Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 6:30am - 9:45am

Where We Will Meet

Meet on the lawn across the street from the roller coaster.

Where The Walk Will End

We'll eat at The Firehouse in PB at 10am.

About This Walk


Magical Golden Hours from 6:45 sunrise until 9:45 a.m. which offers a stunning array of photographic possibilities.


This walk invites photographers & videographers of all types no matter what tool(s) you have, knowledge, or experience… you’re all invited! Must be able to walk or travel for 2 miles. Handicap Friendly: cane, prosthetic, wheelchair, autistic… all welcomed.


Welcome to the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk along the West Coast from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach. My name is Sheila Newbery aka San Diego’s Redheaded Photographer. Although I have participated in many Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk’s over the years, this is my first time ever to lead one. Never fear for I have many years of experience as a event organizer leading fun photo walks all over San Diego. I’m photographically experienced in travel, people, macro, stealwool, night scenes, landscape, journalistic and many types of event photography. The arts has been a passion of mine since the young age of 10. My creative photographs has won several awards, been helpful for a La Jolla fund raising event, published on the web, books, and newspapers.

This is an opportunity no one should skip. Participating in a worldwide photoshoot you can learn from each other; the different photographic styles, equipment, socializing skills, and generally have a lot of fun along the way. Our journey will begin at San Diego’s ever-so-popular Belmont Park. There the iconic, historical 1925 Giant Dipper, a 2,600 foot wooden roller coaster still rolls, bumper cars, a merry-go-round, and a wave machine to name a few. Then onto the Boardwalk to walk for almost 2 miles to Crystal Pier in which the 20th Annual Pacific Beachfest is happening. Afterwards, we will grab a bite to eat and share our experiences.

Meet up at 6:30 am on the lawn across the street from the roller coaster. Plan on shooting for about 40 minutes around Belmont Park. Then we will continue our walk along the Boardwalk heading northbound towards Crystal Pier. Thoughout the walk there will be many wonderful photo opportunities. When we arrive onto the fabulous Crystal Pier we will capture the activities from the Beachfest events such as the: Volleyball Tournament, Pro/Am Surfing Competitions, 5k Run, Food/Shopping Vendors, Arts & Crafts Booths, Live Music played on 3 Stages, and the Kids Beachside Rides. At 10 a.m. we’ll all go eat, drink, and share our experience. This is a good time to go over how to submit your photo/video for the awesome contest.


Head south via a walk back or take the short approx. $1.75 bus ride back to Belmont Park. Some of us may choose to hang out longer at the Beachfest.


I strongly suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, money, and a backpack to carry your gear. All types of lenses, lens cleaning fluid and cloth, a tripod, uv/polarizer filters, reflector, extra memory cards, and fresh fully charged batteries.


Youth Photo Contest
Video Contest
Adult Photo Contest

Tank Tops
Racerback Shirts
& so much more.

Thank youOctober 17th, 2017

Thanks to all 40 participants for turning in photos on both the Facebook website and for the contest. Some folks showed up an hour late, but followed our path to Pacific Beach and others stayed in Mission Beach. One photog shot a few photos only to leave early due to error issues with the camera 🙁 and a few others had either work or family obligations.

UPDATE OCT 16 DEADLINEOctober 16th, 2017

There was a glitch in our system on Saturday night and walkers submissions were closed. That said, we have opened the contest up again until tonight Monday, October 16. Please upload your photo by 8:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Names to be removed…October 16th, 2017

The following names will be removed from the roster:
Christine Bellah
Subramaniam V
Candy Thomas
Tiffany Allen
Morgan Liberatore
Aaron Scheinbein
Gary Schwartzwald
Jeff Yarbrough
Alaina Mitchell
Tony Bantay
Daniece Rivera
Deborah Callahan
Terry Leng
Gwen Maley

If your name is on this list, but you were in the walk please tell me immediately.

Contest Upload 90 min leftOctober 16th, 2017

Noticed Deadline to submit your photo in for the contest is tonight, October 15th by
11:59 PM EDT Florida
= 8:59 PM PDT California

Update October 13th, 2017October 16th, 2017

Noticed that the deadline for walkers to submit their photos in for the contest is this, October 15th by 11:59 PM EDT

Contest Submission Now ClosedOctober 16th, 2017

Contest Submission Now Closed
Good luck to you all

Facebook photos…October 16th, 2017

Please post as many photos as your heart desires for sharing into this album:
Do not post the one you are submitting for the Scott Kelby contest into that album.
Thank you for attending this event you were all so delightful.

Sheila Newbery aka Redheaded Photographer

Post walkOctober 7th, 2017

The qualified photos were photographed between 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. dtd Oct. 7th 2017. Just upload one photo and/or 5 min video onto this website. You have to be logged in to upload. You may do some post processing, but not too much. You have about 7-8 days to upload the one photo onto Scott Kelby website.

1. Login to your account at
Click “Your Walk” in the top navigation bar.

2. Click on the “Contest” tab on the walk page.

a. 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.

b. 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.

3. You will be redirected to a confirmation page upon successfully submitting your entry.

Get to Bed Early TonightOctober 6th, 2017

It’s here! Tomorrow, in thousand of cities around the world, the 10th Annual Worldwide Photowalk kicks off. How cool is that!

To the WAITLISTERS feel free to join us. I can’t promise you to be able to compete in the contest, but at least you’ll be among like minded people having a great time.

This is the gear I’m taking with me a Nikon 3300 body with two kit lens; a wide angle & zoom.

Wear really comfortable shoes and a hat you’ll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you wear shoes that make your feet happy.

Don’t forget sunscreen and your Scott Kelby 10th annual T-shirt if you bought one.

Charge your camera batteries, clean your lenses, sensor, and viewer. Make sure you’ve got an empty memory card and a back-up card. I use SD cards, but will have extras for purchase, including CF cards should anyone need one.

Brings LOTS of water to drink this is important, because you don’t want to dehydrate on your walk. Let’s make sure we have 100% fun the whole time, drink plenty of water before and during the walk – it makes a big difference in your enjoyment of the walk and well being.

At 10 a.m. we will all meet up at the Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge, 722 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109. I made reservations for all of us to sit in groups of 10. We will be seated upstairs with a nice view. I’m hungry already… check out their menu:

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!October 5th, 2017

Welcome to the most popular annual worldwide photo event, the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. Our group seems to be the most popular in San Diego since we filled up all 50 spots and currently have 3 on the waitlist. We will be shooting during the prime hours for photography.

Friday night make sure your gear is packed with fully charged batteries and empty memory cards. A bottle or two of water is highly recommended, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and some money. We will all enjoy a nice breakfast, snack, brunch, or whatever you want to call it, around 10 a.m. to go over the details of how to submit your chosen potential winning photo and/or video for the contest. I’ll also go over how to post your favorite images/video on social media. Recommendations such as copyrighting, editing, quantity, quality, and size will be discussed as long as the group is interested in learning.

See you all Bright Eyed & Bushy Tail 6:30 a.m. in front of the rollercoaster on the lawn this Saturday morning. We will be in the Belmont Amusement Park for approximately 45 minutes before heading north along the beach boardwalk.

If you need to get ahold of me please send a text message with your full name to (***) ***-*356. Due to this being a public forum please send a private email with your full name enclosed to: to make your request for my telephone number.

Thank you and make sure you get plenty of sleep Friday night,

Sheila Newbery aka Redheaded Photographer and SCADesigns.


One spot leftSeptember 28th, 2017

Only one spot left. If you have a child that would like to attend, there is a youth contest too for photography. If interested grab this last opening and register the child’s name with a different email address than the one you used for yourself. Thank you all and I’ll see everyone Oct. 7th

15% off price for your t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops…September 11th, 2017

Wouldn’t it be fun if we all wore an official Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 10th Anniversary t-shirt, tank top, sweat shirt, or what have you?

Well we can and I believe several members of our group already have purchased a shirt. You can take advantage of the 15% Off savings with the following code: ZAZZLESALE50 for your Souvenir Shirt.

These shirts are of very good quality and best of all 100% of the profits from the sales go to Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya, Africa.

There are many different colors and styles for men and women. Just click away and scroll down to see what is offered. Personally I’m looking forward to wearing my cute 10th Anniversary Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk Tank Top.

  • Ross Clark Hello, I noticed that this walk is 1.8 miles one-way.with 35 minutes time. I am a slow walker with a time over an hour to do it. I am 74 year old and deaf with mild cerebral palsy since birth.. Also, I have osteoarthritis joints espeically knees. I noticed your group have 10 openings left. I am going to check the photo walk area within 2 days to decide to see if I can handle the photo walk or not. Thank you.

    • San Diego Redheaded Photographer We will not be walking quickly. My estimated travel time with our no rush photo stops will take us approximately 2 hours to go from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach. At Pacific Beach we will spend another hour capturing the 20th Anniversary PB Beachfest. Looking forward to having you join us.

  • Prakriti Gupta Hi! I am a first-time attendee and a photographer by hobby. I am looking forward to learning during the walk. Do I need to take care of anything before the walk?

    • San Diego Redheaded Photographer You're fine just you in comfortable clothing, your camera gear with fresh batteries and empty memory cards.

  • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Here is our Facebook website URL: To be used only for our enjoyment. Please post as many photos as your heart desires…, except your contest entry photo/video. I’ll let everyone know when you can post your entry photo/video here. Thanks to all who attended this was so much fun, Sheila Newbery aka Redheaded Photographer and SCADesigns

    • San Diego Redheaded Photographer 

      • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Oh darn I'm using my android & I can't see the entire website address here. Please visit the "Updates" tab for the entire URL. Thank you

      • San Diego Redheaded Photographer

      • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Use this one instead

  • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Please post the photos your sharing into this album: . However, please do not post the one you are submitting for the Scott Kelby contest into that album. Please post as many photos as your heart desires..., except your contest entry photo/video. I'll let everyone know when you can post your entry photo/video here. Thank you for attending this event you were all so delightful. Sincerely, Sheila Newbery aka Redheaded Photographer

  • Vidya R I was at the walk - so hopefully my name is not removed from the roster (Vidya R)

    • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Vidya you're saved guess you missed roll call or I didn't hear you. Thank you

  • Prakriti Gupta Who is the winner for the walk?

    • San Diego Redheaded Photographer Marco P. Prado

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