Wednesday, January 19, 2011


After 18 months, thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of pictures, I have decided to return to school and take some photography classes.The first class starts tonight and meets once a week, plus some lab/field work.

It's through a University that isn't too far away - part of their Community Program for Furthering Education. It isn't cheap, but is taught by a respected instructor. My goal is to take one class a quarter and hopefully see some results in the quality of my photos. They teach the fundamentals, work-flow, processing digital images and composition.

I'm looking forward to it, though I really don't know what the class entails. I am sure there will be some book work and I am sure I will be assigned to take pictures of some things that I have absolutely no interest in. I hope to expand my creative horizons and explore some areas of photography that I have not previously looked at.

So if you come by this blog and see an image of a ballerina dancing with a basket of kittens in her arms, while being watched by an audience full of clowns - fear not. It's just me posting one of my assignments.

Although I am working on being a little more creative, I don't wanna get too artsy-fartsy. Let me know if it gets out of hand.

I'll let you know how it went tomorrow.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Cool idea! Hope you have fun and good luck!

  2. Glad to hear it, you should love it.

    Ask about post-imaging conversion to black and white. I'd love to hear you explored that instead of using the in-camera monochrome setting. So much more to explore doing the conversion using photoshop.

  3. Good luck, it's something I wish I had time to do. Might just have to make time this year.

  4. So when does the study of human form, light and shadow begin?

  5. rw-2 - I'm looking forward to the photoshop classes, they are using the full suite, not just elements. It's a program that i can't quite afford, Elements will have to do.

    Hydrant Girl - You should, it would be a blast, though you have a pretty full plate right now.

    Mad Jack - Yeaahh daawg, that might be a fun class, though one I prolly won't take. Those are the kinds of troubles that I don't need!

    Thanks for the comments!

  6. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    Just make the ballerina wear a fire hat. Actually less work than a basket of cats for her.
    Ann T.