On a very sunny late winter Florida afternoon I met longtime networking friend Al for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson. I have known Al for several years and we have referred business to each other (him more to me, thanks Al!). He is the owner of Bayprint. He got a Nikon D3200 a little while ago and has past photography knowledge from the film days, but like many people who book a lesson, just needed some help organizing and putting that knowledge to use in a very specific and exact manner. That is exactly what my 5-step process for getting a well exposed and sharp shot in any shooting conditions is designed to do.
After overcoming an unusual shutter action when having Al for the first time shoot in manual mode (quiet shutter mode activated itself!), we made our way around beautiful downtown St. Pete practicing how to control DoF to make the background be a non-factor in a shot and also how to photograph moving subjects. The St. Pete Grand Prix is coming up this weekend and Al is going to be track side. We practiced on far slower cars on Beach Drive, but the technique is the same. We finished covering how to make motion blur shots in broad daylight. I look forward to seeing Al's grand prix shots!