A few weeks ago a received a Facebook invitation I could hardly refuse! A group of enthusiastic amateur and professional photographers were getting together to talk shop, learn from each other and walk around Seattle practicing our shared craft. This event was put on by Matthew Fairfax and Laurie Ascanio who have been batting the idea around for some time now. One of my business resolutions for the new year was to photograph more often for myself, rather than only pulling out my camera when I had a shoot for clients. We started on Union & 14th and made our way towards Cal Anderson Park. Being that my favorite subject of photography is people I took the opportunity to photograph mostly those with me on the walk. I challenged myself to use only my 50mm f/1.4 lens without knowing in advance exactly where, who or what I would be photographing as we set out. Our group was comprised of individuals who have been photographing on and off as a hobby for over 30 years, a few who have been actively pursuing photography for 5+ years, and even those who have just recently acquired their first DSLR! A big thank you to Matthew and Laurie for putting on this event, I had a wonderful time and hope we can all get together and do another photo adventure in the near future!