Photowalk: Exercise, Social life, and Photography in 1


By MJ Gonzales │

If it’s only not intimidating to see photographers with their state-of-the-art gizmos, photography is for everybody’s delight. Of course there are people who are innately good in this visual art, but nevertheless its core remains in idea to capture precious moments.  Will you join photowalk even if you don’t have the latest DSLR camera?

Photowalk is an event organized by a group of people who are passionate to take pictures and like to explore certain areas like UP Campus in Diliman or around Binondo, Manila.  You may try to do it on your own but normally it’s going to be uncomfortable and unsafe especially if you take pictures in public places.

Want to improve your social life, try photowalk

You can’t only enjoy social life at night time or by attending parties, you can have it too through photowalk.  In this particular event, there’s no wall or ice to break because people easily interact to each other. Pros are willing to share their lessons in life, amateurs relate their discoveries, and wannabes are just enthusiastic to learn everything.

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter,” Alfred Eisenstaedt, German photojournalist who is renowned for his ‘V-J Day in Time Square’ photo during post-Second World War days.

Another note is when you talk about issues that’s not too personal but you care, you may be more than to explore than to think if your hindrances.

Credit: Hitokirihoshi

Credit: Hitokirihoshi

Walking in Photowalk is a multi- exercise

Photowalk is both physically challenging and thought-provoking because it demands different from your usual activities. Imagine that your partners in crime are your camera and tripod, you have to walk together to snap good shots at the given span of time.  In addition to this, your also look like in marathon mode because usually photowalk involves long walks depending on your itinerary.

See things in different perspective

Watching television, reading newspapers, and browsing photos on websites give something to you as a viewer. But what if you’re the one taking photos that can tell heartwarming story to others?  Isn’t surreal to witness people or places and present them in your own angle?  Apart from that, experience will let you mediate as well of your appreciation in arts, life, and your environment.

“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument,” member of Magnum Photos and premier photojournalist Eve Arnold shared.

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