I found this catalog for continuing education at the local college, Central Texas College, and as I was looking through the pages of course offerings, I noticed this photography course. I headed down to the college, registered for the class, plucked down my hard earned cash, and got my parking permit. All in all it seemed a little weird taking a class because the last time I was in a college I was the professor and not the student. Luckily they took my word that I had at least a GED because this was a non-credit course and I wasn’t, as they say, matriculating.
Running down the requirements for the course I discovered I was going to need an external camera flash. I’ve never owned one because I prefer taking photos without a flash. Looks like now I’m gonna learn how to use one. Since I’m not a “Professional Photographer” the professional level external flash is not on my radar. Instead I’ll be getting a Nikon SB 700. I don’t want the weight and the cost of the larger flashes and that unit should be plenty of flash for my purposes.
Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll learn what a creative photograph is and I’ll be able to post some on this site. With the right instructor there may be hope for me after all.
The last piece of photographic equipment that I need for my Creative Photography class that starts Monday arrived by UPS today. It's a B+W Circular Polarizing Filter for my 18-135mm "walk around" lens. It will only fit this one lens and I don't have a step-up or step-down ring so whatever I shoot that requires a circular polarizing filter will obviously have to be taken using this lens. I hope that works for this class. With the delivery of this item, I now have everything I know of to take this class. With a little luck all this equipment should be able to turn out some nice photos. I have my fingers crossed.