Earlier this year I was asked if I wanted to be part of this club. Not knowing what I was entirely getting myself into I said yes. Well, this club so far has been amazing and one of the best things I have participated in. Garrett Thompson with Floating Leaf Studios here in Helena is so talented and a real go getter. The thought and energy he puts into all of his programs is awesome. I participated in Camera Collabertive last year and took several classes through his studio. He is a great teacher and is doing a great job helping build a local community of photographers who support each other. I think it is amazing in an industry like photography to be able to surround yourself with people that are not only passionate about the same thing but want to see you do well. That is one reason I am so active in the Montana Professional Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America and now Challenge Club here in Helena. For this challenge we headed out to Craig, MT and divided into groups, each with a dfferent objective. It was so nice to finally meet the faces of some of the amazing talent we have right here in Helena. We all had such a great time out of the river and we may have even got a little wet! It was worth it though and really helped push us out of our comfort zone and challeng our photography skills. I am looking forward to the next time!