There is a right way and wrong way to teach anything. When it comes to photography, there is such a variety of teaching styles, methods and assignments that a photo educator can pick.
For me, I like being hands on and explain the lesson as simple as possible.
I recently learned about an online photo class (a very popular one – that charges a decent amount of money) instructs their students to leave there cameras on Automatic ISO all the time. Now, I don’t care what approach you take in teaching photography. What I do care about are educators teaching the wrong ideas. Yes, the Auto-ISO function can be useful. However, by telling your students to do this all the time just takes the thinking process and the fun and excitement out of the art of photography.
I mean seriously. Did I really have to write this?
My friendsaid (via Twitter), “Instructor laziness or instructor ignorance?” – I believe it is a mixture of the two.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,
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