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Your Best “Portrait” Photos

Jared Polin January 24, 2015 Comments Off

This is the second request I have given on Facebook to see your “BEST”…. Photos. This time around I asked to see your Best “Portraits” and to post them on Facebook. If you missed the request on Facebook please be sure to make sure you are following my posts on Facebook.

There ended up being over 900 images and comments added to which is fantastic. (Click Here to see the Facebook Post) I went ahead and looked at the first 50 and gave my opinion and critique. But I highly recommend that you continue looking past the top 50 as there are plenty of other solid images to view.

One of the reasons I really enjoy these type of videos and posts is that other people get to see your work. This is a great opportunity to pick up admirers of your work and for you to follow others. People are always asking how to I get people to engage with me and the answer is simple. POST QUALITY and Engaging work and the people will follow.

This is a series that I am going to continue and I hope you enjoy seeing other peoples work.

The GRID will never be the same

Jared Polin January 23, 2015 Comments Off

On my birthday, January 21st I was on Scott Kelby’s “the GRID” show. What I can tell you is the GRID will never be the same again!!!! I want to thank Scott for having me on his show, I had a great time and got to sit down with him for an interview for a future RAWtalk.

If you missed the LIVE broadcast don’t worry, I posted the entire show video below for you to enjoy. After the show Stephen told me it seemed like I didn’t hit my stride until thirty minutes in or so.

I think one of the reasons for that is that it’s not my show and I should not take it over. But between breaks we had a little talk and after that it was time to spice it up. What made this a great show is the fact that we had people with different opinions not afraid to share them. I disagreed with them and they disagreed with me and we had a civil conversation.

Sit back and enjoy the show because the GRID will never be the same.

The CHEAP DIY Hack to diffuse your LED Lights

Jared Polin January 21, 2015 Comments Off

We all know that LED Lights are powerful and in my opinion great for shooting photos and video. But what do you do if it’s just to harsh and your units don’t dim? Todd has a simple solution that you can find right now in your kitchen that will solve your problem.

Simply using WAX paper you can create some simple and effective diffusion. All you need to do is use one, two or three pieces. Try it for yourself and see what works best for your situation.

If I took TERRIBLE photos like this when I started, you have nothing to FEAR: Fro Film Project

Jared Polin January 19, 2015 Comments Off

The title is true, I absolutely took terrible photos when I started. Sure I got the framing down every once in a while but I did not understand exposure at all. The key point I want you guys to understand is the “when I started”. I started shooting when I was 13 and I am now about to turn 34 and did not feel confident in my skills until my mid twenties.

What is my point in showing you pictures like this from my film days? To show you that I started somewhere as well. But I also want you to know that if you have been shooting for two, three, four even five years you are still just starting out. Today I see it to often where people complain that they are not getting the shots they want six months or a year into shooting.

I can tell you from my 20 years of shooting that the only way to get better is to continue not only educate yourself but continue to shoot and grow as a photographer. Who cares if you go out there and get one keeper out of 50 if your learning and growing. But in no way should you expect to the best photographer in the world in short order.

Your BEST “Nighttime Photos”

Jared Polin January 18, 2015 Comments Off

Late last night I asked you guys to post your BEST Nighttime Photos on Facebook. I love seeing your work and I know it’s a great opportunity for others to see your work as well. See, when you share your images other people see them and may start to follow the work you do.

You pick up new followers, new friends and other like minded people to bounce ideas off of. You never know who you will meet or what may come out of it.

I went through the top 50 images that you guys “Liked” up and that facebook showed me. But, there were over 450 comments added to the thread so there are probably some other images for you guys to check out.

Would you like me to do this more often? Do you like me showcasing images and discussing them? Please let me know. To see the Facebook thread click here.