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Are You a Loner?

chris.maddock 17 3.7k United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 9:54PM

Quote:I like going out with others but then I seem to spend more time talking than I do taking photos

I've got that t-shirt too Wink

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ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
22 Mar 2012 10:08PM
loner or one like-minded companion

tend to be pretty quick at getting what I want and with companions I end up waiting around for ages.... on many occasions, I've finished before others have taken a shot
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 10:14PM

Quote:Loner - preferably.

Me too mike.
I concentrate better on my own.
I'm not into Epz meets where we all compare gear to see who's got the biggest lens. Not really interested.
I prefer to go it alone and have an image as a result as opposed to a matching Anorak! Wink
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
22 Mar 2012 10:21PM

Quote:I'm not into Epz meets where we all compare gear to see who's got the biggest lens.

My experience, of the few I've attended, is we don't talk about gear at all. In fact we don't talk all that much about photography! Grin
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
22 Mar 2012 10:22PM
rarely take photos on EPZ meets....

only glass I have is beer-filled!
pulsar69 14 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 10:41PM
I work with others on a professional level all the time and rarely work alone , except for the urbex hobbyist stuff I do which has another side thats great to do with others but even more of a thrill ( and sometimes a fright ) to do alone... !
stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:13PM
I like to be on my own, I don't know why but i feel very self conscious when taking photographs at the moment.tomorrow i will be off to the local nature reserve and i'm looking forward to be sat in a hide for a few hours on my own.i love the solitude and have the patience of a saint.
22 Mar 2012 11:36PM
Loner, because I like to wander around looking for different viewpoints etc... and feel guilty holding everyone up..but an EPZ meet is usually different..this behaviour is accepted, you usually catch up later and it's good to exchange ideas/learn/have a laugh with others..!
teepee 15 1.3k England
23 Mar 2012 12:15AM
Always with others but I get my best shots when I wander off by myself!
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 9:14AM
Loner - I love long walks in rough terrain and exploring somewhere new without mindless chatter.

But am also rather gregarious so love getting involved in activities, but when it come the the actual taking the photo - i'd much rather walk away from the group and get my own different perspective.

A bit Dr Jekyll, but mostly Hyde.
Andy_Cundell 7 1.1k 5 England
23 Mar 2012 9:28AM
When I go out to photograph at weekends and it's a good walk, I always have my trusty sidekick and wingman with me...............my 15 year old son! He carries my tripod bag!Grin
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Mar 2012 9:38AM
I hate going out shooting on my own, I get nervous.
It is good to see who comes back with better shots or different shots. Also, good to see how people process their shots afterwards.
peterjones Plus
16 4.7k 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 10:11AM
mostly but not always alone; I enjoy the company of my partner Jill:


the picture above is purely for the benefit of lefthandforum who grumbled about my avatar Grin

Occasionally it is fun to get together with like minded people from my club at Amersham.

darranl 8 318 England
23 Mar 2012 10:13AM
Generally on my own, if I go with others they tend to get bored if we stay in one place too long.

The problem is I then feel self conscious on my own if trying to do things properly like using a tripod and reflectors.
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
23 Mar 2012 10:20AM
I have posted this photo before. I think it could be entitled "Combat Photography".


For me, the huge benefit of club expeditions is the amazing amount you can learn from other, more knowledgeable, photographers - not just in terms of basic knowledge but also ideas and the sparking-off of creativity. Plus, of course, the craic and banter. Sociable club photographers tend to have an amazing sense of humour.

But there are times when I do enjoy a more leisurely approach on my own or with just one or two friends.

In terms of time spent out with a camera, then probably 90% alone and 10% in company but, in terms of sheer fun, probably the inverse proportions.

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