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If you think the QUIET Shutter Mode is Silent, think again

Jared Polin November 18, 2013 Comments Off

After I made my first video testing out the quiet and silent shutter modes of the Nikon and Canon’s, my Nikon rep told me I was using it wrong. He told me that the mode is not meant to be used where you press the shutter and let it go right away. He said your supposed to press and hold the shutter button down, leave the room or tuck the camera to muffle the rest of the noise.

I figured I would try out his suggestion for myself and see if it really made a difference. Than I got to thinking, if I have to leave the room after taking the photo wouldn’t I be making more noise than if I let the shutter just open and close normally?

Here is what I have come up with, the Nikon D800′s quite mode is by no means quiet. It seems to be slightly less loud than the regular shutter but now it has one extra point where it makes noise. When you let go of the shutter button in quiet mode it makes an audible. So instead of a quick noise you now have extended the noises out across a longer period of time.

This is what I think, if you are in a quiet setting but need to capture the images consider shooting less. Be more selective about what you shoot and pick and choose the images as they present themselves.

Have you used this feature before, do you think there is a difference?


2013 Holiday Sale and Contest

Jared Polin November 17, 2013 Comments Off

xmas store 1 2013 Holiday Sale and Contest


Sometimes a Photo makes you go Meh and the next makes you go WOW

Jared Polin November 14, 2013 Comments Off

Welcome to another AdoramaPIX Rapid Fire Critique. Sometimes you have photos that make you go meh, theres nothing here. Than you turn the page to the next one and you are floored with how amazing it is.

That is what happened for a few of the images this week. You go from one that just doesn’t work to the next of the boats that works extremely well.

That is what’s great about these critiques and these sets of ten. You never know what you will see when you hit the next button.

Have you submitted your images yet?

Click Here to check out the set on Flickr.

The PIXELSTICK is one of the Coolest Photography Gadgets EVER

Jared Polin November 13, 2013 Comments Off

In an industry where we are constantly bombarded with new “gadgets” one has come along that is truly unique. The Pixelstick is nothing short of amazing. A killer combination of tech and ingenuity this tool is going to change the way people make light painting images.

Honestly all you have to do is watch the kickstarter campaign video to understand how truly amazing this is. It’s one of those things that once you see it you get it.

I got in touch with the founders of the Pixelstick to find out more about their creation. These are two guys who had an idea, built it and brought to to market. At the time of recording they were two sales shy of $400,000 and have since blown past that number.

All I can say is we live in such an amazing time where if you can think it and build it, someone will stand behind you and purchase it. If you could like to pre order a pixelstick you can do so right here.

Check out the kickstarter campaign video below.

RAWtalk Episode #060

Jared Polin November 12, 2013 Comments Off

Click Here to watch or listen to this weeks RAWtalk.

Screen Shot 2013 11 13 at 2.32.16 PM RAWtalk Episode #060