Activity - Newcomer/Alumni : Photo Walks

Thank you to everyone who took part in all or some of our nine photo walks held in the 2023-24 Newcomers club Year.

Our photo walkers took some terrific photos during the walk. Below is a slide show of photos taken during our May Walk in the New Bern Historic Battlefield Park.

Currently there are no walks scheduled over the summer but if that changes we will announce it here and email everyone who has signed up. Look for our next regularly scheduled Photo Walk to take place in either late September 2024 or early October!


Click on the YouTube Video above to view the latest work by our NEW BERN Newcomers Photo Walk group. These photos were taken during the April Walk that took place in the public gardens surrounding Tryon Palace in New Bern, N.C.

Photo Walk activity 

Open to Newcomers Club Members as well as members of the Alumni Group of Newcomers

Activity Leader
Rob  (Newcomer)

Join a retired photojournalist and club member Rob  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 or are you a Newcomers Club member who would like to be added to the Photo Walk email list so you will be one of  the first to know about upcoming events?  Email Rob at

Past Photo Walks in 2023-24 Newcomers Year

May 2024 Photo Walk- New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trail,Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The historic park is a great place to photograph nature and wildlife. We will meet in the covered pavilion in the parking lot of the park at 4:00p.m.

Look for photos from this event  soon.

APRIL 2024-Photo Walk, Gardens in New Bern.

Photos from this walk can be seen in slide show at top of page. 

Flower Photography : Gardens Around , Tryon Palace, New Bern

New Bern is graced by some of the most photogenic gardens in the area, many located on the historic grounds outside the gates of Tryon Palace.


March 2024- Waterfront of Morehead City, NC

The March Photo Walk was held March 22 on the waterfront in Morehead City. We walked the waterfront taking photos of statues, boats and buildings near where the Big Rock is held every year,

Click on the YouTube video at the top of this page to view a brief video featuring photos taken during our March walk. 


The activity is lead by club member Rob Paine, a retired pro photographer.

February 2024 -Perspective

What's Your Perspective, in downtown New Bern,  Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.

Our theme was "What is your perspective," a visual challenge to find creative ways to photograph three historic buildings in New Bern. Click on the YouTube video below to view some of the great photos taken during this walk!


January 2024- wildlife and nature at Martin Marietta park

We have put together a slide show of photos taken by the 15 talented Newcomers Club members who took part in our January photo walk at Martin Marietta Park in New Bern, We hope you enjoy it and check back on this page in February for  details on our February walk. Thanks to everyone who has taken part in this activity. This walk centered on the abundance of birds and other nature readily available at this wonderful park in NEW BERN, NC.

December 2023 Holiday Sites and Lights Photo Walk

We have put together a slide show of photos taken by our talented Newcomers Club members who took part in our December Holiday Sites and Lights Photo Walk in New Bern, Dec. 12. We hope you enjoy it and check back on this page in January for the details on the first photo walk of 2024! Thanks to everyone who has taken part in this activity.

NOVEMBER 2023 Historic River District Walk


Tuesday,  Oct 10, Lawson Creek Park, New Bern Where can  you photograph a Navy Blue Angel jet, great views of downtown, boats on the river and wildlife all in the same location?

Lawson Creek Park! 140-acre Lawson Creek Park, conveniently located off Route 70 in New Bern, offers a variety of photo opportunities all within easy  walking distance of parking.   

About a dozen photographers took part in this walk and the video above features some of their photos.


SEPTEMBER 2023 Sunset Stroll

Second Annual Photo Walk Sunset Stroll,September 12, 2023

We held our Second Annual Photo Walk Sunset Stroll Kick Off on the River Walk in New Bern,Tuesday, Sept.12th. You can watch a slide show from that walk at the bottom of this page.

We met on  the New Bern River Walk behind the Double Tree Hotel. The walk  wrapped up on the  outdoor garden and viewing place  behind the New Bern History Center, roughly a mile round trip.

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