Kauai photowalk part of worldwide event

LIHUE — Do you want to be part of a worldwide photowalk?

Jack Hodges is the Kauai leader for Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk that will take place Oct. 6 in Hanapepe.

“On the first Saturday of October, each year, photographers and enthusiasts from around the world get out their cameras and meet at a designated location to walk around and take photographs, socialize, make new friends, win prizes, and become part of a great cause during the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk,” Hodges said.

“Last year was the 10th anniversary of this worldwide walk and was the largest ever with more than 200,000 participants taking part worldwide. No matter what type of camera, or camera phone you have, please join us.”

Photographers and enthusiasts meet at Hanapepe, starting at 8:30 a.m.

“People can just show up,” Hodges said. “But it is best if they sign up ahead of time at www.worldwidephotowalk.com. This is a fun outing and a great way to meet like-minded people.”

During last year’s event, more than 40 people, some from as far away as the mainland, gathered for a day of fun and photographing at the Kilohana Plantation estate.

After discussing the various photographs taken, one was selected as the Kauai entry to the worldwide photowalk and displayed on the website along with submissions from the other photowalk sites worldwide.

The worldwide photowalk supports The Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans so they can grow up to not just survive, but succeed.

Donations are accepted through the website, where an official worldwide photowalk commemorative T-shirt is also available to help raise additional funds for the orphanage.

This year, the worldwide photowalk has added sites in New Delhi, India; Spokane, Washington; and Ventura, California.

The only two sites in Hawaii are Hanapepe and Honokohau Small Boat Harbor to Kaloko Ponds in Kailua-Kona.

Info: www.worldwidephotowalk.com

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