How about some more ... ed-ja-macation
Well, after being a "novice" for so long ... with only a Photography Certificate to show for it, I have pretty much decided to explore furthering my "understanding" (or lack thereof), by seriously considering going back to school to complete a Bachelor's in Digital Photography.
In a way, it seems a trifle late in the old hobby to be doing this, but then again, Welcome to the Obama-Nation. Plus, last time I checked, I was not getting any younger and there still was a car-load more to know about this sport.
I figure if I am going to move up to the glory glass, I will need to have the business need to achieve it. In other words, I need to be able to "write it off" as a student or business expense. If this works, I will have two bags of glass going ... one for lightweight pleasure ... and the other for impressing the masses. ;) :cool:
For those who have resisted have to attend classes to learn photography ... I respectfully suggest you beat feet to you local ed-ja-macation facility and take part in doing so. Just one or two classes can only improve your output of these sophisticated and powerful tools for harnessing light.
Can you imagine ... school all over again? ;) What will I teach them?
Education - the one thing no one can ever take away!
I wanted to take a digital photography class at Pasadena City College, but the pre-requisite was the introductory black & white film class. So, I took that class. It has been fantastic. Even though it's black and white film, the photographic techniques, lighting techniques, and work on composition still apply to digital. Moreover, even though the darkroom work has been black and white with traditional film enlargement techniques, it has given me a better understanding of digital post-processing in PS.
Also, you cannot beat the price. For a 16-week class, the cost was still about 1/3 of the cost of some of these 1-day "this is how your digital camera works" classes. Well worth the price of admission.