I'm off to a pretty good start with my serious attempt to establish myself as a workshop instructor in small groups. In three days I have had three enthusiasts every day to come along for around 8 hour outings - visiting both historical villages for architecture photography as well as huge sand dunes and seascapes /landscapes.
9 people in total and I have started to get a 'feel' of what is wanted and what is needed.
All three days with the different groups I have been SOMEWHAT SURPRISED of the extremely low level of understanding the fundamentals of photography.
Ok, nine people is not a lot of people of making accurate conclusions, but out of these nine people ALL of them where using auto exposure, auto iso and none had any idea how their camera measured light. Without exception all were using their equipment as a point-and-shoot no matter what camera they own.
In other words, I see it necessary to start the day with breakfast and have a crash course of between 1-1,5 hours of the very very basics - before we head out.
Now, I can ofcourse put together a crash course myself of what I think is important and necessary knowledge, but I suppose that there are numerous books out there used as course literature, and this is where I would appreciate some pointers from you guys!
Haha, all three days I have had someone in the group stopping me at some point saying that they don't understand a single word I'm on about....so I need to be able to adjust level of language...I didn't see this coming to be honest....
So, books please. What literature for a 1 hour crash course!?