Being a photography major at FIT isn’t a walk in the park. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. There are going to be days where you question why you are pursuing photography, and there are going to be days where you really know why. There are going to be plenty of people waiting for you to fail, but there are people that really want you to succeed. As a photography student, there are certain things that you are going to have to figure out on your own, whether it be a photo project, assignment, technique, or lighting. Trying to figure things out on your own isn’t exactly the easiest, which is why open studio exists. To sign up for open studio, you go into the photo office on the 4th floor of the D building and you pick what day and time works best for you. The schedules are put out a week in advanced so be sure to sign up a week before so you can get your desired date and time. While you still may be weary going to into an open studio and not knowing what equipment to check out or what you are doing, try recruiting a friend an experimenting together. Also, do your research the night before looking into what kind of equipment from the list of equipment from the cage is best for you. Don’t give up and step outside of your comfort zone!