Recently I had an opportunity to shoot the “Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic.” Normally I would gear up and head off to the race alone, but I invited a friend of mine that recently began focusing on photography. After we enjoyed an excellent meal at Panini’s we headed out to get some great images.
Toward the end of the race, we wound up shooting from the same location. After every shot we would show each other what we captured, talking about what worked and what didn’t. We compared notes about how the street lamps gave a beautiful fill light on one of the turns, and I watched him get some creative slow-shutter images that never occurred to me. Once again I was reminded about the value of “collaboration.” It’s very rewarding to share what we know, and to gain inspiration from others.