I have been in contact with Gina for the past few days helping her with everything from which DSLR to purchase to which lenses to get for it as she has a very strong need to add to her photography knowledge as quickly as possible. She has already been shooting for awhile, getting a few high profile jobs even. The Canon 5D Mark II was new to her and brand new store bought yesterday so we began the lesson from the very beginning, set the time and date and putting the neck strap on.
During our 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson Gina wanted me to go through every menu setting and every button on the camera leaving no stone unturned. This gave me my most indepth look yet at how a Canon DSLR works as I shoot Nikon. I have already had hands on with every Canon model made in the past five years, but before now not setting one up totally from scratch. I remain convinced the ergonomics of shooting with a Nikon of similar level are far, far better.
We finished the lesson with a review of the correct terms for referring to shutter speed, how to identify and describe a lens, among other terms.
I hope Gina's upcoming shoot goes well and I look forward to seeing the images.