This weekend I did a Virtual Photo Walks™ at Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, California. We had an absolute blast! It was really a photowalk within a photowalk, since it happened during the Central California bi-annual Photowalk that I was a part of as well. With me so far? Good, cause I’m still trying to catch up! hehheh. Virtual Photo Walks™ is one of the most exciting projects I’ve been a part of. Also one of the most technically challenging. It’s exciting because we photo walk for people who can’t. For people who may be recovering from surgery, bedridden, ill, disabled… even those folks who just need a break in their cooped up work days… Virtual Photo Walks™ is like a window to the world. I find it incredibly satisfying and it just makes me so happy to do it.
I’ve been blessed with opportunity to go around the world to photograph. I’m grateful every single day for this incredible gift. My dad raised us to believe that there isn’t much point in gaining knowledge or opportunities in our lives if we don’t share them. Same with my mom. Even in the Great Depression, her family ALWAYS had a door open for those who needed help. So it has always felt natural and right to find a way to give back. It seems miraculous to me that photography found the way, through Virtual Photo Walks. I love how much smaller it makes the world, how much more of a level playing field. I love meeting people in other parts of the world and the idea that in some small way, I might be making someone’s burden lighter for a bit. My heart feels bigger every single time. Continue reading “Virtual Photo Walks™: Roaring Camp Railroad”