I'm still relatively new to the world of photography, having only picked up the camera just last year. I've met so many talented creatives throughout my work, but for some reason, I rarely meet other photographers. I saw a post on Instagram from the talented Omar Robles, who was hosting a Instameet in conjunction with Fujifilm and immediately signed up for it.
I had never been to any photography gatherings before, much less an Instameet, so I didn't really know what to expect. It turned out to be a great afternoon spent with like-minded individuals, and eager models in a variety of settings in downtown Manhattan.
Since the event was hosted by Omar Robles, there was one dancer/model present, which I was excited about shooting. There's something about a dancer's presence that brings emotion and beauty to every image. Shooting dancers is also a great exercise in practicing your timing in terms of photography.
Overall, I had a great time at the event, and I am on the lookout for more photography gatherings. It's a genius way to meet new friends and get some unique shots in a way that you wouldn't otherwise go about capturing when you work on your projects.