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My blog has a collection of advise, current photo experiences and the personal updates. My new 2012 series (TT- Tipsy Thursday) is a combo of all kinds of questions I've received, things I've seen & even those mistakes I've made in my years of shooting. I'm ALWAYS in need to know what other people want to hear about, so please email me with ANY suggestions. Again thanks for stoping by and hopefully you enjoy!
Use a Tripod: A long lens needs support for two big reasons. One is that they are easier to use if you have a support to rest the lens and camera weight. The second reason is to dump vibrations faster. A tripod or monopod is strongly recomended when you use a long lens.
Use a fast Shutter Speed: With a long lens freezing the subject motion is critical and even when the subject is not moving you have to avoid vibrations and camera-shake. This means you have to use fast shooter speeds even with static subjects. Try to keep the speed at 1/500 or faster increasing the ISO if neeed be.
Lens Wide Open is Better: With long lens it’s better to use it wide open to get a faster shutter speed. Sharpness with long lenses is all about motion blur, the fastest you can shoot the better.
Shoot Bursts: Always shoot in burst or continues modes! With camera shake, subject movement and other factors you will find that the shots in the middle of your bursts are usually sharper than the first and last shots.
Try Zoomed In Shots: You can get really good magnification and excellent distance from your subject. You’re not going to be able to be ‘on top’ of your subject but say there is a humming bird on a branch…you can zoom way in without them knowing. You can even do this for the moon!