I am trying to set a up a 3 day introductory photo workshop for women in a shelter in Bhutan. I will donate 4 digital cameras and a laptop. I would like to teach the students to use both manual and automatic shooting mode. I have only funds for the Canon SX 150 that has both modes, (<$150 price range) My questions is, do you think that it is worth teaching the students how to shoot in the manual mode? Or do you think that it would be too advanced for them? Personally I can't imaging not knowing how to use manual controls. But for novices, i suspect they may not be interested. In which case, I could go with a slightly cheaper point and shoot.