Teaching my wife photography

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  1. AUZambo

    AUZambo TPF Noob!

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    My wife has expressed interest in learning how to use my DSLR. In what order would you teach her stuff about the camera? I think if I could get her to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, & ISO, and how those setting affect a shot, that would get her off to a good start.

    Is there somewhere else I should start instead?
     
  2. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I started with composition, keep the cam on M and flash on TTL or A & keep camera in raw. She spends more time shooting :thumbup:(fun part) and less time worrying about everything else (my job) :thumbdown:. lol
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Start with Digital SLR Basics. It helps to undersand how the camera works, and where the parts are that affect aperture, ISO and Shutter speed.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Let me know what works for you, I haven't had much luck teaching my wife, lol.

    If I set it up for her or put it in Av, she's fine. Not quite ready for M though...
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    M can always be played with HERE.
     
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    Set it on P or Automatic and let her go take some pictures. As questions come up teach it to her.
    See if you can convince her to read the manual before she starts...good luck with that lol.
    Don't overcomplicate it, make it fun.
     
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    My wife says, "When you learn how to use it, you can teach me." :er::lmao:
     
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    I'm the same way with my girlfriend.
    I think with her though she's interested.. but not really interested enough to put in the time to learn correctly.
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My hubby started out teaching me but then I found it easier to discover things on my own. He could tell me over and over but until I actually took tons of pictures I didnt get it. Good luck........:sexywink:
     
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    +1 Now thats funny , I can picture my wife right now telling me that!!
     

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