Kauai Photowalk is a first

Kauai will be joining the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk during the event’s 10th anniversary on Oct. 7.

Jack Hodges, a Kauai photo enthusiast, will be leading the event at the Kilohana Plantation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“This free event, also the largest of its type in the world, will feature an opportunity for island photographers to come together for a morning photo session on the grounds of the historic Kilohana Plantation,” Hodges said. “Photography has been my avocation for a half century. Currently, I am a Nikon user, but also specialize in iPhone photography.”

During the photowalk, ideas and photos will be discussed, and Kelby Photo will be awarding prizes for the best photos. Lunch, or pupu at Gaylord’s to discuss the photo shoot will follow.

Hodges said each walk is limited to the first 50 registrants. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

“Because each walk is limited, I am sending out information early in order to give people an early start,” Hodges said. “Anyone is welcome as long as you have a camera.”

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. During last year, more than 25,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level in 140 cities converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.

The concept of a photowalk is simple. Photowalks are created by Walk Leaders in cities around the world. Walkers meet up at a pre-designated location to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people.

Photo walkers will be able to upload their favorite picture to the popular Photowalk contest for an opportunity to win Kelby’s The PhotoShop CC Book for Digital Photographers e-book, a digital single lens reflex, gift cards, apps, camera bags and more.

Kelby will announce a grand prize winner and 10 finalists.

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