Monday, August 17, 2009

1st Monthly Bostonist Photo Walk

This past Sunday, August 16th, I led the first Bostonist Photo Walk. The photo walk was my idea to help bring together the Bostonist contributors and readers, and to foster a community of photography knowledge and sharing. The inaugural walk had about 12 people all with varying skill levels and perspectives on photography. We started in Boston Common, walked through the Boston Public Gardens, up Newbury Street& and finished in Copley Square. The walk route was about a mile and took us about 2 hours, just what I was looking for.

People are still culling and processing photos so I've only seen a few, but I think the results will be solid. The more experienced shooters were gladly answering questions of the newer ones, and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time. I hope to see this group grow as times moves forward and as long as we get through the harsh New England winter unscathed, we should have a solid foundation come Spring.

As for myself, I only took two pictures that I liked, as I spent much of the time talking with the group, and surprising enough they weren't architecture or geometric shapes, but a few beautiful flowers in bloom.

I'm looking forward to the September 20th for our next outing and can't wait to see what Boston has in store for us.

If you would like to join our walks, everyone is welcome. The walks are free to anyone who has an interest in photography and a good attitude. The walks will vary in time but will always be on the 3rd Sunday of the month, rain or shine. In case of bad weather we'll take it indoors and do more of a Q&A or learning session of some kind. In addition, if you have a suggestion on where to go or what to see on a walk, please let me know.


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