I am blessed to have a wife who encourages me to spend time with my photography hobby. She is the one person I most want along when I go out taking pictures, and she doesn't even bring a camera or take any pictures herself. Not only does she encourage me but she mentors me in my photography as well. I've learned that when she says "come over here and take a look at this" I need to see what she is looking at. Some of my best photographs came about when June saw something and pointed it out to me.
I also have several good photographer friends that I enjoy spending time with and learning from.
We found waterfalls in great light, wildflowers in abundance, and flocks of butterflies. Because he encouraged me to get out I have 19 new photos to share in the Appalachian Travels August 2013 folder.
Every time I go out with Harold I learn about a new place to shoot, new wildflowers, and new photography ideas and techniques.
If you don't have friends to share your love of photography with then I suggest you join a local photography club, take a class, or look for other opportunities to make new friends. Then get together, go out, mentor and encourage each other. It's one of the best ways to improve your photography.
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