I'm going to get the tl;dr out of the way here: this semester is going to involve a lot of developing.
I have only taken a single course in photography, and that was in high school. It was a very important part of my time there, as it catapulted my awareness for what photography really is. The teacher was fantastic, and that had a lot of influence on my progress. When I look back on where my photography was at before that class, I always cringe.
This semester, I am finally taking another photography course, in something that I've wanted to learn for a long time. Darkroom. I begin tomorrow morning at 8am, and I'm excited about it! I am dearly hoping that it will fuel more improvement in the art, but I already know it will give me a deep appreciation for the roots of photography. I am going to carefully be using a Yashica Electro 35 for now, which was passed down to me last year.
But there is other developing going on this semester. It'll be my last at this school, for a while at least, unless I win a cash sweepstakes for whatever reason. I'll be working who-knows-where until I can pay off the current bill, and see what my options are after that. I don't know how long it will take just yet. So I'm trying to enjoy spending time with friends here, possibly for the last few months I'll ever see them. That's been weighing on me.
However, there's been a recent turn of events that has inspired me and lightened my heart. In short, I am now happily taken by my lovely Necsie
. She and I would like to inform you that I'm all hers now.
How have you been pursuing your art lately? And where has life been leading you?