Date/Time

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Where We Will Meet

On George Street at the Harvey Norman entrance

Where The Walk Will End

On George Street

About This Walk

Put Palmerston North on the world’s stage!
Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for Scott Kelby’s 12th annual Worldwide Photo Walk. This social photography event brings local camera enthusiasts together for a couple of hours of Street Photography. Use your mobile phone, point-and-shoot or DSLR and have fun capturing what you see. Everyone is welcome. Most of the participants will be amateur photographers, along with some experienced photographers who love to share their knowledge. After the walk, participants will have the opportunity to submit their best photo for a chance to win prizes.

If you have always been intrigued or interested in Street Photography, but have been a bit afraid to try it yourself, this is your chance to join a group that will help you feel more at ease at having a go in this genre of photography.

We’ll start and finish in George Street, so parking is easy in Harvey Norman car park. There might also be some unexpected surprises for you along the way, if I am able to organise these ‘surprise little extras’.

After the walk, we’ll gather in a nearby bar or cafe (yet to be determined) for short chat about everyone’s experiences, and to show a few of your photos if you wish.

This will be my first time as a leader of the Worldwide Photo Walk. I am a very experienced and avid amateur photographer, and I was a member of a photography club for 6 years, and have also done a number of paid gigs as well. I have won many competitions, sold prints, as well as exhibited and published some of my work. I have done a lot of street and architecture photography around NZ, and also in Australia, Dubai and Paris.
Check out my Instagram account www.instagram.com/paulrobertsonphotonz/

We may also provide some of the photos for Palmertson North library’s Manawatu Heritage
https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/

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We have a winner!October 16th, 2019

Kia ora everyone,

Congratulations to our Palmerston North Photo Walk Winner!
Thank you to all those of you who submitted an image for the Contest from our Photo Walk. I looked at your submissions as soon as I saw the notice saying they were ready for me to review and select a winner. That was yesterday. I slept on it first, and then looked again today, before making the final decision. And I have now done that. They are all really good, so it was not easy. So well done to everyone.
The photographers’ names are hidden from me, which I was pleased about – no unintentional personal favourtism going on.
So whoever the winner is, congratulations.

Group Photo in The Square
I plan to send our group photo out to everyone via email sometime this coming weekend. So if you have not yet provided me with your email, and if you wish to receive the group photo, please do so before the weekend.
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com

I am now on Facebook
Yes, it’s true! I have avoided Facebook all this time, until very recently.
If you wish to stay in touch with me, one way to do that is to become a Facebook friend.
You’ll find my feed here –
www.facebook.com/paulrnzpn

Note: paulrnzpn – it’s the same for my FB and my Yahoo email.

Trip to Auckland
I will be driving up to Auckland on Friday 8 Nov and returning to Palmerston North on Sunday 10 Nov. I am going alone, so I have a free seat if anyone would like to join me. I’ll be stopping a little bit on the way up, or back, or both, to take a few photos here and there. And probably also do some long exposure night photos in Auckland on the Friday.
So if anyone is interested in this, you would also be welcome to join me on the Friday night as well if you wished.
On the Saturday I will be lining up for the U2 Concert at Mt Smart, so you will be free to do whatever you like that day.
Share petrol costs ($70 each), and you find your own accommodation.
First in, first served. And ONE person only. (The Audi TT’s back seat has very little leg room.)
Please send an email ASAP if you are interest in this, and/or if you have any questions.
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com

I am now looking forward to discovering who our winner is.

Thank you all again
Paul Robertson
Photo Walk Leader 2019
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com
www.instagram.com/paulrobertsonphotonz/
www.facebook.com/paulrnzpn

Chris’ P.Nth Photo Walk albumOctober 10th, 2019

Hello everyone,

One of our Photo Walkers, Chris Tuffley, put some of his photos into his online album. It’s great.
Feel free to check it out. Here is the link –
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xQdxkcvEz6kiNjSf9

Regards
Paul

Post walk update and infoOctober 9th, 2019

Hello Everyone,

My apologies for being slow to post a message since our walk last Saturday.
Thank you all very much for participating, and I hope you all enjoyed it and got some great photos!

I have the group shot of those of us who were in The Square and I will send it via email attachment to you all once I know all of your email addresses. I have some of your email addresses already but for the rest of you, please send me an email to paulrnzpn@yahoo.com so I can reply with the group photo attached for you.

As for your ‘Best Image’ from the walk that you wish to submit for the Photo Walk Contest, submission for this is done on the website, so please don’t send it to me because I cannot do this for you.
However, a reminder that you may send a photo to me first if you wish to have me do a small amount of editing/enhancing for you, but you still need to submit it to the worldwidephotowalk.com website afterwards to be included in the Contest.
You don’t have to submit a photo to the website for the Contest if you wish not to; it is entirely up to you. (I know of two people so far who have chosen not to make a submission.)
Also, I think how it all works is that I won’t be able to see your photo contest submission to select a Palmerston North winner until after the close date of 14 October.

Please send a ‘thank you’ message to Nigel from Feilding Brass Band for giving us his time and a great show with his Tuba (Sousaphone). I’m sure it was highlight of the walk for us all. And please also send one (or more) of your photos to him as well, if you will.
Nigel Towers – nigel.s.towers@gmail.com

If any folks wish to correspond with the rest of us at all, there is a ‘Discussion’ section on the website, so you are free to make use of this if you wish. You’ll find this by clicking on the ‘Discussion’ tab on the website and under our Walk –
www.worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/palmerston-north-street-and-urban-photography/
(The ‘Contest’ tab is also found there.)

Finally, a reminder that Manawatu Heritage is very interested in receiving photos from our walk. If you wish to provide any of your photos to them to make them available for future generations to enjoy forever, you may:
1) Send your photos to me via email (please put “For Manawatu Heritage” in your subject line), or
2) Send them directly to Manawatu Heritage yourself (https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/)
These photos do no have to be ‘contest winning’ – any suitable photos to show Palmerston North and its architecture and people are suitable.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Monday, October 14, 2019
Walker/Leader/Mobile Photo Contests Submission Deadline

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Individual Walk Winning Photos Selected by Leader and Submitted via a Form on worldwidephotowalk.com

The Week of October 28th
Grand Prize, 10 Finalists, Leader Contest and Mobile contest winners will be announced

Refer www.worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/

Good luck and thanks again
Paul
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com

Final pre-walk messageOctober 4th, 2019

Hello everyone,

I don’t really have any further updates about our Photo Walk since my last posting. For those who have registered since my last post, I have copied it again for you below.
I am picking that the weather will be kind for us. And I scouted the route yesterday and it’s all looking good.

See you all tomorrow.
Paul

–>>

Thank you all for registering.

Here are NINE tips for you. If you are not sure about any, feel free to ask me to explain during our Photo Walk on Saturday.

1) Look out for interesting people, subjects, buildings, doors and windows, shapes and leading lines.
2) Try to frame it straight and level.
3) And try the ‘Dutch Angle’ sometimes as well.
4) Try shooting in both portrait and landscape orientations. Afterwards, also remember to try cropping some photos into square format. Sometimes going square format can turn a quite ordinary photo into a very cool photo!
5) Try to avoid, or minimise, distractions.
6) ‘Less is more’ – limited colours and keeping it simple is best. For example, if you have a great shot but there are too many clashing colours, try converting to Black and White’.
7) Don’t always put your subject in the centre – Consider the ‘Rule of Thirds’.
8) Try shooting from different positions/heights – bend or crouch, or hold your camera up high, or stand on a seat if there is one.
9) Don’t get hung up over trying to use manual mode. Auto mode and auto focus usually works fine for Urban, Street Photography and Architecture Photography. However, if you wish to control the Depth Of Field sometimes, just switch to Aperture Priority.

Please arrive on time so we can begin. Entrance to Harvey Norman on George Street, 2:30 PM.
At the end, we’ll probably head to Barista Café on George Street for a short time, so you can show some of your photos and get some feedback from myself and the other walkers.

I’ll send another message out before Saturday with any updates and changes.

I am looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday.
Regards
Paul Robertson
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com / 021 0279-0195

Palmerston North Photo Walk 5/10/2019 – Some tips from your Walk LeaderOctober 1st, 2019

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for registering.

Here are NINE tips for you. If you are not sure about any, feel free to ask me to explain during our Photo Walk on Saturday.

1) Look out for interesting people, subjects, buildings, doors and windows, shapes and leading lines.
2) Try to frame it straight and level.
3) And try the ‘Dutch Angle’ sometimes as well.
4) Try shooting in both portrait and landscape orientations. Afterwards, also remember to try cropping some photos into square format. Sometimes going square format can turn a quite ordinary photo into a very cool photo!
5) Try to avoid, or minimise, distractions.
6) ‘Less is more’ – limited colours and keeping it simple is best. For example, if you have a great shot but there are too many clashing colours, try converting to Black and White’.
7) Don’t always put your subject in the centre – Consider the ‘Rule of Thirds’.
8) Try shooting from different positions/heights – bend or crouch, or hold your camera up high, or stand on a seat if there is one.
9) Don’t get hung up over trying to use manual mode. Auto mode and auto focus usually works fine for Urban, Street Photography and Architecture Photography. However, if you wish to control the Depth Of Field sometimes, just switch to Aperture Priority.

Please arrive on time so we can begin. Entrance to Harvey Norman on George Street, 2:30 PM.
At the end, we’ll probably head to Barista Café on George Street for a short time, so you can show some of your photos and get some feedback from myself and the other walkers.

I’ll send another message out before Saturday with any updates and changes.

I am looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday.
Regards
Paul Robertson
paulrnzpn@yahoo.com / 021 0279-0195

    Paul Robertson Hello everyone, Thank you to you all for registering early for this Photo Walk in Palmerston North. We are up to four registered people now and there is still plenty of time to go for more to join us. If you wish to talk about anything within our group, you can do so on this website - under our walk's page, when you are logged in, just look for the 'Discussion' tab near the top to do so. All posts in this forum will go to ALL other currently registered members. (The message you are reading right now is the first posting in this forum.) I will send out an update and reminder a couple of days prior to our walk, but if you have any questions that you wish to direct to me only, do feel free to send an email. My email address is paulrnzpn@yahoo.com Regards Paul

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