This morning I met Jody in downtown St. Petersburg Florida for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson with her just purchased Canon 70D. Like many past students, Jody's interest in photography was growing and she wanted to take the step up from point-and-shoot to DSLR. I have taught dozens of such people and am always glad to be able to save people the years of grinding I did teaching myself by concentrating all my current years of experience into a two-hour info packed photography lesson!
Within the first sixty minutes of the lesson I had Jody looking through her viewfinder using the camera's meter to assist her in setting the shutter speed while shooting in manual mode with a daylight default aperture of f/11. From there I taught her how to control DoF in order to create a shot with bokeh before concluding with some tips for shooting landscapes. Jody now has a headstart on learning how to use her DSLR and I look forward to seeing the results.