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5 Min Portrait - Nikon D3100 Tutorial

The 5 Min Portrait videos are some of my favorite to put together. These videos allow you guys to see how I interact with and capture images.

In this installment I take on the challenge of photographing my good friend Adam Rosenberg with one catch. I only used the Nikon D3100 and its 18-55 VR Kit Lens. I know I have used the D3000 in a video before but this is the first time I did a whole photo shoot with just the kit lens.

I thought that I would shoot part of the session with the D3100 and than switch to the D3s but I decided to stick with the basic set up. The reason I stuck with it is I like the challenge of having to work with the limitations. Once I get into the shooting zone it doesn’t matter what camera I am using because at that point its all about getting the best images possible.

In this video pay attention to my framing as well as the settings I am shooting at. I wanted to keep the D3100 to 1600 ISO and no higher. I would loved to have been using a 2.8 or 1.8 lens as the kit lens only lets you shoot at F3.5 wide open. This whole discussion with be explained in full detail in my upcoming beginners guide.

In the meantime enjoy this video and keep an eye out for Part 2 where I will discuss in more detail each image. At the very end of the video you will notice a link to take you to see a Time Lapse of Adam Rosenberg painting. (you can see that below as well)


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