Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 8:45am - 11:00am

Where We Will Meet

Worthing Park - The sculpture garden and seating area.

Where The Walk Will End

Rocco’s Tacos - Right Next To Worthing Park

About This Walk

Hello photo-walkers! Welcome to the Downtown Delray Beach photowalk event area. For approximately two hours or so, we’ll stroll the streets of downtown Delray Beach and capture some of the sights and happenings in this vibrant, intimate town with big city sophistication. We’ll keep it casual and have ample opportunity to shoot, chat and ask questions about the city, photography and techniques. I’ve been photographing Delray Beach for over 30 years and have some great spots to share and hope to discover new opportunities with you. More information will be forthcoming, including the route and meeting spots as soon as they are secured. Stay tuned!

Winners AnnouncedNovember 19th, 2017

Hi everyone. While I’m not 100% positive why the winner from OUR group wasn’t posted yet, KelbyOne has started to post the worldwide winners…

Please stay tuned on our Facebook group for the next local photowalk this holiday. If we get enough interest, we will do another mid-December. Hope to see you there!

Deadline For Photo Contest Is Approaching!October 13th, 2017

Hi all! Really hope you all had a great week. I’ve connected with a few of you and would really like to have you join the Facebook Page “Delray Beach Photo Walkers” I created. To keep in touch, share some tips and photos and maybe plan some new walks! Please, if you’re on Facebook, join! Also for those only on Instagram please make sure we are following one another so I can keep you informed of upcoming events, etc if interested. The closed group can be found here:

For those of you who are looking to upload your photos for the contest – the deadline is still Sunday, October 15th by 11:59 PM EDT and the individual walk winner will be chosen on Monday, October 16th. PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP to be entered! For prizes and more information you need to be logged into the Photo Walk site here: and click the CONTEST tab!

Many thanks!

Many Thanks To All Who Joined & Contact InformationOctober 9th, 2017

Many thanks to all who came out and walked yesterday in downtown Delray Beach. An amazing and talented group of people who made the day an amazing success and enjoyable experience. I’ve received numerous messages from fellow walkers about how much they enjoyed the walk, fun challenges and sites along the way. I appreciate all the feedback and sincerely thank you all for joining me and inspiring more walks in our area. It was my honor and pleasure to meet all of you and we will be doing it again soon!

I’m looking forward to seeing some of the amazing work you’ve produced and some outstanding entries into the contest!
Also, if you do publish any shots on IG or Facebook of local businesses, please tag them in support of their generosity and hospitality.

I can be found on Instagram at:
Also Facebook at

I will start a private chat on IG for anyone who would like to stay in touch as well as a private Delray Beach Photo Walk group on Facebook for those non-IG’ers. Anyone who I’m friends with will receive an invite – anyone you notice who hasn’t connected with me yet please feel free to invite them as well if you’re connected.
Please do not hesitate to friend or DM me – thank you all once again!

Successful Walk Checklist!October 6th, 2017

Good AM everyone. Here’s a quick rundown of what I recommend you do to get prepped for tomorrow. Looking forward to having you all attend and a great time walking!

A Successful Walk Checklist:

Prep Camera(s) & Lens(es)
Charge Batteries
Wear Sunscreen
Empty Card Readers
Bring Water
Confirm Times & Location (8:45AM Worthing Park)
Check the Forecast (bring a small umbrella and a plastic bag for gear if needed)
Pack a Towel & Lens Cloth

If anyone needs directions, has last-minute questions or needs any more information please send me a message or DM me on Instagram at russellackner

Thanks all! See you tomorrow morning in Delray Beach!

Next Saturday’s Agenda & Meeting PlacesOctober 1st, 2017

Aloha all – hope you’ve enjoyed a great weekend. Final preparations are done for next Saturday’s walk. We’ll be joining thousands of walkers around the globe taking some awesome shots of our great towns and cities. I really hope you’re as excited about this as I am. I think it will be a wonderful experience. Questions are starting to come in so please use the discussion board here on the site and all the participants (who likely have similar questions) can benefit – thanks in advance!

I’ve finalized the route for the day and made sure to include many points of interest. The walk itself is not strenuous but there are a few slight inclines and steps along the way (curbs, small flights of stairs and intracoastal overpass). If this could be an issue and cause any type of discomfort, I will try to accomodate and find an alternative route for those who need. Again, there’s plenty of spots along the way for breaks, composing shots and water. We may even pop into one or two local spots for some interesting opportunities.

Yes, there’s more! Kelby One, the organization that puts the Photowalk together has secured some amazing prizes for those wanting to submit their photos for judging. No pressure but there are some sweet giveaways in there for winners! For all the information, please see

Please be sure to make a note of the places you do photograph and if you’re at all inclined to posting them online, tag the business. It helps us promote these small businesses and the people that make this town so special. Also, include the #wwpw2017 hashtag.

Please, if you would, follow me on Instagram (russellackner) and DM me. I will tag you and of course, follow back, on the next Photowalk posting. I will be posting more this week to attract any last-minute walkers who may want to join.

We are still meeting, just south of Atlantic Avenue and A1A (South Lifegueard Tower 2) pre-sunrise for photographing the sunrise. We are planning on meeting about 6:30AM which will give us more than enough time for setup and coffee! Starbucks opens at 6 on Atlantic avenue – just sayin’. Please contact me on Instagram (russellackner) or Jeff S. (jeffflorida) who’s always there on the weekend’s capturing the best sunrises Florida has to offer. Either of us will be happy to share more details and directions – just DM us. Tripods are definitely recommend for sunrise photography due to the low-light.

Thanks again for taking this incredible, fun and what’s sure to be an entertaining journey through Delray Beach next Saturday!

Aloha! 2 Weeks & Counting!September 23rd, 2017

Aloha everyone! We are two weeks away from what I think will be a fantastic photo walk. We have a great group of photo walkers already registered and have a few spots still open. If you know anyone who’d like to join us – there’s still time.

I’ve gotten a few questions from walkers that I can address here so everyone is aware and has the latest information:

I plan on leading the walk around the downtown area rain or shine. Please dress and protect accordingly. Usually there’s rain in the forecast this time of year near the coast – especially during the morning hours. It’s a good idea to bring an umbrella and camera protection just in case. The rain actually makes for more interesting photographs and cuts down on the glare from the sun – really makes colors pop in photos and gives the streets a cleaner look. This is a trick the film industry uses as well – many shots they take in city settings (especially night) they ‘wash down’ the streets first. So, unless there’s another Hurricane warning, we will be walking!

You don’t have to have thousands of dollars of professional equipment to come on our walk. Many walkers will be using only their phone, which is perfectly Ok. If you have any questions about gear or what you should/shouldn’t bring just email me. The only piece of equipment I don’t recommend are tripods for the walk. They will certainly take longer to set up, carry and compose with than just handheld shooting and in the daylight there’s not too much need. I’m also not 100% clear on the laws/permits required (if any) for tripods in Delray Beach – I will update the group if I find out more.

Delray Beach is known for its plethora of great spots to eat. While we will be passing many of these along the way, not many will be open during the morning hours. We will however take plenty of breaks and have adequate time to bio-breaks and the like. I always carry a bottle of water with me in a reusable bottle regardless – less garbage the better. At the end of the walk we will (if you’d like to stay and hang out a while) have a gathering place set up to discuss the walk and anything else that comes up. Food & drink will be available depending on where we end up. Still trying to secure a spot at the end of the route.

Many thanks and I’ll see you all in 2 weeks! I’ll also be in Delray Beach tomorrow AM for sunrise shots. Everybody is welcome to join and we are generally around Lifeguard Station 2 just south of Atlantic Avenue on A1A. Just DM me (russellackner) on Instagram to join us.

Happy shooting!

Initial Meeting Place & Hurricane Irma UpdateSeptember 5th, 2017

Good morning everyone. In light of today’s latest report (Irma being a category 5 storm) I urge all of you to take the proper precautions and preparations. Especially if you’re out shooting the storm please be safe. In the meantime we’re planning to meet at 8:45AM at Worthing Park the day of the Photo Walk. This is the green right in front of Park Tavern & Salt 7 on Atlantic Avenue. It’s between 1st and 2nd avenues and there’s ample parking around the area as well – including a few public lots & garages. I’m finalizing some after-walk meeting spots now and will also post the route soon.

There’s also a great opportunity for those of you who wish to see/shoot the sunrise on the beach that Saturday AM, to meet a few of us ‘regulars’. Please let me know if you’re interested in this activity as well. It’s a great time and opportunity to see the sunrise off the ocean horizon and have plenty of time for a break before the photowalk. If interested, please let me know here or via Instagram. My user name is “russellackner” – looking forward to it!

Please prepare accordingly, be safe and stay tuned for more!


Finalizing Route & Meeting Places Soon!August 10th, 2017

Good day walkers! I’m looking to finalize the route we will be taking shortly. As well as the first & last meeting spots for the day. The goal is to make it easy & safe for everyone involved with good parking and fun spots to experience along the way. If there are any special requests, feel free to comment and I’ll try to accommodate. I’ll start posting semi-weekly updates with more tips as well. Many thanks and stay tuned. Happy sh00ting!

  • Russell Ackner If anyone who's signed up for the walk here has any questions please post them for the group. I plan on being as prepared as possible for all of us to have an excellent few hours together. Thanks in advance and we are less than a month away!

  • Russell Ackner PARKING - There’s plenty of parking in downtown Delray Beach. There’s a public parking garage just one block from our meeting place as well as street parking. Although street parking is limited (and usually enforced) to two hours so the garage or metered areas are recommended. For more on parking, rates, etc you can visit

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