So I just signed up for a cool-looking online photography course being put on by the awesome Andrea Scher of Superhero Designs.
I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s six weeks long and I don’t know what to expect and I’m afraid I might have just plunked down seventy-four dollars on something I might not follow though on or get much out of and will I be the only guy (I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only guy) and do I even have the time for this anyway?
Stupid inner voices. Even though it looked really cool, I almost didn’t sign up.
But you know what?
I’m tired of always wanting to have more fun with my new fancy schmancy digital SLR camera and imagining all the killer photos I’d shoot — and then not doing it.
A good friend of mine likes to say, “Talking about writing is not writing. Only writing is writing.”
I guess that’s also true of photography. Or art. Or traveling. Or cooking. Or gardening. Or doing more fun things with your family.
Or whatever it is you’re always wanting to do (but not actually doing).
So I’m going for it. Perhaps the accountability is just what I need.
And summer seems like as good a time as any for experiments in doing something you’ve always wanted to do.
Have fun! I’d take the class, but I have another class I’m working on for my master’s – gotta draw the line somewhere so I can play a little each day. I do take lots of pics though, and experiment with angles and closeups/far away, etc.
Saying “no” is a lost art — especially when it comes to maintaining balance and sanity :)
WOW!! This is really weird, b/c I just bought a new fancy scchmancy DSLR myself. I was LITERALLY just looking at online courses and having very similar inner voices. Then I flipped over to FB and saw your link to this post…. I guess it HAS to be a sign huh?
So it would seem… Will you be joining me?
Marci J. says
I totally LOVE photography and always get complimented on my photos…but my camera hasn’t gotten much love in many months! I attended a day retreat last weekend, focused on the Holy Spirit working in us, having courage to pursue our passions. God is totally in the details…..I signed up for the class.
I’m ready to charge up my camera battery and get “snap happy” again! I can’t wait! : )
Awesome! Fun times ahead!
My digital SLR is more camera than what I know to do with as well. It still takes incredible pictures, but I’m definitely under using it. I hope you learn a ton and have fun!
Yep, I’m in the same boat. I’ve just recently started to get a better understanding of what this baby is capable of…can’t wait to learn more!