Over the last couple of years I have had a certain amount of fun trying to take and make photographs that will appeal to others in my photo club.

The photos that are "successful" in the photo club environment tend to be quite good - technically proficient, with good visual impact and sometimes great interest - but generally not the type of photographs that I would normally shoot just for my own satisfaction. By attempting to stretch myself and shoot something different than my first reactions would normally lead to, I've learned a bit about myself, and a lot about what others notice in my photographs.

I guess I'm saying that it never hurts to at least try standing in someone else's photographic shoes. And that it can be enjoyable too.