As a result of being on air last week on 3AW with Denis Walter, I was contacted by a lovely lady named Anne who was looking for someone who could spend a day with her to explain how she could use her DSLR. She had been shooting for some time but with less than satisfactory results. Using a DSLR on Program or Auto modes does not always yield the desired image and the lack of control does not satisfy the creative soul.
So, I spent the day with her yesterday. The morning was spent teaching her about the operation and the creative options of shutter speeds and apertures. Then, a lesson on exposure and the need to be able to manually control your camera.
The afternoon was spent taking photographs in various lighting situations.
By the end of the day Anne was able to set the camera to manual and work out why the photographs I had asked her to take around her home were not working out in Auto modes. She was able to take control of the camera, work out what the problem was and reshoot in manual to achieve the desired result.
We were both so happy!
Thanks for a great day Anne! I want to do more of these!