If there’s one thing that I love — besides all the other things that I love — it’s hanging out with other photographers. Artists in general have a reputation for being weird or odd or quirky, and I personally love that reputation. In fact, I embrace it. And I think all the photographers in our local P.E.P. group do too.
I love our group. I’ve shared about them before, and we’ve been on several outings since, so I wanted to share again. When we get together to play cameras, we laugh and pose and act all kinds of silly. In the middle of all that, we learn. We spend time asking questions, practicing posing, learning about different types of clients, and we laugh. A lot. Did I mention that already?
At our most recent meeting, where just Nic and Micaela were available, we met at my house and I decided to teach them patience by trying to get good shots of my dogs, including the infamous husky. It made me laugh, and I hope they were able to gain some appreciation for how hard it is for me to get the good shots I do get of her.
It’s kind of like she’s saying, “So, do you want to take my picture?”
“Well, good luck with that!”
And in these two, my dog Challenge hates to have his picture taken. However, he appears to love photobombing. So.
And, like before, I wanted to share some of the group members’ personal business photos. Here’s what I have today:
Photo by Heidi Elzas
Finally, I am excited to share with you that our group has started a page on Facebook where we can showcase all our work together. Business itself may be a competition of sorts, but it need not be ugly. We want to work to help each other. So join us at The Gallery to see many talented Teller and El Paso County (and a couple of honorary members who live outside the area) all in one place. JOIN HERE!
*Tomorrow’s Post: Final images from photos I’ve taken of our P.E.P. group members.
Note: Photos that I appear in were taken by my daughter, Stacey, with the exception of the silly face photo (me and squishy-face Megan), which was taken by Emily of Razor Leaf Photography. The final group shot was a timed photo on Nic’s camera.