I do like to do my own thing sometimes but also like to take pictures with other people (film or digital) also. I met up with four other photographers on Thursday afternoon to take some pictures. I'm meeting another bunch of film and digital photographers next month for a days shooting in the Mourne mountains.... so its not that I like to do my own thing all the time
I prefer informal meetings, I just find it much more easy going that way and there tends to be less arguing and politics in the long run. I don't want to just meet for the sake of meeting up or to kick off some new competition that I have no interest in joining...