Annual Worldwide Photowalk to Take Place in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On Saturday October 5th, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, photographers from all over the world of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, usually in downtown areas to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography for the 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. The walk was started by Scott Kelby, president of Kelby Training and the Worldwide Photo Walk is the world's largest global social photography event in the history of photography.

Starting at the Rockford Library in downtown Rockford and ending at Octane Lounge on Main St, artists will visit various places along the route including the Rockford Library, the Rock River, Beattie Park, The Coronado Theatre, Memorial Hall, and many other great things along the Main Street area.

All you need is a camera and a passion for photography. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use. People have used simple point-and-shoot and even disposable cameras in the past, had a blast, and left with a new appreciation for photography and some great local connections.

The social aspect of this event has also transcended into the online world of social networks as well. Participants in the Worldwide Photo Walk post updates to Twitter before, during and after the event under the #WWPW hash tag, and get updates from Kelby Training via its Facebook page.

In addition to enjoying a day of photography with other local photographers, participants may also be 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. Full details are available at:

For more info on our local walk, or to register for free, visit or visit and search for Rockford, IL.

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