After 6 years, many hours and lots of money I have finally finished my Photography foundation degree. Woohoo! The final project is now handed in so all there is left to do is wait for the results. There is a short exhibition of work from all the students at The Lander Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro until Saturday 16th June, so if you want a look at what we’ve all been doing, you’d better hurry along before it gets taken down. Here’s a photo of yours truly smugly smiling (and with a huge hand!)
The college are hoping to run a part time course to bring the qualification to full degree level, but I don’t think I’ll be doing so. I don’t need the qualification for my work and there is only so much studying one can do. I’m often asked if it was worth it and whether I enjoyed it? The answer to both has to be yes, although there were many times when I felt like giving up. I started the process as I wanted to force myself to take photos that I wasn’t being paid for and also to deepen my knowledge of photography across the ages and genres. I’ve certainly learnt lots although most of it isn’t directly applicable to taking wedding photos – but that was the whole point.
The big question is, “what will I do next with all this free time?” And it is a big question. Obviously, I’ll be able to fill the time – it will be great to give more thinking time to the business of Duchy Photography; I’m hoping to get fit again and I’ll be able to read again for pleasure. The challenge is to develop personal projects that keep me interested in photography and keep those creative juices flowing. Keep stopping by this blog to see what develops and check out my latest photos – I’m taking delivery of a new camera today so look out!