Going into the course I'm aiming to continue learning until I get to the end and graduate with a BA Photography. I'm trying to be realistic though as I'm nervous about coming in with so little experience, plus I work full time in a fast paced and demanding industry. The initial module is 400 hours of study and I am aiming to commit to 10 hours a week. I think this is realistic if I do my reading and reflecting in the week and most of my practical work at the weekends. I'm again hesitant to make this too solid a promise and will see how the first two months go and if I have set myself too high a goal.
Basically, I'm aiming high but am being flexible and taking it one day at a time!
I think one of my first personal goals is to start reading up on different photographers and finding four or five that really resonate with me and begin studying them in more detail. Up to now all I've been doing is trying different techniques out with the camera with not much thought to the discipline and what has come before me. As I'm off to Prague this afternoon my tutor mentioned three photographers to research so I will start with this while I am away : Ivan Lutterer, Josef Sudek and Josef Koudelka.