Thursday, 20 February 2014

Week 8 - The Living Well in Retirement Weekly Challenge

Welcome to the Week 8 Living Well in Retirement Weekly Challenge!

I had a most wonderful experience on Saturday! I stepped out of my comfort zone, placed myself in the midst of strangers, listened attentively to a passionate person speak another language - one I will call 'photography speak' and fiddled with an instrument - read 'digital camera' - that holds many mysteries for me!

I attended a Canon Academy Beginners photography course. This was learning - real learning - and I loved it! I had forgotten what hard work, and what a mind stretching struggle learning is.

As a beginner photographer I am still developing my understandings of key concepts - light and shadow, ISO, f. stops, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, noise, composition etc etc and what they all mean and contribute to taking great photographs.

I arrived home suffering from a good dose of information overload, my brain spinning with questions, possibilities and opportunities. I remembered how much I have always loved the challenge of learning!

My challenge for you this week - is to learn something new! Shake those neurons up a bit! I think you'll like it!




  1. I greatly admire your photography skills, Liz! In my retirement I have the time to indulge in new learning - and I'm determined to do better! Your feedback on my efforts will be appreciated!