Northwestern Creativity Project Committee planning 'Photowalk' Oct. 2

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Northwestern Creativity Project Committee planning 'Photowalk' Oct. 2

September 15, 2010

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Creativity Project Committee is planning a free “Photowalk” event on the university’s Alva campus Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. A slideshow of photos taken and informal photography discussion will follow in the Student Center Ranger Room.

This “Photowalk” will require individuals to walk around campus with their cameras during the two-hour period for the main purpose of capturing images they find to be interesting, while also socializing and learning more about photography and their cameras. It is open to all ages; however, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For the past three summers, a sub-committee from the Creativity group has planned a photography show and workshop in downtown Alva dubbed “Picture My Weekend.” Participants at this year’s workshop indicated an interest in an event of this kind, so the inaugural event is being planned on the Alva campus with endless opportunities for locations for future Photowalks.

“Our thoughts for these photowalks aren’t only to help others improve their photography skills and learn to see everyday objects in a different manner, but also to provide a number of quality photographs to the location playing host to the walk,” Valarie Case, committee member, said. “We are hoping our participants will be willing to donate a few of their images for use on websites, in publications and for wall art, whether it is for the university, or for local and area tourism.”

Anyone interested in joining the group for the Photowalk is asked to pre-register at so there will be a rough idea on how many people plan to take part. Further information also may be found at this site.

All participants are asked to meet in the Greenspace parking lot on the northwest corner of the Northwestern-Alva campus. A map of the campus is provided on the registration web page. Participants will then “walk” around the university’s campus at their leisure finding interesting plant life, architecture, textures, landscapes, close-ups, etc., and take photos of these items as creatively as possible. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas with each other on camera angles and settings, and other helpful bits of information as the group travels around the campus.

Participants may walk in groups or individually and may take photographs within the perimeter of the campus.

Following the photographing part of the walk, participants are asked to meet at noon in the Student Center Ranger Room where they will download a few of their photos for a slideshow. After their photos are downloaded, participants are welcome to bring lunch back to the Ranger Room to eat and informally talk about photography while the slideshow is being prepared. Discussion over the various photos in the slide show also will take place.

Questions may be directed to the event’s email address at