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2014 FroKnowsPhoto Holiday Contest ($7,000+ in prizes) And SALE

Jared Polin November 21, 2014 Comments Off

It’s that time of year again for the FroKnowsPhoto Holiday Contest and SALE. This year we have more prizes than ever before with multiple ways to enter even one that is no purchase needed.

There are a total of 47 prizes from: Rode, ThinkTank Photo, Me, BorrowLenses, AdoramaPIX, Squarespace and PlasticPrinters.com. You are looking at over $7,000 in total prizes.

Click Here to see all of this years sale items.

All T-Shirts in the store are on sale for only $11.99 each. If you purchase two ore more shirts you will get a FREE Lens Cloth ($5 value) FREE.

Screen Shot 2014 11 21 at 7.22.10 PM 2014 FroKnowsPhoto Holiday Contest ($7,000+ in prizes) And SALE

What’s In DigiRichie’s Bag – Manfrotto Nano Stand

Jared Polin November 20, 2014 Comments Off

What is in DigiRichie’s Bag this time. This week Richie pulls out a Manfroto Nano Stand.

Here is what this series is about, it’s about showing you what a working professional keeps in his “grab bag”. This is the bag you turn to when you need something on set or have to fix something.

So each video will consist of one item that you will find in his bag and what it’s use is for. You never know when you will need one of these items to save your butt on set.

This small, light and compact stand folds up into a very small package. Something like this comes in handy if you need an extra light in a tight space or need to set up a flag to block or direct light.

This is just one more item that you will find in DigieRichie’s bag.

Which Nikon FX Full Frame Camera should you buy and why: D4s, D810, D750, D610, Df

Jared Polin November 19, 2014 Comments Off

With so many Nikon Full Frame (FX) camera now on the market the big question is which one should you buy and why. I wanted to dive deeper into the current options to help anyone decide which of the cameras is for them. As a side note I honestly forgot about the Df and will fit that one into the discussion below.

So you are deciding on picking up a new full frame camera where should you start, what questions should you be asking?

Is this your first full frame camera or are you upgrading from a current fx camera?
What is your budget?
Do you already have quality glass?
What will you be shooting?
Are you a hobbyist or a professional?
Are you interested in stills, video or both?

Sensor, Shmensor!

Adam Lerner November 18, 2014 Comments Off

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Taken with a Fuji X100s 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1250

I often get asked about whether or not to upgrade from crop sensor to full-frame sensor. Yet, most of the time, I try to steer the conversation to the work that’s being created and not the gear used to create it.

Don’t get me wrong. I love gear and am a total gear-head. I’ve shot all different formats and while I have my personal preferences, they’re not meant for everyone. Sure, it’s cool to check the EXIF data and see what gear was used to make a photo, but that doesn’t mean you have to run out and upgrade. Sometimes, just changing your workflow or trying new techniques can affect your photography way more than replacing gear.

Once upon a time, full-frame sensor cameras had an advantage with better ISO performance, faster focusing, and availability of better lenses to name a few differences. If you were a pro, it was a no-brainer. Wedding shooters, sports shooters popped on a full-frame DSLR for the obvious reasons. And if money was no object, well, then maybe you picked up one of those nifty little cameras with the red dot on the front. icon wink Sensor, Shmensor!

My little Fuji cameras with their APS-C sensors, produce spectacular images. They handle low light really well and some of them even focus fast and shoot lots of frames per second.

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Havana Cuba Nightlife Fuji X100s, f/2.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 6400

But really people, let’s put a stop all the pixel peeping! Let’s fuggetabout DXO scores. Who REALLY cares about all of those specs. The difference in sensor size from an APS-C to 35mm full-frame camera is like the difference between a Grande and Venti Starbucks. Not much difference people!

I’ve made prints from my 5DMKIII and my X100s. There’s not much difference in quality if at all. In fact, some of my favorite prints were shot with my Fuji.

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Ballerina, Havana, Cuba Fuji X100s, 1/125 sec, f/2.0, ISO 800

For the vast majority of what I shoot, speed isn’t important. I tether my camera to my computer when I shoot for most of my client work. It’s an important part of my workflow and for that reason, I hang on to my Canon gear, but quite frankly, I’d much prefer to shoot Fuji. Smaller, lighter, and spectacular image quality.

So please stop pixel peeping. Stop the flame wars about camera brands and sensors. Spend more time shooting. At the end of the day, if the image is there, it doesn’t matter what gear you used to get it. Rather than sink a ton of dough into gear, think about booking a trip. Just get out there and do it and don’t waste your time thinking that buying a fancy camera will make you a better photographer.

FroKnowsPhoto OFFICIAL Music Video “I SHOOT RAW” download the MP3 NOW!!!

Jared Polin November 14, 2014 Comments Off

This is the OFFICIAL FroKnowsPhoto Music Video called “I SHOOT RAW”. It was filmed by Todd Wolfe as one part of the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. The video is the final product of a full day production that showcases how the video was made.

If you have an interested in seeing exactly how this music video was shot with a consumer level DSLR (Canon 60D) please click here to pick up the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR Video. This is just 1 of 4 real world video shoots that we take you own in the 6 hour crash course to learn how to shoot video with your DSLR.

For a FREE Preview of the FroKnowsPhoto Guide To DSLR click here.

To download the MP3 for FREE Click Here.