Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson Honeymoon Island State Park Florida with Karin

Karin framing a shot with her Nikon D3200 during our 1-on-1 DSLR photography lesson at Honeymoon Island State ParkI had not been to Honeymoon Island State Park for awhile, but on a Saturday back in November I had first a 1-on-1 DSLR Photo Lesson with Karin and her Nikon D3200, then a maternity shoot with a former photo student.  I met Karin at the park's visitor center which provided a comfortable place to first discuss my 5-step process for getting a well expososed and sharp photo in any given shooting situation.  

After that the grounds around the visitor's center itself provided enough variety to put into practice how I had instructed Karin, step-by-step, to shoot in manual exposure mode.  The variety of shady mangroves and bright sky provided a good contrast for learning how to quickly change between shooting conditions.  About 7 to 10 seconds (or faster) is the time range I set for students to get to for changing all 5 settings as need be between shooting conditions, and then even less than that for adjusting in the same conditions.  Of course I do not expect such quickness during the first lesson!  In time with experience and becoming more familiar with the Nikon camera body, Karin will be able to minimize the time getting settings right allowing her to maximize the time to get a shot in the first place and then compose it as desired.

1-on-1 Nikon D3200 DSLR Photography Lesson in St. Petersburg Florida with Al

Al composing a shot with his Nikon D3200 in downtown St. Petersburg Florida during our 1-on-1 photography lesson.On a very sunny late winter Florida afternoon I met longtime networking friend Al for a 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson.  I have known Al for several years and we have referred business to each other (him more to me, thanks Al!).  He is the owner of Bayprint.  He got a Nikon D3200 a little while ago and has past photography knowledge from the film days, but like many people who book a lesson, just needed some help organizing and putting that knowledge to use in a very specific and exact manner.  That is exactly what my 5-step process for getting a well exposed and sharp shot in any shooting conditions is designed to do.  

After overcoming an unusual shutter action when having Al for the first time shoot in manual mode (quiet shutter mode activated itself!), we made our way around beautiful downtown St. Pete practicing how to control DoF to make the background be a non-factor in a shot and also how to photograph moving subjects.  The St. Pete Grand Prix is coming up this weekend and Al is going to be track side.  We practiced on far slower cars on Beach Drive, but the technique is the same.  We finished covering how to make motion blur shots in broad daylight.  I look forward to seeing Al's grand prix shots!