Guided Photo Walk

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018

Time - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Washington Square Park
5th Ave & Washington Square N (Directions Below)

Important! This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Our Photowalk is a FREE event open to all AAHSFF and Photog Fest Participants. You must RSVP for this event by filling out the form here.

Our 2018 Photo Walk will take place in NYC's iconic Washington Square Park. Throughout the walk you'll be provided with many opportunities to capture the city landscape, architecture, and of course, your friends. We'll keep things casual, letting your lens do the talking, but our guides will be available for any questions you may have about your passion for photography! We hope you will join us for this exciting artistic experience. And to sweeten the deal, we're adding a competition! All high school photographers (and younger) who take photos during the walk can submit them to our 2018 Photo Walk Competition, details below.

Important Info & Directions:

This is a rain or shine event so please come prepared with appropriate clothing for any forecasted inclement weather. We suggest wearing comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for a nice stroll on an October evening outside.

The tour will begin promptly at 6:00pm on Friday, October 5th at the large fountain located in the center of Washington Square Park and will conclude at approximately 7:30pm at the SouthEast corner of the park (Macdougal St. and Washington Sq. South). From there we will walk together to our Opening Night Party at Galvanize.

This timeline is perfectly suited for a wonderful diversity of lighting including the “Golden Hour”, Sunset and Nighttime photography. The Photo Walk will kick off at 6pm at the park's centralized and famous fountain, with brief remarks from our professional photographer guides including suggestions for specific photo opportunities such as Hangman's Elm and the iconic Washington Square Arch. Participants can then explore the park on their own or hang with our team and guides for continued discussion and tips. Our guides will be available throughout the walk to answer questions and offer artistic insights. At approximately 7:15pm we will meet again as a group in the SouthEast corner of the park (Macdougal St. and Washington Sq. South) and walk together through some of NYC's most historic and photogenic neighborhoods in route to the Opening Night Party (The Opening Night Party is an exclusive event for our All-Access Pass purchasers-- You can purchase an All-Access pass here).

Because photo walk participants will be free to roam the park on their own, adult supervision is highly recommended. Please keep in mind that Washington Square park is a public NYC park. We remind you to be respectful of others as they enjoy this amazing NYC landmark with you. Make no mistake, this is going to be an awesome experience, if you have any questions please email Be sure to RSVP below!

NYC Photo Walk
Photography Competition:

Planning on attending the Guided NYC Photo Walk? Make sure you charge your camera! After the festival we will be accepting submissions for our new NYC Photography Competition. Stroll the famous Washington Square Park and snap photos of iconic landmarks, historical architecture, interesting people and the memorable New York City experience. Remember to get creative! Bring your friends and have a photo shoot, experiment with interesting angles and utilize your surroundings to create mind blowing imagery! 

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Send us your best shots from the Guided Photo Walk (max of 10 photos)
  • All of the photographs submitted must have been taken during the Guided Photo Walk at the 2018 Festival on Friday, October 5th. 
  • All of the photographs submitted must be of the Washington Square Park, subjects in Washington Square Park or photographs taken during the walk to the Opening Night Venue, Galvanize.
  • Submission dates and deadlines are posted below.
  • By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival the right to use your Entry for promotional reasons (social media, website, etc.). For more in depth rules about submitted entries please view our submission rules page. 

Submission Deadlines:

  • Photo submission deadline: October 10th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018 (FREE)
  • Winners will be announced on November 12th, 2018


The winning photographer will receive a 1 Hour Skype session with a professional photographer (TBA) and a photo prize package worth $250!