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Worldwide Photo Walk in Copper Harbor

October 11, 2012
By ZACH KUKKONEN - Features Editor/DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

COPPER HARBOR - A worldwide event will find a local home Saturday at Hunter's Point in Copper Harbor.

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, a social photography event, is entering its fifth year, and organizer John Dodge decided it would make a good addition to the fall schedule in the Copper Country.

"It's a worldwide event that started five years ago and has really grown," Dodge said. "This year they're set to have about 1,200 walks and about 23,000 people."

All are welcome, from photographers with professional cameras to casual photographers with iPhones or point-and-shoot cameras. The event is free; all people have to do is sign up.

"We just go out and take pictures, usually for about two to two and a half hours," Dodge said. "Then we usually select a restaurant afterward and have a chance to talk and share photos."

Following dinner, attendees are invited to upload their best shot. The walk leader will then select a winner, who will receive a digital copy of Worldwide Photo Walk organizer Scott Kelby's book, "Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers" as a prize. There will also be an overall winner, along with a people's choice award and prizes for top-10 finalists.

In addition to selecting the winning photo, the walk leader - who will be a team of Dodge and local outdoor photographer Steve Brimm - will be available to answer photography questions. At 4 p.m., Brimm and Dodge will lead photographers on a walk starting at the parking area of Hunter's Poing, and the event may migrate over to the top of Brockway Mountain for sunset photos as well. The night will end at Mariner North.

Attendees are advised to bring water and possibly a snack. It is also recommended to wear warm, dry clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. To sign up, visit



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