Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
I guess, first would be where I stand with my photography.
But, what I really want to learn is the things I can't think about and so, I can't talk of the things I want to learn because I don't know what they are!
Okay, that is a fair answer.

I became interested in how people teach photography and found many different teaching styles. It may be worthwhile first to consider the many possibilities. One of the most interesting and unconventional teaching styles was that of Minor White. Let me suggest reading about his methods. My guess, based on your astute answer, is that you are well beyond classical schooling methods and need Mr. White (or a similar yoda) to give you some zen exercises so that you learn how to set all that knowledge aside. White woudl have you read Zen in the Art of Archery.

This reminds me of one of the deep and beautiful Rumsfeld poems, set in verse form by Hart Seely at Slate magazine:

The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.


—D.H. Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing