Thursday, July 16, 2009

Scott Kelby’s Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk Sets a New Record – 27,000 Photographers Walking in 915 Cities

Largest Global Social Event for Photographers Ever Organized

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Sat., July 18, Scott Kelby’s Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk® takes place in more than 915 cities from the U.S. to Portugal, to Russia, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, South America to Saudi Arabia with more than 27,000 photographers participating.

Registration is free and open to all photographers – amateurs and professionals.

“We were expecting a big turnout this year, but this event has turned into the largest social photography event in, well, in the history of photography! We should have called the Guinness Book of World Records!” said Scott Kelby, the #1 bestselling computer and technology book author and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Prizes will be awarded as part of the Photo Walk. The best photo of day taken during each Photo Walk city will be chosen by the walk leader and submitted to win prizes. From this group of submitted images a single best photo will be chosen by Scott Kelby to win a grand prize valued at $11,000. Other prizes, valued at $1,500 will also be rewarded to 10 honorable mention winners. Prizes are provided by our sponsors: NAPP, Adobe, Nikon, Peachpit, Mpix, Kelby Training, B&H Photo, Bogen Imaging, X-rite, onOne Software, ThinkTank Photo, Drobo, LensBaby, iStockphoto, Wacom, and Digital Photo Academy. Details on prizes available at

This record-breaking social event for photographers coincides with the upcoming release of Scott Kelby’s latest book, The Digital Photography Book, vol. 3, available now for pre-order at

What is a Photo Walk?

Scott Kelby’s Photo Walk is a fun, social photography event where photographers get together for two hours, usually in a metropolitan area or trendy section of a city, to walk around, shoot photos, and have fun with other photographers. Each Photo Walk has a local assigned leader who chooses the route of the walk and the ending place (a local restaurant, pub, or café), where participants have the opportunity to look at each other’s photos from the walk and make new photography friends. The number of photographers participating in this year’s photo walk is four times larger than the first Worldwide Photo Walk in 2008, which recorded 241 cities and 6,000 participating photographers.

About Scott Kelby

President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, editor in chief of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, training director and instructor for KelbyTraining LIVE, CEO of Kelby Media Group, the #1 bestselling computer and technology book author for the past five years, technical chair of Photoshop World Conference & Expo and co-host of the PhotoshopUser TV Podcast.

Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Photo Walk is a trademark of Kelby Media Group.

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