Why What Works (Luminous Landscape), a comment

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Vlad S Veteran Member • Posts: 3,750
Re: Rules vs. insights

amalric wrote:

I think that LL was after a three pronged, simple structure, that people can easily commit to memory.

The Triangle of Exposure is another one. You'd be surprised how many don't know the basics. And yet I am sure they'd want to increase the number of keepers.

In the context of a short and basic class I think those concepts are quite helpful. But IMO it is important to be careful with words, and not to call them "rules." That's why I highlighted the word "insights" that you used in the beginning. They are just stepping stones, open ended propositions. Students, especially new to the area of study, tend to take the words of the instructor as the ultimate and final truth, beyond which nothing exists. For me it is always important to make sure that the student understands that it is not an ossified and dogmatic system.


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