Nikon D1X “5 Min Portrait” Photo Challenge: Using A 15-yr-old DSLR On A Professional Photo Shoot

by Staff August 21, 2016 at 9:21 am

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  1. This was an interesting episode, hearing about how you overcome the challenges of old tech, I really enjoyed it. I figured the photos would turn out spectacular, because I'm a firm believer that a good photographer can get great photos with just about any camera and lenses. I'd like to see more of this type of thing though, where you use older or less expensive hardware to do photo shoots. I think it could be particularly helpful for newer photographers, who think that they need the best of everything to get decent photos. Some of my favorite photos were captured with the 50mm f/1.4, which is a lens just about anyone can afford.

    I'd have had a difficult time not getting fired from that particular job though, I'd want to get photos of all the older bikes around, I saw an old Ducati there, a couple of Triumphs and a few BMWs, and what looks like an old panhead. Who knows what's buried in the depths of that place!

  2. Great video!
    I love how Fro the Nikonian is complaining about the single focusing point, with my Canon 5D Mark II there's no other way than focus and recompose, the other points are that bad.

  3. Hi Jared
    you were spot on. We will always find it difficult to appreciate our own images.
    I often return to film as an exercise to make me slow down and take care with each image.
    It is a great technique, which I recommend to everybody, when ever you find yourself getting snappy.
    Great set of images which I am sure Adam is very pleased with.

  4. Awesome video Jared! First 5 minute portrait I have watch from start to finish, awesome work with the camera, really good to see you struggle and Adam is such a character!

  5. Do you have a video on your printing process? I'm interested in how you printed something so large from a 6mp image without doing something more than merely pressing the print button. Thanks so much for what you do.

  6. it's my favorite video that you've made. everything about the making was terrific. Adam made for a great target. the changes in angles was nice around the bike. I would have to seen part two with even older equipment that was being used around the early 70's.

  7. Jared. Wow, this may be your best "5Min Portrait" you ever did.
    The 74Minutes felt like 2 Minute. Great mind opening video.
    AAA-Quality as well. You really amaze me!

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