I see a thread on here talking about talking behind other photographers backs. And I read in threads all the time about people meeting up with photographer friends or just seeing them at events, and having a good old chin wag and catching up. It all makes me realise that I have no photography friends. No friends who share this interest or passion. The only person I talk to about my photography outside of the internet is my girlfriend. She loves seeing my photos, and the end results, and I love her for it, but she is not interested in cameras or photography as a hobby or profession.
How do you meet photography friends? Is there some sort of trick to this? I'm starting to think it's maybe because I live in a below-par culturally town. Or maybe i'm past that age where you meet people into the same hobbies. (I'm 24, I met the best chunk of my friends in my teens, many through other hobbies I had).
I'm relatively new to photography, so maybe I'm just being impatient, but it would be so enjoyable to have some friends who were into photography. I know it's sad, but I got excited by going into Jessops and talking to one of the assistants about cameras Pretty ridiculous, but this is something i'm going to stick with. Maybe I just need to approach other photographers while out and about?
How did you do it?
I'm just curious because it's important to me to have friends within a hobby.
TL;DR: I have no friends in photography, that makes me sad. How did you make friends in this field?