So today, I took a really big step out of my box and met with a huge group of photographers from all over the DFW area... Wait, before I begin, calling the group "photographers" would be an complete understatement because these folks are true CREATIVES. When they see a shot that they want, they make it happen and they capture it well! These folks have some of the most brilliant minds that I have seen in a long time.
Anyway, I found out about this Instameet via Instagram and thought that it would be a great idea to go and check it out. This was an awesome way to get your follower game up on Instagram (P.S. follow me @lonwhlphoto) too! I somehow ended up talking to this one guy and told him that I lived a little ways from Dallas so I'm not here often. He asked me where I lived and he flipped out because he only lives about 10 minutes from me. I'm hopeful that a really awesome friendships will come from this meet up.
Last week, I attended a march/rally that took place at the JFK Memorial in Dallas and today, we ended up stopping at the memorial again. It was pretty cool to see that we had over 40 people come together for photography, music, laughter, and yes, freestyling. Who would've thought that we would get a mini concert in the memorial? I've noticed that the JFK Memorial is a place that brings a lot of people together, no matter the occasion. The presence and atmosphere felt great and I felt like I was really starting to make friends in such an unfamiliar place.
I'm super excited for the next event and opportunity to go shoot with these amazing creatives. I hope you all are ready to see my photography evolve! I learned a lot in just a few hours so imagine the progress when it's warm outside and still daylight at 9pm. I'm ready for the challenge. I'm ready for growth. I'm ready for friendships. I'm ready to be a creative.