After having “Buisness Practices for Photographers” yesterday and “Commerical Photography” and “20th Century Art History” today, I’m starting to feel confident that this semester might not suck. Well, the art history class is going to suck… a lot, but that’s to be expected. There’s nothing worse than sitting in a dark room for 2 1/2 hours looking at sides of dead peoples work. I have no ambition to do it. Sure, I can give you reasons why it’s important to learn about the history of art, where styles came from, who the “big names” were, but I’d be full of crap. I just simply don’t care. It’s not that I think that I shouldn’t learn it, it’s that I don’t WANT to learn it. If someone handed me a 700 page hard cover text book and a camera and said “here, choose”, which do you think I’d pick? That’s the problem, I have two other classes that are so cool, it’s going to make 20th Century Art History look like high-school French. As for the other two classes, they are the shit. Buisness Practices is probably the most important class I’ll ever take here. No joke. We cover everything from finding a job to fixing up your portfolio to how to make self-promotional marketing material. It’s cool. Even more important than that is my Commercial Photo class. This is the bread and butter. It’s what I want to do with my life. I’d better enjoy it or else I’m screwed. Luckily I have the class with a whole bunch of friends and a good teacher. Plus we’ve gotten new equipment for the studio. This should be great. Well, I’m off to find something to eat before class. Later.
oooh… link to course descriptions.