Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...

Started Oct 4, 2004 | Discussions
Andrew Raszevski
Regular MemberPosts: 467
Like?
Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
Oct 4, 2004

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest. I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail (although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did for a video clip.

For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are choreographed – not very different to WWF).

Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70, which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” ) but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope it lasts until March 2005).

I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

Markgreenage
Regular MemberPosts: 115
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Well Andrew,

From one "Lurker" to another(or should I say "Former Lurker", now that you have outed yourself) all I can say is WoW!! Great Work!!

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Wheely
Senior MemberPosts: 1,571
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

I think perhaps I need to give up and go back to my nerdy computer hobbies instead. I could compete at that!!

These pictures are what I only dream of achieving! Actually, I now feel inspired and shall attempt to get the cat into an exotic dance pose. Plenty of glue required for that I think!

Thank you for showing what can achieved!

regards

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Mike K.
Junior MemberPosts: 44
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Markgreenage, Oct 4, 2004

Andrew outstanding photos there!! Hey if you have a moment, may I please inquire as to some setting's tips you can share. I also will want to use my new D70 for model portfolios(down the road). Of course I will not have studio(lighting) and the professional conditions you must use, but will use my kit lens and the SB800 speedlight. Thanks a lot to yourself or anyone who can help!!!

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
capecodchris
Contributing MemberPosts: 593
Like?
Outstanding!
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Wow, wonderful shots, where are the pictures of squirrels and sea gulls?

Chris

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Uncle Frank
Forum ProPosts: 21,445Gear list
Like?
Re: Hi, Chris!
In reply to capecodchris, Oct 4, 2004

where are the pictures of squirrels and sea gulls?

Oh, I've got the market cornered on those.

But I do take a people pic once in a while, just for a change of pace.

Hey, Andrew, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. Those are awesome pictures, man, but you knew that :-).

-- hide signature --

Warm regards, Uncle Frank
FCAS Charter Member, Hummingbird Hunter, Egret Stalker
Dilettante Appassionato
Gallery at http://www.pbase.com/unclefrank/nikon

 Uncle Frank's gear list:Uncle Frank's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Nikon D700
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
capecodchris
Contributing MemberPosts: 593
Like?
yes you do!
In reply to Uncle Frank, Oct 4, 2004

Actually I think your squirrel shot is the first one I have seen that is worth posting in the forum, very nice!

Chris

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
PerL
Forum ProPosts: 12,439
Like?
Wow! Shows...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

...that the photographer makes all the difference...

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Radz108
Contributing MemberPosts: 579Gear list
Like?
Great Work!
In reply to PerL, Oct 4, 2004

THose pics are just STUNNING and WOW and other descriptions I can't think of at the moment! My little D70 can do that? If you don't mind me asking, was is your primary lens for those shots (the detail is incredible!)
Thank you for posting!
--
Just Keep Shooting
http://www.pbase.com/radz108
http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=3011&cat=500&password=

 Radz108's gear list:Radz108's gear list
Nikon D300 Nikon Df Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition +2 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
magnus_sf
Forum MemberPosts: 99
Like?
Thanks for a very inspiring post! (nt)
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

no text

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Joshua Dearing
Senior MemberPosts: 1,400
Like?
a plus
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Andrew your photos are a inspiration to me.. this stuff is very very good.. man makes me want to get out there and shoot during my workday

-- hide signature --

[ - - ]
joshua dearing
joshuadearing@dearingfilm.com
http://www.dearingfilm.com

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
maximuza
Contributing MemberPosts: 631
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Andrew,

I bow to you, to your talent and to your vision. Where can I see more of your work?

Were the stunning examples you posted shot with the D70?

Maxim
--
Maximuza Design
http://maximuza.com

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Michael Olano
Regular MemberPosts: 157
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

Andrew,

Please start a course on using the D70 at it's highest capabilities so that we can all benefit from your work. If you think i'm kidding, I'm not. At the very least send us the guideline on how you shoot models and portraits using the D70. The DP reviewers woud greatly benefit.

Michael

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

-- hide signature --

Michael

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
david_h
Regular MemberPosts: 295
Like?
Great!
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

I'm new to the D70, having been using Canon digicams until now.

It's really inspiring to see what the D70 is capable if producing in the right hands. Shows just how much I have to learn, but also that it's worth while making the effort.

Thanks for posting the pictures.
--
Cheers!
David

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Bryan
Senior MemberPosts: 1,689Gear list
Like?
Well done Andrew
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

it gives us all an idea of quality and composition to aim for.

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

-- hide signature --

Bryan

Don't like it? Just let it go over your head - be happy

 Bryan's gear list:Bryan's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Apple iPhone 4 Samsung Galaxy S5
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
roxb0x
Forum MemberPosts: 89
Like?
Re: Some D70 pics while I wait for the D2x...
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

WOW ! what inspiring work ! I've only had my camera for about a week, and I'm just in awe of what the possibilities are with this camera.

Of course, it will take me years to even begin to compare, but it's nice to know how the pro's work their magic. I'm going to be focusing on people as well, and with those shots, I'm motivated more so than before..

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
cyril_jeane
Contributing MemberPosts: 832
Like?
Now, how ever...
In reply to Uncle Frank, Oct 4, 2004

did you get this fidgety,caffeine-for-blood, little fellow to pose so prim and proper? Squirrel and seagull shots should be of this calibre before getting the go ahead to be posted here.

Oh, I've got the market cornered on those.

-- hide signature --

'The marketing of widgets will go on, our impact on the world is slight,
so take life as a comedy and play it for laughs'- The Noir Guy

http://cyril-jeane.smugmug.com

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Uncle Frank
Forum ProPosts: 21,445Gear list
Like?
Re: Hi, CJ...
In reply to cyril_jeane, Oct 4, 2004

did you get this fidgety,caffeine-for-blood, little fellow to pose
so prim and proper?

It was serendipitous. He was curious, and I was prepared :-).

-- hide signature --

Warm regards, Uncle Frank
FCAS Charter Member, Hummingbird Hunter, Egret Stalker
Dilettante Appassionato
Gallery at http://www.pbase.com/unclefrank/nikon

 Uncle Frank's gear list:Uncle Frank's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Nikon D700
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
nowhereatoll
Veteran MemberPosts: 8,285
Like?
Exciting images
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 4, 2004

and dynamic too. Great job.

Andrew Raszevski wrote:

The D70 really does a lot more than it should for the price. I find
it bizarre that Nikon's highest resolution camera is its cheapest.
I have a D100 but it isn't as good at rendering fine detail
(although I prefer the colour). I’ve been looking at the pics
posted here and some of them are quite good, but I don’t see very
many “people” shots so I thought I’d show you a bit of what the
camera can do. I take photos for a living so all my pics are work
stuff ( ...it’s sad in a way, but I leave the camera behind when
I’m on holidays. ) so these are mostly what I do for dancers and
models portfolios, although there’s one shot which is a still I did
for a video clip.
For all those “martial arts” experts out there, the guy’s doing the
athletic jumps and kicks are dancers, not kung fu fighters however
they get work as extras in martial arts movies (all the moves are
choreographed – not very different to WWF).
Most people only scratch the surface of what this little camera can
do and it can be frustrating getting the hang of it but the rewards
are there in the end. I’ve shot a dozen or so CD covers and
associated press release material including A1 sized posters. Also
a number of magazine covers, a fashion catalogue, plus more
modelling portfolios and headshots than I can count with the D70,
which isn’t perfect ( especially the at times “kooky focusing” )
but it gets the job done and I’ve only had it since June ( I hope
it lasts until March 2005).
I felt like posting something in this forum because, a) I can’t
sleep and doing stuff on the computer always makes me feel sleepy
and b) Someone said lurking was as bad as being a troll (I’m not
sure what the definition for “lurking” is, however I’ve pretty much
got my head around the whole troll concept.). I hope I’ve
obfuscated myself from the “lurking” label, it sounds creepy.

Thanks,
I’m sleepy now.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
ricebanshee
Forum MemberPosts: 71
Like?
Fabulous shots!
In reply to Andrew Raszevski, Oct 5, 2004

Andrew,

I really like how you are able to capture more than just one type or style of people shots. How about a little more info on your setup and/or workflow for one of your shots? Thanks for posting!

Rice

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads