Shooting with long telephotos lenses is an entirely different experience that requires some specialized techniques and considerations. If you are new to working with those extra-long focal lengths and looking for some helpful advice to ensure you get the best possible shots, check out this fantastic video tutorial that discusses six important lessons.
Coming to you from Bobby Tonelli, this interesting video tutorial details six important lessons learned from shooting with the Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S, and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lenses. I think one of the most important lessons I had to learn when I first used such lenses was the importance of reading the lighting, even from far away. Such lenses are normally used for things like photographing sports or birds, where you are trying to keep up with fast action, and as such, you might be totally focused on capturing your subject, but of course, good light still matters. If you can, try to read the light beforehand and position yourself so your subject wanders into the good light rather than trying to find it in a split-second. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Tonelli.