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500px photo walk – 9/17/16 – photographers unite

*Updated on 7/28/16 with Facebook’s event page for Daejeon.

Mark your calendars for September 17, 2016 for the annual photo walk courtesy of 500px. 

500px photowalk in daejeon, south korea on september 17, 2016

“Join thousands of photographers who come together on the same day to celebrate their local communities through their love for photography. Led by passionate members of the 500px community, this event brings together photography enthusiasts of all skill levels to meet up, share tips and tricks, and make new friends. Afterwards, share your photos from the walk on 500px and experience the thrill of being part of the world’s biggest and best photography community.” – 500px

500px photo walk

I’m a proud leader of the Daejeon photo walk group and am thrilled to join this year’s worldwide community of photographers. Last year over 15,000 people walked and clicked in over 200 countries, making it for a pretty successful event. The best part is that it is a free event and anyone can join, no matter what camera or camera model.

As a participant, you’ll need to also register on the Eventbrite website (which is also free), it is necessary in order to estimate the amount of people attending on September 17. Just visit Facebook’s event page and it should lead you Eventbrite site.

If shooting with a smart phone is your thing (or just shoot an identical smart phone image alongside your standard camera), you can also enter the prestigious Red Bull Illume photography competition. To enter, you must register on Illume website’s mobile contest and enter photographs with the theme “Action and Adventure.” This must be completed by September 18, 2016. Upon winning, one lucky contestant will win a return trip for two to the Red Bull Illume Winner Awards Ceremony on September 28th, 2016 at the Art Institute in Chicago.

If you don’t live in or near Daejeon, feel free to search or create a group in your city. More info can be located at this 500px event page. 


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  2. Siunds like a great event to meet other local photographers. I’ve made a note on my calender however I’m not too sure if I’ll be able to make the trip down or not. We’ll see how things go in the next couple weeks.

  3. What an amazing opportunity! I’m excited for you! I hope there’s a lot of turnout. I really really wish I could go! Thanks at least for sharing 🙂

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