Marietta, Ohio – Clickin Walk 2017 {Jill Kirtland Photography}

Last year during the first week of May I participated in my first Clickin Moms Clickin Walk event in German Village in Columbus, Ohio. It was so much fun to get together with a group of ladies who were all into photography to get out of my comfort zone and do street photography! Clickin Moms sponsors this event in various locations all over the world every year. Two people from each location lead those who register around town on a specific route and sometimes either before or after the walk meet up at a restaurant for further networking. Some people travel from out of town for it, just like I did last year (traveled two hours).

This year I decided to stay local due to time constraints and co-lead the walk with one of my Intro to DSLR students Abby Haught on May 7, 2017. We led the event in the beautiful river town of Marietta, Ohio whose tagline is “Ohio’s First Adventure.” This picturesque town sitting on the Ohio River boasts historic buildings, quaint shops, historic monuments, bridges, and a relaxing park. Two hours did not seem like quite enough time for us to capture all that Marietta offers. That day the sky had big fluffy white clouds and a beautiful blue backdrop that only a photographer could dream up. It’s almost as if Bob Ross had painted the sky for us.

We had about seven people join us that day soaking in the warm sun and fresh air, focusing on the beautiful architecture and subtle details of Marietta. To me capturing the buildings at special angles, the people enjoying the park, the history and the atmosphere was crucial. I also experimented with various lenses and devices.

I used my Canon 5D Mark IV with my 70-200mm lens on these photos.

Clickin Walk 2017 - Marietta, Ohio - Street Photography - Jill Kirtland Photography

On these photos, I decided to use an iPhone 6, sometimes with my Olloclip lenses (wide angle or fisheye) and sometimes without but I did use VSCO filters.
Clickin Walk 2017 - Marietta Ohio - Street Photography - Jill Kirtland Photography

Processed with VSCO with b5 preset

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

On these photos, I used my Lensbaby Twist 60 specialty lens on my Canon. This a fun lens that gives swirly effects and vignettes depending on how you tilt the lens.
Clickin Walk 2017 - Street Photography - Marietta, Ohio - Jill Kirtland Photography
Although my specialty is not street photography, I do enjoy dabbling in it on occasion. Clickin Walk is not just about exposing myself to a different genre of photography but also networking with other photographers and sharing that passion. It’s truly a fun day!