Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 9:30am - 12:15pm

Where We Will Meet

Gazebo in Cow Meadow Park by the water

Where The Walk Will End

@ 12:30 Luncheon at Tim's Shipwrecked Diner

About This Walk

Remember to check back regularly for any UPDATES posted – see UPDATES TAB above.

Time for Our 10th Northport Harbor & Village Photowalk!

Hey folks, its that time of year again!  We are going to enjoy another Saturday photowalking Historic Northport!  This is a great social opportunity to meet like minded individuals that enjoy photography. Everyone is welcomed, regardless of age, skill level or what type of camera you have. The walk is also a great way to learn more about photography by trying new ideas or asking advice from fellow walkers. The point of the walk is just to meet like-minded people and have fun. Optionally there will be photo contests, with some great prizes for those interested, as well as some door prizes at out luncheon for some lucky photographers!   The walk is free but lunch is on each who attend. Remember all that’s needed is a smile & a camera!


Parking is available at the intersection of Main & Woodbine. There are 2 lots although part of one will be used to set up the Farmers Market. There is also parking right on Main Street as well as 2 lots across from our meeting point off Woodbine. My cell is 516-884-9480 for those they may need to reach out for whatever reasons and my email is

Starting Location

We will meet under the Gazebo in Cow Harbor Park which is close to the waters edge. There is another larger Gazebo in Northport Park (just across the way) but that is NOT our meeting spot. Check my map for specific location if necessary.

The Route

Each year I publish a custom map showing the planned route, if you decide to follow it or shorten it, it is totally up to each photographer. You are welcome to print the map or just keep the link on your cell phone.  Our walk will start at 10 am at the Northport Farmers Market, in the Cow Meadow parking lot, which makes for a great photos with the various vendors & their wares – some great colors! We will then move down to Northport Harbor with some fantastic water views. Add to that their docks, boats & visitors and you will have plenty to photograph. Then thru Northport Park and over to a few of the local homes who have graciously given us access to their waterfront properties. Lastly we’ll tour through historic Northport Village, past their shops, churches, and restaurants.

Ending Location

The walk will end at the corner of Main & Woodbine at 12:15. I hope that many will attend the luncheon @ 12:30 for some great food & conversation. Tim’s Shipwreck Diner ( has always taken great care of us over the past 7 years. The food is great and reasonably priced and their outdoor facility fits our needs so well. This is a great time to socialize, show off your phots and get to know each other better.

What to Wear & Bring

Although you may have your preferences for a Photowalk, here are some suggestions:

  • Wear good quality, closed-toe walking shoes.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather.
  • Tripods are allowed but aren’t necessary
  • Bring at least one camera (any type of device that captures and records light is perfect, point-and-shoot and camera phones included!)
  • Bring only the lenses you plan to use based on your interest.  Not a good idea to bring your entire kit on a long Photowalk.  I bring one medium zoom lens for most situations.
  • Rain gear for yourself and your camera should be readily available as we have learned over the last several years.

Contest Rules & Prizes

Other Stuff

Note this is a “rain or shine” event!  So prepare accordingly and you will be amazed of the images during inclimate weather. So if it sprinkles or there is a massive thunderstorm, come anyway. We will only cancel if the mayor says evacuate the town

Looking for Roster Information?

Remember there are 3 tabs at the top of our Photowalk page – Description, Discussion & Roster – Please check them out occasionally. Did you end up on the waitlist and need to check your status?  Or maybe you can’t make it after all and you need to change your RSVP?  Log in to for details.  Walk leaders have a limited amount of access on this website: we can’t change RSVPs, see email addresses or update your password.  If you lost your password, you can click the “Forgot password?” link.

About Your Walk Leader

Hi!  I’m Ron – I’ve been the organizer for the Northport Photowalk since 2011, this will be my 8th year. Last year I missed the walk due to health reasons, but I had a buddy run it for me. In 2017 – 2018 I even ran a monthly portrait club.  I started shooting with a Nikon Nikkormat EL in the 70’s as a hobby and stayed with it in one shape or form ever since. I have been a dedicated life-long Nikon guy.

In my day job I am now retired and taking it easy (doctor’s orders) My family is of utmost importance to me and I spend whatever time I can with them or on the golf course but photography is in my bones.

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Photowalk Prizes Not ReceivedNovember 6th, 2019

My apologies to many of you if you haven’t received your prizes as of yet. I just reached out again and hopefully by the end of this week all have been cleared up. Please if you do not receive your prize by Friday the the 8th please let me know right away. Thanks Ron ……… PS: I decided to start a photowalk Meetup group called Long Island Photowalks, if any of you are interested please check us out on Meetup at …. …. or on Facebook at ….… would love to have you join us!

Best Landscape In-HouseOctober 21st, 2019

I am please to announce that Judi Feiman is the winner of the Northport In-House Best Landscape Photo … Judi has won a license to Landscape Pro Studio by Anthropics Technology ………… CONGRATS JUDI!!

Best Portrait In-HouseOctober 21st, 2019

I am please to announce that Helen Helen Brunning Albano is the winner of the Northport In-House Best Portrait Photo … Helen has won a license to Portrait Professional Studio by Anthropics Technology ………… CONGRATS Helen!!

Best In-House Photo ContestOctober 21st, 2019

I am please to announce that Erika Montaperto Palumbo is the winner of the Northport In-House BEST PHOTO CONTEST … Erika has won a one year Power Level Account to SMUGMUG to continue sharing her work through her new Website! ………… CONGRATS ERIKA!!

Kelbyone Best of Northport Photo ContestOctober 18th, 2019

Congratulations goes out to Bill Munder as his photo was selected as this years best and Bill will now be entered into the worldwide competition for some really nice prizes – Congrats Bill!!

Contest Deadline 24 hours Left!!October 13th, 2019

FYI …. All photo contests entry deadline is tomorrow midnight. So far this is a list of who entered …. Best Landscape = Erika, Helen, Ilene, JR, Leo & Patty …… Best Portrait = Helen, Ilene, JR, Judy, & Patty ………… Best of Northport = Andy, Erika, Helen, Ilene, Leo & Patty. ………………………………Only 7 of 30+ have entered so far, let’s get those last minute entries in 🙂

Contest and PrizesOctober 10th, 2019

I hope everyone had a good time on the walk and I was happy to see most stayed for the luncheon. I want to thank each of you one more time for making the walk a great day. I am writing also for 2 other reasons ….
1) I have 3 In-House Contests running with the deadline in 4 days (Oct 14) as of today only 2 people have entered each of the contests – Ilenes & Patty. If I don’t get at least 5 entries in each category I will cancel the contests so please take a moment and enter. Also it looks like No One entered the Kelby Contests for the grand Prizes.
2) IMPORTANT – During the luncheon certain prizes were given that needed me to contact the sponsor and give them your info so they could send you the prize. I kept a list of all those winners but for the life of me I can not find it. So please if you are one of those winners please send me an email stating what you won so I may forward it accordingly and get the balll rolling –

AFTER THE WALKOctober 7th, 2019

First I’d like to thank everyone who attended and made the Photowalk & Luncheon a success, it was you guys making it a fun event!! Hope you all feel the same way and enjoyed getting a little something 🙂 With the Photowalk behind us now it’s the time to share your images and maybe enter the contests. Please share your photos here on our Facebook page and it possible on our Flickr page as well … …
it’s always great seeing things that others see but you didn’t 🙂
Please note all contests end by 10/14 – The Kelby contest is done by uploading your image to your registration page – the in house contests are emailed to me, no watermarks or signatures and please label according to each contest thanks!
One last note for everyone, especially those that don’t want to upload your images, if you have any images from the residents homes please email me them as we are putting together a little something for them and allowing us access to their property!


1) BE ON TIME – Parking may be difficult, try to arrive by 9:30 if possible. I would like to take a group photo by 9:45 big group of 42 … A quick discussion, Walk to begin 10am
2) DRESS COMFORTABLE – and weather appropriate – lunch will be outside weather permitting, good shoes, layers if needed, hat etc.. Bring Water!
3) KEEP GEAR TO A MINIMUM – makes walking easier – maybe just camera, lens & batteries 🙂
4) BE CREATIVE – look outside the box, see what others don’t. Shoot landscapes, buildings, people, other photographers etc. – PRINT MAP to help guide you.
5} BRACKETING – I like to bracket to ensure proper exposure – maybe an option for you.
6) BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS – Stay safe at all times and keep away from restricted areas.
7) BE AWARE OF TIME – 2+ hours goes fast – meet at 12:15 or so at restaurant’s side entrance (I will point that out) Luncheon begins at 12:30 for those staying.
My cell is 516-884-9480 if needed 🙂

2019 Northport Photowalk Contests w/ DatesOctober 1st, 2019

KelbyOne will be having two contests & we will be having three In-House Contests. All contests are optional and they all begin 10/6/19 w/deadlines of 10/14/19
Walker Photo – Walkers can submit their best photo (one submission only) taken during the walk to their walk leader. The leader will review all entries and pick one winner to submit to the main photo contest. These winners are known as the “individual walk winners.” Scott Kelby will review all the individual walk winner’s photos and pick one Grand Prize Winner of the Walker Photo Contest and ten Finalists. Upload image on Kelby site.
Video Contest – All participants (Walkers and Leaders) will be able to submit a short video (5 minutes or less) taken during their walk to be entered into the contest. Scott Kelby will pick one winner to take home the Grand Prize. Only one video submission per person. Upload image on Kelby site.
For further details go to –

Best of Northport Harbor Landscape Image:
LandscapePro Studio – Software License
Best All Around Northport Harbor & Village Image:
I Year Subscription to a SmugMug Power Level Account
Best Northport Portrait Image:
PortraitPro Studio – Software License

All In-House contest images are to be sent to by 10/15/19 and please label accordingly 

Luncheon Head Count RSVP DueSeptember 28th, 2019

Just a reminder tomorrow Sunday is the last day to confirm your Luncheon attendance. I hope all of you can stay after the walk – email me

Luncheon Head CountSeptember 25th, 2019

Just in case I don’t have everyone’s email addy ….
Good Afternoon Photowalkers,
Janet & Tim, owners of Tim’s Shipwreck Diner in Northport, is requesting a head count so they may plan accordingly. She is requesting the count for Monday morning September 30th. Therefore I need everyone to email me ( by no later than Sunday night Sept. 29th. If I don’t receive an email from you I will assume you plan on attending the walk only and not the luncheon. The luncheon will begin immediately after the walk at 12:30pm on Oct.5th at their outdoor patio dining area.
Get back to me please,

Email Communication UpdateSeptember 13th, 2019

This is a reminder for those that haven’t and for those newly signed up …
Please send me an email to so I have your email for easy of communication in case.
Please join our Facebook & Flickr pages to keep abreast & to share images from the Photowalk (prizes posted there)

Thanks and I will see you soon!

Sponsors – Facebook – FlickrSeptember 6th, 2019

I would like to invite you all to join our Facebook & Flickr pages for use for this years walk and view photographs from past Northport Photowalks. …………………

This flyer represents the sponsors who have agreed to sponsor us so far – hope to have a bunch more soon hopefully 🙂
2019 SPONSOR  FLYER POSTER  18x24 Final PosterZ

Email CommunicationAugust 17th, 2019

Kelbyone makes this format the only way to contact our walkers which is very very old school. To keep everyone up to date it would be appreciated if I have your email addy. If you could just send me a hello from your email to it will be appreciated as it will make life much easier going forward. Thanks Ron
PS: I have a bunch but not everyone’s – you all know if i do or if i don’t 🙂

    JR Messina Hello Ron, If you need help again, I'm there for you. Hope all's well with you. Joe

    Andrew Craig Missed last year, looking forward to this year Rich!

      Andrew Craig Sorry Ron ... oops lol

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