Study Beginnings, Wonders Will Never Cease

“Good study begins with a decision to improve old skills, knowledge and thought processes and gain new ones.”

OCA Foundations Photography course folder, pg10.

I have already written notes reminding myself of areas of technical photography that I need to learn with some emergency. However, my little devil voice keeps chirping in, “You’ve managed forty years with point and clicking you way around, why bother to learn your camera settings now?

I shudder at that inner voice’s belittling of my current skills and sit back and sigh.

Come to think of it, why am I learning the technical aspects so late in life? Will it not hamper both my spontaneity and creativity ? Or maybe, just maybe it will enhance not only my understanding and use of the camera but the end results?

Having read through some of the coursework, I feel that I had better go and find my cameras manual and read it with camera in hand.

Wonders will never cease.

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