Friday, July 10, 2009
Last night I did several things I don't normally like to do:
1. Go to a new place.
2. Be around a roomful of strangers.
3. Not have a complete understanding of what I'm getting into.
4. Take a chance on being the least knowledgeable (and least trainable!) person in the room.
That said, I did it, and had a grin on my face the whole time. I am so excited about what I am about to learn about my camera and photography. When the professor said, "I'm going to teach you to take your camera off the Automatic setting," it was as though he had said that he was going to teach me to give up all my bad habits and live happily ever after. I can't explain why his words hit me that way, but it felt very empowering and freeing.
There is a little tension around the teacher's announcement that there will be a photo contest at the end of the class - with judges, no less. But I can do it.