After much contemplation, bouts of indecisiveness, and unsure feelings about what subject I precisely wanted to focus on this semester, it finally came to me through the offered suggestion of a fellow classmate who owns a daycare. I'm still going to have to come up with a definite premise and purpose to my photographs, but I know for sure that I want to photograph children.
I've enjoyed photographing my niece and nephews in the past as well as close friends, so I know I want to stick with photographs of people, particularly candid shots. With photographing children one is able to capture an array of expressions, emotions, behaviors, and activities... plus, they're just so cute! Thank God for my classmate who runs a daycare, because had I not expressed that my nieces and nephews were too far to continuously drive out to film and had she not mentioned her daycare, I probably still wouldn't have any idea about what I'd be spending my semester shooting.
I plan on going by there early tomorrow morning to shoot my first roll of film then get back to campus to develop the negatives and possibly work on a print - if not, I'll make a print Tuesday night or Thursday morning which are the next times that I'll be free. I think the biggest trial of spending my semester filming these kids is scheduling. I'm going to have to make time around when I'm available... which is when I'm not in class or at work, when I'm not doing homework, and when the kids aren't napping - which according to my classmate is from noon to 2:30pm.
In the end, I hope the finished product is worth it, because I'm most definitely excited to work with the kids. I plan to make some amazing prints!