A few months back I came across The Photography Parlour. Set up by the fantastic photographer Rosie Parsons, it is a fantastic forum for photographers to get together and learn from each other.
It was through the site that I came across shoot swaps, where photographers get together and stand in front of the camera rather than behind it. It is a great opportunity to get together and live, eat and breathe photography with someone who loves photography as much as you do.
Last weekend I met up with the wonderful Kirsten Mavric and her beautiful son Max for a shoot swap. She is an amazing portrait photographer and I find her work completely inspiring and Max is just beautiful. We had lots of fun wandering around Alexandra Palace and it was a great opportunity to talk photography. Kirsten is really supportive and after talking about my love of film photography, she was encouraging me to shoot more on film.