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First Photo Class

Had my first photo class this evening. A definite learning experience – I can already tell that it’s going to be well worth the cost. The time leading up to the actual start of the class was a little intimidating. With only a couple of exceptions, the people in the class had cameras far beyond my Olympus C-5050 – i.e. full tilt Digital SLR’s that cost in the direction of $1k if not a good deal beyond that. I was beginning to wonder if I had totally found myself in the wrong class. But there were a couple more in my boat. I’m just not yet prepared to shell out that kind of cash on a camera without some idea that I need that kind of horsepower. If I see I have:

  1. serious interest in photography beyond what my current camera can produce
  2. possibly some idea that my life’s work may revolve around photography rather than pre-approved offers of credit

That last one was slightly tongue-in-cheek. I don’t foresee changing occupations anytime soon. I’m locked in for awhile no question. I even talked to my boss today about where I want to see myself in the company if/when the next opportunity comes around. I wouldn’t do that if I didn’t have some idea that I’m settled in for awhile.

But the future beyond that is on my mind a lot lately. I don’t see my life in one job or company or one place. I’ve thought a bit about Peace Corps – but reading through what type of people they need, nothing really stuck me. I have enough background in tech to o that route with Peace Corps, but not enough interest in that arena to want to drag that into the future with me. I also read through some other volunteer work experiences out there. Even looked at Americorps a bit. I don’t know. The future is definitely written in pencil.

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