You Can Learn a Lot During a PhotoWalk…

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

…but not what you might think…

One of biggest misconceptions many photographer have is that a PhotoWalk is like a moving workshop but it’s really not. It’s more like one of the Coffee and Cameras sessions that are occasionally sponsored by my main website’s blog, where different people get together to share ideas and photography tips. The big difference is that we’re walking while we’re doing it. (You can bring your own coffee.)

I have been trying for a while to get a monthly PhotoWalks scheduled that would be held in conjunction with the Cars and Coffee events that are held (weather or not) at The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado, which is where both of these images were made. So far there is a gap between my good intentions and reality but I won’t give up, since Cars & Coffee season is shifting into it’s winter season. Maybe this year?

No, a PhotoWalk is not a workshop but simply an excuse to get out make some pictures, meet some new people and maybe just learn something new along the way, even if it’s just a different way to use the camera you already own or maybe try a setting or approach that you never used before.

Even though I haven’t officially launched a Cars & Coffee PhotoWalk, these days I typically bring along a new camera or lens that I’m reviewing for Shutterbug Digital or this or my other blog. I’m always glad to let attendees shoot a few images with these cameras using their own memory cards. Mary and I attended the most recent Cars & Coffee with the Canon M6 Mark II and Sony RX100 VII that I was reviewing for Shutterbug.

The thing I like the most about PhotoWalks is that I always learn something new during these events and so will you but more importantly you might just make a new friend.


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