International Photowalk

The photowalks for 2021 have ended,
please visit our program page for the 2022 schedule.

View a brief overview of the 2021 photowalks below.

Screenshot of Photowa;kl 2021 Highlights

Did your camera get a little dusty during Covid-19? It’s time to reclaim photography!

Let’s be honest — we all had a challenging 2020. Whether we were stuck at home with kids, working from home, not seeing friends, or not being able to travel, Covid-19 has presented unique challenges for all of us.

But hope is on the horizon! We thought it was about time dust off our cameras and get back outside to photograph the world around us!

Join the Visual Storytelling Conference on May 14, 2021 for an international photowalk. Led by passionate photographers across the globe, these photowalks will seek to expand your imagination after a year of being cooped up inside. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones and let your creativity go to work!

How Can I Participate?

Want to be a photowalk leader?

Submit a request to do a self-guided walk in a city near you.

Register Now

Register Now to participate in a photowalk near you.

Join a Photowalk at a city near you

  1. Plan your day. Select the city nearest you from our list of worldwide cities.
  2. If you would like to request a location, submit your request here.

After You Register for the Photowalk, Get Ready to Walk, Shoot, and Edit!

We will send you more details on:
How to attend - Who your photowalk leader will be - Meetup times and locations for your local photowalk on May 14, 2021.

Bring your gear! Feel free to bring any of your favorite cameras and lenses. This is your time to experiment, be creative, and brainstorm shooting techniques with other creatives.

All walks must be socially distanced. In respect to fellow photographers, make sure to wear a mask.

Share Your Best Shots!

Use hashtag #VSC2021 to share your favorite shots from the photowalk.

Collage of cameras and photographer illustrations

Nate Torres

Huntington Beach, CA

Meet-up Location: Huntington Beach Pier (at the start of the pier) 

Time of Meet-Up: 5:30pm – 7:00pm PDT

Bob Coates 

Sedona, AZ

Meet-up Location: Bell Rock Vista Trailhead Hwy 179

Time of Meet-up: 5:30pm – 7:00pm MST

Bryan Esler

Grand Rapids, MI

Meet-up Location: Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids, MI

Time of Meet-Up: 6:00pm – 7:30pm EDT

Lauri Novak

Chicago, IL

Meet-up Location: The beginning of the Riverwalk at W. Wacker and Lake Street

Time of Meet-up: 6:00pm – 7:30pm CDT

Sean McLean

Santa Cruz, CA

Meet-up Location: Wilder Ranch State Park

Meet-up Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm PDT

Notes: Wilder Ranch has a lot of great features including landscapes, farm machinery, architecture, wildlife (birds, deer, sea critters) and hiking trails. The park closes at sunset.

The CA state parks have a $10 fee to use the parking lot inside the park. That parking lot fills quickly with hikers and mountain bikers. Sean McLean would be available by the old ranch area itself.


Palm Bay, FL

Balance the beauty of Natural Light with Flash  

Meet-up Location: We’ll meet at the front entrance of Wickham Park 2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32935 (Front Entrance)

Meet-up Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm EDT

Dawn Carl

New Orleans, LA

Meet-up Location: 1119 Decatur St, New Orleans. It’s a pub called Turtle Bay and we will meet at the Courtyard.

Meet-up Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm CDT

Notes: We will explore the French Quarter!

Levi Sim

Logan, UT

Meet-up Location: Thatch-Young Mansion 35 West 100 South.

Meet-up Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm MDT

Notes: There is free street parking available.

Rip Noel

Walland, TN

Meet-up Location: Foothills Parkway South West Parking Lot #1

Meet-up Time: 6:15am – 7:45am EDT

Notes: This a sunrise shoot. After the sunrise participants are encouraged to explore on their own up and down the Little River area as wildflowers abound along this wild river in this wonderful Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway location. This is a humid and damp area in the spring; rain gear is encouraged!

Drew Geraci

Washington, DC

Meet-up Location: The top of the WW2 memorial (closet to 17th ST NW, DC) 

Meet-up Time: 6:30pm ET

Disclaimer: By registering for a Visual Storytelling Conference photowalk, you agree that you will be responsible for your own safety. Attending a photowalk is at your own risk, though local health guidelines will be followed. All participants and leaders will be required to wear a mask throughout the photowalk. The Visual Storytelling Conference, its partners and sponsors shall not be held liable for any wrongdoing by participants or leaders. Questions? Email us at

Enter the photo competition by uploading your best shots on Instagram with the hashtag #VSC2021!