« on: November 11, 2013, 11:27:44 AM »
Especially the scarpbook suggestion is great.
No much to ad, but one thing that helped me get into it back in the film days.
I would start her on the 5Dc with, if you can spare it, a relatively fast normal range prime (say 50, 1,4).
Explain in simple terms the way to manipulate the amount of light in manual (f-stop, speed, iso).
Put the camera in all manual and off she goes.
It may be a little bit rough, but it will help her to discover the basics quickly (as she can always go for direct feedback and look at what she did after each shot). Zooming you can do using your feet, the fast prime allows her to discover and explore DOF.
Sharing progress in choosen intervals will help, and if you can afford a couple of hours, try to agree on a "project topic" that both of you cover usinf equivalent equipment. Not to show of, but to share different views to the same general idea.
Has become more than a bit, but here you go.
Mind to share the outcome of your project (if it stars)?
Have a great day