Class is in session

17 08 2008

My friend Karen and I spent the morning in Old Towne, Alexandria, teaching her two daughters, Margot and Hannah, the basics of digital photography. A few weeks ago I saw images Margot shot with just her digital point-n-shoot on her band trip to Europe and was impressed with her composition and subject selection. I offered to teach her and Hannah the basics and told them they would get to use the “big girl” cameras during the sessions. Put away the point-n-shoots, the serious equipment is here! Karen and I pointed out some of the things that we were drawn to, but the girls ventured out on their own many times. They showed me previews of most of the shots and I made suggestions on better framing, shooting positions, and exposure troubleshooting. I’m impressed with the results of their first-time-ever-SLR experience. Mom, Dad, get ready to purchase a D40 for the girls!

The budding photographers, Hannah and Margot (now that’s a yellow wall):

The results: