I first met Bart earlier this year when he took my photography class at the Morean Art Center. Since then he has been out shooting a lot keeping in practice and adding some new items to his camera bag as well. He contacted me recently for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson to give him some advice on the large body of work he has made in the past year and offer suggestions for further improving his shooting.
We met at the usual spot in downtown St. Petersburg and had a small Q&A session to start out with. From looking at some of his photo galleries I offered my thoughts that his shots could use a little bit more focus, and that even landscapes could have more distinct central subjects which could be made by anchoring a foreground subject. Along with a few other tips and practicing them in the field during the lesson, I showed Bart a few new features of his DSLR body, like the AEL lock button. I will be looking forward to seeing how he applies these new tips and techniques in his next few months of shooting!