As a birthday present for herself, Stephanie booked one of my 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons to learn how to better use her Canon XSi. She has three lenses for her DSLR, but her favorite and most used one is her Canon 18-135mm f/3.6-5.6 due to its wide zoom range. In addition to that she had a standard zoom lens (18-55mm) and her newest lens, a Tamron 70-300mm, which we found to be difficult to hand hold possibly due to its flimsy build quality.
We began the lesson as I do most lessons, going over my 4-step process for getting all settings right for any given shot no matter what the lighting conditions. We concluded the lesson with some natural light portraits where we discovered the difficulties with the Tamron 70-300mm lens. Switching back to her favorite Canon 18-135mm lens using the exact same settings finally yielded acceptable sharpness results and overall image quality.
Stephanie is heading to Colorado on a ski trip and of course bringing her Canon XSi onto the slopes with her. I look forward to seeing some great action skiing shots.