If you are a photo-natic (a fanatic with a camera), you have no doubt heard of Scott Kelby who resides among the ranks of photography nobility, well at the very least Photoshopping nobility. If you haven’t, you may be interested to know that each year Mr. Kelby holds a Worldwide Photowalk in which photographers from around the world gather into groups and coordinate to, as you might have guessed, walk around their area on a day which is chosen by Mr. Kelby. It’s all for free and just for fun. Afterwords, you can then submit a photo into a contest which Scott judges.
I did neither.
What I DID do was spend my entire day voting on ever single one of the 967 entries over at the Photowalk’s webpage. Simultaneous I picked out my favorites and added them to a PinInterest board I created just to add my two cents to the contest.
Trying to act like I’m some sort of official judge or something. If you would like to know who the official winners were you can find them here on Scott Kelby’s blog site. There is also an honorable mentions post.
I love that my choices were different from his. Photography is completely subjective as is all art. When you look at a photo it’s okay if everyone is raving about it and it does zero, zip, nada for you. Or if it moves you to tears and everyone else is just shrugging at it. It is deeply personal. The criteria I used when judging was just that. Personal. Colors, compositions and subjects that caused a reaction in me.