I got a phone call last night from Linda asking about my DSLR Photography Lessons. 30 minutes later I got another phone call from her as she was checking out at Best Buy with a brand new Nikon D90 with 18-105mm kit lens, a spare battery, a tripod, a Lowepro backpack camera bag and a 8GB SDHC card and asking if we could have a lesson at 10am this morning! When we first talked I found out she did not yet own a DSLR, so she asked for my recommendation, which off the top of my head was the Nikon D90. I mentioned the price of around $900 and heard no gasp. Next thing I knew I was helping her set some specific settings one should when first setting up a Nikon camera.
We started out lesson with the very basics, which still can be quite overwhelming for anyone. By the end of the 2-hour lesson Linda was getting a good grasp on aperture and what a large one is and does as well as when to use a low aperture. As seen in the top photo, Vinoy Park once again provided a photography student with a patient bird as a practice subject matter.
Linda is an eager photography student and I look forward to our future lessons together.