Fourteen hours of class without a single photo assignment.
A local college has evening photography classes. The first prerequisite is Know your Nikon/Canon. Seven weeks of going over buttons and menus. Apparently, people would show up for Intro Photo, the instructor would tell them to put their camera on X setting, and people would look blank. Hence this class.
Sometimes I feel frustrated, particularly as class involves hauling myself off the farm and into town. Two glazed and a medium hibiscus tea from Dunkin’ Donuts eases my pain.
Photographer Meg McKinney [list of posts] had already done an excellent job setting up my camera and getting me off auto. Therefore, much of this is review. Still, a) I learn something new about my camera in each class and b) I appreciate the professor explaining what settings are important, telling stories to make a technical class entertaining, and helping when my camera ends up in a weird place because I have pushed too many buttons.
Meg teaches classes here, so one reason to take these pre-reqs is to sign up for her classes later.
Thank you for reading,