Back when I got my first dslr I used to use hanging out with my friends as an excuse to practice taking pictures. I'm lucky I had friends like Jess who would agree to go walk around aimlessly for a couple hours and have me try to pose them in some strange way. Jess and I have been friends for almost seven years now! That is a crazy long time! It's been a while since we were sitting nearby each other in grade ten science class, but I still enjoy every time we manage to get together. And I'm lucky she still agrees to go wander aimlessly around and let me take pictures of her. I'm pretty sure they are much better now.