This afternoon on behalf of the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce I photographed the ribbon cutting ceremony for Landmark at Waters Pointe. Assistant manager, Amy, gave us a tour of the very nice grounds and model apartment. I also had a chance to learn about Amy's rather interesting life and the complex path that ultimately led to her becoming assistant manager of an apartment community.
This was a little bit of a tricky shot to make. The ladies were standing in the shade, but right behind them was a pool with concrete deck reflecting a lot of light, then of course the water and blue Florida sky in the background. Not wanting to have my SB-600 Speedlight on camera, but not having the ability to setup a light stand or anything, I simply handheld the SB-600 in my left hand as far out and up as I could while holding my Nikon D300 with only my right hand. I have actually practiced this shooting technique a lot so I am fairly comfortable with the balancing act it requires.
It is always fun to attend and photograph these Chamber events. A couple more are coming up in March. They also make good networking opportunities.