Self-Guided Photo Walk, Saturday, October 3

2019 Pinehurst Photowalk Gallery

Many know Pinehurst, North Carolina as only as a golf destination, but did you know it started as a health resort in 1895 on a site that was described as “flat and uninteresting. Some scrub oaks trees and a few pines”? At age 60, James Walker Tufts, a wealthy businessman from Boston, hired the man who designed New York’s Central Park, Fredrick Law Olmstead, to build a New England style village on 6,000 acres of flat sandy soil.

By New Year’s Eve the same year, the Holly Inn was ready for guests. The first hotel in Pinehurst, it featured modern conveniences for the day: telephone, electric lights, steam heat, and a billiard room.

Join us for a photo walking tour of the Village of Pinehurst historic district. We will begin our tour at the Carolina Hotel. Built in 1900, it was described at “the Queen of the South” and features the original rap-around porch and double copula.

Our photo Walk will include the Harvard Building, the Casino, and Pinecrest Inn, Magnolia Inn, Theater Building, Manor Inn and Village Chapel. We will discover architecture details, capture southern charm and learn about what makes Pinehurst a special place like no other.

This is the 12th annual worldwide photo walk sponsored by Scott Kelby, a photographer and author. For more information, visit

We will begin at the Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst, NC at 9 a.m. and return to the same location for lunch at the Ryder Cup Lounge. 

No Charge - Photographers of All Levels Welcome

Photo Walks are a fun way of learning how to take better pictures with your digital camera. We meet at different places in North and South Carolina, find interesting things to shoot and offer practical advice on how to take fabulous photos.  

Use your creative eye to find subjects and chat with other camera enthusiasts about technical suggestions and artistic inspiration. The photography experience can be more enjoyable in a group.

We share ideas on what makes a good composition, using lines, shadows and reflections to add interest. We will discuss using frames to draw the viewer into your subject. If you have a desire to improve your photography, let’s learn together, see new places and have some fun.

After the Photo Walk, share your best photos on the  Carolina Photo Walks Facebook page.

#PhotoWalk  #CarolinaPhotoWalk

 Learn - Create - Share

What to bring: Digital camera, point and shoot or cell phone, fully charged battery and a memory card with room. Optional equipment will be a flash to add a pop of light to your shot. Tripods are optional. What to wear: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes