Yes it’s that time I’ve dreaded + and I know for most people finishing any degree program is A.W.E.S.O.M.E. + however for me it’s more of “what do I do with myself now” + on the education totem pole I clearly have a long way to go + but right now I’m at the corner of Associates and Bachelors + and trying to figure out if I want to wait a semester, or year, or longer + before I continue on this long road. I know I’m not getting any younger + and my tolerance level is just not what it use to be.
First and foremost my goals have changed while attending college part-time (for several years) + and viewing the real outlook of a Photographer in Media and Design + let’s just say “Quitting my full-time gig with paid leave and benefits is not happening” + Let’s face it + if your taking up photography your doing it for the love of it + not for the glory or fame + with every cell phone and electronic device competing for the spotlight + this game is for seasoned photographers + I’ve seen some fantastic photography on media sights like Flickr and there are several hundred skilled photographers creating breath-taking images + hell….I’m working with a fellow student now who’s created a new double printing method which makes his black and white images spectacular.
I have to thank photography + because it’s opened up some great opportunities for me + the classes and instruction have not just tuned me in + but have allowed me to learn what my camera can do + and how to print the perfect image and control the outcome + rather than sitting and waiting for some other outlet to produce your images.
The fact is at this point…I just can’t imagine doing anything else + and with that said I’m still debating on finishing my last two years at some University + but I seriously need to decompress before I jump back into things full throttle + As an adult I love school (who can say that) + I thrive in it which is so weird because I hated school when I was a teenager + so for now “school is out” for the time being + until I embark on another A.W.E.S.O.M.E. adventure…