On a way too hot for December Florida afternoon I met Heather with her new Nikon D600 for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson in downtown St. Petersburg. This was not her first DSLR, she had a Canon for several years, but only had been using it in auto-mode. Even with the new Nikon D600, it was more auto-mode so in order to be able to make better photos of her two young children, she decided to take a photo lesson.
Even though we were shooting outdoors the entire time, I advised her on settings she would need to be able to make photographs of her kids indoors. The technique for both indoor and outdoor or really any kind of photograph is the same. There are five things you ever need to set. There is just better starting points for settings indoors or outdoors. For example, no need to use the lowest ISO on your DSLR when shooting indoors, 95% of the time you need to use at least ISO 800.
After the 2-hour lesson and with the help of the 140+ photo tips on my site, Heather has the resources to start getting the most out of her DSLR and make photos of her children that will only increase in value as years go by.