Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 1 - Writing with the Light

When I started this blog I promised that I'll include you in my journey and I was actually planning to write a post after each photography class too. Well, by now I know that it will be impossible, but I will definitely give you an update on a weekly basis. So let's see what has happened on week one of my two-year photography school.

I was excited like a child at Christmas on my first day back to school! We got our timetable and started to get to know each other. I have classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night (5 hours a day) which is really tiring considering I have a normal day job, my assistant job, two blogs and a man to take care of as well. :) But whatever! It is so much fun! For the first time in my life I feel like I'm learning something I'm genuinely interested in and that is the best feeling ever! Even though I haven't had a camera in my hands in school yet we are definitely learning a lot!

After all the administrative blabla we started our curriculum with photography history. We learned that the first ideas of photography were started by Aristoteles and Leonardo da Vinci and that the first actual photography was made in 1839. We learned about chemistry, camera obscura, Daguerre, French photographers and a bit of sociology.

We had creativity class where the teacher told us that he wants to break down our ideas of the world and wants us to see everything in new light. We looked at impressionist paintings and weird psycho test pictures. We got our first homework and started to think outside of the box. :)

We also had a photo artist presenting her portfolio of artistic images, she told us about Orozco and Corucci and we went out for our first (and second) beer as a group. While I'm one of the oldest in class I definitely have a lot more to learn than some of my classmates.... some of whom have been experimenting with photography for years now. But I don't care if it took me a bit longer to find my calling. I'm on the right path now... I just wish I was more patient with myself. I WANNA KNOW EVERYTHING ALREADY!!! :D
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Claire said...

sounds like you're having a great time, i keep thinking of taking a clas sin something..i would def be the oldest one eeeek

TheLittleSheep* said...

hello! You know, I'm really jealous! that school looks so nice :( Lucky you ^.^

Diana Mieczan said...

So happy for you,sweetie
Glad you are enjoying it all:)

Ps: I have a bit of free time this Saturday...How does Starbucks coffee sound?

*Simply Colette* said...

I'm so excited for you! And sort of wish I was in your shoes with school, though I hope you don't pass out with exhaustion. I feel like the Energizer bunny myself lately, but school is a whole other load! Love keeping up with everything going on in your world though:)

Oona said...

Hi there!

I am so happy to have found your blog! Your pictures are spectacular! You're lucky to be actually learning photography in school. I have to "teach" myself some >.<

New fan! :D

In this blog... said...

What a pretty picture! I love butterflies!

XX Nicky

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