Exciting News!

I'll just get right to the exciting news! :)

After a lot of praying, counsel from mentors, research, and thinking, I've decided to begin....drum roll please....an MA in Photography!

**I AM SO EXCITED!**

Giggling incessantly, my nephew Zachary is showing the excitement I feel for this program! Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.4  |  f/2.2, 1/1250 sec, ISO-400  |  Houston, TX USA

Giggling incessantly, my nephew Zachary is showing the excitement I feel for this program!
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.4  |  f/2.2, 1/1250 sec, ISO-400  |  Houston, TX USA

This is something I have wanted to do for such a long time and the timing has always been off. I love teaching, interacting with students, doing personal projects, etc. and I really felt that this would enhance my work as a photographer and allow me to teach even more proficiently than before. 

I'm gaining my masters through Falmouth University, which is ranked one of the top arts university in the UK (!!!). They began this year a Flexible Learning program, where students can gain a masters level degree in an art field online.  The program I'm enrolled in is part time (15-20 hours/week) and completed over a two year period. You can read about the program here!

One thing I love about this program, is that it's focused on the student and their practice. It's not about learning photography skills (which I'm sure I will learn more during this process), but the focus is on improving your practice of photography in the field you're already working in or hoping to move forward in. They're also offering four optional residencies, where you can visit the event taking place and meet faculty and other fellow students in person. I don't think I'll make it to all four, but I do plan to try for at least one.

There are so many things I want to accomplish during this time and I'm so excited about the possibilities. I'm also thrilled to work on my final project, which I already have great ideas for! 

That's the exciting news! I'm sure through this process I will be posting photos, concepts, ideas, projects, and the like on my blog. I will not be able to continue my photo of the day project, but I will still be posting a few times a week!

Thanks for following me through this process! Excited to share it with you.

-Ashley