Photographers can work alone or with people to learn new photography techniques or to learn about setting up the camera. Being alone can achieve this by experimenting and using resources available such as books and videos. Meeting up with people to learn more about photography or to view exhibitions and displays offers a completely new perspective and new insights into photography.
Doing Photography Alone
Most photographers enjoy doing photography alone for some periods of time because they can try techniques and setups without too much input. Being alone in some circumstances without the noise of others can be an opportunity to get some solace while taking photographs. However, there comes to a time when the experimentation can not be fulfilled alone. Sometimes it is not possible to get a technique correct or some guidance is required to get the desired look for a photo. That is when it may be time to get some advice from other photographers and a group may be required.
Doing Photography With Others
Some people may start learning photography at a society, club or at a meetup to learn as much as possible about photography. Such places can allow photographers lots of positive feedback or to give constructive criticism about how to use the camera effectively for the photos that are intended to be taken. There are other obvious benefits to meeting with people that are also photography enthusiasts. Networking opportunities, being sociable, making friends as well as making friends are some other reasons to join a group. Clubs are also a great way to work on projects together which may reveal some new ways of doing photography.
Photography is an enjoyable pursuit either alone or with people and there are a time and place for both types of experiences. Both are important to become a better photographer over time.