I opened the front door expecting to sign for another box of stationery or the latest batch of printer inks and I am asked to sign for a box with OCA marked on it. I know what that is. The Art of Photography has just arrived. I had uhm’d and ah’d and printed the programme out about five times before I finally signed up.
Work seemed to have settled down a bit and I was ready for a new source of inspiration. I did the OU Digital Photography course last year and really enjoyed it and now wanted something with more progression. I use my cameras all the time these days and build more and more visuals into my consultancy materials. This seemed like a great way to combine both interests.
I opened the box to find the contents beautifully wrapped in red tissue paper. They had a sense of care about them. I felt like I had just been given a very precious birthday present. It was interesting because it meant I had suspended any of my concerns about how technical the course might be, I was genuinely excited about exploring the contents.
Time to get more familiar with how the OCA works and what is expected.