I only have about a month left in my Intermediate Photography class.
I have been trying to keep a positive attitude, reminding myself that even if the assignments don’t appeal to me when they’re assigned, maybe I’ll learn to love them.
Or perhaps like them enough to want to pursue them as a way to make some money.
Or at least appreciate any new and improved skills I might gain, both shooting and Photoshopping.
But the best attitude I can muster right now for most of the assignments is, “I may learn something that I may find a use for someday, something I might never have chosen to learn on my own.”
I keep reminding myself that I’ve taken any number of courses that I didn’t particularly enjoy, but later found useful–albeit mostly in trivia contests. (Q: What is the common name of dihydrogen monoxide? A. Water.)
And I keep telling myself that learning anything new in photography is always a plus.
But I think the most important lesson I’ve learned in the class is to shoot what I love. That’s the real joy of photography for me.