It has been nearly 2 months since our last DSLR Photography Lesson, and Danielle has made a major gear investment in that time. She wanted to get a medium telephoto f/2.8 lens, so I kept my eye out on Craigslist for any deals. Danielle ended up getting a great deal on one of Nikon's best lenses, the Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm VR f/2.8G from someone selling locally on Craigslist. How she has a lens she can really grow into as she photographs sporting events for her son and maybe even makes a little money photographing the other kids on the team as well.
She used her 70-200mm lens exclusively during the lesson where I showed her which focus settings I would use in various situations, and why. The decisions to be made are of course to use single or continuous focus, but also the trickier choice of single point or multi-point focus. Some pelicans around John's Pass Village were kind enough to volunteer to be fast moving models for us.
We ended the lesson by showing how great of a portrait lens the 70-200mm makes both in natural light and with an external flash. I look forward to seeing what shots Danielle can make with her increasing photography skill set and of course with using her sweet 70-200mm lens!