(this is actually supposed to be a funny post btw)
I have a bad reputation as a student, even though I think I have a good student face. (lol, it didn’t help) Infamous for being late, sleeping in class, handing up work late - and that’s what most people know me for, it even spread to people outside school… (I don’t exactly do bad deliberately, my efforts just seem to fail miserably)
ok besides making my reputation even worse by typing that above paragraph, the point is, I might just be “redeemed” from that bad reputation! haha
I am currently finding myself undergoing a new course with several mods:
I have to study on different human poses and my textbook illustrates 600 poses to be exact;
Another mod requires me to understand the idea of being profitable in the business world and I actually need to come out with a business plan, marketing plan, calculate my business and personal expenses before I can formulate my pricing plan on the day rates I can charge; (ACCOUNTS omg, hi numbers, let’s be friends)
Then, there’s the guide on balancing business and personal live - teaching on goal setting, working smart and excelling on time management, which I have 2 textbooks for.
Finally, there’s the specialisation part, for otherwise known as my major, which is wedding photography and my textbook brings me through step-by-step of the entire event, the key areas to take note and common mistakes made.
(are you getting this yet? I am laughing)
AND THERE’S GROUP WORK!
The task is to create the whole brand identity of the business, which encompasses the logo, slogan, colour scheme, domain, typefaces, et cetera. “Branding is an all encompassing experience” (Ilasco & Cho 2010) so plans need to be made as well in effectively communicating the brand to the targeted audience.
When there’s group assignment, individual assignment can never be missing:
There is a whole set of Adobe Photoshop CS (whatever number) tutorials that needs to be completed, so that post-processing can be improved and better knowledge possessed for the software. This is besides, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Bridge, which all have their own CS (whatever number), but they are extra materials for the curriculum for now.
Something’s missing? YES, how can I forget, I ALSO GOT EXAMINATIONS!
Mostly I can be well-prepared for, but you can never study enough for examinations and you never know what’s going to happen when you are in the examination hall! My examination can range from 1 hour all till 4 hours (As I progress in this course, examinations may go even longer). I must remember to charge my camera battery so I don’t enter into examination without working equipment! (I have never forgotten to charge battery btw)
This is also the kind of exam where you have to bring other equipment, like the tripod, reflector, various props and they are all used differently depending on what is the question of the exam that day!
The funny thing is, as nerve-wrecking examinations are, I love this kind of exams that I will be having. (I can’t believe I just typed that) The markers will all be different, and I will have the general public as my bell-curve to determine what is my final “grade”, and so far, I’m not that bad! Yay!
Can you tell? I’m enjoying this “new school” already! And do you get it! I am talking about all the stuff that I’m going to do for my business in photography! =D Whatever above isn’t bluff, they are merely presented in a perhaps symbolic and more academic approach. And the exams are just all my photoshoots.
HAHAHAHAHAHA (yes I’m loving this)
I am REALLY going enjoy this “school” more than my real school, although the real school is the real priority still, even if I’m still angsty about it.
BUT! I’m going to excel in both schools anyway because I know there’s that potential in me and I have Jesus on my side, so regardless of how I feel, I will still be working hard and that’s my faith declaration. =D
so hi real world, be ready to welcome me because I’m coming with Jesus and this is Tay Yong En, with a major in photography and business awarded by the School out of this world and my classmates are angels.
and thank you Jesus, I think all these just helped me like the idea of school a little more. =’)