I always come away with some wonderful new tidbit of knowledge every time I go out with other photographers for a shoot. Can't say enough good things about Meetups - they sure helped me meet like minded people and helped my transition from New York to Austin, Texas go smoothly.
For one thing, I am learning new parts of the city that I otherwise never would have explored.
This past Sunday, a group of us explored West 5th St. At first, it looked to me to be a very modern, somewhat boring looking section of the city. But, through the eyes of my new friends, I discovered it was as ecclectic as all the rest of Austin - old and new mingling with funky architecture and interesting characters.
I followed a woman who's photos I have admired on Facebook, Tracy and marveled at the things she discovered to shoot. She first set out for the skateboarders.
Then she was interested in reflections on buildings. I am generally taken by small details or large landscapes, so this was a fun challenge to see what I might come up with. Here's a self portrait.
At any rate, I am glad to be a part of the photography meetup group. We gathered afterward and had a nice dinner. One photographer, a professional and also a college professor, did all his shooting on the latest ipad and his results were amazing. So, the world is changing and I am having fun documenting it. Hope you are, too.
Keep shooting friends.