After looking at the budget a little closer, we can finagle a way to make the Fuji X100 rangefinder work. So if all works well, should have it by next week. I’m excited. It’s the first camera that I’ve wanted to buy since hating photography as drastically as I did when I left the business in 2005. I’ve actually got my “fire” for photography back. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of making a picture. I still consider myself a professional (retired). Now, I don’t shoot every day, nor will I ever. The X100 isn’t an everyday camera. It’s a camera that will be great for street shooting and documenting. I actually ave a couple of projects that I have in mind. We will see if that happens.
The funny thing is that I owe the rejuvenation for photography to a little iPhone. Combine that with the fact that I don’t have to shoot for anybody but myself, and I’m content.
I will never, NEVER go back to newspapers or publishing. Unless I’m the publisher and it’s self-publishing. I love teaching. I can’t see myself not being in the classroom. I won’t be an administrator either (I didn’t say NEVER). I was a boss for about 15 years and that pretty much sucked for the last five years of my career. Kids behave the way they do because they are kids. Adults behave the way they do, because in many cases, they’re idiots. Or, in a more politically correct style, they are subject to idiotic ways. I have immense respect for my administrators and the “stuff” they have to deal with daily.
So I’m staying in the classroom. I will hopefully be able to bring more of my blogging and photography into the classroom to show students there are practical uses for the things they are taught everyday. Since my son and I have started this photo-a-day project, this has become more than a habit. It’s become an expectation. One that I actually enjoy quite a bit.
I don’t do this for anybody other than myself, except maybe my students. I explained in an earlier blog that I’m writing everyday, so I don’t come off like a hypocrite. In my eyes there is nothing like showing and telling students to write, write, write, yet as a teacher, I wasn’t writing on my own. I had a difficult time telling kids that writing and reading are important, yet I didn’t do either that often. And the while the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do,” works at home (sometimes), it doesn’t fly in the classroom.
Photos of the day are very different. My son photographed some framing in a house or structure (duh). My photo is of a peanut butter sandwich. I was feeling like being cliché. Funny thing is on Instagram, instant likes resulted when I posted this picture.
Peanut Buttery Goodness
Until Next Time,