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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:00 am

It’s possible some members of the South Florida National Parks Camera Club might visit the North Luangwa National Park, Zambia one of these days. However, if someone can work out the communications piece on Saturday, October 6, 2018 they definitely can exchange greetings about a shared experience. Why? Because well-known local photographer Robert Chaplin has registered the Camera Club (SFNPCC) for the first time ever as participants in the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide 11th Photowalk.

By way of background, we’ll begin with the Camera Club itself. Chaplin is one of the founding directors of SFNPCC. Members have a range of background in photography as they meet monthly and engage in various field trips or workshops. “South Florida National Parks Camera Club secretary, Barb Livieri, suggested applying to lead a photowalk, and to my knowledge there has never been one in Homestead,” Chaplin explained. “After the camera club president, Hugh Hudson, agreed to help, I registered and was accepted to lead mine and Homestead’s first Worldwide Photo-walk.” [Hudson and Chaplin are contributing photographers to the paper].

Erik Kuna, of Kelby Media Group has a full press release available at,. “The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk, dubbed the world’s largest global and social photography event, has grown immensely in size and popularity since the inaugural walk in 2007. Last year, more than 24,000 photographers of all walks of life and skill level converged to explore their corners of the world through photography and social community.”

Also from the release. “Photowalks are created by Walk Leaders in cities all over the world. Walkers meet up at a pre-designated location to spend a few hours socializing and capturing images. Most groups convene at local restaurants or taverns to share their images and experiences over food.”

The Homestead group gathers at Losner Park at 5:00 p.m. to begin their two-hour walk. “The three-quarter mile Photo Ramble will take us from historic main street past the new town hall and end at the historic Hotel Redland for drinks and food,” Chaplin said. Although not everyone will be able to attend the after-walk social, everyone can submit a photograph to Chaplin for entry into the Photowalk contest to be eligible for prizes. Each Walk Leader can submit one photo as the “Individual Walk Winner”. Scott Kelby will review all the individual walk winners’ photos to pick ten finalists and one Grand Prize Winner of the Walker Photo Contest.

Individuals have to register at

It will be a good opportunity to meet members of the club though as well as see some of the historic buildings/places in downtown Homestead. Free parking is available behind Losner Park or a short walk away across the street from the Historic Hotel Redland (5 S. Flagler Ave). The social part of the event will be in the City Hall Bistro and Martini Bar.

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