Activity - Newcomer/Alumni : Photo Walks

Thank you to all for  your interest and for taking part on our Newcomers  photo walks this year.  I really enjoyed meeting everyone. It was a lot of fun. 
We held our final and biggest walk of the 2022-2023 year tracking down bear statues in downtown New Bern in May.  We had 12 photographers walking for two hours. Many  great images were taken.  You can view some of them at.
The Newcomers Photo Walk is set to return in September!
An exact date has not been determinded, but we will hold our Second Annual Photo Walk Sunset Stroll  Kick Off on the river walk in New Bern sometime in the first two weeks of September.  Download PDF flyer here. 
Please stay tuned to your email and to the Newcomers event page for an announcement that will included the  event date and details which should be be out  in August. 
Thank you again for making the inaugural year of the photo walk a success!
Special thanks to our club Activities Director Ellen Cioccio and to club  Communications Director Dee Schmidt who made sure everyone knew about all of the Photo Walk activities this year. Also thank you to Randy Schmidt who designed  the wonderful Photo Walk Bear logo.
Have a great summer,  Rob Paine
Photo Walk coordinator

Click the bear to visit a gallery of photos taken by Newcomers Club Photo Walk photogarphers this year


Save the Date!

Photo Walk Will Return for second year in September

Thank you to everyone who took part is this year's photo walk. Our final walk of the 2022-23 year which took place in May included 12 people. We are pleased to announce that this activity will be continued in September.

This activity is led by club member Rob Paine, a retired pro photographer.

This group is open to all skills levels and cameras. Questions?  Email Rob at

For more  Info on all club Scheduled Activities

For upcoming events, check the calendar on the Events page. 

Also, check our latest updates on News. 




For more  Info on all club  Scheduled Activities

For upcoming events, check the calendar on the Events page. 

Also, check our latest updates on News. 

Activity Leader
Rob Paine (Newcomer)


Join retired professional photographer and club member Rob Paine for a monthly  gathering of newcomers who love photography for a photo walk at a variety of locations in and around the City of New Bern. Rob will point out good photo opportunities and help other members with technique and feedback when they need it.

Questions?  Email Rob at


May Photo Walk  May 23

Photograph  the many bears in downtown New Bern.

Click here to download the May Photo Walk Flyer



April Photo Walk

Wednesday, April 26th

Fort Macon Park, Atlantic Beach

All Newcomers Club members are invited to our April-2023 photo walk, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, to photograph the historic Fort Macon located at 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512

The April Photo Walk will begin at the main entrance to the historic fort complex.  After photographing the fort, we will head over to the nearby beach in the same state park for some beach photos.


PHOTO WALK Flyer_April_2023



Date: March 22

Topic:  Photograph the beautiful public gardens outside Tryon Palace

Date:  February 11

Topic:  Photograph the picturesque waterfront village of Oriental.

Date:     January 31, 2023

Topic:  Nature and some great views of the river and of the historic downtown area of New Bern

Date: November 29th

Topic:  Historic Church Buildings in New Bern

Date:  October 27- Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern

Date: September 27

The objective was to find creative ways to capture a great sunset and other scenes at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers.


Welcome from the Newcomers Club of New Bern

The Newcomers Club of New Bern welcomes you to the great state of North Carolina and to the wonderful city of New Bern.

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Home page photo credit - Rob Paine

Contact Info

P.O. Box 14140
New Bern, NC 28562


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