50mm DSLR Photography Lesson in downtown St. Petersburg with Sunil

Sunil using his Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D as I photograph him with my 50mm f/1.8D lens!Sunil continued his DSLR Photography Lessons this week with me with a 50mm lens only lesson in downtown St. Petersburg.  I really like this type of lesson as using the smallest and lightest lens made is a very liberating feeling due to freedom of movement, a fixed focal length and the ability to produce bokeh at will.

Despite only using our Nikkor 50mm f.1.8D lenses all afternoon, we still managed to cover quite a few photography styles.  We returned to motion blur practice once again, only this time during the bright afternoon sun.  We also mixed in a little architecture photography.  Still, the majority of the lesson was spent practicing how to compose and create shots using a very shallow DoF (depth of field/focus).  

Tomorrow for our fourth of four lessons we will focus on using external flash for portraits.