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D70 Photography Techniques

Important Note, 3-May-2006: All new information related to the Nikon D70 / D70s Digital SLR camera is now posted at DPNotes.com -- see you there!

This page is an attempt to link to photography techniques specific to the Nikon D70 (example, the use of specific camera settings, or workarounds). A more generally-applicable collection of techniques can be found on the World of Photography Links page

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  1. Workaround for the D70's lack of MLU while shooting the moon at 1000mm :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14263357
  2. Tao.Design's ultra-comprehensive post on a wedding setup :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14301616
  3. Photographing weddings (some great tips for setting the SB-800 flash) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9044841 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9056659 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9068896 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9078348 , Examples from using the techniques :> http://emauiweddings.com/d70firstwedding/ ,
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10189720
  4. Tao.Design explains studio photography with strobes :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13894025
  5. JAlan on studio and portrait shots with multiple SB-800 flashes! :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13533334
  6. Tips for Fireworks Photography :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14167784
  7. Tips for Portrait Photography :> http://www.stnphotography.com/tips.html
  8. Use of skylight filter reduces D70's tendency to produce pics with bluish cast :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10433750
  9. Anand Sankaran's Alaska Travelogue :> http://www.anands.net/alaska/toc.html
  10. Touring Europe with the Nikon D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14186762
  11. Travelling to New Zealand (lessons learned) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=12651840 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=12652204
  12. 12 essential facts, formulas, and photographic rules (FROM pOPpHOTOmAG) :> http://www.popularphotography.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=1175
  13. Assorted Photography Tips :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10560791 (2nd link in the post)
  14. Links on Wedding Photography :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=10646363
  15. An Amateur's Guide to Wedding Photography :> http://www.ksimmons.com/faqs/photofaq.html
  16. Dave on the use of the Vivitar DF200 as a secondary flash and other lighting setup tips for a home studio :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11066650
  17. Shooting MotoGPs with the D70 (with images to boot) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14165600
  18. Shooting a black car :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11393945
  19. Phil Douglis on Story-telling street photography :> http://www.pbase.com/pnd1/street_photography
  20. Anand's Beginner's Studio Setup (with pictures and purchasing references) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10865460
  21. Lighting is everything (specifically for portraits) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1025&message=9846349
  22. Vinod Menon's Product shots" with low tech light tent :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11123405
  23. Portable lighting on the cheap :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9795937
  24. Practical flash and lighting techniques :> http://www.dg28.com/technique.html
  25. Underwater photography paraphernalia :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11380954
  26. F-stop list :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10373339
  27. A street photography how-to :> http://www.pinkheadedbug.com/techniques/shynessone.html
  28. Spot metering in manual mode :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11196709
  29. Another way of looking at exposure :> http://www.pbase.com/otfchallenge/the_basics
  30. John M. Setzler, Jr. on Exposure :> http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/Exposure/exposure111.pdf
  31. Pinkheadedbug's simple approach to exposure :> http://www.pinkheadedbug.com/techniques/exposure.html
  32. Bruce's panorama technique :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9774567
  33. Yves P on the effect of various filters :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10072532
  34. A typical setup using SB-800s for portraits :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9991040
  35. The use of flash in mixed lighting :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=9621133
  36. Painting with light :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9523817
  37. Setup for hummingbird shots, using multiple flash units :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9234746
  38. Using flowers a s the background for water drops :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11402176
  39. Capturing a running dog (nose might get broken) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9156341
  40. Shooting reef tanks :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9116330
  41. Alain Briot's photography series :> http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/briots_view.shtml
  42. Free guide to photography composition basics :> http://asp.photo.free.fr/Composition/photoProgramCompMainClass.shtml
  43. Effective use of polarizers :> http://dpfwiw.com/polarizer.htm
  44. Polarizers and flora :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9122907
  45. Polarizers and night 'scapes :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9131567
  46. Regit Young on ultra-violet (UV) photography :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11038741
  47. Excellent infra-red how-to :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8722682
  48. Photographing Venus :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9096168
  49. Peter iNova on whether to "Grey Card" or not :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11972762
  50. Moose's rule-of-thumb for setting White Balance on a Nikon D1 for nature shots :> http://www.moose395.net/digital/d11200.html
  51. Taking candids :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=8590096
  52. Perspective vs 1.5x crop factor :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8712062
  53. Photographing waterlilies (and why a polarizer is needed) :> http://www.victoria-adventure.org/more_than_links/lou_photography_guide.html
  54. Shooting car race pictures :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8416794
  55. Concert Photography with the SB-800 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8126389
  56. D70 & Fill-flash with the internal flash :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8184165
  57. Macro with internal flash & A4 paper as a diffuser :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8268671 and image of the setup :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8272078
  58. Portrait Ideas :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1025&message=8122019
  59. Photo Composition Articles :> http://photoinf.com/
  60. What's "White Balance" ? :> http://www.nikondigital.org/articles/white_balance.htm
  61. Practical White Balance :> http://www.planetneil.com/nikon/d100-whitebalance.html
  62. Calculating Depth of Field :> http://dfleming.ameranet.com/dofjs.html
  63. Basics of Exposure Metering :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=2038031
  64. Exposing to the right :> http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/expose-right.shtml
  65. D70 and digiscoping :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8117805
  66. D70 & Night Sky Shots :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=7940362
  67. Night 'scapes :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8061875
  68. Moonshots :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8134994
  69. Photographing Tapestry :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8092318
  70. General tips & tricks for aquarium photography :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1005&message=7978309 (and the the replies to the post)
  71. Aquarium fish with D70's internal flash :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8079163
  72. With a fisheye lens :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8134514
  73. Thinking through the picture acquisition process (D100) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=8092932
  74. Not your typical vacation pics (D100) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=8073529
  75. Astronomy technique :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8156673
  76. Making your own passport photos :> http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques/viewtechnique.cfm?recid=252
Cricket closeup at ISO1600
Cricket closeup at ISO1600