Skylum, the company behind the Luminar Neo editing platform, and Fujifilm have partnered to host 50 free photo walks across the United States, giving photographers a chance to not only see their local cities in a new light but also try out new Fujifilm gear.
The two companies say that this “experimental” new program was developed to inspire photographers to explore various metropolitan cities through their camera lenses on a series of guided photo walks where they will be surrounded by a like-minded community.
As part of the experience, participants will be able to try out Fujifilm’s latest cameras and lenses and get face-to-face time with personnel from both companies.
“At almost every event in which Fujifilm participates, we look for an opportunity to integrate photo walks” Victor Ha, vice president of the Fujifilm North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division says.
“We see photo walks as incredibly important pieces of the creative process. They’re not only a way to build camaraderie among creators, but also to allow them to make compelling images and content in real-world settings. We’re excited to collaborate with Luminar Neo on these photo walks and to give local creators the tools needed to share ideas, expertise, and stories with each other, and the world.”
The two companies say that regardless of skill level, these photo walks offer a unique chance to improve skills and also connect with the local community. The first photo walks are scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Dallas, and Salt Lake City in March and the rest will take place throughout the month in cities like Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Clearwater, Detroit, and many others.
“At Skylum, we believe in the power of exploring, learning, and connecting with others with shared interests. These photo walks are mini-adventures that will bring people together and allow them to see their surroundings in a new light. We appreciate the Fujifilm team’s support of this initiative and sharing our values. Look up the closest event to your location and join us in this celebration of photography and an incredible community,” Ivan Kutanin, the CEO of Skylum, says.
The full schedule of events can be found on a dedicated Eventbrite page where registration is free. The company says more locations will be added over the next few days.