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5 Min Portrait – How to take LOW LIGHT Action Photos and Portraits

Jared Polin August 1, 2014 Comments Off

Follow along as I give you a first person perspective on photographing Maria as she works out at the gym. My goal for this 5 Min Portrait is to show you exactly how I handle a real world photo shoot. I make sure to stop and explain as much as possible throughout so you have a full understanding on how and why I made the changes I made. Click Here to see the full res exports from the shoot.

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Click here to see all the full res images from this 5 Min Portrait

If you want to fast track your photography learning and start to get killer photos in any situation I highly recommend you check out the FroKnowsPhoto Beginner Guide to Getting Out Of Auto. Please click the link

This time around I broke out the Nikon D4s with four different lenses to make sure I gave myself plenty of different angles and looks. I used the Nikon 14-24 2.8, Nikon 24-70 2.8, Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII and the Nikon 200-400 F4 VRII that I borrowed from BorrowedLenses.com.

I know some people like to keep one lens on their camera for an entire shoot and others worry about dust in the camera when they change lenses in the field. I am actually curious how many times I switched lenses during this shoot if anyone cares to count.

San Francisco Area Mobile RAWtalk Announcement

Jared Polin July 31, 2014 Comments Off

Click Here to see if any tickets still remain.

Would you like to be part of the next Mobile RAWtalk in Santa Rosa California or August 16th 2014 at 11am?

This is a COMPLETELY FREE event thanks to ThinkTank Photo and SQUARESPACE. ThinkTank has opened up their HQ for the show and Squarespace has picked up the tab on getting Stephen and I there. This also means we do not have to charge anything for tickets!!!!

Because tickets are FREE and there is limited space, once tickets are gone they are gone. Please only register for a ticket if you know you can attend the event.

We will start recording at 11am promptly. Please arrive between 10:15 and 10:40am. RAWtalk and Photo News should run roughly two hours.

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Are Business Cards still important for photographers?

Jared Polin July 30, 2014 Comments Off

I get asked all the time about the viability of business cards. I personally get handed a ton of business cards and not many leave me wanting to hang on to them. But what I can tell you is the ones that stand out are the ones I hold on to and remember.

PlasticPrinters.com reached out to me unsolicited about working with me and my first reactions tend to be skepticism. But that soon passed when I looked at everything they offered on their site and saw they were the real deal. It also didn’t hurt that some FRO readers already use their services.

I decided to work out a trade with them that would benefit all of us. I get these awesome cards and bag tags, you get a FREE set of them and PlasticPrinters gets new awareness to their product. What I care about is that it’s win win for everyone.

I made sure that they would be very respectful when contacting you about their services. They will probably offer you some discounts or promotions but that’s about it.

Either way you get two really cool useful things to keep. Click the image below to sign up for your FREE FRO CARD and Bag Tag while supplies last (US Only)

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Click the image to get your FREE FRO Business Cards and Bag tag while supplies last (US Only)

RAWtalk Episode #096: A 2+ Hour SHOW

Jared Polin July 29, 2014 Comments Off

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The Secret to getting into ANY CONCERT as a Photographer (even if you are a hobbyist)

Jared Polin July 27, 2014 Comments Off

I am not huge on using the term “secret” when it comes to any piece of information. I use it in this case to pretty much dispel the idea that “secrets” are these massively important things that only a select few know.

In this case I am telling you how you can photograph any show you want. It’s pretty simple, if you know one person or become friends with one person that is associated with a band you officially have your in.

Of course the rest is up to you. You need to deliver on your work and prove that you are not someone who only wan’t to get into shows for free. Once you deliver you are golden, if you can be trusted and you are respectful you shouldn’t have trouble finding your way into any show.

In this case my good friend Shannon was in town with the Dirty Heads. He dropped me a line and I asked if I could come out and shoot the show. All I asked is that they don’t put restrictions on me and let me do my thing.

He checked with the band and they were all for it. I guarantee that he talked up the type of work I do as well as showed them some of my past shots. He did all the heavy lifting, he sold me on them and they said absolutely.