This semester, I weaseled my way into the Intro to Photojournalism class at the journalism school, which is normally closed to non-journo majors. No one ever explicitly told me I could enroll, but after badgering both the professor and the college coordinator, the course showed up on my account. I added it to my schedule without question, and now every Monday and Wednesday, I get to sit in a class of journo majors feeling like a bank robber or an impersonator who’s just lucky to be there.
Why did I sneak into a non-major photography class? Let me count the reasons. For one, I have always wanted to take better photos, but I never got into photography because I genuinely had NO IDEA where to start. Second, I was so tired of being a helpless judge of photo quality for new photogs as recruitment editor at the Red & Black. Finally, I would love to be able to take beautiful photos for my blog because it would add so much to it.
Anyway, in addition to learning all the basics of photography and photojournalism, a huge perk of the class is that you get to rent a camera for the entire semester! You guys. I’m so excited. Since I’m required to bring my camera everywhere I go, be prepared for photo attacks every day. I’ve only got one semester with this baby, so I’m going to make it last.
I got my camera this morning, and as soon as I got home, I carefully wiped it down with a clorox wipe. It was sticky — ewww. My assignment for next Wednesday is to shoot 150-200 frames of nouns, and 150-200 frames of verbs. Eek, here we go!