Thanks for your reply. I've seen your pictures on the site and I really admire your work. She has a great "eye" for photography in that she always seems to get some amazing shots. She hasn't really ventured into all that her camera can do and has relied alot on automatic features. I figure this class will teach her the different things her camera can do so that she can then go out and practice it. The class consists of 12 hours of classroom and 9 hours of field shooting.
You mentioned lens as one of the big 3. With the exception of a Canon 75-300 for sports and wildlife, she has always shot with the kit lenses. Either an 18-55 or a 28-80. What lens do you recommend I buy her?