Colleges’ Chief Photographer Kevin Colton will lead one of more than 775 photo walks taking place around the world this October. As part of the 5th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, Colton will lead a group of up to 50 individuals on a photography tour of Geneva on Saturday, Oct. 13. Participants are welcome to bring any type of camera they choose, from cell phone to professional equipment.
Sponsored by Scott Kelby, the event’s website describes it as “a social photography event where photographers get together …to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.”
Colton has taught amateur and student photographers for the past 30 years, from his early career working at the Cornell Agricultural and Experiment Station, Waterloo School District and Eisenhower College, to more recent workshops and nature photography clinics for adults at sites such as the Seneca Meadows Preserve, and in his role at the Colleges overseeing student photographers and interns. He has been with the Colleges since 2006.
His work has earned a wide-range of honors and awards, among them first place in the Sports Action category in the November 2011 monthly image competition (MIC) of the University Photographers Association of America (UPAA) and the Silver Award in the category of “Photographer of the Year” in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards. In 2012, attending the University Photographers Association of America (UPAA) Symposium in Ohio, three of his six prints were selected in the annual print competition. He garnered first place in Campus Environment with “Sunrise over the Boathouse,” second in that category with “Rainbow over Seneca Lake” and third place in Personal Vision with “Upper Antelope Canyon.”
The Photo Walk will start on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The group will walk north on South Main Street through the historic row houses and stop at Pulteney Park. From there, they will head down the hill to the lakefront. Crossing back over routes 5&20 the walk will end in the business district of downtown Geneva.
Registration for the Photo Walk is required and is limited to 50 participants. To register or for more information, visit Colton’s Photo Walk page online.