In the end of all things I think a lot of photographers don’t like having photog friends because of one reason. Competition. It’s the big ugly thorn in the photo community.
Now before you get all defensive, I know there will be those people who are just trying to use you. Their intentions are just to suck up your information, run away and try to take everything you do and do it themselves. So I understand why there might be photographers who are hesitant about letting other artists into their circle. But let’s be honest, it is so easy to sniff out those people- you can tell it by where their heart is at. So don’t let that be an excuse or scare you into a lonesome photography world. There are some incredible people on this earth.
Get out there and make some photo friends.
Find people who love photography just as much as you.
Rely on one another, build each other up, help, critique and encourage.