A lot has changed in the last month for me. I started teaching full time at a local high school and it’s been a dramatic shift in how I function. I’m struggling to stay current with the curriculum that was set by the previous teacher while learning names, schedules and processes that are totally foreign to me. It has required a different way of focusing my time and attention.
I’m needing to be hyper-focused on certain tasks, while other things have moved into a dull blur in the background. I feel like I’m currently functioning in F 2.8 (or lower!) with a film camera. I can’t allow any outside distractions, I don’t get the benefit of wide angle view, and there’s no chance to try it again if I don’t get it right the first time.
It’s a strange feeling for this photographer who’s used to having the benefit of other tools at my disposal. I know that this job will get easier as I practice (just like with photography) but at the moment I’m just like a novice with my camera manual in my hands barely able to do more than press the shutter button.
Hoping to change my depth of field soon, Angie