One of the types of activities featured at Click Away were the photo walks. I took one of them which involved street photography. The walk was led by Courtney Slazinik of Click it Up a Notch, who walked us around the convention center area, down some random interesting-looking streets.
In Salt Lake City, all of the crosswalks have this super cute decal reminding people to look both ways before crossing the street.
Photo Tip: See if the city you’re in has anything interesting in the crosswalks. Are there any patterns in the street? Are the crosswalks brick or some other texture?
Around the convention center, there were signs for Click Away helping people figure out where they were going. This one, I snapped outside in the bus loading area.
Photo Tip: Get a picture of signage that’s related to the conference that you’re attending. It’ll help preserve some of those fun memories of the conference.
I generally like photos of the “Push to Walk” buttons because I can try to get some cool depth of field action going.
Photo Tip: If you collect a lot of these, it’ll make for a neat photo series.
We even found a row of window washers! (Note: dirty water does indeed fall on you)
Photo Tip: Look up!
This was some detail on a street lamp pole.
Photo Tip: Look for interesting textures and emblems on poles.
I found this texture on the sidewalk where the flagstones were coming up. Yes, they were a little wobbly to stand on.
Photo Tip: Another photo series idea that I’ve talked about before.
This was outdoor seating from a cafe. I saw these perfectly set empty tables and thought it looked pretty.
Photo Tip: This would be more meaningful for you if it was someplace you’d actually eaten. Try to look for shots like this in restaurants you’re visiting.
I kind of have a thing for trash cans…
Photo Tip: See if the trash receptacles look unique where you’re traveling; who knows, they might be quite photogenic.
I also have a thing for flowers…
Photo Tip: Try to frame your flowers in unique ways or try to give some context to where you are.
Courtney was so fun to walk around town with! (even if she’s not highly skilled at reading maps…)
Thanks for a great photo walk, ladies! (Here’s a group picture that Courtney snapped of us standing on a street corner)
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