“It’s where a group of people from all different walks of life with different knowledge on photography, different skill sets and points of view come together to go on a designated walk together to take photos and share their knowledge and what they have learned,” said Kyle Thomas, co-organizer of the event and communications manager with Motion Media based in Fort St. John.

He added the local event coincides with Scott Kelby’s Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk taking place on Oct. 1 and 2. He said the idea was originally conceived by professional photographers but was meant to bring out those who were just hobbyists or those who wanted to learn about photography.

The local walk starts at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery at 1 p.m., and then proceeds around the downtown core before ending at the Robin’s Donuts on Alaska Avenue, where participants will meet to review and discuss their photos. Thomas said he expects the photos taken will capture the architecture and people of downtown Dawson Creek.

He added people with all types of cameras can participate, from camera phones to a digital SLR cameras and anything in between.

Thomas said the event is as much a social gathering as anything, with the aim of creating lasting friendships among local photographers of all skill levels. He said he hopes it might also result in the creation of a regional photography group that could meet on a regular basis.  

More information on the local photowalk can be found by “Dawson Creek Photo Walk”  event on Facebook, and for more about the global event, visit www.worldwidephotowalk.com.