On a very humid, but thankfully overcast, Monday morning I met Kristen in downtown St. Petersburg for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson with her long owned but never used Canon T3. She received it as a present for Christmas, in 2012. With an upcoming trip to Iceland planned, she decided she wanted to learn how to use it. I am always glad to help someone make use of a long owned but little used DSLR. There is a learning curve of course to manual photography, but it is not an overly steep one and with my 5-step process, I can actually teach someone theoretically all they need to know in less than 2-hours!
Kristen was a very careful notetaker during the lesson, something I encourage because even though I send a PDF photo guide of the things we cover during the lesson, having notes in your own words can really help. She also asked questions too, which actually showed me she was grasping things very well about how to go about getting the exposure right and when to adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO in the correct order to maximize image quality and exposure. I look forward to seeing her results with all the knowledge she now has to shoot in manual mode with her Canon.