A week from today, the six-week online photography workshop begins. Two and a half weeks into that, my schedule will be uncertain (26-30) because of college class reunion activities. I hope that I will be able to attend more than the first activity. I do find myself wondering if being in the company of people as a group will overwhelm my system. (Fragrance and chemical sensitivities, allergies, &c.) I have to figure out a way to recognize when I am experiencing “brain fog” and should be quiet, limiting myself to listening.
I am going out of a sense of … if I do not attend, I will always wonder.
In the meantime, I get to find out how to (I assume there will be a need) adapt the photo workshop lessons to accommodate my not being independently mobile and my photo subjects being pretty much limited to what I can see from our own yard and the buildings on the property.
The subject of the workshop does, however, seem to indicate that I am to explore hidden scenes/subjects to enrich a lean perspective or range of things to photograph.
I must remember that I am not teaching or mentoring; that is left behind with my employment. I managed that for the most part with the poetry workshop. I must concentrate on observing, listening, and applying perspectives and techniques of others with the end of enriching my repertoire and expanding my viewpoints and resources.
I did, after all, achieve those objectives during my years in college.