Photo Outing 07/2013
Photo outings are easy to do. Pick a place. Pick a time. Pick a restaurant to meet up at later. Off you go.
These outings are an easily accessible creative exercise. Don’t have a camera? If you have a smart phone, that’s good enough. Everyone is taking pictures anyway, so why not help each other take better, more meaningful pictures?
A simple photo outing creates an out of the ordinary moment. When you look through a lens you see the world differently, you slow down, you notice things you wouldn’t otherwise. Rather than another evening floating by, you are really present to your experience in a way that creates an experience worth remembering.
You have an immediate shared visual and spacial map of experience. A common language that belongs just to your little group. “Oh, I remember seeing that thing! It was past the I was looking at. Wow, cool shot!” Looking over photos while you share a beer afterwards is half the fun.