I'm in the midst of a photography course that I thought would be a waste of time.
It's a basic course where most of my fellow students are still trying to understand the difference between shutter speed and aperture; that's no criticism, we were all there at some point.
I took the class because it's a required course as part of the photography scholarship I won earlier this year.
For me, most of the class has been a review, but I've noticed that the lack of pressure from a beginner class has given me the opportunity to experiment and solidify some of the more advanced lessons I've learned elsewhere. I'm beginning to be able to pre-visualize my photographs, which makes me very, very excited.
In these images (I can't take credit for setting up the lighting as it was part of the class), I saw the lighting and new exactly how they would look. I knew how I wanted the model to pose and what mood I could create. As far as I'm concerned, that's a big step in the learning process.