I'm somewhat new to APUG (planning on subscribing soon). I'm just beginning LF (this weekend!) and I live in Fremont, in the East Bay. I have to be honest though and say when I photograph with people, I really tend to ignore them. My girlfriend sure doesn't appreciate that much... but hey, throw in a picture where she can smile (I can't stand those kind of posed pictures! Say "cheese...") and she's happy...