My photography course – The Art of Photography – arrived a few days ago and I’m already loving it. I was a bit worried I wouldn’t due to the last course I took, but I didn’t need to worry at all. It’s so fun and I’m really excited for all the projects. And my tutor sounds really good and I can’t wait to start work.
The Journey Begins
I’m starting officially tomorrow as I haven’t been well this week. I have CFS. ME and haven’t been able to go to school or Uni, so to find this amazing distance learning college is fantastic. Despite my health I can still achieve my dreams.
I’m going to be ordering all the books on the reading list and am looking forward to them arriving. I read a lot of Tom Angs books, he’s an amazing photographer and equally amazing writer. I find the images in his book very inspiring.
I’m think I’m also going to be investing in a new printer cause I see that there is a lot to print in the course and I don’t think my family will be too happy when they find the ink cartridges empty. So that’s something I’ll have to sort out.
The course says to start looking for interesting backgrounds or objects and recommended an old chopping board which I thought was great. I think that could produce a really raw and rustic image if you had a perfect subject. Hopefully Mum won’t notice it’s gone missing…
Asides from that I’ve skipped ahead in the course to see what activities I’ll be doing so I can start thinking about the best subject. I’m thinking of a small waterfall for the shutter speed project but when I decided on this, the man made one I was going to use has dried up. So I’ll have to think about that.
So far I have just been taking photos of my cats, here’s one I was quite pleased with. At first I took a photo of her in the sunlight but that created harsh shadows and overblown highlights so I got Dad to stand by her, his shadow covered her in shade and I was able to get the detail in her eyes. I still wish I’d used a faster shutter speed though.
Well I’m off to study my favourite magazine, Outdoor Photography, it has to be my favourite especially as I found the course through it.
I’d love to get to know anyone taking the course so if you’re reading this why not say hi 😀
Hope everyone’s had a great weekend