Julie has started her second 4-pack of 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons with me and is really ready to step up her photography skills! She has invested in complete setup for off camera flash, or strobist, photography. This actually does not require a large financial investment (assuming you already have a speedlight). To join the strobist portrait world it just takes a light stand, head for the light stand, radio triggers and maybe a brolly or other light modifier. All that can be had for about $125. Just add your DSLR & speedlight, and of course my photography lessons, and you can start making your own amazing portraits (see above).
For this lesson in downtown St. Petersburg Julie brought along her friend Rebecca, who is also taking my photography lessons as well! She was a very patient model as we setup up several different shots in North Straub Park and along the waterfront. You can see the very simple one speedlight setup we used with just a diffuser cap on (as it was too windy at this spot for the brolly) in the image above and a resulting dramatic portrait. I look forward to showing Julie how to become an even better strobist photographer in our next lesson!