[font color=\'#000000\']Hi JimK
Thanks for the response. I presume you are referring to the Sunday essay on the LL site, which spoke about this.
I thought about that option when I read the essay. I don't buy into it fully.
On the positive side, I agree that it's good to use manual mode and set the speed and exposure myself to learn what they do and the effects they have. I do this. However, taking pictures, making notes, developing the slides, and then referring back to notes days later seems a very slow and painful way to learn something that I can get almost instant feedback on.
To me, it's akin to teaching people to program by first teaching them machine language or assembler before moving to a modern programming language. I think you can teach people far quicker by using the easy language and making them enthusiastic and productive. Then, you introduce deeper and more technical issues as you go along.