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Clarkesville photo walk part of worldwide event

POSTED: September 29, 2011 12:30 a.m.

Photographers in Clarkesville will be in stride with others from all over the world as the city takes part in the Worldwide Photo Walk on Oct. 1.

Professionals and amateurs alike have the opportunity to see the city of Clarkesville through the unique view of a camera lens. 

Participants will tour a designated route through the historic parts of town and try and capture the best images they can.

Clarkesville Better Hometown manager Mary Beth Horton said that last year’s walk was a big hit. Ever since, people have been contacting her wanting to know when it was happening again.

“Last year, the focus was more on the architecture. This year the emphasis is more on people and life and what’s happening,” Horton said. “I really want to see some pictures that catch the vitality of the city.”

Horton said the event is an all-around good time for everyone. Amateur photographers can talk with and get tips from people with more experience. And all the photographers have the chance to enter their photos into competition. 

On the local level, there is a grand prize of $250. A people’s choice award will earn the photographer $100, and 10 honorable mentions will be awarded $25 each.

According to the worldwide event website, more than 1,100 photo walks took place globally last year, with over 33,000 people snapping pictures.

The city of Clarkesville has teamed up with North Georgia Technical College’s photography department to host the city’s second walk.

Participation in the walk is limited to 50 photographers. Horton said that even if people cannot register to take photos, they should not be discouraged from taking part. Rather, she said she is encouraging people to come and be in the photographs.

Clarksville’s Photo Walk will take place from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Participants will meet up at the Historic Mauldin House and Gardens located at 458 Jefferson St. in downtown Clarkesville.

Following the walk, participants are invited to continue the fun at Natalie Jane’s Tavern on the Square.

For more information and registration, click here or call Clarkesville Better Hometown manager Mary Beth Horton at 706-754-2220.


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