If you couldn’t tell from the last post, I am abandoning the idea of an art minor.
I know, it’s a shame to let one class ruin it for me, but the digital photo class was supposed to be the super fun rewarding class, not busy work and mandatory lectures that were review the entire semester.
Oh, I did learn how to window mat an image… from my girlfriend. It would be one thing if I had been taking the 1000 level class, but theoretically I was taking the 3000 level class. Skip the busy work. Skip the constant review of basic photographic ideas. If I would have known in advance that the class would be worthless (see: Physics 1001W, Energy and the Environment) I could have sweated through it in hope of furthering my degree or as a prerequisite for other classes, but that’s it for digital classes at the University. I could have skipped it in favor of the advanced silver classes — assuming that I really wanted to take them, which I don’t. Digital photography was supposed to be the good one: the wheat for which I suffered the the chaff.
Bitch bitch bitch. I know, it’s stupid to whine, but what else can I do?
I really wouldn’t recommend the undergrad photo program here to anyone. They just aren’t serious about teaching. If you want to take a photo class, take it at a community college. At MCTC they have 13 different photo classes — all of which probably teach a skill.