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One of the GREATEST photo books I have ever seen -Sebastiao Salgado “Genesis”

Jared Polin March 15, 2015 Comments Off on One of the GREATEST photo books I have ever seen -Sebastiao Salgado “Genesis”

This is flat out one of the greatest collections of images I have ever seen. The quality of this work is mind blowing.

I can not imagine what it would have been like to set out on 30 different trips across a 10 year period to capture the images that it comprises. The pure quality of the black and white images leaves you to scratch your head and ask how in the world did he capture such thick blacks and consistent tones.

If you have room on your bookshelf and this book fits, I highly recommend studying it.


The EASY way to Color Calibrate your monitor

Jared Polin March 10, 2015 Comments Off on The EASY way to Color Calibrate your monitor

How many times have you wondered how do you color calibrate your monitor but you thought it was going to be to hard? DigiRichie shows us how simply and quick it is to get your monitor calibrated in just a few minutes.

We used the X-rite color munki which is a middle of the road monitor calibrator. What is cool about this particular model is the fact that it has an ambient light sensor. This means not only can it calibrate your monitor but it can control the brightness depending on the lighting environment you are in.

I personally have never calibrated any of my monitors. I’ve had PC monitors going back 15 years and the last few generations of iMacs all without every being calibrated. I have printed hundreds if not thousands of prints that I have been extremely happy with.

But I am also not doing jobs that require the perfect color for example, clothing. If are shooting clothing for reproduction you have to be spot on. Because if someone says the dress is gold and white but it’s really black and blue you might have an issue.

The one thing I always think about is how many people don’t have color calibrated monitors. So you calibrate your screen and share your images online but 99% of the people viewing your images don’t even know such a thing as calibration even exists.

None the less DigiRichie showed us how simply and easy it is to calibrate your monitor for once and for all.

Super Mega Giveaway Extravaganza Award Show: Did you WIN?

Jared Polin March 7, 2015 Comments Off on Super Mega Giveaway Extravaganza Award Show: Did you WIN?

Welcome to the Super Mega Giveaway Extravaganza award show. If you purchased the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video or entered for FREE you just may have won yourself an amazing PRIZE.

During this show names were randomly selected to be placed on the wheel for a chance at winning one of the 10 prizes. We have prizes ranging from $100 up to $2296.95.

A big thank you to everyone who purchased the guide or entered the contest. I want to thank Atomos, Audioblocks.com, BorrowLenses, DJI, RODE, Squarespace, ThinkTank Photo and Videoblocks for giving such amazing prizes.

I personally purchased the Nikon D750 and Canon 7D Mark II from Allens Camera to be the grand prize. At the end of this video the grand prize winner made their decision on which camera they wanted.

Click Here to get 21% OFF the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video when you use the code “WINNING” (please type the code exactly as it is shown here, it is case sensitive)

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By far the WORST video I ever made, so what’s holding you back?

Jared Polin March 6, 2015 Comments Off on By far the WORST video I ever made, so what’s holding you back?

On this date seven years ago I privately posted a test video of me attempting to talk about my camera gear. This video is by far the WORST thing I have ever filmed.

Why am I posting it now? Simple, I want to make the point that if I was that bad on camera in 2008, what’s holding you back? So many people think I have always been amazing on camera. The truth of the matter is I was terrible. I had no style, I was awkward, couldn’t get my words out and also had ZERO following. Don’t forget that FroKnowsPhoto did not start until 2010 and at that point I had no followers.

How did I make the change from what you just saw in 2008 to where I sit today? I was 29 years old and decided I wanted to transform my body. I know a lot of people say they want to do something or make a change and say things like “when I turn 30 im going to do x”. Well I didn’t want to wait, I had an idea for a change and I started working on it right away.

Sennheiser G3 VS SONY UWP: The battle for Quality Audio

Jared Polin March 5, 2015 Comments Off on Sennheiser G3 VS SONY UWP: The battle for Quality Audio

I can not stress enough the importance of having quality audio for your DSLR Videos. It has been a proven fact that viewers are more willing to give you a pass on bad video quality of the audio is great opposed to solid video with poor audio.

As many of you know I have been using the SONY UWP Wireless Lavaliers for almost five years now and they have served me very well. Recently we decided to test out the Sennheiser G3’s which are what many consider to be the industry standard. With that being said I did a full review of the G3’s along with a comparison to the older UWP’s. One thing that has to be mentioned is SONY has a newer version of the UWP’s that I would consider to be a much closer competitor to the G3’s.

For the review I wore both microphones at the same time as well as made sure we set all the levels to the same places in the camera and on our recording devices. As you will be able to hear in the video, it’s almost impossible to tell which microphone is better if any. They both do a fantastic job. If I had to make an educated guess I would say the new SONY UWP’s which added a lot of the same features that the G3 already had would come very close in quality and function.