Thursday, February 4, 2010
I wanted to post another picture of my TLR. Still love looking at it, haha. Ok maybe I'm a little crazy. My first roll of film should be scanned next week. Thankfully, I have a friend who has a negative scanner. Saves me a lot of money at the printers after realizing one of them isn't even focused. I should really invest in a negative scanner/printer. Birthday wish list definitely.
I'm in my school library right now, killing time on my 3 hour break. And what do I do? Head straight to flickr. I was reading another Photographer's blog (via Keaton Andrew's twitter post) because he had posted a "tip" for other photographers. I laughed and bit back my smile in the library at how heated people were getting. Taking jabs at each other, geez! Poor Keaton. He had suggested to people not to go to art school, which got people all fired up. I can imagine why for some...you go to school for photography, its your final year, and then someone just says..."Hey, you wasted 4 years! Congrats!" I know that's not the effect he was going for, but I can understand why people may have been a little antsy about the subject. As for me, I think it really all depends on the person. If you have the drive to succeed and do well, I think going to school can be beneficial for you, with a Photo degree as will not getting one. I know some people can "make it" with Photography by not going, and hey, hats off to you. Seriously. I respect those people and admire their courageousness. That really is risky. But for me I would love to have a degree. It's been branded in my brain that "I need a degree" to get somewhere. My parents have encouraged it all my life, and there's nothing wrong with that. I like school. I've learned a lot of things with photography from personal experience AND educational experience. I'm confident in the path I've chosen (it will be SO different for everyone else too). There's nothing like hearing your own dad say to you on the phone "just remember me when you're famous, ok?"
I'm so thankful for my family and their support in this crazy and somewhat unrealistic career. They're my motivation.