Sarah and her family not so long ago moved to Florida. She recently also got her first DSLR. So on Friday morning I got to introduce her to both her Canon XS and the beauty of the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront. It was a warm spring morning with plenty of sunshine, but we started out in the shade of the Museum of Fine Arts where I explained all the photography terms Sarah will need to know in order to shoot in manual mode with her Canon.
Even for a total beginner like Sarah, by the end of the two hours using my 5-step system, she was able to use the meter to help her manually get the exposure correct for both still and moving subjects. We even concluded the lesson with a little portrait practice. Sarah said she has already ordered a new camera so I look forward to helping her continue to advance her photography knowledge when that comes in soon.