Date/Time

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 3:45pm - 6:00pm

Where We Will Meet

Front steps of the Memorial.

Where The Walk Will End

Front steps of the Memorial

About This Walk

Hello Fellow Photographers! BTW, to us you are a photographer if you take pictures. We are real easy on the definition. It is that time of the year again when we get together for Scott Kelby’s worldwide Photowalk event.  This year is their 10th anniversary and our 2nd anniversary at this location.  My name is Dhruba Chakravarti and I am again the leader of this walk 🙂  Last year we had a lot of fun and we unanimously agreed to do it again 🙂

The date is October 7, 2017.  We will meet at the steps of the memorial park  at 3:45 Pm. We will go over the official rules, which are really simple and commonsense, and then take a group photo. After that we start the walk at 4:00 PM.

Our Photowalk is free to join and free to enter in the competion. One of us will win and get a prize from Scott Kelby. Also, the winning photo will be entered in the worldwide competition. All you need to do is register, see the big green button on the right? Click there and fill in your information. I only get to see your name, not any of your other information.

The park ground is a great location for landscape shots, and there are many flowering plants for macro photography, bugs too will be there if you like to photograph them. You can bring a person to model for you in the scenery. Or you can photograph children playing there. The park is on Dodge St, and you can photograph traffic from the side or from the walkway bridge. Across the street is  University of Nebraska-Omaha campus, if you like architechture shots, or go into the Elmwood park and photograph there.

We will shoot for two hours, from 4 PM to 6 PM. After that we will gather back to the starting place and go to eat in a nearby restaurant. We will choose the restaurant after we know how many of us are joining.

There is no RESTROOM in the park, so please come prepared.  I will keep updating this page.  Thanks for your interest and I hope to meet you and become friends !

Restaurant UPDATE:  After discussing with a few our Photowalkers, we have selected Panda Express as the restaurant where we will go to eat after the walk. Note that we will get back from the walk at 6 PM at the stairs of the Memorial structure, and then go to Panda Express. Unfortunately, the Photowalk does not have any budget to cover for the food. So we will be on our own there.  Their address is : Panda Express, 7052 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132. 

The Photowalk sponsors have a variety of discounts on various Photography supplies. Please check them out. Please also consider donating money to their charity. Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you at 3:45 PM.

They have a webpage to help Photowalkers prepare for the walk, with tips and videos. http://worldwidephotowalk.com/get-ready-to-walk/

WEATHER ALERT:  Rain forecast in the morning, and “bright sunshine” in the afternoon, according to Weather.com. Hopefully that forecast will hold good.

UPLOADING YOUR IMAGE

We can upload one still image or a video for the competition. I request that we finish uploading on the 14th of October, which will give me 1 day to pick the winning photo and submit it for the main competition. That day is October 15.

The following editing is allowed:

  • From color to black and white
  • Infrared
  • Add contrast and saturation
  • Remove distracting elements
  • Create HDR and panoramas
  • Use of plug-ins such as OnOne, Nik, Topaz, etc.
  • Watermarks are allowed if you wish to include them but aren’t required
  • You may only submit one photo
  • Collages aren’t allowed, as they are technically more than one photo
  • Photos must be taken during the walk (not before or after)

I do not yet have the information about the size of the photo  you need to upload, but you should get that in the instruction. I will keep looking for that information and post it here when I know.

For Adult Walkers:

  1. Login to their account at worldwidephotowalk.com
  2. Click Your Walk in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click on the Contest tab on the walk page.
  4. For the Photo Contest, scroll down to the Photo Contest section, click Choose Your File and select your contest photo from your computer. Click the, “Upload Image” button.  For the Video Contest, scroll down to the Video Contest section and fill out the Video Title and Video URL fields and click the “Submit” button.
  5. He or she will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully
    submitting his or her entry.
For Walkers 16 and under:
  1. Login to their account at worldwidephotowalk.com
  2. Click Your Walk in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click on the Contest tab on the walk page.
  4. Scroll down to the Photo Contest section, click Choose Your File and
    select your contest photo from your computer.
  5. Click the checkbox confirming that you are 16 years old or younger and would like to enter the youth contest.
  6. Click the Upload Image button.
  7. He or she will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully
    submitting his or her entry.

Good luck!

Uploaded our group photo. Look at the side panel for visitor posts. https://www.facebook.com/SKelby/

Photo Upload information:

Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png.

Maximum File Size: 5MB

PHOTO CONTEST

There were 9 submissions, and I have selected the winner. If you are curious, please send me an e-mail dhruba.chakravarti@gmail.com. Thank you for joining the photowalk, and I do hope to see you next year 🙂

Please sign up!.August 18th, 2017

It is a free event, and one of you will be selected to win prizes, and also enrolled in the worldwide competition. All you need to do is to sign up. See the big green button under my picture to your right. Click there and put in your information.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Nancy Scott. You are the first to join :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Jeffry Bane. I am so glad you have joined. Sorry for the delay in acknowledging your joining.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Eva Lovas. I look forward to seeing you :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Janiece Kinzle. Good to have you in the walk :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Kandelyn Scott. Looking forward to seeing you again :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Nikki McDonald. Glad to see your name in the roster.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Terry and Donnna Turner. Looking forward to seeing you.

    • Dhruba Chakravarti Terry and Donna.. If both of you are planning to submit photos, please sign up separately. Thanks.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome. Melody Johnson.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Scott Parker. Glad to have you.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Ron Schmidt. Glad to have you.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, suchin1985. Glad to have you.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Steve Schwiesow. Glad to have you.

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Amanda Tan. Glad to see you again :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome back, Beverly and Mike Helm. Looking forward to seeing you :-)

  • Dhruba Chakravarti Welcome, Tessa Riley. glad your grandmother was able to sort out the registration issue :-)

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