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This is a SIMPLE and Effective Mobile Portfolio APP I don’t leave home without

Jared Polin July 19, 2014 Comments Off

http://Squarespace.com/fro If you do not have your own website to showcase your portfolio I highly recommend you trying out the FREE 14 day trial. The best part of the trial is you do not have to enter any credit card info to start using it. If you decide that Squarespace is for you please use my code FRO to get 10% OFF your first month or year!!!

How many times have you wanted to show someone photos from your website when you were on locaiton but the internet connection made it impossible?

Sure you could have images in folders on your phone but that doesn’t always look the best especially if they hit the wrong photos if you know what I mean.

Well Squarespace made me aware of an IOS APP called “Portfolio” that they built for the Iphone and Ipad. This app is unbranded by the way, which means all that people looking at your images will see are your images, no mention of squarspace at all.

So how does this bad boy work?

It’s pretty simple, if you have a Squarespace website, you download the FREE app. Next up you enter your login info then tell it what galleries you want (It will sync photos and videos) hit done and BAM BAM POW it starts to sync your photos right away.

In no time flat your photos and videos are optimized for your photo on Ipad and ready to show whenever you need.

The key here is that it’s great for offline viewing. The last thing you want to have happen is you try to pull up your website when you don’t have a great signal and you are sitting there waiting for it to load.

Once I found out that this app exists it took me no time flat to get the galleries I wanted to showcase right on my phone.

This is just another reason why I recommend Squarespace. Not only is it simple and effective to use even for a novice but it’s affordable with a ton of extra bonuses.

CLICK HERE TO sign up for a FREE 14 day trial of Squarespace.

Click Here for more information on the Squarespace Portfolio App.

Nikon D810 VS Nikon D800: Unboxing And Sniff Test

Jared Polin July 18, 2014 Comments Off

Before we jump into this unboxing and SNIFF TEST from AllensCamera.com please keep in mind this is just that, an unboxing and sniff test. That means what I am comparing are pretty much the physical features of the two cameras. Oh yes, we can’t forget the wind tunnel test.

If you are looking for the full PREVIEW I did of the Nikon D810 please CLICK HERE.

We all know that there are some slight spec changes from the D810 to the D800 but this time around my focus was more on the cosmetic changes. There are some subtle changes that may not seem like much but could mean the difference in getting the shot or not.

I am always on the lookout for NEW TRIPODS

Jared Polin July 17, 2014 Comments Off

I am always on the lookout for new tripods that will help make my life easier. Recently when I was at Allen’s Camera to make a video I borrowed one of the Benro Video Tripods. It helped me easily create panning and moving clips to cut into one of my gear previews or reviews. I also liked the fact that the solid video tripod I was using was only priced at $275, very affordable.

That got me thinking that I should reach out to Benro and ask for some test units. In the past I have worked closely with Vanguard and have really enjoyed using their Photo related tripods. I know many of you picked them up on my recommendation and I still like them a lot. The one issue I did have with Vanguard fell in the video tripod side. They have okay video tripods but they lack the video monopod and nice video heads.

Over the past three to four years tripods have pretty much all become the same. Every company seems to be putting out the same features and functions which is making it harder and harder to latch onto just one tripod.

Benro sent me two Video Tripods to test out Via POSTMAN FRO. The first one was the A48 FBS4 Video Mono Pod. I currently have something similar from Manfroto but always had issues with the monopod slipping when I put pressure on them. This Benro one is very similar to the Manfroto one but when I put the same pressure on it, it did not slip. The two video monopods are basically the same design and serve the same function. One of the differences is one is Red and Black and the other is Blue and Black. I know that is a very scientific difference.

FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk Mobile: Seattle

Jared Polin July 16, 2014 Comments Off

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Did you WIN the FREE Rapid Fire Critique?

Jared Polin July 14, 2014 Comments Off

A little while back I conducted a new survey to find out how I can make FroKnowsPhoto and the content better. I was overwhelmed with the amount of people who took the time to fill it out.

A survey like this really helps me see what you guys like, don’t like and want to see more of on the website.

As a token of my gratitude for taking your time to take the survey I offered up some killer prizes: 1 Rapid Fire Critique of 10 photos of your choice. Two I SHOOT RAW Edition BlackRapid Straps. 10 Digital Downloads of my video guide. $200 in BorrowLenses.com rental credit. $200 in AdoramaPIX print credit and 1 FREE year of Squarespace.

Because people left just their e mail address and I don’t want to share those publicly I have removed the @ info so I can post the winners.

If you are one of the winners below please keep an eye out for an email from me.

If you did not win this time around I wanted to offer you a special code at store.froknowsphoto.com for $5 off orders of $19 or more when you use code “surveyty” at checkout. (excludes bobble heads and combo offers)