Welcome to the 4th annual 500px Red Bull Photography Global Photo Walk

The largest social photography event in the world.

Join thousands of photographers who come together on the same day to celebrate their local communities through their love for photography. Led by passionate members of the 500px community, this event brings together photography enthusiasts of all skill levels to meet up, share tips and tricks, and make new friends. Afterwards, share your photos from the walk on 500px and experience the thrill of being part of the world’s biggest and best photography community.

List of Photo Walks

Apply To Host A Walk

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Contests

Red Bull Illume Global Photo Walk Mobile Contest

Click here to register!

Submit your five best action and adventure shots from the GPW for a chance to win our Grand Prize: a trip for 2 to Chicago for the Red Bull Illume Winner Awards Ceremony on September 28th 2016!

The submission period will be open from September 17 to September 18, 2016. You must register with Red Bull Illume to enter the contest. To register and learn more, go to "Click here to register!" above.

500px Photo Walk Challenges

During your Photo Walk, you will come across amazing amazing photo ops. We challenge you to submit your best photos from the Photo Walk under the following categories for a chance to win awesome prizes from Moment Lens, MindShift Gear, and Palette Gear.

To submit your photo to the challenge, simply upload it to 500px and follow the instructions below. Maximum 1 submission per category, submissions close on September 20th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.

Ready to take on the challenge? Can you capture the...

Best Marketplace Submission

Submit your photo to the 500px Marketplace and include the tags bestmarketplace, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.

Best Mobile Photo

Submit your best photo to 500px and include the tags bestmobilephoto, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.

Most Creative Photo

Submit your best photo to 500px and include the tags mostcreativephoto, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.



Contests

Red Bull Illume Global Photo Walk Mobile Contest

Click here to register!

Submit your five best action and adventure shots from the GPW for a chance to win our Grand Prize: a trip for 2 to Chicago for the Red Bull Illume Winner Awards Ceremony on September 28th 2016!

The submission period will be open from September 17 to September 18, 2016. You must register with Red Bull Illume to enter the contest. To register and learn more, go to "Click here to register!" above.

500px Photo Walk Challenges

During your Photo Walk, you will come across amazing amazing photo ops. We challenge you to submit your best photos from the Photo Walk under the following categories for a chance to win awesome prizes from Moment Lens, MindShift Gear, and Palette Gear.

To submit your photo to the challenge, simply upload it to 500px and follow the instructions below. Maximum 1 submission per category

Ready to take on the challenge? Can you capture the...

Best Marketplace Submission

Submit your photo to the 500px Marketplace and include the tags bestmarketplace, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.

Best Mobile Photo

Submit your best photo to 500px and include the tags bestmobilephoto, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.

Most Creative Photo

Submit your best photo to 500px and include the tags mostcreativephoto, photowalkthisway, GPW2016.


Partners

FAQ

It’s when photographers from all over the world meet up to walk around their city (or village, township, hamlet, farm, etc.), and take photos together – all on the same day! The outcome involves a lot of incredible photography, new friends, and great times.

Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Yes! This is a community event led by volunteers. It’s free for anyone to participate.

We had over 200 participating cities and over 15,000 photographers show up! Not too shabby. You can read more about last year’s walk here.

Photo walks are led by members of the 500px community who have applied to host a walk. These members of our community are extremely engaged, passionate, and are super excited to share their experience and knowledge.

Check this landing page regularly! We’ll be updating it weekly with a list of participating cities. If you don’t see your city on the list, apply to host a walk yourself!

Nope! But if you want to expose your photos to millions of other photographers and buyers, you should definitely upload them to 500px. We feature our community’s work frequently both on the website and across our popular social media platforms, where millions of viewers discover our photos every single day.

Yes. We do ask that our hosts are active members of the 500px community.

Our hosts plan, organize, promote, and lead the photo walk in their city. They manage a Facebook event page where they’ll post information about the start and end time, the walking route. They’re also responsible for promoting the event and collecting RSVP’s.

A host can host the photo walk alone, or ask a friend to co-host. This can be helpful when there’s a large group.

During the walk, our hosts know the route and will lead the way!

A good walk usually lasts somewhere between 2-3 hours.

You can absolutely host a photo walk on your own. We encourage you to get out there and photograph as much as you can, as often as you can!

The benefit of applying to host is that if your application is approved, you’ll receive support from us. We’ll promote your event on our social media accounts and here on the landing page.

Share them on your 500px profile and social media accounts, and make sure to tag them with PhotoWalkThisWay! Photos that are uploaded to 500px.com will be eligible for some great prizes, so don’t forget to upload!

We’ll update this page with any important information or announcements so make sure to bookmark it. We’ll also share information on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so follow us there as well.