I met Ariel for our second of four 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons in downtown St. Petersburg, although from there we made our way out to The Pier to photograph birds using her Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens. We were in luck as besides the usual bunch of pelicans that are always hanging around, there was also a snowy egret conveniently standing on a box and a curious laughing gull who perched right next to us for five minutes. In all I felt we were very lucky with bird spotting during our time at The Pier.
In between shots we discussed what Ariel may want to branch into next with her photography, and we came to the conclusion off camera flash (strobist) is next! I recommended the basic kit needed: remote flash triggers, light stand and light modifier and once they are all delivered, our third lesson will be all about how to make great one light portraits.