Last Saturday, (Sept 6), Thomasville Center for the Arts hosted a DSLR workshop with me as the teacher. It was an introductory class, so I taught the basics of digital photography to those who used to use film or had never even picked up a camera before.
I had a presentation for the first couple hours of the class, then we applied what was learned from that and went outside to get some photos. Unfortunately, it ended up being way too hot to be outside too long, so we did some photo exercises inside.
One of them (I can't take credit for this idea), was to pair up and use natural light and knowledge of your settings to take a portrait of your partner. My mother and grandfather took the class, so as examples I took two portraits of them. We tried it out with the lights off in the building to challenge students to use the small bits of window light available.
I had a blast teaching, and hope to do it again soon. The students were awesome, and I think everyone had fun. I may even try and get a group together here in Chattanooga. We'll have to see!
If you're interested in learning more about your camera, you should shoot me a message. I'm always willing to help, and really enjoy teaching. Maybe you could even teach me something, since I'll never stop learning along the way.