Friday wrapped up a crash course in DSLR Photography with Sunil as he took his fourth lesson and seventh and eighth hours of 1-on-1 instruction. Our first DSLR Photography Lesson on Monday covered the typical topics I do with any person on a first lesson. The second was on night photography. The third was exclusively using a 50mm lens. This final lesson was all about how to best use his Nikon SB-600 Speedlight for portrait photography.
We met at the same spot as all the other lessons, in front of the Museum of Fine Art in downtown St. Petersburg, although on a Friday afternoon the area is much, much more lively than on any other week day. I had Sunil mount his SB-600 to the hotshoe of his Nikon D50 and using two lenses, an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm, we practiced how to get the most out of on camera external flash. We used the banyan trees on Beach Drive, then the covered walkway by the Ovation Building before ending up by the St. Pete waterfront.
It was a good week with Sunil who I got to know a little bit as I shared a lot of my photography knowledge with him. I look forward to seeing how his photography grows.