It was only a few years ago that I discovered the world of photography and realised how much I enjoyed taking photographs. When I moved abroad in 2012 I signed up for my first OCA photography course and have really been enjoying improving my skills and developing myself creatively. Before studying with OCA I had never thought of photography as a way to express myself. My courses have stimulated me to think about who I am, what I see and how to communicate that visually.
The personal support of the tutors has been of great help in guiding me through this journey and pushing me beyond what I thought I could do. Even though I live abroad and don’t get to meet other students, I do feel connected through forums and the material on the OCA website. Sometimes it is hard to stay focused, but being in touch with fellow students really helps.