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Look who showed up at my door once again…. Postman Fro and he had a package for me. This time around he brought me two of the biggest lenses EVER!!!!!
Sure these lens are big but boy are they soft. Usually you want to have sharp lenses aka hard but in this case you may just like how soft they are. Why, because they are lens pillows.
I ordered these lens pillows over the holidays because I thought they would look pretty cool on my sofa. My first thought is that they were smaller than I had expected. The preview images on the web site made them seem like they are almost twice the size as they actually were.
Don’t get me wrong they are still a nice size and overall they are very very cool. The detail level really surprised me. They have focusing rings, buttons and switches and even plastic where the focusing distance is.
These days I like to check where things are made and was very surprised to find out that they are made in the USA. I guess that would explain a few things. One the cost is up there but two the quality is top notch. I rather pay for quality than get something that is done poorly.
Overall I want to thank Postman Fro for dropping these off at my door.
If you are interested in ordering some of these you can check out ThinkGeek.com. ThinkGeek is not a sponsor and this is not an affiliate link. I just like the product.
The Photo of the MONTH is Back!!!!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR PHOTOS
It is a NEW YEAR and a new beginning for the Photo of the MONTH. This months PRIZE is for an AdoramaPIX 12×9 Photo Book which is valued at more than $100.
The NEW THEME is “Bedroom”. Yes, it’s bedroom, let’s see some wide angles, details, macros or anything you can think of.
The photo of the month is about challenging yourself to capture interesting images. Think of it like an assigment in school but instead of payinfg 20K for a semester its FREE.
Not only is it FREE but you have a chance to showcase your work to fellow photographers and have a chance to win something cool.
Remember you ALL IMAGES MUST BE TAKEN BETWEEN Jan 2nd and 18th. They must be posted before the end of day Jan 18th to be part of this months contest. You can post up to five images.
And now the end is near…… We have come to the final moments of 2013. As we get ready to ring in 2014, I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for your continued support.
Since launching the site in 2010 with ZERO subscribers with the idea of creating “Fun and Informative” content we have all come a long way. The sites reach has gone global with millions of people visiting since 2010.
I want you to think about the fact that I started with ZERO subscribers for a second. If you think it’s to hard to make it as a photographer because there are so many of them out there today, THINK AGAIN.
You CAN DO THIS. YOU CAN MAKE IT. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing, worry about what you can do better. Focus on your photography and doing the best work you can. No one ever said it would be easy, but I am here to tell you, you can do this.
I struggled as a photographer from the time I left college (2001) to just a few years ago. Sure I had cool jobs in the time period but I was not satisfied with where I was. But month after month I started to climb out of the hole and pick up more gigs. Some gigs are better than others but sometimes a gig is a gig. One gig leads to another and the next leads to two more and the cycle continues.
Keep fighting, keep learning and keep your head up. It most likely will not happen overnight but I can tell you with hard work you can start to really make a difference.
So I will end it there with a HUGE THANK YOU and a wish for a Happy and Healthy New Year for you and your family.
Keep on shooting RAW!!!!
Jared AKA the FRO
How many times have you wished you were able to attach a flash, GoPro or other random items somewhere during a photo shoot?
I have a small army of gadgets that I don’t leave home without to help me do just that. There are a few companies making items that will help you solve many problems in the field.
One of these items is the gorilla pod. I have an entire bag full of their products. There are also companies out there that make similar products to the gorilla pod.
I have the huge heavy one with a ball head that is great for holding a larger DSLR with lens as well as wrapping it around a tree or larger objects. They also make a variety of smaller ones, some with magnets on their feet and others with small ball heads. Depending on how much weight you need to put on them a simple flash or GoPro will work perfectly.
There are also a few Gorilla Pods that have led lights on them. I did not have one shown in this video but when you need some light while shooting and don’t have an extra hand this will come in handy.
The final item I don’t leave home without is Gaff Tape. This stuff is so versatile, you can use it for some many different things. When you need to attach one thing to another or tape something to the wall or hold something up, GAFFF TAPE is the answer.
These are just a few items that can be in my bag that come in handy.
As 2013 coms to an end and we get ready for the New Year I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you all. Without your continued support I wouldn’t be able to continue to bring you the quality of content that I am bringing.
2013 has been a major year of changes for me starting with moving into my new place. The content on the site has continued to evolve and it will continue into 2014. There are some new initiatives we are working on that I really think will help take the site to a new level.
Again, thank you all very much for a great 2013 and I look forward to sharing 2014 with you.