"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." - Mary Lou Cook
I think this is why I enjoy photo walking so much – what better way to do all of those things than with other like minded people? I find that collaborating with other photographers and, for that matter other artists, is incredibly inspiring and fuels my creativity.
So what is photowalking?
Photowalking is basically the act of walking around taking pictures but recently it has become synonymous with a group of people doing this together. And you don’t need the latest whizz bang equipment either, you can join in with just your smart phone!
When I lived in Darwin a number of us used to get together for photowalks and it really helped improve my photography. I learnt from others about not just the photograph in-camera but also postproduction. Furthermore some of the themes for the photowalks really put me out of my comfort zone and made me think differently. A prime example of this was our photowalk at the aviation heritage centre! Not my normal cup of tea but it pushed my limits photographically speaking.
I firmly believe that collaboration is one of the most important elements in a photographic journey towards discovering and refining your personal vision. Collaboration sparks creativity and innovation in your image making. I’ve also discovered amazing new spots to photograph working with other photographers like this.
Now that I’m in Nhulunbuy I’m keen to continue on this journey of photowalking and meet some new photographers, both experienced and new. I have lots of ideas for some themes for photowalks (with a distinct landscape photography flavour to them!) but would love to hear from fellow Goveites on their ideas too in the comments section below.
Some of my photowalking ideas are:
· Shoot for the sky
· Mangrove Madness
· All about boats (followed by a cold one at the Boat Club and a debrief / share of images!)
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Useful links and other photogs that I have enjoyed working with!:
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