Posts Tagged ‘photowalking’

Southworks Photowalk Wrap Up

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Hey, remember that photowalk thing I organized last week? It was a great success – and we’ll be doing more. The Cambridge photowalks even have a new online home! If you’re interested in participating in a future photowalk, be sure to visit and subscribe to email updates!

Btw, here’s a little wrapup video I did:

Did I mention the prize money?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Pre-Exodus, Burning Man 2008
Creative Commons License photo credit: mr. nightshade

I can’t believe I forgot about this until now… I met with the fine folks at Southworks this morning just to chat about the photowalk so that they would know what to expect, etc.

During the conversation they suggested that we could have a contest of some kind with some prize money for the best photos and display of the photos on the Southworks property. We’re not exactly sure about all the details yet, but I’ll have them hammered out by Sunday.

Maybe the chance to win some prizes is just the motivation you need to come out to Southworks this weekend!

Cambridge Photowalk: Southworks Reminder

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Hey photogs, a quick reminder that the first Cambridge Photowalk happens this Sunday at Southworks. Share the video below with all of your Cambridge-area shutterbugs.

Solo Photowalking

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

I don’t do New Year Resolutions. It’s just a thing I don’t do. However, I do want to do a few things differently in 2012 than I did in 2011. One of those things is NOT sitting at my desk for 8 hours a day (in addition to the 3 hours a day I sit in my car). My bum has had enough.

I decided to go for a fifteen minute walk every day at lunch time. Problem is that I find walks boring. I find myself just trying to get from point A to point B as efficiently as possible – staring at my Blackberry to pass the time while trying not to bump into anything. I could tell that this daily walk thing would go nowhere quickly.

Enter my rekindled interest in photography – thanks to access to a proper camera. I realized that if I took my camera with me, I could keep the boredom at bay while honing my skills. Basically, I’d be going on a photowalk by myself. Neato.

In order to keep myself from just filling SD cards everyday (and doing nothing with the photos)  and to ensure I was actually practicing and not just “spraying and praying” I came up with a few rules:

  • No more than five exposures per walk
  • Manual exposure and manual focus only
  • No photo review on the walk
  • Post at least one photo per week

Because my shooting rules are so strict, I’ve allowed myself free-reign in post-processing. This way I get to practice my Photoshop skillz as well. :)

So, without further ado, here are today’s images: