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Take a photowalk to document what inspires you but also to get some needed exercise!

I often walk with a friend to make it a bit of a “therapy”  talk session as well.  I also use a fitness tracker to keep track of how far I walk.

The only camera equipment I take is my digital camera and iPhone.  I don’t take a bag or extra lenses so that I can walk freely and keep photo taking simple.  Here’s a post about how I use my iPhone.

I find most of my inspiration in nature but walks in the city, a museum, zoo or anywhere else you find inspiration will do.  Look for subjects with color, pattern, and textures you like.

Here are some other photos I’ve taken…many during my walks.

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Don’t forget to take photos in various ways…up-close, faraway and at interesting angles and lighting.  The photo of the rose was taken at a cabin near a California lake

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A photo of the California coast near Santa Cruz.

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So what do you do with your photos?

Sketch the scene or object.  This is a quick watercolor sketch I created after a visit along the California coast.

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You can use the photos for your art journal.  I used photos of our beloved german shepherd, Marley to create a pet art journal as a way to preserve our memories of him.   He loved to take walks…especially in the snow.

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