Professional Photographer Scott Bourne Takes Part in World's Largest Photo Walk

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Bourne will lead photo walkers at Portland's Washington Park Saturday, July 18, 2009

or worse, being killed for documenting political uprisings such as in Iran, the photo walk event will be a chance for large numbers of us to be seen in public and hopefully, as a reminder that photography is not a crime.

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Professional photographer Scott Bourne, publisher of Photofocus (the popular photo blog and podcast) will lead a photo walk in Portland as part of the 2nd annual Worldwide Photowalk (http://www.worldwidephotowalk.com) on July 18, 2009. With more than 900 scheduled photowalks to be held simultaneously this year, the Worldwide Photo Walk expects more than 30,000 serious photographers worldwide to take part. There are three photo walks scheduled in the Portland area with more than 150 people expected to participate in the free events.

Bourne's walk in Washington Park was one of the first to fill up. Each event has more than 50 people who have registered with many more walk-ups anticipated.

"I'm really excited to be part of this worldwide event," said Scott Bourne. "I got involved to make a statement that photography is a good thing. In a time when photographers are being arrested under the ruse that they are "security threats" or worse, being killed for documenting political uprisings such as in Iran, the photo walk event will be a chance for large numbers of us to be seen in public and hopefully, as a reminder that photography is not a crime."

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Photo Walk?

A. It's a social photography event where photographers get together, usually in a trendy section of town, to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.

Q. How long is a photo walk?

A. Two hours

Q. Is there a fee to be part of this worldwide Photo Walk?

A. Nope, it's totally free (well, if you buy food or drinks at the restaurant, that's on you, but there's no charge to be a part of the Photo Walk itself).

Q. Is the number of people in each city limited?

A. Yup. It's limited to just 50 people per city (If groups get much bigger, it gets really hard to manage; hard to find a restaurant to hold more people, it creates crowd control problems, etc.)

Q. Do I have to sign up in advance?

A. Yes and the Portland Photo Walks are currently full.

Q. What should photo walkers do with their photos from this event?

A. Photographers who participate are eligible to win lots of prizes found here - http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/

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