It was sunny when I met Bryan in downtown St. Petersburg for our 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson that he received as a present in the form of one of my photography gift certificates. As I was talking to him about my 5-step system for shooting in manual mode, well, some rain started to fall. We were sheltered just fine under the Museum of Fine Arts walkway and still were able to venture out briefly when the rain stopped.
Bryan was actually already shooting in manual mode, but without a system that can be used repeatedly in any shooting conditions, he was not getting the consistent results he wanted. So during the lesson I helped him shape his existing photography knowledge in a way that will let him take control over exposure and composition in a more creative way. I feel Bryan will be able to teach himself and really improve his photography results in a short time. To end the lesson, in the low overcast light we had the chance to do a little motion blur practice.