Shooting with others can be refreshing

Shoot With Others To Refresh Your Mind
Shoot With Others To Refresh Your Mind
Nikon D800, 1/5000 sec., f/2.8, ISO400, 24mm
Nikon D800, 1/5000 sec., f/2.8, ISO400, 24mm

It’s been a while shooting with other photographers, but it’s never a dull moment when you’re out and about with others. In fact, it’s a great way to be social, get inspired by different perspectives, and just have fun. Last Sprint, I took to the streets of Mississauga with other local photographers and just took pictures for the fun of it all. Not a lot of landscape photography going on here, especially in the city, but having a human element in photographs is always a warm welcome. The shot above is of the skating area at Celebration Square in Mississauga’s City Centre.

John, Neil, and Jacob Instagramming their photos of the day.
John, Neil, and Jacob Instagramming their photos of the day.

These are the three troublemakers that were up to no good that day. With all of us living in the West end of town, we childishly dubbed ourselves, The Westenders. Or was it The West End Boys? From left to right, are, John (@hagow), Neil (@Neil.Nofuente), and Jacob (@Jamenyo)

Troublemakers shooting me shooting them


Had it not been for this day, I would likely have never even come up to this building. It was a great find with some unique shooting opportunities.

Neil doing his thang
Neil doing his thing.

Neil seeing something that I obviously didn’t see…or don’t see. That’s the beauty of shooting with others; we each have our own ideas and perspectives that shooting the same subject can yield completely different photos.

The Jacob stare
The Jacob stare.

While we spent most of our time indoors, the outdoor also proved to be photo-worthy as well. Jacob being photographed by Neil and John, and apparently not liking his few seconds of fame.

Living Arts Centre
Inside the Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga that day was host to some wedding-related event with a runway and wedding booths set up in its lobby. Jacob is practicing his wedding photography skills here.


I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Neil smile so much as he is in this photo. What ever was he thinking? John peeks over his shoulder and finds me shooting the three of them from across the window.

In summary, get out there once in a while with others and it can be a great refresher for your mind. You can look at things differently and see things from other perspectives that you may not have even thought to do if you were shooting by yourself.


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