Since attending Neil's workshops, I have a much better understanding of composition, when to use TV, AV and manual focus. I still 'stress' when I can't get the settings right and the pic in the frame is under or over exposed, but I'm happier knowing even experienced photographers do this and I'll apply what Neil has told me.
I am so much more aware when I view the pictures or see others. I know now what type of photography appeals to me. Being in Neil's photography group Moments in Time has exposed me to others photos and I have learnt from what they present.