Recap of our Photo Walk+™ for Women

In support of the #PhotographyForWomen initiative at Excio Photo Community, we have recently launched a new series of photo walks in collaboration with Coach with the Camera which take place in Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Our Walk+™ series is designed to provide a small group experience to those who enjoy photography, learning new skills, and want to understand and express themselves better with the help of a camera, no matter whether that's a smartphone camera or a professional DSLR. Our walks for women were designed after we realised how underrepresented ladies are in photographic communities and how much pressure as well as judgment they are usually exposed to from some of the ‘experts’ in the field.

The Photo Walks+™ for Women have a coaching flavour, allowing us to check in with where you are on your photographic journey to make sure your learning builds in the direction you want to take it, month by month. We also encourage one another by publicly displaying images on our secure platform to continue the learning and inspiration as we grow together.

Our new approach to photo walks allows you to meet like-minded photographers but also ensures you go home with photographs you are happy and proud to share, knowing there is no pressure or judgment from professional photographers and no requirements for photos to be technically perfect. Thanks to our platform you are able to share your photographs from the walk with the people you attended the walk with so there's nothing to worry about – thanks to our small group sizes you will know everyone from the day when it comes time to upload!

The most interesting photographs make it to the monthly blog post as well as a special collection on the Excio app.

See some of the photographs below taken by our members and feel free to join us next time – the events organized by Excio are all listed on Eventbrite.

"What is real?" by Ann Kilpatrick

"Dreams" by Francesca Brice

"Sounds of rain" by Francesca Brice

"The unnoticeable" by Ana Lyubich

"Reflection" by Ann Kilpatrick

"iPhoto - Sketches of nature" by Natalie Clarke

by Liza

"At the walk" by Ana Lyubich

"At the walk" by Ana Lyubich

"Beauty in imperfection" by Ana Lyubich

"Cemetery view" by Ann Kilpatrick

The grave stone in the centre right, under the tree, remembers 5 children of the Duff family, aged almost 2 to almost 12 years old. They all died between 21 December 1876 and January 1st 1877. How hard is that for their parents and family? I wonder what they would all make of the view over a century later. I didn't see these things until I read my photo.

by Viktoriya

by Viktoriya