on the same day to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography. Last year over 1300 walks took place in countries like the Philippines, Iran, India, Great Britain and the United States.

The “Rockford” location for the Worldwide Photo Walk will be taking place at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, IL at 6:00am on October 11th, 2014. The group will meet at the concession stand area and then spreading out to capture some great early morning light and sunrise photos. This year will be rain or shine, so make sure you bring something to protect you and your camera if rain is in the forecast.

To register for the Rockford walk visit: or

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