Quote Originally Posted by Ricus.stormfire View Post
What option "A" means is NO INSTRUCTION BY A PHYSICAL PERSON, written word, trial and error ON YOUR OWN.
Most people I think would consider self-directed book-learning to be "self taught". Obviously none of us has rediscovered the whole of photographic history and technology, we had to learn it from someone else.

I would expect the majority "self taught" responses would probably indicate this interpretation - it just means they've been to no classes or workshops.