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Sep 21, 2022 11:35:43   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
I taught my daughters to drive with a stick shift. They had no problem transitioning to an automatic and they can easily drive both. My granddaughter learned how to drive with an automatic. She never got the hang of it when I tried to teach her how to drive a stick shift. I see a lesson here for those who want to teach a newbie.

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Sep 21, 2022 11:42:36   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Why not teach how to focus? How to compose? If you can't do those things, who cares what exposure mode you used?

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Sep 21, 2022 11:46:26   #
Hip Coyote
 
Start with the exposure triangle and all else will fall into place.

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Sep 21, 2022 11:50:03   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Why not each how to focus? How to compose? If you can't do those things, who cares what exposure mode you used?



Simply a user preference on the type of control one desires, or not.

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Sep 21, 2022 11:53:14   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Longshadow wrote:


Simply a user preference on the type of control one desires, or not.


If you don't know anything, why bother with the most complex that most of the UHH community with all their age and experience still don't understand?

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Sep 21, 2022 11:54:49   #
CamB Loc: Juneau, Alaska
 
gvarner wrote:
I taught my daughters to drive with a stick shift. They had no problem transitioning to an automatic and they can easily drive both. My granddaughter learned how to drive with an automatic. She never got the hang of it when I tried to teach her how to drive a stick shift. I see a lesson here for those who want to teach a newbie.

Newbies don’t get interested in photography and cameras because they are dying to understand the exposure triangle. I think they are thinking art and vision. Starting with some form of auto is fine. They will learn the rest as their interest grows.
…Cam.

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Sep 21, 2022 11:56:07   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
If you don't know anything, why bother with the most complex that most of the UHH community with all their age and experience still don't understand?


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Sep 21, 2022 11:56:31   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CamB wrote:
Newbies don’t get interested in photography and cameras because they are dying to understand the exposure triangle. I think they are thinking art and vision. Starting with some form of auto is fine. They will learn the rest as their interest grows.
…Cam.


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Sep 21, 2022 11:56:38   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
CamB wrote:
Newbies don’t get interested in photography and cameras because they are dying to understand the exposure triangle. I think they are thinking art and vision. Starting with some form of auto is fine. They will learn the rest as their interest grows.
…Cam.


If it grows ... If you want to start with the weedkiller of Manual Exposure, don't be surprised when the easy to use phone is the tool of choice.

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Sep 21, 2022 12:02:34   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
gvarner wrote:
I taught my daughters to drive with a stick shift. They had no problem transitioning to an automatic and they can easily drive both. My granddaughter learned how to drive with an automatic. She never got the hang of it when I tried to teach her how to drive a stick shift. I see a lesson here for those who want to teach a newbie.


The lesson is that everyone is different, therefore this is just another waste of time thread.

Should you teach a newbie to knit or crochet? At least that question is original for UHH.

Luckily, us old folk have a lot of time to waste.




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Sep 21, 2022 12:04:07   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Turn the dial to P, take Professional photographs. Where's the complication in that? There are really very few exposure modes that warrant the fears we have of them.

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Sep 21, 2022 12:09:59   #
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gvarner wrote:
I taught my daughters to drive with a stick shift. They had no problem transitioning to an automatic and they can easily drive both. My granddaughter learned how to drive with an automatic. She never got the hang of it when I tried to teach her how to drive a stick shift. I see a lesson here for those who want to teach a newbie.


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Sep 21, 2022 12:10:04   #
wdross Loc: Castle Rock, Colorado
 
gvarner wrote:
I taught my daughters to drive with a stick shift. They had no problem transitioning to an automatic and they can easily drive both. My granddaughter learned how to drive with an automatic. She never got the hang of it when I tried to teach her how to drive a stick shift. I see a lesson here for those who want to teach a newbie.


M or Auto? What about S, A, Program, C1, C2, and C3? And as CHG_CANON said what about all the aspects of photography?

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Sep 21, 2022 12:10:21   #
therwol Loc: USA
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
If it grows ... If you want to start with the weedkiller of Manual Exposure, don't be surprised when the easy to use phone is the tool of choice.


The so called newbies have probably already been using a phone for pictures for a long time. They didn't start with a dedicated camera. You may even have a hard time convincing them that they can do more with a camera than a phone. But if you can convince them to try a dedicated camera, I would suggest leaving them in their familiar territory of automatic exposure etc. and then point out other options to them as time goes on.

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Sep 21, 2022 12:10:29   #
ken_stern Loc: Yorba Linda, Ca
 
Hip Coyote wrote:
Start with the exposure triangle and all else will fall into place.


Agree -- I started with a Canon with settings of "AV / TV"

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