This was actually my second 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson with Erin, but the first one out in the field with her Canon T3i as previously we worked on editing, content management and website related photography topics. The weather cleared up to make for a very pleasant Friday evening in downtown St. Petersburg to learn about my 4 (or 5 in manual) step process for producing a well exposed and sharp photograph in any given shooting situation.
Besides teaching how this process works, I perhaps even more importantly to start out with, teach the person how to get around their DSLR in an efficient manner and be able to change these camera settings eventually without even having to think about it. To know photography, one must first and foremost know their gear. Then they can apply photography knowledge using their gear in a skilled manner that will in the end result in satisfying photographs.
I look forward to seeing Erin's photographs taken in manual mode!