We respect your email privacy

»  Fro Knows Photo Blog

Canon 7d Mark II Unbox and Sniff Test

Jared Polin October 29, 2014 Comments Off

This video is strictly an unboxing and sniff test. The REAL WORLD REVIEW will be filmed over the next few weeks.

The Canon 7d Mark II has been one of the most anticipated cameras Canon has ever put out. Everyone loved the 7D but that was many many years ago.

Well Canon finally struck back with the Mark II that boasts and entirely new EVERYTHING.

I went over to Allen’s Canera to purchase this camera. It is my first Canon and I am excited to run it through it’s paces. My goal with this camera is to create another one of my Real World Reviews.

Like I have said time and time again, it is one thing to talk about specs or shoot in a studio but it’s another to use it in a real world situation.

I really want to see how this camera handles in low light situations. I think the focus system is going to be amazing and blazing and the speed is just mind blowing. Are there shortcomings, is there something missing? We shall find out.

If you are looking for one of these cameras please call Allen’s Camera at 215.547.2841 and tell them the Fro sent you.

The Alternative way to learn DSLR Video – Guide To DSLR Discussion #3

Jared Polin October 29, 2014 Comments Off

Click Here for an exclusive “subscriber only” preview of actual clips form the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. The Guide launches November 1st. 2014.

Do you need to go to college in order to learn to shoot quality DSLR video? You could go to school but you’re not only going to spend a ton of money but you’re going to spend a lot of time in the process.

Not everyone has the ability to take the time to go to school or the money to pay for it. We have created an alternative solution to going to school that not only will save you a lot of money but a lot of time.

We give you everything we wish we had when we started shooting DSLR Video. We put it all in one place so your not left searching the internet for hard to find quality videos.

This is the third preview discussion pertaining to the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video.

To check out three other preview discussions please click here.

The Equipment Myth for video? Guide To DSLR Discussion #2

Jared Polin October 29, 2014 Comments Off

Click Here for an exclusive “subscriber only” preview of actual clips form the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. The Guide launches November 1st. 2014.

Do YOU need the most expensive gear around to create quality video with your DSLR? The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

You could have the most expensive camera in the world but if you don’t know what to do with it it wont matter.

Here’s an example why you don’t need the most expensive camera for creating video with your DSLR. Todd used his six year old Canon 60D to film his portion of sample videos in the guide. The honest truth is you would have no idea what he shot it with because all the matters is that the video is quality.

To check out three other preview discussions please click here.

Are YOU a one man video band? Guide To DSLR Discussion #1

Jared Polin October 29, 2014 Comments Off

Click Here for an exclusive “subscriber only” preview of actual clips form the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. The Guide launches November 1st. 2014.

If there is one thing you will hear time and time again in the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video, it’s the term “One Man Band”.

Being a one man band means you are capable of doing every task needed during a video shoot. You have to set up the tripod, set up the lights, test the microphones, direct the subjects and much much more.

And you know what, there is nothing to be afraid of because I know you can do it. The FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video will give you the confidence and knowhow to get out into the world right now as a one man band and create amazing video.

It’s really important to know how to do everything on your own as a one man band. Because in the future it will be much easier to teach others to assist and help you on shoots.

To check out three other preview discussions please click here.

Is a Watermark ever okay, the dreaded Watermark has returned – Rapid Fire Critique

Jared Polin October 28, 2014 Comments Off

You know you are in for a treat when the message you get with the Rapid Fire Critique link is that “some photos have the dreaded logo”.

So the question in the long standing debate is “is a watermark ever okay”. Here’s my answer, it’s personal preference. If you feel that the watermark should be there either for branding or security purposes than put it there.

If you feel that it detracts from the image than remove it. It all comes down to what you think is right. Because the truth of the matter is there is not right or wrong answer when it comes to the watermark.

Well, maybe there is one answer, if your watermark is so over the top than maybe at that point you should shrink it or remove it. If it detracts from your image, you probably shouldn’t have it.

In this persons case I think the watermark was to much. The glasses were cool and I love the branding but the color and placement really detracted from the image.

There were a handful of nice images in the set. One of my favorites was the one with the dogs and the people. I loved the play on the color, the one dog is black the other is white.

One of my critiques on the set is that some of the images lacked interest. They were more snap shots than solid images but they are not far off. Simple tweaks to the story will allow the images to take on a life of their own and really stand out.

That’s the point of these critiques. To call it like it is in the hopes that the photographer can grow from the critique is my goal.