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RANT – The GREAT Instagram Purge

Jared Polin December 19, 2014 Comments Off

A major RANT was in order after the Instagram CULL of Dec 18th 2014. This is not an angry RANT about me losing roughly 1000 followers, it’s a RANT about all the people up in arms about losing so many.

Before I get into more detail, if you were not aware of what was going on, Instagram has started to delete and remove spam bots and fake accounts. This means for anyone who purchased fake users they would see a substantial drop in their following.

I am happy Instagram culled these fake accounts but a lot of people who “had” a large following are complaining strongly to Instagram to add back their lost numbers. Are you kidding me, add back fake numbers, cut the bs and get over the vanity fake numbers.

My issue is with people who have built businesses around fake numbers. They have gained a “large” following and I say large the way I did because they are fake bots and they start to get business based off of those numbers. The problem is advertisers simply look at the number of followers someone has which should not be the only thing you look at. You have to look at interactions. If someone has 500k subs and gets a small number of actual interactions there’s an issue. You may see likes but if you don’t see real comments you know theres an issue.

The BEST Lenses For DSLR Video

Jared Polin December 19, 2014 Comments Off

Many of you know Todd Wolfe from the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video as well as the person who filmed and produced my first two guides. I recently asked Todd to share some of his knowledge with FroNation in regards to all things DSLR Video.

What are the “Best Lenses For DSLR Video”, Todd tackles this question in great detail. He takes a look at different price points and skill levels to help determine which lenses may be best for you and your project.
Not only does he go into details about the pro lenses but he covers using basic kit lenses which definitely will get the job done.

I am going to continue to share Todd’s information on my channel but if you would like to subscribe directly to his YouTube you can Subscribe Right Here.

A couple SUBTLE Changes that will benefit your online Photo Portfolio

Jared Polin December 17, 2014 Comments Off

CLICK HERE TO Get your 14 day FREE Trial of Squarespace and see how easy it is to create your online portfolio. If you decide it is for you please used CODE “FRO” at checkout to get 10% off your first month or year.

As many of you know I put out the request for you to send in your Squarespace sites for critiques. I ended up getting 1000’s of them in so it’s going to take me months to get to them all. Please please please understand it takes a good 5 minutes or more to review and critique someones site.

In this case I take a look at Mathews squarespace site. I found that it was clean right off the bat with nice images and only a few galleries. One recommendation I had was to add one of the new cover pages that Squarespace 7 allows you to use. This way people come to your site and see your best work huge across the screen before they enter.

One thing I noticed at the bottom of the page is that he listed his facebook address, phone number and email address. But Squarespace has a simple option that allows you to place social buttons on the page. I went ahead and showed this is in action so you can see how easy it is to implement.

All and all it was a very clean site, I wish I could have enlarged the images more as I feel the images especially the commercial ones deserve to be larger.

To get your 14 Day FREE Trial of Squarespace please click here.

Canon 7D Mark II Users Guide

Jared Polin December 16, 2014 Comments Off

Here is your FREE Tutorial User’s Guide for the Canon 7D Mark II. What you’ll find in this 30 min long video is an explanation of what every button does as well as what setting in the menu I recommend. This is a very powerful camera with a ton of features so I make sure to run down and explain as many of the important features as possible.

The one thing I can not stress enough is the importance of just getting out and shooting. One of the only ways you will become a better photographer is to GET OUT AND SHOOT. Now I recommend watching this FREE GUIDE first, then going out to explore and capture the world in images.

This guide acts as a tutorial for how to set up your Canon 7D Mark II.

Click Here to see a FULL Real World Review of the Canon 7D Mark II.

Fuji X100T Review!

Adam Lerner December 16, 2014 Comments Off

In this video, I go back to Tim Harney’s motorcycle shop in Brooklyn to do a 5-minute portrait demonstrating the amazing new Fuji X100T. I share all of my unedited photos with you on screen and talk about settings and mentality. At the end of the shoot, Tim picks his favorite photo and we print it directly from the camera to the Fuji Instax Share printer.