Learning Together

by Kevin Wenning February. 17, 2019 285 views

One of my favorite things about photography is doing it with other people. Seeing the outcome of a photo session is valuable to be sure. That's why we're all here. But seeing someone break down a scene in their head while the camera is still in their bag; well, that's not something you can get sitting behind a computer no matter how good someone is at describing their process through youtube 'splainer vids.

And more importantly; when someone asks, "what did you see, why are you taking that photo," can you explain your idea to them and help them learn something too? That interaction has been the most valuable part of the process for me; far more than only sharing the photos later. I hope you make time this year to practice side by side with other photographers, even if it's your photo curious friend with their cell phone. 😅

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Laurie Madsen 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the inspiration Kevin!

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Camellia Staab 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Love these series and #4 is way cool. It is fun to go photographing with a group of people. You pick up so much information and as you said it is interesting to find out what other people are seeing that you had not noticed before. Thanks for sharing 😊

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Kevin Wenning Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Camellia I've started making it a point to photograph other photographers since we never get pictures of ourselves while we're working. And I find most people do want to share and help their fellow photographers. Those who don't, will only ever work on their own anyway.

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Ho Kim 9 months, 4 weeks ago

I have been to the desert only one time in my life so far but I learned that it is the one of the most amazing place to take picture. It must have been quite an experience. Not only the scenery but the people living there! I envy you. I enjoyed all the pictures. smile

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Kevin Wenning Replied to Ho Kim 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Yeah the dunes here are pretty amazing. They're quite large for one and there are endless compositions especially as the sun moves and creates different shapes with the shadows throughout the day. 

I've visited with a couple of nomad families living in this desert and one in Jordan. They've been very friendly and willing to give even when they barely have anything.

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Antonio Gil 9 months, 4 weeks ago

I almost always travel with other photographers, so I can relate to what you've said above.

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Kevin Wenning Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Do you find that people like to share and help each other or just go about their business on their own?

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Antonio Gil Replied to Kevin Wenning 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Definitely like to share

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Berckmans Peter 10 months ago

Well we are here to learn and share, whatever camera you shoot.

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Kevin Wenning Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Indeed. My encouragement here is to practice in real life with other people who share our interests. It's something that I feel helps me to improve in ways that I can't get from online learning alone. That's all I'm saying.

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