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2010/01/01

Resolutions

I could make some flip comment about resolving not to make any resolutions, or have some sage or life altering ideas. Truth is, that I have been on a mental vacation for the majority of this two week vacation and have not really taken time to come up with anything.

We return to school next week and have only that one week together before the semester ends. (I personally think it was pretty poor planning to have vacation and then have students return from break for finals week). The second semester will (hopefully) be more productive - especially for my digital darkroom students - as I actually have the computers and Photoshop Elements 8 (instead of using old PC machines with only 125 to 256 MB of RAM and the GIMP software). Having a computer for every student should help get rid of a lot of the issues from this past semester - students waiting their turn to use the computers get bored and start distracting each other.

I picked up a copy of Scott Kelby's The photoshop elements 8 book for digital photographers to give me some insight into things that Elements 8 has that are not in CS3 and to think about some tricks that I never used when working for a newspaper.

I guess my resolution for 2010 is to be as effective at teaching as possible, and to not let all of my teaching and grad school responsibilities prevent me from making images for myself.
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