LCCC’s Mass Media/Multimedia Department sponsors upcoming Photo Walk

The Laramie County Community College mass media/multimedia department will sponsor the annual “Worldwide Photo Walk” on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Y Cross Ranch near Horse Creek, Wyoming.

The free event is designed to bring together photographers on one day for a short period of time to shoot a specific area, with similar walks taking place around the world that weekend. Each year, more than 30,000 photographers walk in more than 1,000 locations around the world, capturing more than 6 million images in one day.

J.L. O’Brien, local Photo Walk leader and multimedia instructor at LCCC, described the event as a way to meet other photographers in the area and to see how they approach the same subject. Locally, the event has previously attracted 50 photographers.

Photo Walk participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the entrance to the Y Cross Ranch. Signs will be posted to direct photographers to parking and the initial meeting point.

The walk is scheduled for roughly two hours. At 1 p.m., the photographers are invited to meet to share their work during a no-host luncheon at Uncle Charlie’s, 6001 Yellowstone Road.

Photographers are also invited to share their photos on a local Photo Walk Flickr account and submit their favorite shots for the local competition.

The local winner will receive a full-year membership to Kelby One (a $249 value).

The local winner’s photograph will then be submitted to the international competition for a chance to win other prizes.

To register for the local walk, participants must go to worldwidephotowalk.com. For more information, contact O’Brien at jobrien@lccc.wy.edu or 307.778.1368.