As on date, 81 cities will see shutterbugs of varied skill levels — from greenhorns honing their skills on cell phone cameras to thoroughbred professionals clicking away using their DSLRs — taking a Photowalk on the occasion.

Kochi is probably the only city in India set to join over 80 cities across the world to take out a ‘Photowalk’ in celebration of the first anniversary of the meagrely-successful social networking site, Google Plus, on June 30.

As on date, 81 cities will see shutterbugs of varied skill levels — from greenhorns honing their skills on cell phone cameras to thoroughbred professionals clicking away using their DSLRs — taking a Photowalk on the occasion.

The event in Kochi is organised by the city-based Viewfinder, a photo hobbyists’ club, which boasts over 1,800 active members across the country.

Ironically, the photographers’ collective has a community on Facebook — Google’s rival.

“Starting from Penta Menaka at 2.30 p.m., the walkers will stroll along Broadway up to Subhash Park before returning to Marine Drive.

The event provides a platform for budding photographers to snatch away a lesson or two in photography from veterans,” Aby Mathew, one of the founders of the club, said. On Saturday, a team of 18 walkers took out a trial walk along the Cherai beach to formulate a plan for the June 30 event.

Founded in 2010, Viewfinder has been organising regular meetings of camera buffs wherein they discuss techniques and review ‘five personal best snaps’ of each member. For details of the walk and to take part in it, call: 9847811303.

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