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|Texas Ranch Sunrise|
Like many photographers, I'm always looking for that new gadget or piece of software that will improve my photos. While I'm a little frugal (cheap) others spend a great deal of money on their photography hobby.
In past blogs, I've said the best photography investment is in workshops. I've been to a few and I always learn new things and come away a better photographer. But, workshops are not cheap.
|Wildflowers at Old Baylor|
I've got a secret for improving your photography, having a great time, and not having to spend a ton of cash. FRIENDS!
A couple weeks ago I got to spend several days with four great friends who are also great photographers. We traveled around Texas together in a van hunting for flowering bluebonnets, longhorn cattle, historic sites, sunrises, and sunsets. (Photos available online here) I came home with about 1,400 shots and almost as many good memories.
The five of us traveled together, shared ideas, learned from each other, copied (stole) each other's shots, wished we had stolen other shots and had a great time. I came home with some of my favorite photos and more importantly I came home a better photographer. You can put a price on gear, software, workshops, but not friendship. It's invaluable.
We are already making plans for future trips together. Personally, I don't think it can happen soon enough. I look forward to the photography, but more importantly I look forward to being with good friends, who just happen to be photographers.
Want to see more photos from this trip? Check out http://www.thesiggins.com/AllWorks/Earth-Sea-and-Sky/Texas-Spring/