Tonight, I face a half-dozen or so students in what will be my first-ever attempt to teach. The course in question is “Introduction to Digital Photography,” a four-week affair at The Jacksonville Center in Floyd.
In my sordid past, I’ve faced wars, unruly mobs, riots, political conventions and Presidential press conferences — and all pale in comparison to the terror to going before a group of students and trying to teach them the basics of photography with a digital camera.
“You’re a lousy teacher,” proclaims the other half of the household. “You don’t have the patiences to deal with someone who doesn’t know as much about a subject as you.”
She’s right. I get frustrated when things that seem second nature aren’t as easily grasped by others.
So tonight will be a learning experience all around. Can I teach? If so, can others learn?