Jul 28, 2011

Socializing the Network

Social Networks. These things rule our lives--we do everything based on recommendations on someone's blog, or make plans by what we read from our 'friends' on Facebook. Heck, I'm going to Las Vegas next week to attend a conference based solely on the references I have made online.

The important thing is, I'm going to Skip's Summer School and so are the others I've built online relationships with; so now we'll begin making some real relationships! It's important to meet people, to get to know them, to laugh with them, to be concerned with them, to tolerate their over loud laughing, and deal with their manners that are different than yours. This is relationshipping, and I hope you're doing it. I hope you're getting out and seeing people you've met online. Meetup.com is really good for this, and I use it for building photographers in Cache Valley.

This week I met two new people through my networks. This is M., and I was pleased to get to know him and realize that we share some common passions. He's heading back to one of my favorite places in the world soon, and I look forward to seeing his pictures.

Nikon D7000, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 62mm, f/4.8, 1/200s, ISO 640.
So, get out there and meet some people! ON that note, you're always welcome to come by the Mansion. Wednesdays we have a our Brown Bag Lunch Forum, and Thursday nights is open lab for photography, so come on down!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the portraits, they came out nice. I've been thinking a lot about Social Networks lately and I've seen their "bad side" as people get a little out of control and I've seen their good sides. Several of my best friends in the mountaineering realm were made through social network contacts. You can see my photos here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/niffgurd/