Can I just tell you that I am really enjoying my photography class? I love it. I love controlling my shot so much and having so much say in how the shot turns out. From taking it to processing the film to printing in the dark room. It’s all so amazingly fun. And it lets me be creative in a completely different way than my writing does.
It’s ruined me though. I was taking pictures with my digital point-and-shoot the other day and I was getting so frustrated because the shots weren’t turning out. They were blurry because the people kept moving. The lighting was crappy. It stunk.
That’s the thing about writing. You don’t have to worry about stuff you can’t control. Because you can always rework the manuscript if something doesn’t come out quite right.
With photography, there’s a little bit more pressure to get it right the first time. (Unless it’s something you know you can get back to shoot under the same conditions.)
I love both, but they’ve both got their own unique challenges. I’m going to miss having access to the processing materials and dark room over the summer. But in the fall I’ll be back to photography classes.
Now to investigate a good scanner so I can share the images…
For today, I’ll be down at school processing film, then shooting. Then I have work. Hopefully there will be a few minutes in the afternoon where I can write. But over the next month or so I fear school will take the priority over my writing as the semester winds down.