CanonT3i Off Camera Flash Strobist Photography Lesson in St. Petersburg with Elizabeth

Elizabeth learning off camera flash for portraits in downtown St. PetersburgFor our third of four 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons in downtown St. Petersburg I met Elizabeth for an off camera flash portrait photography lesson who brought her very generously willing boyfriend, Angel, to model once again.  Since our last lesson on natural light portraits, Elizabeth invested in a pair of Yongnuo remote flash triggers and a light stand.  This allows her to put her Canon 430 EX II Speedlite right next to her subject, but be able to shoot from any distance up to 30+ feet away.  

You may think why would I want to ever shoot a single portrait subject from so far away, but using a long focal length has many benefits in portrait photography, the least of which is limiting distortion which helps the subject to not look wider than they actually are.  

I am sure with numerous people to help her practice, along with her own enthusiasm for portrait photography, Elizabeth will be regularly wowing her friends and family with her new photography skills!