Phase III - Let it begin
Monday, January 14, 2008
So after an amazing lecture by Jay Masiel, the day was great.... that was until we got introduced to Phase III.
I found it appropriate to post a photo to remind alumni, as I'm sure none of you could forget, of the feeling when your stomach dropped when they hand you paper after paper, including the packet of 17 assignments due in about a month.... yes, I know you all remember it well.
Tell me, is this how you felt?
posted by Christina @ 2:03 PM,
- At January 14, 2008 2:49 PM, Faith Dugan Photography said...
Take a deep breath. Relax. It's going to be ok.
Rest assured that hundreds of other alumni have done the same amount of work and ::gasp:: graduated!!!
It will be ok. It's just photography, it's not brain surgery. No one's life is at stake.
Just plan plan plan, and execute. Don't procrastinate. Double and triple book models for your assignments.
Use modelmayhem,com, myspace, facebook, craigslist and Freecycle to find models.
You'll be fine!
- At January 14, 2008 2:56 PM, Krisandra said...
all i can do is smile, BUT listen to Faith.
- At January 14, 2008 3:19 PM, Nemesis Photo said...
haha 3 assignments in a month i kinda wana do it again
- At January 14, 2008 4:07 PM, Wayne Wallace said...
Just think when you get out you have the added challenge of trying to make that many people hire you in a month.
Make them count boys and girls these could be the images that help get you your first gigs.
- At January 14, 2008 4:23 PM, Faith Dugan Photography said...
Ok--so more thoughts.
Take how many assignments you just received and divide it by how many months you have to complete it.
In the summer and fall months, I probably see 20 different clients split between weddings, portrait, commercial, editorial and corporate work. It doesn't change from HIP to the working world of a self employed photographer. It's a balancing act. The only difference is that you are currently being judged by other photographers. Soon, you'll be judged by the almighty dollar. It's good training for post-school jobs.
Once every two weeks, try to take a night off. The building is closed on Friday nights still, right? Go see a movie. I used to go to Barnes & Noble in Hadley for inspiration. A glass of red wine never hurt anyone either! Try to recharge your creative batteries.
Accept the fact that sometimes you'll going to fall flat on your face. What's the absolute worst that can happen? You might mess up and you'll have to reshoot it. Oh well. Life will go on.
You all know you can always email me for advice!
- At January 14, 2008 5:23 PM, Tamee said...
Question: is the building open 24 hours for your class? Or are you guys just as lame as class of 2007 and only have it open till midnight? :)
- At January 14, 2008 7:00 PM, Christina said...
school is open everyday, unless faculty thing. Actually we might get to go 24hrs a day starting this thursday, if the all might Tony sees that we are being good lil boys and girls. lol
- At January 14, 2008 7:01 PM, Wayne Wallace said...
'05 kept the building open all night - I know I was a night manager.
- At January 14, 2008 8:48 PM, HP said...
- don't panic
- get done with the assignments you don't like or think are harder to do first.
- use time and studio reservations slots wisely.
- and on phase IV, plan to have everything done a week before it's due. Then you can help out other students with what you can (and enjoy while others panic haha)
that's how I did it and worked well for me
- At January 14, 2008 9:02 PM, Krisandra said...
yes Hector, and thank you again for all the help you gave me! what would i have done without you!!!
- At January 15, 2008 8:50 AM, Jason McGrew Photography said...
HAHA.. I totally loved it when they announced Phase III. It was a blast!!!! You are shooting tons everyday. For those that have not found their style they will probably find it.
Just have fun. Seriously it is a lot of work But if you plan right. You can have a lot of time to shoot whatever you want. TRUST ME! I did it. I shot almost all my work in about 2 week and then re-shot it just to improve.
Congrats on the Phase III.
- At January 15, 2008 1:57 PM, The Photograph said...
now i i can do it any one can we at the time where using hasses and well i did not have any extrea for more film and was living off cheese and mercal whip sadwitches(and Arron's eatable coffee and beer, and Michelle's KICK ASS pasta sose) lol i did NOT have my own camera my $$$ add for one did come in and i got the camera the day of graduation after the cermonery LOL
i had to use the film aloted for each assignments and that is it 12 shots to get it right and beg my fellow class mates to use there cameras. with digital at least you do not have to worry about how much film you use. then i had to be VERY conservative with the paper i used we where only given so much so not a lot of wiggle room there eather.
open 24hr WOW i wish i think 70% of my assignments where printed in a classmates bath room LOL there a gen if one is shooting digital is a 1/2 decent computer and PS lol
ho and i walked from Greenfield to school every day in snow up to my arm pits EVERY day LOL
- At January 16, 2008 8:18 PM, Kates said...
Ahhhh....this is when it all really comes together. This is when you can really start to have fun and push the envelope a little bit. You don't have to stay so strict to the rules. Yes you have guidelines but you can push them a little now because you know the basics and you've got them down. Really try different things. If you fail then at least you tried and then try something different.
Phase IV was a breeze after Phase III. Well I wouldn't say a breeze....but I think I just became used to no sleep and working my ass off. I did stay up all night and all day for three days in a row. It's on the DVD that Tony sent out for our 'yearbook'. That is an awful, awful picture. And yet I miss Hallmark so, so, so much!!!