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I am giving away an ATOMOS Ninja Star

Jared Polin October 5, 2014 Comments Off

Would you like to WIN an Atomos Ninja Star, CFast Card and card reader? All you have to do is create a 1-3 min video that is Ninja related and submit it to me for a chance to WIN this killer prize.

Have fun, be creative and make something kick ass. If you can shoot video I suggest you at least try and enter.

Here are the rules you must follow to be eligible to win.
1. This contest is open to ANYONE anywhere in the world.
2. Create a 1-3 minute video – it could be a skit, stop motion, photo collage or anything you mind thinks up.
3. The video must be about something “Ninja Related”.
4. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo with your title. The video could be unlisted if you would like. But by posting your video you give us permission to embed or share it on this website.
5. Email Jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com with the subject line “Atomos Ninja Star Contest” and include your Name, Address and Phone number.
6. Entries must be received no later than December 1st 2014 at 11:59 pm EST since I said Nov 31st and there are only 30 days in November.
7. Stephen and I will be judging the entires to select the Winner.

Good Luck and thank you Atomos for offering up such a killer prize.

If you win and your country has certain tax laws for contests, you will be obligated to cover those.

Nikon DSLR Giveaway and Mobile RAWtalk at Allens Nikon-A-Palooza 10/18/14

Jared Polin October 3, 2014 Comments Off

Join us at Allen’s Camera on Saturday October 18th from 10am to 3pm for the second annual Allen’s Nikon-A-Palooza. 4401 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 19056.

We will be filming a Mobile RAWtalk from 10:30-Noon followed by hanging out in the store to answer any questions you may have or even critique your best 10 photos in person for FREE.

Someone who comes out with be the first EVER to spin the Wheel of FRO other than me.

Allen will be giving away a Nikon DSLR so be sure to join us to get entered for FREE to win that fantastic prize. Nikon reps will be to answer all of your questions. And there will be NPS technicians in the store doing FREE sensor cleanings. There are limited spots for sensors cleaning so be sure to get there early to sign up.

There will be KILLER trade in bonuses if you trade in any used gear. Brandon has put together some extra bonuses for those who will be trading in their used gear.

I will be doing RAPID FIRE CRITIQUES LIVE and in person. Be sure to bring your best 10 images for me to critique.

If you get hungry, don’t worry the TACO TRUCK IS BACK!!!!!!!!

Last year we had people come in from as far away as Canada so if you are within 8 hours we want to see you there in person.

The best part of it all is you get to hang out with fellow photographers in the REAL WORLD.

Nikon D750 Video Test – Shot with Nikon 400 F2.8 and Nikon 600 F4

Jared Polin October 3, 2014 Comments Off

I started my review of the Nikon D750 yesterday at a night high school football game. This is not the review, that will be coming int he next few weeks.

But I thought I would share with you some quick video samples straight out of the camera.

The first one was shot with the Nikon 400mm F2.8 VR on a monopod.
1080 60FPS
1/125th F4.5
Auto ISO for video
Manual Audio Levels set to 10
VR was ON

The second clip was shot with the Nikon 600mm F4 VR
On a Benro Video Tripod with VR On
1080 60FPS
1/125th F6.3
ISO 2500
Manual Audio Levels set to 10

My full review will be out in the next few weeks. But so far this video looks pretty clean.

Lenses borrowed from BorrowLenses.com

What’s In DigiRichie’s Bag – J Hook

Jared Polin October 2, 2014 Comments Off

Let’s reach into DigiRichies bag of goodies and see what we come out with this week.

This week we pull out a J-Hook, no not a sky hook just a simple J-Hook. But what is the J-Hook for you may ask?

One use that Richie suggests is as an alternative to bringing sandbags on set you can simple put a J-Hook on a light stand than hook a bag to it. In this case Richie would hook his goodies bag to the stand because it has some weight to it.

And there you have a simple solution to an issue we face on set as a photographer.

That is what’s in DigiRichie’s Bag this week.

To connect with Richie on Twitter @TheDigiRichie #AskDigiRichie

What’s with all of this Urban Exploring in Photography Today?

Jared Polin September 30, 2014 Comments Off

Every which way you look today you see “Urban Exploring” photo series. But I want you to remember something, just because it’s old and abandoned doesn’t mean you don’t have to be creative still.

There are a few images in this Rapid Fire Critique where the photographer found an old building and simply took snap shots of a big open space. That’s all well and good here and there if there is some interest. But if there isn’t a moment captured or interesting details found the images are just blah.

My tips, for finding interesting urban exploring photos is to look for the details. Find the small interesting details that will pop from the photo and make people go wow.

Tell the story of what the place once was. Create a series, not just one wide shot but many shots together that bring the place to life. That is what will help make your urban exploring images stand out.

Click here to see the photographers full set.

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