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Worldwide Photo Walk Comes to Norman on October 2
By Tourism Industry Partner
NORMAN, OK -- On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, the whole world will be walking again with Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and #1 bestselling computer and technology book author, in his Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ — the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography.
The City of Norman and the Norman Arts Council invite you to participate in the Worldwide Photo Walk on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm beginning at the MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council.
For more information, visit www.worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/norman-ok-united-states-downtown/ where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.
“2011 is the 4th year for the international event organized by Photoshop software guru Scott Kelby, but this is the first year Norman has hosted a walk,” said Erinn Gavaghan, Executive Director of Norman Arts Council. “A Photowalk is a fun, social event where photographers of all experience levels spend two hours walking around a designated area shooting pictures of anything that interests them and having fun with other photographers. After the walk, all participants are invited to submit their favorite shots from the walk to the Norman Photowalk Flickr site to be considered for the city’s official submittal to the Worldwide Photowalk competition.
Across the world, downtowns are often selected as photowalk locations. “We chose Downtown Norman as the setting for our first photowalk because the area’s historic architecture provides a great backdrop for photography,” says Susan Atkinson, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Norman. “Downtown is also home to a growing number of artists, galleries and creative retail that makes it a lively place to be.” According to Atkinson, Downtown Norman has had two blocks listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. An additional eleven blocks are proposed to be added to the Downtown National Register District.
In 2010, more than 30,000 photographers walked in over 1,000 locations taking 6 million images in just one day. We anticipate that this year’s Photo Walk will be one of our biggest events.
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop® Lightroom® training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop and photography experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association – keeping its members on the cutting edge of Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography techniques and technology. With 72,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest digital imaging and graphics association worldwide. Visit http://www.photoshopuser.com for more information.
For more information about the Norman Photowalk, call Erinn Gavaghan at 405-360-1162 or go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com and search Norman, OK.
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