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Tips for Shooting in the Snow!

Adam Lerner February 21, 2014 Comments Off

In the video, I give you guys a bunch of tips for shooting photos in the snow and even do a quick portrait shoot and show you the results! This has been one of the snowiest winters in years so why not get out there and make photos!

Snow lacks contrast and is very reflective. This can trick your camera’s meter and white balance. Getting good exposure is really important. White balance you don’t need to worry about so much because you’re shooting RAW and can correct in post processing.

I talk about some tips for your gear, for your comfort and for your great photos. Check it out and stay warm!

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Quite Possibly the WORST Photography Website Design Ever

Jared Polin February 20, 2014 Comments Off

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Yes the title is pretty self explanatory but before you jump down my throat about being to critical please make sure you watch the entire video.

This is one of the worst designed photography websites I have seen. It was used using a free website building and it looks like it is a Geocities style site from 1998. On the flip side the ideas on the site are not bad. What was holding back the photographer was the website builder itself.

The photography is not bad, the content on the site was not that bad either but the overall design is horrid.

Okay, now that I got that out of the way I want to let you know that I am personally purchasing Stephen a year of Squarespace so he can better showcase his work. I know that he will be able to take the ideas from this video and bring them to life on his very own squarespace site.

We will do a follow up as soon as he gets that working.

Sometimes you have to say it like it is but still find a way to have a positive spin on it. I think to many people today are afraid to say it like it is. Or they say it like it is but they never leave positive feedback and they just skew negative.

I think there is a lot that everyone can learn from this video not just about building a photography website but also about how to pass along criticism.

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RAWtalk Episode #073

Jared Polin February 17, 2014 Comments Off

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Simple Product Photography Tips: 5 Min Portrait

Jared Polin February 16, 2014 Comments Off

The reason I use the word “simple” in the title of this post is because this is a very basic setup that just about anyone can do.

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Product photography does not have to be overwhelming. You don’t always need fourteen different lights, reflectors and assistants to capture a product shot. Of course in some situations where it is called for, you may need a more intense setup.

If your goal is to simply get a product shot captured and online to help you showcase a something than the tips in this video will come in handy.

When I am shooting photos of products on my kitchen table I like to use the natural light from outside and sometimes some continuos lights inside. In this case my main light was the daylight with a little bit of fill come from a continuous light that was meant to light me for the video.

My goal was to capture a product shot of the Canon lens that could be used for an article, a sales page or just for practice.
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Lightroom Quick Tips

Adam Lerner February 14, 2014 Comments Off

Here’s some Lightroom quick tips to enhance your workflow. Going thru images can be daunting. Trying to make quick picks shouldn’t be something that is time consuming or complicated and in this video I demonstrate how I like to expedite that process using keyboard shortcuts and some hidden gems in Lightroom.

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