Awaken Your Inner Photographer

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo walk® is back & We Are Looking for Leaders

Every year, photographers and enthusiasts worldwide grab their cameras and gather at chosen spots in their towns. They set out on a fun journey, snapping photos, mingling, making friends, winning prizes, and contributing to a good cause. These awesome walks wouldn’t happen without volunteers who scout locations and lead the way. And guess what? We’re looking for those volunteers right now! If you’re interested in leading a walk, just fill out a quick form. Let’s make your photography passion a meaningful experience as you guide the walk! 

Springs Of Hope Orphanage

This isn't Just a Walk—This is a Walk with A Cause!

The Worldwide Photo Walk® proudly supports The Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates, and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up to not just survive but succeed. We’re asking each person who participates to donate to help make a difference in these children’s lives. Every dollar counts. DONATE NOW!

You Walked for a Great Cause

So, We've Decided to Pay it Forward—With Prizes!

While this year’s prizes are still in the works we’ve historically delighted our winners with the following: 

Grand Prize

1 Winner (chosen by Scott Kelby) | Previous years have seen recipients walk away with coveted items such as a KelbyOne Pro Annual Membership, sponsor gift cards totaling over $400, accessory bundles, tripods, plugins, camera bags, software, and a range of other exciting offerings!

Leader Grand Prize

1 Winner (chosen by Scott Kelby) | Over the years, our esteemed walker finalists have been treated to a bundle with $350 plus dollars worth of industry gift cards, software licenses, memberships, a camera bag, and more delightful surprises.

Top Finalist

10 Talented Winners (chosen by Scott Kelby) | Looking back at previous years, our Leader Grand prize winners have been rewarded with a generous package including 100 plus dollars in industry gift cards, software licenses, memberships, camera bags, and an array of additional perks.

People's Choice

1 Winner (chosen by our viewers & walkers) | will receive a KelbyOne Pro Annual Membership!

Frequently Asked Questions

Picture a casual photography event where photographers gather, usually in a downtown area or trendy part of town. They walk around, take photos, enjoy each other’s company, and support a good cause. After the walk, participants can enter their best photo into a friendly contest.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7, 2023, as we gear up for this year’s event! Anticipation is building for another fantastic fall gathering, and we’re eagerly awaiting the stunning snapshots you’ll capture from your corner of the globe. Do remember that the exact timing of each city walk will be determined by the walk leader, who will consider factors such as local venue opening hours and the nature of the walk they aim to create. 

Absolutely not! Participation is completely free! Although, please be aware that certain walks might occur in venues like zoos or parks that have their own entrance fees. Additionally, we’re always open to donations to assist the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Every cent of your contribution directly impacts the incredible young lives at the orphanage. LEARN MORE | DONATE

We are so thankful for those of you that take the initiative to lead a walk! This event would not be the success that it is without the volunteers who organize and scout locations for the walkers. To become a walk leader simply click here and complete an application. Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your walk. 

Yes, of course! There are many larger cities that would definitely benefit from having multiple walks. We do suggest that before you start a walk you double check to make sure that you are choosing either a different time of day or location as any existing walks. This will prevent any competition between walks and give our walkers a variety of options.

Our 1st step is to get our leaders on board and get a good selection of walks up and running for you, our walkers, to select. Once we feel we have enough to get started the “Find a Walk” tab will show up in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  1. Then you can simply select “Find a Walk”;
  2. Then enter your city, state, or zip code to find a walk near you
  3. Click “search map”.
  4. A list of walks will populate under the map.
  5. Select the walk you want to join.
  6. A new page will load; click the green “Join Walk” button on the right side of the page just below the map.

Why yes, yes there is! Everyone that registers and participates in a walk is eligible to enter to win some amazing prizes from our industry related sponsors. To find out what those prizes are check back here often, as we will post those as soon as they are confirmed. But, we can promise they will be great! 

In order for all walkers to have the same opportunities to capture images during the walk, the following rules must be followed:

  1. You may only submit one photo
  2. Collages aren’t allowed, as they are technically more than one photo. But, the following editing is allowed (but not required):
    1. Contrast & saturation adjustments.
    2. Color to B&W transitions.
    3. Removal of distracting elements.
    4. Creation of HDR & Panoramas.
    5. Infrared
    6. Use of Plug-ins such as ON1, Boris FX, etc.
    7. Adding watermarks.
  3. Photos must be taken during the walk (not before or after)

Absolutely not! The contest is just a fun addition to the walk that allows us to pay it forward to our walkers for participating in this event that allows us to give so generously to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya.

Yes! Of course yes! Not only can you enter as a leader but we have created an entirely separate contest submission category just for the leaders—to compete against other leaders! This way your odds of winning and being noticed are even greater. 

A Special Call Out to Our Official Sponsor

As Well AS Those Who Help Make This Event Possible With Their Amazing Prize Offerings!