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Worcester to be the subject of photography walks
A ROCK music photographer wants to put Worcester in the spotlight when he swaps the photo pit at sweaty gigs for the scenic city landscape.
Freelance photographer Steve Johnston will be leading a walk around the historic streets of Worcester for the Sixth Annual Photo Walk on Saturday, October 5.
Organised by top American photographer Scott Kelby, photo walks take place around the world and are a chance for photographers of all levels to get together and take pictures along a set route. Last year, more than 30,000 people took part in photo walks held in 1,300 cities across the globe.
Mr Johnston, whose work has been published in national newspapers and music magazines, said: “After learning about the concept via Scott’s Facebook page, I was disappointed to find there was no local walk lined up so I thought I’d take on the task myself.
"It will be a walk around an area of the city centre of historical interest for two hours taking pictures of anything and everything.
“It doesn’t matter what you photograph or if you’re really experienced or someone just using their mobile phone camera.
"There will be an opportunity to capture architecture, patterns, textures and street photography but most importantly the aim is to have fun taking photos with some fellow photography enthusiasts.”
Mr Johnston, from Flyford Flavell, is on the judging panel for this year’s Worcester Music Festival’s photography competition.
All photographs from the walk are uploaded on to photo-sharing website Flickr with Mr Johnston selecting his favourite from the pictures taken in Worcester to enter a global competition judged by Mr Kelby.
Mr Johnston has been a music photographer for more than 20 years and during that time has taken pictures of bands including Fun Loving Criminals, Supergrass, The Offspring and Motörhead.
The walk is free but is restricted to 50 spaces. To register or for more information log on to worldwide photowalk.com.