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Enough with the THIRD PERSON Bio’s on the About Me Page – OWN IT

Jared Polin August 27, 2014 Comments Off

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3:47 About Me Page Discussion

Let me start off by saying the design and work of this photographer is not bad at all. From what I can judge he seems to be a young photographer trying to find his way in the world which is great.

When I critique sites I want to make sure I take into consideration the level that the photographer is at.

As the title states I have had enough of BIO pages being written in the third person. To be honest I used to have my bio written in the third person and really dislike it. It just seems so impersonal and unnecessary.

Write it in your voice and I feel people will respond better. When I read something in the third person that someone wrote I sit there and go it sounds like this person wrote this. But when they write it about themselves it seems more real.

All and all I like the direction they are going, the site is clean but can you some subtle tweaks to take it to the next level.

Nice Work.

FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk Episode #100

Jared Polin August 27, 2014 Comments Off

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Who Needs 10 FPS when you can have 1 Frame Every 10 Minutes? 5 Min Portrait 1850’s Edition

Jared Polin August 23, 2014 Comments Off

If you think your camera is slow, try this one, it shoots one frame every 10 minutes! That’s because this is a 5 Min Portrait 1850’s Style with Giles Clement.

Giles is a skilled tin-type / wet plate photographer who has honed his skills over many, many years.

I invited Giles over to the loft to photograph me with his 8×10 View Camera to create an 8×10 one-of-a-kind image.

With my prompting, Giles walks us through the entire process start to finish. You get to hear the history of Tin-Type Photography as well as how he acquired and built his 8×10 view camera.

We take you inside the darkroom to see a plate being sensitized to light. Once the image is exposed, we take you right back into the darkroom to watch as the exposed plate is turned into the final image.

This entire process is fascinating and you get to see it all unfold in this 5 Min Portrait, 1850’s edition!

Click Here for the FULL RES 8×10 Final Image.

To see Giles’s work please check out his website. http://www.gilesclement.com/


This PROVES once again, it’s not the CAMERA, it’s the person behind it

Jared Polin August 21, 2014 Comments Off

I love seeing basic gear capture solid images. It hammers home that it’s the photographer not the gear, most of the time.

In this case the photographer was working with some basic Nikon’s and doing a great job with what they had. What I look for in these critiques are a few solid images. When you come out with 6 or 7 solid images you are doing something right.

Just remember, if you think your camera is doing a terrible job taking photos, be sure to make you are not the one to blame first.

RAWtalk Episode #099: From San Francisco

Jared Polin August 20, 2014 Comments Off

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