Newport Beach, Worldwide Photowalk

Last Saturday, I participated in the 5th Annual Worldwide Photowalk.

I’m not sure of the exact number, but I think there were around 40,000 (!!!) people taking photos, all over the world, as a part of this event.

I took part in the Newport Beach photowalk which began at the Balboa Fun Zone.

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I decided to use a fisheye lens for a good part of the photowalk.  Sometimes I like to “force” myself to stick with a lens for awhile.  It’s a good way to step out of my comfort zone and find creative ways to “make do” with the lens on my camera.

The walk began around 5 p.m.  A pretty big group of people attended.  I didn’t know anyone (other than my husband) when the walk started.  It was fun to meet new people.  There were people with a huge range of photography experience participating.

We had nice, end of the day, light.

Balboa Beach

I never grow tired of shooting amusement rides.

I don’t know why that is.

They’re just a lot of fun to photograph.

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After we spent a short time in The Fun Zone, we took the Balboa Ferry from Balboa Peninsula to Balboa Island.  (If you aren’t familiar with this area, it’s all part of Newport Beach.)

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The above photo was taken from the ferry, as we crossed to the island, looking back at the peninsula and Fun Zone.

I talked Briefcase into coming with me, and shooting my 7D.  I’m not sure he enjoyed his first photography experience too much, but he did get a couple good shots.

Sunset by Briefcase

Pretty good for a beginner!

6 Responses to “Newport Beach, Worldwide Photowalk”

  1. Gaelyn

    That looks like a lot of fun. I just don’t see the need for a wide angle lens. I like panoramas. How is the wide angle better?

    • Suzanne

      Most of the above photos were taken with a fisheye. A fisheye lens is more of a special effect lens and is NOT a necessary lens for most people.

      A wide angle, however, is a great lens for landscape shots because it allows you to get more into the scene. Most landscape photographers DO use wide angles (not fisheyes).

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      Part of it is the camera. A bigger part of it is shooting in RAW which captures more data than if I shot in JPEG. Lightroom is my main editing tool, but some of my shots make their way to photoshop.

  2. Dhrumil Desai

    Hi Suzanne,

    Nice to meet you at the photo walk. Seems like you took some great photos. Hopefully you had great time photographing in Newport Beach. See you on the interwebs 🙂


    • Suzanne

      It was nice meeting you too Dhrumil!
      Thank you for taking the time to organize the Newport photo walk! : )


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