When I first started learning tennis, my instructor told me that people generally learn most at the beginning and then after you get better, improvements come in much smaller increments and that's when the real challenge begins. I of course never became a real good tennis player, but I went through the learning curve and understand what he meant.
As I move on to the 2nd year of my photography study, I remember what it was like when I first started playing tennis. Looking back this past year, I can see my skills improved noticeably. I still take lots of crappy photos, but at least I kind of know what I am doing now. But as I continue to learn more and be happy with what I've achieved, I should also remember that the real challenge is always ahead and the learning never ends.
Last week I was at the Cincinnati Art Museum for my new AAC Photojournalism course assignment. This was my second visit and it's been 6 months since my first. I am breaking the rule by showing 6 photos in this post because I want to celebrate my newbie achievement. With this post, I can now pat myself in the back, be happy with what I've done so far, and look forward to many more years of learning!
October 20, 2012
March 31, 2012