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There Are Snapshots and Then There Is THIS SHOT – One Of My BEST Photos Ever

Jared Polin August 14, 2014 Comments Off

When I got a last minute call to head up to NYC to shoot Gavin DeGraw at Madison Square Garden opening for Billy Joel I envisioned an image in my mind.

The image I saw in my mind was a wide angle shot from directly behind Gavin with the entire MSG in the background and spot lights shining down.

What I ended up capturing with the Nikon D4s and Nikon 14-24 2.8 was almost exactly the vision I saw in my mind.

MSG is one of the most famous venues in all of the world. I think to capture an artist center stage in an image like this is one of those defining moments. It is a culmination of all their hard work and dedication to their craft. To be there to capture it is an honor.

I have uploaded the image below at 40×60 in to Flickr for you to see this image as I think it was meant to be seen, BIG. You can save the file and use it for PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to print it that is fine as long as it is for PERSONAL USE. If you use it anywhere online I must get the photo credit of Photo By Jared Polin FroKnowsPhoto.com.

This image is NOT for commercial use without express written permission. If you are a publication and would like to purchase usage of this image please e mail jared at froknowsphoto dot com.


Photographers – What NOT To Say When Trying To Book A Wedding

Jared Polin August 8, 2014 Comments Off

There are many things to say when trying to book a wedding. But what are the things you should not say when trying to book one?

Everything in this video is what NOT to say or do.

Have you said something when trying to book a client that came off the wrong way?

Disclaimer: This video is parody and completely made up, the things that are said are not serious or true.

FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk Episode #097

Jared Polin August 6, 2014 Comments Off

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From a Basic Canon Rebel XSI to 6D this photographer is on their way- Rapid Fire Critique

Jared Polin August 6, 2014 Comments Off

Growing as an artist and photographer can be a slow progression. What I really enjoyed seeing in this Rapid Fire Critique was that the photographer went from the Canon Rebel XSI to a Canon 6D.

You can see how the quality of the images changed over the set of images. Now I am not saying the quality changed because of the gear I am saying that the photographer was growing and capturing more interesting images.

This set showcases mostly keepers with a few of the images being head scratchers. Most of the images are close and with small tweaks will turn into really solid images. For example the Captain America shirt photo, it’s exposure is spot on but the subject is not connected in the image and the stair way is creeping into the side of the image. With a small tweak and some direction to the model the image would end up being a winner.

All and all really nice job, I look forward to seeing you progression.

Don’t forget that I do get hundreds of submissions a week and will not be able to critique everyones work. It is possible in the future that I will be adding a members section to the website where more critiques may be possible.

Thanks for watching and thank you to AdoramaPIX for supporting the critiques.

5 Min Portrait – How to take LOW LIGHT Action Photos and Portraits

Jared Polin August 1, 2014 Comments Off

Follow along as I give you a first person perspective on photographing Maria as she works out at the gym. My goal for this 5 Min Portrait is to show you exactly how I handle a real world photo shoot. I make sure to stop and explain as much as possible throughout so you have a full understanding on how and why I made the changes I made. Click Here to see the full res exports from the shoot.


Click here to see all the full res images from this 5 Min Portrait

If you want to fast track your photography learning and start to get killer photos in any situation I highly recommend you check out the FroKnowsPhoto Beginner Guide to Getting Out Of Auto. Please click the link

This time around I broke out the Nikon D4s with four different lenses to make sure I gave myself plenty of different angles and looks. I used the Nikon 14-24 2.8, Nikon 24-70 2.8, Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII and the Nikon 200-400 F4 VRII that I borrowed from BorrowedLenses.com.

I know some people like to keep one lens on their camera for an entire shoot and others worry about dust in the camera when they change lenses in the field. I am actually curious how many times I switched lenses during this shoot if anyone cares to count.