I’m sure you’re excited for the walk on Saturday. To better prepare you for the walk, here are some things to remember.
Date and Time
We will be meeting at 4:00pm in front of Starbucks, Greenbelt 3. There’s a fountain there. Please come early so we can also start early.
What will happen? Once we get a good number, I will be briefing you on what will happen and explain to you our route.
If everyone’s there on time, we might be able to get a group photo. Otherwise, we can just do it afterwards.
During the Walk
As mentioned before, since we’re a big group, we will end up walking in small groups. Now, you may end up going with people you already know. However, I encourage you to meet new people since this is the main purpose of the walk. It’s a social event and it’s our chance to mingle with co-photographers and talk about our passion!
When walking in groups, make sure we still observe the rules of the Greenbelt area.
If you’re a newbie or a shy person, please let me know (secretly via email) so I can help you out. I might also be able to introduce you to other people who can help you out. :)
Attire and Weather
Wear something comfortable and decent. Consider the weather too. The weather’s been crazy the past week — we have been getting rain and heat. I checked the weather sites and it doesn’t help us at all! It looks like it will rain. It could be a blessing because there are some shots that we might be able to get. Or, it might not be as warm if it’s gonna be gloomy. :)
One tip – make sure you bring some extra plastic bags to cover your gear in case it rains. That’s usually useful.
The good thing with our location is that we have a lot of places that we can ‘hide’ when it rains. We can go inside the mall or the walkways so that we won’t get wet.
In case you’re interested to find out what the weather is this Saturday, it looks like it’s gonna rain. Btw, in case you look closer, you will see the sunset time there :)
Some links to check the weather:
Friday night — after a night out of partying, make sure you charge your batteries so that you’re fully charged by Saturday! Charge your batteries, clean your gear, bring waterproof bags (if you have only; no need to buy a new one just for the walk) so that you are protected in case it rains. Try to bring your travel/portable camera bags so that you won’t be carrying something heavy during the walk. That would also help in us not attracting too much attention.
Lenses — you don’t have to bring ALL of your lenses. But it’s good to have both a wide and a zoom lens. If you’re into prime lenses, you can also bring that since you might also be able to take photos of some people.
Tripods — you might ask if you can bring this. Yes, you may. I talked to the folks and they said we should be able to take photos using tripods. The only requirement is that we do not get in the way of the shoppers and we don’t disrupt the flow of the people.
Oh, and if you’re one of those who have new gear, the walk might be a good opportunity for you to try out and do a review of that. Jeff Revel (Mr. Photowalk Pro) will have some gadgets to try out…This could be an opportunity for you to share your findings with your new purchase!
Managing Your Photowalk Account
Finally, some house-keeping things. Make sure you read my previous email/post on checking your log-ins in the Photowalk Site. Also, don’t forget to download Lightroom since there will be a plug-in for us to use so we can upload photos.
If you guys login to our city page now, you will actually see some instructional videos on how to upload your photos. Check that out!
Oh, and remember the key dates for the walk.
See you all this Saturday. If you have questions, feel free to let me know.