So a couple of weeks ago, my good friend, Juan Acevedo, hit me up and began asking me questions about photography. Years ago I actually sold him my old Canon Rebel EOS T2i DSLR camera and he’s had it tucked away this whole time. He never had much experience using it so he asked if I’d be down to meet up and show him my gear and how to use the camera’s settings and how I go about shooting photos while out and about.
I of course agreed because its been a few months since the last time we met up and hung out.
We met up at one of our usually hang out spots, a Panera in Downtown Burbank. We decided to grab a quite bite to eat and then take one car out to Griffith Park. I decided to show him one of my favorite places to shoot and just plain hang out in general, the Mineral Wells.
We parked on the curb and unloaded our gear and walked to the nearest park bench and I started going over the basics of lenses and aperture, ISO speeds and shutter speeds.
Once I showed him the basics, I told him to walk around and take some photos in the area.
After watching him for a bit, I took a test shot as well to show him about foreground focus and background blurriness. I explained that for as long as I’ve been interested in photography, my favorite thing to do is try to capture scenes in photos and videos that aren’t from a normal eye-level perspective. I enjoy taking photos from down low or up high to get people thinking, “Wow!”