Canon T3i 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lesson in St. Petersburg Yacht Club with Jeannie

A strobist shot of Jeannie next to a model ship in the St. Peterburg Yacht Club during our photography lessonThere was a bit of a change in venue this morning for my third of four 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons with Jeannie.  We still met in downtown St. Petersburg, but inside the Yacht Club!  She wanted to practice indoor photography, with flash in particular, and since she is a member we were allowed inside this Saturday morning and pretty much had the run of the place!

We started out with just my default indoor photography settings of f/5.6 1/60th and ISO 800 using her popup flash for general indoor shots, but still making best use of available background, subject positioning and composition.  We moved upstairs which had great floor to ceiling windows we used for natural light portrait practice.  Just like being outdoors, direct sunlight was too harsh and not until we used some side windows letting in a more diffused light did we get pleasing results.  

Jeannie will invest in a speedlight before our fourth lesson so she can get the benefits of off-camera-flash as seen in the strobist portrait I made of her above just simply resting a speedlight on a banister in front of her and me shooting higher up on the spiral staircase.