Wednesday, February 07, 2007 10:41 PM
Photowalking in Brussels (Belgium)
Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk (famous photographer) introduced the concept of "photowalking". From Wikipedia's definition of photowalking:
Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things you may find interesting. ... While closely related to Street Photography, photowalking is differentiated by the main impetus being to photograph things of interest rather than people specifically. It is also often done as a method to practice and improve one's own photography skills rather than a with specific focus on documentary photography.
For me photowalking would be hanging out with a bunch of people and taking photo's of some interesting things so we can all have a good time and learn from each other. If you want to get the idea; check out Robert's Scobleshow.
Due to a recent conversation on Jelle Druyts' blog, Jelle and myself got the idea of organizing a photowalk in Belgium. Jelle nicely wraps it up:
Digital or film, beginner or pro, cellphone, compact or SLR camera, kilopixels or megapixels, Java, .NET, php or Cobol, it doesn't matter - you're all welcome as long as you're interested and can cope with people stopping every 10 seconds to take pictures So it's nothing official, it's not a course, it's just a day to hang out with some fellow passionado's, have some fun, get to know some new people, exchange ideas and tips, and make some great pictures.
These are the details so far:
- Place: Brussels (exact location to be discussed)
- Time: Saturday 3rd of March, or Sunday 4th of March at 10 am
As soon as we've set the details we'll create an event on Upcoming.org, in the meanwhile I invite everybody to drop a comment on Jelle's blog if you're interested to join us and/or if you have some suggestions for the place and/or time.