What’s a photo walk?
Well, simply put, a “photo walk” is like an adventure. You grab your camera and head out to take some photos. No specific agenda, no timeline, no stress! The whole purpose of a photo walk is to just enjoy the day and take pictures as you go, thus helping you improve your photography. They say the best way to get better at something is to practice and that is exactly what you’ll get out of such an experience. You can go alone or in a group, doesn’t matter, as long as your shooting. The beauty of it is that photo walks benefit everyone, from beginners to professionals.
Where to go?
The location of where you decided to go doesn’t really matter. In fact, you can go to just one spot or explore several different locations. This all depends where you live and how much time you have on your hands. Believe it or not, you don’t even have to get in your car. You can simply walk around your neighborhood and take pictures of tings you see. This could be birds, architecture, bugs, urban life, landscape and anything else that surrounds you. Otherwise, you could pack some drinks and snacks and drive out an hour to new places.
What to bring?
So this could be a very subjective question but considering you’ll be walking quite a bit, we recommend to pack light. As previously mentioned, photo walks are supposed to be fun and stress-free – this includes any stress on your body and joints. Ultimately the best photo walk would be just you and your single camera and lens. Now, you can start adding items on to that such as a tripod or monopod, maybe a second lens or some filters. Another factor playing into this is how far you’ll be walking from your car car if you’re driving to a location. Sometimes you can bring multiple lenses if the parking spot is in close proximity to your walks. This enables you to come back to your car and swap gear without having to carry it around all day.
We believe that we all got into photography in one of two ways – either we were passionate about it or someone introduced us to it and we fell in love with it. Some of us make money from photography while others enjoy it just as a hobby… and both option are perfectly fine. Photography is an art form and a way to express yourself which also makes it very subjective. Likewise, photo walks don’t have any rules except that you enjoy what you’re doing.