Ok... I'm preparing to upgrade my equipment to a 7D, upgrading my flash to the 580, etc etc etc.....
Instead of selling my old setup (Gripped 40D with 430 EX II), my hubby and I are talking about him learning the trade. He's listened to me ramble on about exposure, lighting, shadows, contrast, white balance, yada yada for several years LOL. So now he's interested in learning. Pretty much the only thing I've taught him is how to focus correctly. I'm still an advanced hobbyist/semi-pro myself. I've done some hired work, but mostly shoot for my own benefit, and am mostly self-taught.
Did your spouse decide to pick up your gear and start learning? How did you teach them? His line of work leaves little time for browsing the internet and reading tutorials as I have done, so most of his learning is going to have to be hands-on alongside me. We think it will be a great way for us to spend more time together We used to play MMORPG's together, but I no longer play and he doesn't spend much time doing it anymore.
I'm mostly looking for stories and advice I'm constantly learning new things, and love photography. It's been my life's passion most of my life, and I seriously dove into it a couple of years ago when I got my first DSLR. I shot with a Canon Rebel G 35mm SLR before that, but didn't start learning the technical aspects of photography until I went digital. Started an NYIP course, that helped me to grasp exposure, but didn't go any farther than the 2nd "lesson". Unfortunately, I loaned that first crucial lesson out and have never received it back and the guy I loaned it to fell off the face of the earth, so I can't let my hubby read it. I will spend more time browsing the web for good beginner sites as I have time, but thought I would ask you awesome folks for your favorite things. He just doesn't have time to sit and go through these forums and look at all of the stuff, but I'm going to try to encourage him to!