Well it's certainly understandable to feel the way you do with the 'photographer-friend' you described. I'd rather shoot by myself, too. However, on week-long photo trips trips, I have a couple of photog-friends with whom I can shoot with. We're all on the same wavelength and dividing the costs (gas & lodging) out between us really helps, too. Other than that, I do much better when I'm on my own.
On several occasions, I have gone with a friend or two who I enjoy being with, but they just want to get together to catch up on things while shooting. Although I bring my camera, I treat this as more of a scouting trip for a future shoot and usually don't take any photographs. And it's okay. I got to spend time with a friend, and, I'm set up for the next time I visit the place where 'we' photographed. :-)
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