Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 4: Networks for Learning

Today I helped to take down the camera club's summer show, which hung at Frederick Community College for more than a month.  The summer show was a juried competition, and once again, I was in awe of the talent that our club members have when it comes to photography.  There was not a piece in the gallery that I would not have been proud to hang on a wall in my home.  Bravo to members of the Frederick Camera Clique -
If you want to take your photography to a higher level, the best advice I can give you is to hang out with photographers who are better than you are.  Learn from them.  Go on photo shoots together.  Attend gallery openings together.  And where can you find these photographers?  Probably at your local camera club. 
I attribute my growth in the past year to the fantastic photographers that I have met in the club I belong to.  They inspire me every day to become a better photographer -- it's not a competitive thing, at least in my club.  It is a collaborative thing.  Everyone in my club is willing to share with each other and to learn from each other.  It's just a wonderful bunch of people who all share the same passion for photography.

So, because I was at the community college today, I decided to make that the area where I took my photo walk.  Which brings me to another point.  Continuing education classes at community colleges often have some great photography courses.  And in those courses, you meet other photographers.  And so it goes...

While on my photo walks, I am using my new Nikon P7100.
Today I practiced using the macro mode on some of the
landscaping I encountered on my walk.
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Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk:

  1. walk every day
  2. the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day
  3. post a photo every day
  4. use my Nikon P7100 (it is a very convenient size and weight)
  5. no weather excuses


  1. Cam, I'm enjoying your blog. Very inspring.


  2. Thank you, Marcia. I was hoping that readers might find inspiration, as I do every day from other photographers and the scenery around me. I look forward next week, when I will be doing my photo walks in San Antonio, TX!

  3. I love how you captured the flow of the African grass or whatever that is...:-)

  4. I'm expecting that your sharing of photos and philosophy is going to have a bigger impact than you may think, for both you and the watchers of your journey!

  5. Well, starting a blog just for this journey sure does save my FB friends from having to slog through my philosophies. I do have a habit of sharing them, and my 30+ minute walks gives me time to mentally develop the ideas I write about. If I do inspire others to either take their own photography more seriously or to just get out there and do something they love, then that's a wonderful benefit! There...I rambled again!