Invited to Sit-In on Photo Class -- Should I Do It?

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by astrostu, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. astrostu

    astrostu Guest

    I e-mailed some of the people teaching the undergrad photo classes here, asking if (a) they'd mind if I sat in, and/or (b) if they could recommend what level would be beneficial to me (as the descriptions for Photo 2-4 are generally the same).

    Three days into the semester ... I got an e-mail back from the faculty member I e-mailed about Photo 2/3 (the guy for Photo 1 never got back to me). This is his response:

    My first (specific) thought is that no, I'm not interested in solely making better "pretty pictures" ('cept in astrophotography), but I want to learn more about composition and ideas for shooting various scenes and media.

    So my general reaction after reading the reply is that I really don't know if what he's saying the focus of the class is will help me or not. So should I take the time to sit in on the class, or should I say, "Thanks, but no thanks?" What do you guys think? Does this sound like a good class?
     
  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    "That concern being the use of photography as a medium of contemporary art for the essential function of personal artistic expression and the development of a unique and innovative artistic vision."

    That sentence struck me as favorable rather than let the "pretty picture" blow it off.

    BTW, how's the lunar eclipse manual going?
     
  3. TATTRAT

    TATTRAT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would, learning is learning, and there might be stuff you can apply to your brand of shooting.

    Knowing is half the battle.
     
  4. Big Bully

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    If it were me, I would totally sit in on the class. As said right before me, learning is learning. And I think it would be an awesome opportunity.
    What school wants you to sit in on a class?
     
  5. MissMia

    MissMia TPF Noob!

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    Yes! I would love to have that opportunity.
     
  6. astrostu

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    Should be finished this week. Watch the thread where I initially posted about it.


    I'm a grad student there. CU Boulder.
     
  7. Big Bully

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    Hmm My husbands aunt lives in Boulder...

    Does it have a good photography program?
     
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    I'd go for it. Never know what you might learn.
     

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