Digital Photography Doesn’t Equal GIMP 101

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It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Two months. In that time, I have had a lot of things happen. I’d like to focus on one thing, though, for now. That is my Digital Photography course. Er, GIMP 101, as it should be called. There’s really nothing to do with photography in this course, except you take pictures. But the projects all involve some task with the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), not composing a photo or some such. I’m not exactly disgusted with the course — learning to use the GIMP is good and useful — but the course definitely exhibits traces of false advertising. Maybe I’ll suggest to the course provider that they rename the class…

Update 05/26/07: My teacher answered my question about this course. He says that I’m learning to use the software instead of how to take pictures because the course is a Technology course, not an Art course. Rissa-frassa blahblah freeba sorba…


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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