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Check out my Suite at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas: Cribs Edition

Jared Polin January 22, 2014 Comments Off

Here is a review AKA a walkthrough of my Suite at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. I like to call this the FroKnowsPhoto Las Vegas Cribs Edition.

The suite at the Paris Hotel was huge. I don’t think I have stayed in a room in my life that was as big as this. It’s like someone took two rooms and cut it right down the middle and said “hey, lets make this two rooms instead of one”.

This room had almost everything. From the king sized bed to the his and hers bathroom to the jacuzzi tub to the AUTO raising tv. It had almost everything but it was missing Auto Drapes.

All and all this room was killer and I really enjoyed staying at the Paris. The element was much nicer than some of the other places I have stayed in Vegas, so that is a plus.

The FIRST Rapid Fire Critique of the 2014: Please Submit Yours

Jared Polin January 22, 2014 Comments Off

Guess what is back, the AdoramaPIX Rapid Fire Critique.

The first critique of 2014 brings us a set shot entirely with the Nikon D3000. Keep in mind this is an entry level camera that goes back almost four years or more at this point. But I want you to always remember it is not the camera that makes the photo it’s the photographer. Oh yea and glass doesn’t hurt either.

There are many things I liked about this set. I liked the way the photographer brought out life in inanimate object. I liked how they composed the images and some of the processing.

On the flip side they were shooting in auto which I explained is not a bad thing when you are just starting out. When you watch the video I think you will start to see why it’s important to take control of your camera.

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to check out AdoramaPIX.com for killer photo books, aluminized prints and regular prints.

Click Here to view the photographers set on FLickr.
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RAWtalk Episode #069

Jared Polin January 22, 2014 Comments Off

CLick Here to watch or listen to this weeks RAWtalk Episode.

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I SHOOT RAW BlackRapid Strap BIRTHDAY SALE

Jared Polin January 21, 2014 Comments Off

First off I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes, it is greatly appreciated!!!!

In keeping with a yearly tradition of doing a birthday sale I came up with what I think is a very nice offer this time around.

The sale is for the FroKnowsPhoto I SHOOT RAW BlackRapid Strap which is priced at $75. But I will be adding another $25 in FREE goodies to make this a very solid sale. With your strap order you will get a FREE I SHOOT RAW Winter Hat, TWO FREE Lens Cloths, TWO Wrist Bands and a sticker pack.

CLICK HERE to pick up your Fro Birthday Special while supplies last!!!! This sale will run from Jan 21st to Jan 26th.

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All Photographers Need a Card Reader Is the Lexar Hub for you?

Jared Polin January 17, 2014 Comments Off

Postman Fro just dropped off another package on his way to the bar.

Let me start off by saying LEXAR is not a sponsor, this is not an ad, this is simply an unboxing and sniff test of a piece of gear.

This time around Postman Fro dropped off the Lexar Hub HR1 Card Reader. This one so happens to belong to Stephen as it was a gift he got over the holidays.

As photographers we all need to have a way of getting the images from the card to our computers. I have had many different card readers over the past 10 years but never have I had one that takes up to four memory cards. I once had one that took CF and SD but that was the extent of it.

The Lexar Hub so happens to be USB 3.0 which means you are going to get super fast transfer rates when connected to a USB 3.0 port. But before you can transfer anything you actually need to purchase some extra accessories.

The Hub itself will run you $79.99 which is not bad in the least for a professional card reader. You pretty much are paying for an empty shell and you will have to purchase anywhere from one to four card readers. You can choose from SD and CF which will run you just under $30. You also have an option of picking up an XQD card reader for around $40.

Each card reader can act as a stand alone USB 3.0 reader which I found to be a really great option. If you travel a lot, you wont take the hub with you but you may take one or two of the smaller card readers.

The key feature to the hub is the fact that it will transfer multiple cards at a time. That means you can load it up with any combo of card and start transferring them all.

I have yet to test out or use this card reader but I am looking to pick the hub up with two CF, one SD and on XQD reader.

Like I always say, do not cheap out on cards and now on top of that do not cheap out on card readers. Your pictures are the most important thing you have so make sure your card reader is not the thing that messes them up.
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