Photographic outings with others can be both stimulating and distracting, both in a good way!
When I go out with friends I find the way I see things changes, not only for the moment for for several days after.
We all have differing points of view which on their own define a persons 'style' but allowing your mind to open up to other possibilities and by stepping out of your comfort zone you might just find a new 'style' a blend of your own and another.
A case in point:
Recently I have been influenced by two of my friends to the point of creating an 'Homage' photograph.
The first was not deliberate, it just happened.
The second was deliberately chosen to reflect someone's 'style'.
Yes I may tease them but it is more than that, it is an admission of a style that I am impressed and altered by.
So here is the homage to two fine photographers who's work I have tried to emulate in recent weeks:
Classic defining photographs from each of them.
And in seeing their work I have been changed, hopefully for the better!
“The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer”. ~Author Unknown