This weekend’s Photo Walk in Koloa part of international event

KOLOA — There is a limit of 50 people, but the prize can be worth more than $5,000.

That is part of the incentive for the Photo Walk this weekend through Old Koloa Town led by Jo Evens.

The Koloa event is part of the Worldwide Photo Walk organized by the National Association of Professional Photographers to celebrate the release of Scott Kelby’s “Lightroom2 for digital photographers.”

Taking place on Saturday throughout the United States and other parts of the world, the event resembles the previous “A Day in the Life…” series where photographers provide a 24-hour vignette of life in their respective location.

The Koloa walk is scheduled to start at 8 a.m., ending at 10 a.m. at Pizzetta where Evens will be available to discuss the morning’s walk and shoot.

Evens said Old Koloa Town is one of the most historical sites in Hawai‘i. It is the site of the first sugar mill built in Hawai‘i and the town is intimate but has many historical aspects to photograph.

The walk will start at Maluhia Road at the site of the old sugar mill stack, turn right on Koloa Road, left onto Po‘ipu Road. From there, it’s another left turn on Waikomo Road and back into the heart of Koloa.

The walk is flat, the distance is a tad more than a mile, and comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen are advised.

If a photograph is selected as the best of a particular city or location, that photographer may earn a free copy of Kelby’s book. Otherwise, the books will be selling for $35.99. NAPP members get a discounted price of $29.99.

The grand prize package of all the photos is valued at more than $5,000 and includes a $500 gift card from B&H Photo and Video, two 20” x 30” color prints on Kodak Professional Portra Endura Paper from Mpix, a $250 book bundle from Peachpit, a Wacom 6×11 Intuos 3 Widescreen Tablet, a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Premium, a full version of Adobe Lightroom 2 and more, according to the Photoshop user Web site.

For more information and to register, visit www.photoshopuser.com/photowalk

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.

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