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Sports Illustrated “The Hockey Book” : From My Bookshelf

Jared Polin February 3, 2015 Comments Off

As many of you know, I LOVE HOCKEY. Hockey was the first professional sport I ever photographed and had a credential to shoot. Starting at 17 years old I was a credentialed photographer shooting the Philadelphia Flyers for a local publication called “Fan Magazine”.

The Hockey Book is one of those books that Sports Illustrated cultivated with what I think is the best collection of hockey images ever. My favorite part of the book is not only reading about the history of the sport but seeing images from the early days of it. Seeing images from the 40s in Detroit and seeing chicken wire up instead of glass is mind blowing.

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If you can still find this book online or in stores and you love hockey or know someone who does, pick this up.

Book description from Amazon. To find out more about this book click here.

“From its earliest days on frozen ponds, hockey has been a sport of speed and elegance, but also one demanding courage and physical will. The Hockey Book goes deep into the heart of the game, celebrating with astounding photographs and insightful words the great players and the inspiring teams, as well as an ethos-robust and selfless-that defines the sport as much in its dynamic present as it did in hockey’s hardscrabble (and helmetless) past.”

I’ve NEGLECTED my Personal Photo Website for too long, so I made these simple updates

Jared Polin February 1, 2015 Comments Off

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I have been neglecting my personal photography website ever since my focus became FroKnowsPhoto.com. I really don’t have an excuse for this other than I am not actively seeking photo jobs like I was 10 years ago.

So this morning I decided to record me making a few gallery additions and other tweaks to my site. I’ve had these old portfolio folders on my desktop for a while and figured I might as well put them up in the meantime. I know they are older images but I can start to add new ones now to keep it fresh.

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I personally went to Squarespace to work out a partnership that would be mutually benificial for all of us. To me it has to be win win for everyone. In this case you get 10% Off your first year, I get something from Squarespace and Squarespace gets new quality users.

It think it’s a win all the way around and that’s what keeps my site FREE and allows me to continue to pump out more and more content.

I want to see your Best Sports Photos Ever

Jared Polin January 31, 2015 Comments Off

Post your Best Sports Photos as comments Right Here on this Facebook Post.

I want to see your Best Sports Photos EVER!!! Please post your images as a comment to the specific post asking for your best sports photos ever on my Facebook page. The link is right above.

In the next few days I will make another video showcasing the images I really like along with a few critiques for making certain ones even better.

This is a great chance to find other like minded photographers to follow and to possibly have them follow you.

Ooooooooops, the BIG Holiday Contest mistake

Jared Polin January 31, 2015 Comments Off

Each holiday season I like to do a huge giveaway worth thousands of dollars in prizes. Last year we had something like 42 winners and this year the plan was to have 47. Plastic printers set me up with scratch off cards that went out with each holiday order and people got either winners or sorry try agains.

The only issue was that we had a cross up in the shipping department and 217 WINNER cards were sent out instead of 47.

As you could imagine that is why it has taken me a little extra time to find a good solution to our mistake. The solution I came up with was to randomly pull 47 winners and put them to the side for the original prizes I announced. After that I started the process of emailing one of my video guides to the others who got winners. They had to get something, I couldn’t say sorry, you didn’t really win even though your card says winners.

So now I am left with the final 47 and have to start contacting them to get them their prizes. I should be able to do that over the next week or two so if you have a winner and have not heard from me as of yet there is a good chance you are one of the 47.

The takeaway in this story is mistakes happen, you just have to face them head on and find a solution.

This is how we made the NEW INTRO

Jared Polin January 29, 2015 Comments Off

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For the past few years I have been using the same intro for almost every video…that has officially changed now that Todd whipped together what I think is the best video intro we have ever had. If you have’t seen it yet, it’s posted in the video above.

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