02-28-2017 02:25 AM
I'm the supported moderator for Melbourne Local Guides and a passionate photographer who loves to mentor and teach. One thing we all have in common is that we never stop learning.
When looking at images on maps I often see some absolutely amazing images, but I also see a lot of mediocre and even poor images which reflect poorly on the location.
How do we improve?
To try and improve this situation I've borrowed a photowalk that I run annually in my Photograph Melbourne community called The "36" Walk. This year with the encouragement of the Google Local Guides Team I've transformed this into a global event with confirmed participation in Melbourne, San Francisco, Brisbane and New York and likely participation in Sydney, Perth and several other cities around the world but we need more to make this truly have an impact on maps.
The concept of The "36" Walk is to eliminate the snap happy from our photos or clicks as many call them and introduce a sense of worth and deliberation by limiting how many images you can make during the photowalk. Why 36? It comes from the most popular film size of 35mm which generally came with 36 shots per canister of film. Since limiting myself my quality ceiling has gone up with more images that I'm happy with each time I go out.
What I'm looking for right now is more people to host walks around the world in your local location on or about April 23rd. Anyone who can attract a group of people and is willing to organise and run an event and report back about it here on Local Guides Connect and in your own communities is welcome to apply.
Each walk will be able to nominate several images from their walk to be featured on The "36" Page 2017 collection.
Local Guides need you to make this global walk successful because we need more cities to be involved. It does not matter how small or large your group is, if you can get some people together then join in.
When the time comes, each of the walks will be shared on Local Guides Connect as an event that you can sign up for. Additionally the walk leaders are likely to share the event on other platforms to gather a greater momentum and to introduce new people to the Local Guides phenomenon.
This is a 36 walk that I've run previously in Melbourne, Australia.
02-28-2017 05:10 AM
This is a great initiative @PaulP. I've heard about it in other cities and, to be honest, I'd have a hard time having to stick to just 36 :)
02-28-2017 11:23 AM
02-28-2017 08:10 PM
Hi @JessicaS Yes, it's an exciting opportunity - I have to constantly remind myself to not be snap happy too.
I will be adding each event myself to maintain consistency and communication with the leaders and walkers alike.
02-28-2017 08:12 PM
It is difficult @LuisR but certainly worth having a go. I'm really looking forward to the walk. So far we've got Melbourne, San Francisco, New York and we look like having a bunch of others too.
02-28-2017 08:35 PM
02-28-2017 09:06 PM
Hi @SampsonF I don't have anyone from your region as yet mate. I would love to have you take part.
I've run this event several times locally and most of the time people struggle to get to 36 because they start to overthink it. There is always someone who just snaps away and takes a few hundred and to be honest if that makes them happy and forcing them to stick to 36 would make them unhappy, I'd rather that they were happy and came on again on a future walk.
02-28-2017 09:14 PM
I like your Idea.. But i m not clear about This... What type of camera need for 36 photography because I m not a Photographer....
What elements need for host this kind of events...
I want host an event in my city at 21 / 28 April is it possible.....
02-28-2017 09:32 PM - edited 02-28-2017 09:36 PM
Thank you very much for your reply, @PaulP!
That's ture. Through the events, we want to engage with people. The experience is more important.
I will bring the message back to our Taiwan LG community. And see if there are enough interest.
I am looking forward to have Taiwan LGs taking part in this great program!
03-03-2017 09:08 AM - edited 03-03-2017 09:08 AM
Hola @PaulP, ya lo compartí con la Comunidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina y veré de compartirlo con la Comunidad de Tierra del Fuego, en esta deseo agregarme, espero que tenga entusiastas que deseen participar, la propuesta es muy divertida y motivadora.👍😀