New York, NY, USA


A man performs martial arts with a practice sword

New York, NY, USA

To help promote a new book, photographer Scott Kelby organized a world-wide photowalk, or rather a set of photowalks, each taking place in different cities and led by volunteers. I've been lazy about photography lately, so I decided to sign up in the hope that it would be something of a challenge and encourage me to think more about composition.

Part of the purpose of the walk, which was ably organized by local photographer Alessandro Rosa, was to mingle with other photographers, and exchange tips and contact information. The people I met were very friendly, and — to judge by the results — very talented, but I became absorbed in my own photography and quickly lost sight of most of them.

It was a good experience, nevertheless. I shot more than 300 images in two hours (almost 3 pictures per minute!) and emerged at the end with a few pictures that I liked. To my surprise, I even had difficulty choosing my favorite twenty to submit to the group photo pool.