Nikon D5000 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson in St. Petersburg Florida with Joe

Joe with his newly acquired Nikon D5000 in North Straub Park during our first DSLR photography lessonI first met Joe over a year ago at an event I was shooting for Office Depot.  I have seen him subsequently at North Shore Dog Park where he brings his dog Tux.  His dog looks rather similar to my own beloved Kiki.  They play together very roughly at the park, but they both seem to have a lot of fun doing it!  Joe told me the other day he got a Nikon D5000 and said he would like to take a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson.  

We met on a pleasant semi-winter Florida afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg where I helped Joe become familiar with his Nikon and how to change the necessary settings for making well exposed and sharp shots using the 18-55mm lens he has right now and giving him some advice on what lens he may wish to get next.  

During the lesson we went on a small tour of the downtown waterfront area starting at the Museum of Fine Arts and its kapok tree before eventually ending up in North Straub Park.  When Joe gets some new photography gear I will be seeing him again in this official capacity, and before then no doubt in the dog park too!