Genevieve Fix — Montana
Course: Summer Intensive 2012
With a grandfather who was a professional photographer, photography is in my blood. I have
always loved taking pictures and for a long time I was happy using the Auto setting. But I
got to a point where it was no longer matching my expectations, I was frustrated, I needed
to learn how to use the other settings.
My journey started by taking classes at the Adult Learning Center, then one day I ventured
into the RMSP Gallery and picked up a catalog. Wow! It was like being a little kid again
ﬂipping through the pages of a toy catalog and dreaming about getting all of them.
I attended the Basic Photography workshop then a two-day Lightroom class. I thought it was
all I needed but the more I learned the more I realized there was so much to learn. The idea
of doing Summer Intensive started creeping into my mind and I decided to register when a
certain number "60" showed up on the radar. I was excited but a little concerned about my
abilities to sustain an intensive schedule for 11 weeks. Well, I made it with the help of a
black beverage better known as coffee.
It is hard to believe that two weeks ago I graduated from Summer Intensive, what a fantastic
experience! I received a wealth of knowledge from excellent instructors on all aspects of
photography. From understanding settings on the camera, learning the technical, composition,
creativity, working in studio, printing, editing and much more. I now shoot on Manual and I
know how to outsmart the meter!
The group of strangers I started the adventure with became a group of friends. We have shared
the excitement, the stress, the fun, the doubts and the laughter, it is a special bond.
In a week I will do Pro Studies, Food and Product Photography, and next year who knows? Advanced
Intensive? The journey continues...