More room at the Walk

LIHUE — There are people registered for the 10th Annual Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk, Saturday, but there is room for more people, said Jack Hodges, the Walk leader of the Kauai photowalk which takes place at the Kilohana Plantation from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.

“This is a free event and is open to anyone who has a camera,” Hodges said. “This is also the first time Kauai joins thousands of cities around the world. The concept of a Photowalk is simple. Photowalks are created by Walk leaders in cities around the world. Walkers meet to spend a few hours socializing, capturing images and sharing with like-minded people.”

Additionally, photo walkers have an opportunity to upload their favorite picture to the Photowalk contest for a chance to win Scott Kelby’s “The PhotoShop CC Book for Digital Photoraphers” ebook, a digital single lens reflex camera, gift cards, apps, and more. The grand prize winner and 10 finalists will be named by Kelby himself.

Walkers are also able to submit a short video of five minutes or less taken during the walk. New for this year is a Youth Photo Contest designed for walkers 16 years and younger. Youth walkers may submite their best photo taken during the walk.

“I’m looking forward to the Photowalk, Saturday along with my wife Grit Stever,” said George Stever. “It will be fun to get other walkers’ perspective on photos. However, I just found out I may have to work, Saturday and might miss the event. I may have to do my own Photowalk on Ni‘ihau since I fly for Ni‘ihau Helicopters.”

Hodges said each of the walks can have up to 50 walkers and there is space for more walkers.

“It’s free, but pre-registration is required,” he said. “People can sign up at worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/kilohana-plantation-photowalk.”

Dawna White said she and her daughter, Arianna White, plan on participating.

“I’ve never been much of a photographer,” Dawna said. “But now with smartphones, it’s so easy to take pictures. I love seeing beautiful photos from around the world on Instagram. Now, I want to share beautiful photos of Kauai on my own Instagram account. I don’t have a huge following, but I do have people who view my photos in countries all over the world and on six continents. I definitely want to take my photos to the next level and show off how amazing our island is.”

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