Oops. Looks like I haven’t been here in a while, and I certainly haven’t been following up with my 52 week challenge like I’m supposed to be doing. Don’t worry though! I haven’t forgotten about you, or the projects! I’ve just been slightly losing my mind with how insanely busy I’ve been!
Yes, I’ve started school! Going in to my 4th week and things are starting to get interesting! I’m not quite sure how I’m going to make it through this semester — perhaps taking six classes during my first semester at a new school was a little ambitious. Oh well, I’m in it now! It’s crazy to think that so much time has passed already. 4th week. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you think of it, I’m 1/4 of the way done already, and it feels like it’s all just begun. I suppose the structure of classes only being once a week (although 6 hours each, yikes), makes it seem like I’ve barely been to some of my classes.
Also, I’ve started both of my jobs. Seriously folks, the insanity of this schedule, and driving, and everything is really starting to kick in! I can’t complain though. I’ve missed being this busy, and it’s a little crazy to think of what I was doing the last time I was this busy. People at school, particularly at the job I have there, keep asking questions about what I used to do, and where I came from. In thinking of that so much lately, I’m so thankful that I’m never going back to that again. Do you hear me? Never! I know, it sounds crazy to me, too, but I love it.
So even though things have been crazy, I’ve still been out shooting. Nothing for the current “natural elements” theme (or the next week’s theme, which I haven’t even begun yet!), but I’m shooting none the less. Hopefully I’ll be back on track after this weekend; I do have some school projects to shoot for, but I also have ideas brewing for the two themes I should have finished already! While I get ready for a busy day of fun, photography, and homework tomorrow, I’ll leave you with a couple of images, courtesy of my digital photography class first day shenanigans.
Apparently, my professor has some type of competitive thing going on with one of his associates. They’re each trying to one-up each other during their first class exercise. I’m very happy about this, because I really enjoyed this little outing. When reading the school site the night before in preparation for the class, I’ll have to admit, I was not that excited when I read something along the lines of “we’re going outside for an exercise — it’s supposed to be hot — come prepared”. Hmm, what the heck are we going to do, and how lame is this exercise going to be? Not lame at all, as a matter of fact. My teacher, with the help of his TA, proceeded to throw brightly colored juice in the air for some fun abstract shots. When that grew tired, he then put on some plastic bio-hazard type suite so his assistant could throw juice and soda on him, as well as so he could experiment with the whole mentos in a soda bottle thing. Fun times. Then, as another lighting scenario exercise, we went inside and took pictures of a miniature space set up that he created. Things are looking up being at this school. I mean really, where else can you do stuff like this? Enjoy!