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Gritty Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Jared Polin April 10, 2014 Comments Off

As many of you know I spend almost no time in Photoshop retouching any of my photos. I primarily do all my tweaking inside of lightroom and leave it at that.

Just because that is how I handle editing my own portraits does not mean that is the only way. I reached out to my friend Nathaniel Dodson who runs Tutvid.com to see what he could do with one of my files. I sent him over a headshot I took of Matisyahu while in my loft just to see what direction he would take it.

Click Here to see my Edit of this image done in Adobe Lightroom.

I am so amazed at all of the different actions and changes you can put one image through. I guarantee if you were to attempt to edit this RAW file you would come out with a different result. What one person thinks is a killer edit someone else may not agree. But, in the end you will not please everyone, some people will like it others may not.

The great thing about art is it is subjective, it’s in the eye of the beholder. I think there is so much to learn in this video, so many things I have never considered myself when it comes to editing portraits.

Below you will find the step by step process that Nathaniel took to get to his final image.

Welcome folks! I’m Nathaniel from over at tutvid.com Today in this tutorial we’ll use
a bunch of Photoshop’s features to transform a simply lit portrait headshot into a gritty
photograph with beautiful tones and edges sharper than a double-edged

We’ll touch up the skin and build a gritty tone using Adjustment Layers in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop
CS6, but you should be able to use much older versions of Photoshop as well.

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The Truth About Photography: Harsh Honest Critiques Are The Only Way

Jared Polin April 9, 2014 Comments Off

If you are interested in trying out SQUARESPACE for 14 days FREE please CLICK HERE. If you decide that Squarespace is for you please used the code “FROTUBE” to get 10% off your very first order. That means if you sign up for a year, you will get 10% off the entire year.

Don’t Miss This ALL OUT Double Banger Photo/Website Critique with 10% More YELLING (Original Title)

As you can tell from the title you might be in for something pretty interesting especially because I said Critique. Or maybe it’s because of the 10% More Yelling statement that grabbed you.

What we have here is the very first Double Banger aka a AdoramaPIX Rapid Fire Critique wrapped into a Squarespace Rapid Fire Critique. Generally I do one or the other but this site called for both.

This time around we have Mark Mclvaine who so happens to be an Antonelli Institute student and a friend of Mr Sam Green. Mark asked me to critique his new Squarespace site and I took it upon myself to dive head first into an all out critique.

First things first he let me know that he only spent an hour or two getting his new site set up. Honestly that is not a lot of time to spend and shows you how easy and effective Squarespace is. With that said there are some things that show he only spent a little bit of time on the design.

FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk Episode #080

Jared Polin April 8, 2014 Comments Off


WARNING This Is NOT A Toy: Tips For Flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision

Jared Polin April 4, 2014 Comments Off

First off I want to start with a WARNING!!!! The DJI Phantom may seem like a toy but it is not. It is a tool that needs to be respected but it is also a tool that will allow you to capture some amazing video and photos.

You really need to know what you are doing when you set out to fly one of these things. It is going to take you hours and hours of practice to feel confident enough in your flying skills.

Being that this is a quadracopter and has spinny mc spinnersons that can hurt someone you have to be very careful. If you are flying this over a crowd and you loose control you can hurt someone and that would not be good.

Now that we have that out of the way let’s get to some tips for flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision. First off always make sure your Phantoms battery is fully charged before flying. You will get roughly 25 minutes of power out of one charge. You may think that is not a lot but it is a major upgrade over the previous model that only got 12.

Be sure to follow the directions that come with the Phantom. They are very well put together. The fact that you can take this thing out of the box and be ready to fly fairly quick is a testament to how far DJI has come in this flying game.

I have heard a lot of people say there are less expensive ways to built a quadracopter on your own. Now I am sure that’s the case but I personally don’t want to save a few bucks but spend more time attempting to put together a kit on my own. There is reason why the Phantoms are sold out everywhere you look. As soon as DJI ships them they are already sold.

When you take a look at the controller you will notice that it is completely white without any indicators to tell you what does what. I personally took a sharpie and drew the directions right on the controller.

What Do You Get When You Pass 100,000 Subscribers on YouTube?

Jared Polin April 2, 2014 Comments Off

When I passed 100,000 Subscribers sometime last year I had no idea I missed an email congratulating me from YouTube.

It turns out that when you pass 100,000 Subscribers YouTube reaches out to you to honor you with a framed Silver Button. Not only do you get that framed piece they also give you $500 in credit to spend at B and H!!!

This is like getting an award for selling a lot of albums in this day and age. It really is pretty cool that they recognize their content creators and give them some nice things.

Of course this would not be possible with out all of you guys pressing that subscribe button and continuing to support the channel, thank you!!!