For our second of four 1-on-1 DSLR Photography Lessons I met Patricia on a pleasant Florida winter Saturday morning and headed out to The Pier to photograph pelicans and whatever other surprises we may find there. For this lesson Patricia used her Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens exclusively on her Nikon D7000. I recommend having all your gear setup and ready to shoot as you approach a location, so even before we got to The Pier I went over the recommended settings to use with a 70-300mm lens for birds & other small, distant subject matter.
During this second lesson we also focused more on composition, in particular not necessarily always framing things at right angles. Sometimes, a tilted axis composition style can added much needed pizazz to an otherwise common shot.