UPDATE: The first London PhotoWalk took place on April 5th, 2009. To find out the results CLICK HERE.
After a kind offer from a local Twitter-er to help me improve what photography skills I may have, and the interest of other Twitter-ers to also join up sometime to go on a PhotoWalk I began to think. I began to think of how great it would be if some type of formal PhotoWalk could be organized right here in the Forest City that would allow for members of the community to come together and snap some shots of the city.
I got to thinking that this would be a great opportunity for anyone interested or involved in photography (or even those that just want to be involved in a community social event) to get together, take some shots and learn from each other, whether it is learning about a new technique, a new location to go and shoot at, or just to meet new people in the community. This could be an opportunity for people wanting to get into photography to come out and get exposure from people that have been in that same position in the past.
I know that in the past a few local photographers who have connected though Twitter and the New Media Meetup (aka Geek Dinner) have tried to organize a small photowalk, but because of scheduling and other responsibilities things just didn’t work out. I thought it would be great if all of us could organize something together in order to assemble a semi-large amount of people to head out together. I figured what better place to do this than through From My Bottom Step.
Perhaps individuals would like to get together on a Saturday afternoon, or perhaps during a weeknight, some might even walk to incorporate a London PhotoWalk into the Friday night before or Sunday morning after PodCamp London (even if you aren’t heading to pclo09) I don’t know.
What I wanted to do was present the idea, get feedback from those that would be interested, get some suggestions for a date, time and place and see if there are other comments or suggestions that could make a Forest City Photowalk happen.
What do you all think? When would be convenient for you? Where would you want to head to take photographs?
Lets get some ideas flowing about how we car organize something. I’m all ears.