Tuesday, May 5, 2015

National Geographic Photo Walk in Pittsburgh's Strip District

This weekend National Geographic Your Shot hosted a photo walk and workshop in the Pittsburgh Strip District. Local photographers could meet up and go on a guided photo walk with bona fide National Geographic photographers. I am not a photographer, but I heard about the event through the grapevine as a Nat Geo contractor and Young Explorer. I have always wanted to learn more about photography and have used this blog in the past as a way to push myself. I threw myself into the deep end with the photo walk. And, though my pictures aren't technically the best (some of the people at this meet up were amazing!), it was really fun to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. It was my first time shooting manual. And, it was the first time I walked around with the sole purpose of taking pictures. 

For my final assignment at the workshop, I took pictures in one of my favorite Strip District bakeries, Colangelo's ... in the kitchen.  It was a little bit trial by fire. But, I got one shot that I really like, I call it, "Take the cannoli" ;) 

Thanks so much to Colangelo's for letting me in behind the scenes! Thanks to Grandpa Joe's Candy, S&D Polish Deli and many other people and businesses in the Strip for putting up with me and my clumsy picture taking! And a big thank you to Your Shot for hosting the event! 

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