Tomorrow, in cities all over the world, my 14th Annual World Wide Photo Walk for the Springs of Hope Orphanage kicks off. By tomorrow night, collectively, we will have taken literally millions of photos and, with any luck, have raised a ton of donations for the orphanage. How cool is that!!!!
If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet, go here right now – find a walk near you and sign up for free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!).
I’m Leading The Local Walk in Havana, Cuba Tomorrow
I’m excited to be in Havana today, leading a local walk here tomorrow in the old town area, along with my brother and some friends.
Here are some photo tips for getting great images on tomorrow’s walk
Here are SIX LAST-MINUTE PHOTO WALK TIPS from our dear friend, beloved photographer, educator, and author Rick Sammon
What gear to bring on the photo walk:
7 Tips for Photographing in Cities
Don’t Forget to Wear Really Comfortable Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy. Don’t forget sunscreen (or a raincoat, depending on the weather for your walk).
Charge your camera batteries tonight
Don’t forget to charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses, and ensure you have an empty memory card and a backup.
Bring LOTS of water (and drink lots of water!)
This is key! You don’t want to dehydrate on your walk – you want to have 100% fun the whole time, so make sure you drink plenty of water before the walk and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk and your safety and well-being.
The Most Important Thing Is… That You Stay Safe
Look out for each other on the walk. Don’t go into scary-looking areas, traipsing down deserted alleys, or anyplace that looks unsavory. Don’t get distracted by shooting – you don’t want to bump into or trip over anything.
Get some great shots, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a recap of the event.