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POSTMAN FRO Brought Me A New Laptop

Jared Polin September 4, 2014 Comments Off

It’s not every day you decide to purchase a new laptop. When I purchase a new Macbook Pro I expect that it will be my 3-5 year portable.

The question I was wrestling with over this purchase was should I get the 13in or the 15in. I currently have a four year old 13in Macbook Pro that is fine for editing photos, surfing the internet and that’s pretty much all I use it for.

I personally have enjoyed traveling with the 13 inch over the past few years but I have to take into consideration what this laptop will be used for. With Stephen coming on full time and us taking RAWtalk around the world, it’s become clearer that a powerful video editing machine was needed.

Since that was the case the only way to go is a maxed out 15 in Macbook Pro. There honestly is no way around it, you get four cores and a dedicated video card. You get the retina display and a fast SSD with thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

So for those reasons I ended up with the larger laptop but could not be happier with the purchase. I officially love the size, weight and functionality that this computer offers.

Thank you POSTMAN FRO for dropping it at my door.

As A Photographer Don’t Forget To Do This: Quick Tip

Jared Polin September 2, 2014 Comments Off

Sometimes we have a tendency to only see what is right in front of us. As photographers we have to see the world differently, that’s why I am here to tell you not to forget to look up!!!

The funny thing about the image below is I did not intend to capture it. In fact I didn’t even want to take the camera out of the car for the walk around Muir Woods. But with Stephens encouragement and my passion for capturing images I took it with me.

We took a short respite to sit and talk on a bench when I decided to lean my head back and look up. What struck me was how beautiful scene of these huge redwoods towering into the sky. I saw the image in my mind, put the camera up to my eye, tweaked my settings a little and bam, got the shot.

That moment on the bench really gave me the kick in the butt I needed to see the world that is all around me, not just what is in front of me.

Click Here to download the FULL res image. This image was edited in Adobe Lightroom form the RAW of the Nikon D610. I used the Nikon 14-24 2.8 and this is not HDR.

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Natural Light Portrait BTS!

Adam Lerner September 2, 2014 Comments Off

In this video, I take you behind the scenes for an outdoor natural light portrait session. I talk about all my settings and share my thought process along the way. This shoot deals with a multitude of different lighting scenarios and I demonstrate how by using a 5 in 1 reflector to help mitigate the light as well as use the light to my advantage you can get stunning results.


Back to FRO-School Super Duper Special

Jared Polin August 30, 2014 Comments Off

http://froknowsphoto.com/fro-video-guide/ Use CODE “FROBTS” to get 16% OFF the digital download or DVD of the Beginner Guide to Getting Out Of Auto.

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16% OFF is the largest SALE I have run in the past and the first time the sale extends to the FLASH GUIDE.

Who else LOVES back to school time? By LOVES I actually mean hates. It’s like every store out there signals the end of your fun way to early by telling you you need to buy pencils and erasers.

Generally I am not a big fan of the back to school sales but a friend brought to my attention that I am kind of like a school because I have educational guides. He was right, so I created the Back to Fro School SALE that you see above.

Thank you all again for your continued support and hopefully one or both of these guides will help you reach your photographic goals.

This sale will end on September 6th at 11:59 PM

5.5 Tips To Get Better Tennis Photos

Jared Polin August 29, 2014 Comments Off

While in Florida for a family event my cousin was taking part in a tennis clinic that I decided to photograph. I have always loved tennis, I played when I was younger and have shot a few professional events in the past.

Click Here to access the FULL RES exports on Flickr.

15070547081 df8c86a492 5.5 Tips To Get Better Tennis PhotosThere are some rules of thumb that I want to pass along for those who want to get out there and photograph some matches.

First and foremost you will hear a lot about making sure you get the ball in the frame. Now this is not always possible or written in stone. But it does tend to add interest to the image. Trying to capture the perfect moment of the racquet about to strike the ball doesn’t mean motor driving. You want to anticipate the action because the motor drive may not always capture what you are looking for.

Second look for what direction the sun is. Is the sun straight up in the air? Is it early morning or late afternoon. The reason this is important is if the player has is on their forehand and you are shooting into the sun you may not get the proper light in their face. They will be backlit which if you are not in manual could lead to the camera exposing for the background.
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It is a good idea to have the sun at your back and into the players face. Of course the players will be moving around the court but sometimes it’s best to hold off until they switch sides to capture more images.