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How to do a Complete Portrait Retouch in Adobe Lightroom

Jared Polin January 29, 2015 Comments Off on How to do a Complete Portrait Retouch in Adobe Lightroom

We are back with another RAW Edit where you get to download a DNG RAW File to try your hand at editing it. This time around it’s a portrait that I recently took with the Nikon D810 and 70-200 2.8 VR II.

If you are new to the RAW Edit series it’s where Adam Lerner and I take one file and we both edit it in our own way. At the end we put our final edits together and compare what we like or don’t like from our edits. This time around Adam did a complete portrait retouch in Lightroom showing you exactly how to smooth out the skin, make the eyes pop and much more. His edit starts at 8:18 of the video.

The great thing about photo editing is that it is pretty subjective. We all have different styles and one edit may appeal to one person where the other appeals to another. Editing is subjective and also an art form that takes a lot of practice to even scratch the surface with.

Here is the fun part, where you get to DOWNLOAD the DNG RAW file and edit it for yourself. If you don’t have lightroom as of yet you can always download a FREE 30 day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud Photo Bundle right here. I personally purchased the one year of the photo bundle to get Lightroom and Photoshop.

Click Here or the image below to download the RAW File.

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If you think my EDIT of this photo SUCKS, show me how it’s done

Jared Polin June 23, 2014 Comments Off on If you think my EDIT of this photo SUCKS, show me how it’s done

Click Here to download the DNG File.

Photo editing is so subjective, it’s like peoples opinions and we all know what opinions are like. We all have a style, we all have a way of getting to the final image. Some people start with pre-sets, others like me like to move sliders and see the results and others take a more regimented approach.

This photo is of my friend who was in town and in need of a few photos for a book. He mentioned the images would all be black and white and showed me the style that the other photographer had already shot for others.

I am sure some of you out there are wondering my thoughts about following what someone else had done for other photos. I had no problem trying to give Shannon what he was looking for. If that meant doing something similar to someone else’s style so be it.

When it came to editing this photo I knew I would go right to black and white. I ended up doing something different with this photo when editing. I recovered a lot of the highlights using the highlight slider which is something I don’t generally do. The reason I don’t normally do it is it tends to make the photo look fake. In this case I was very happy with the results.

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How Would You Edit This 200 Person Group Photo In Adobe Lightroom

Jared Polin May 16, 2014 Comments Off on How Would You Edit This 200 Person Group Photo In Adobe Lightroom

CLICK HERE to download the RAW FILE.

After my Google Meetup in Israel which saw 200+ readers show up I wanted to capture a group photo. Lucky for me Benjamin Von Wong was on the trip with us and is a master at figuring out how to light in difficult situations.

Ben spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how he was going to capture such a large group photo. I put my full faith in him to figure it out and he knocked it out of the park.

He used the large windows running across the front of the building as fill light. He set up two of his Broncolor’s, one bouncing into the ceiling from the front and the BIG ONE in the center of the photo behind my head. His idea was to have me stand up on some thing and have the big flash light up the Fro from the back.

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Here is a Nikon D4s RAW File for you to Edit

Jared Polin March 22, 2014 Comments Off on Here is a Nikon D4s RAW File for you to Edit

I wanted to share with you a Nikon D4s RAW File. As of now Adobe Lightroom does not let me open the Nikon D4s RAW Files but the beta candidate for Photoshop CC does. Since that allows me to tweak the D4s files I converted the NEF to a DNG which allows me to open it in Lightroom.

I went ahead and saved the DNG as a file that just about any version of Lightroom will recognize so you can download and edit it.

A lot of people like to see how I edit the file so I went ahead and did what I think is an edit I am happy with. Yes I BOOMIFIED it slightly and tweaked a bunch of other settings. Like with any form of art, editing is subjective and subject to personal preference. Some people like softer images, others like them to be more boomey and others are just wrong, jk jk.

CLICK HERE TO download this DNG file. Feel free to edit it and post it on the FroKnowsPhoto Facebook Fan Page. Please be sure not to take ownership of this image and give me full credit when you post it online (Jared Polin FroKnowsPhoto). This image is for personal use only do not try and sell it or pass it off as your own.

As soon as Lightroom allows me to import all my Nikon D4s RAW FILES I will be making more videos about the camera.


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Here, have one of my Matisyahu RAW Files to Edit.

Jared Polin February 6, 2014 Comments Off on Here, have one of my Matisyahu RAW Files to Edit.

CLICK HERE to download this RAW File.

A few months back I was asked to join Matisyahu in the studio to capture some candid images. I have not been able to share any of the images until they have been officially released.

Now that Matisyahu is using this image as the featured image and profile picture on his fan page I can share it with you.

Instead of just posting the final image with a watermark as a low res I decided to do something different. I am giving you all the RAW File to tweak edit and print any way you would like. Please keep in mind that I own this image and I am giving you permission to use for personal use only. Do not try to sell or put your name on the image.

Now that that is out of the way you are free to print and share this image as long as you give me credit and link back to my facebook or website.

How would you edit this file? What would you do that I didn’t do? Would you keep it Color or go Black and White?

CLICK HERE to download this RAW File.

Click Here to post the image in the Fro Forum.

Here, Edit this RAW File of Matisyahu

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This Photographer was being SO LAZY!!!

Jared Polin December 11, 2013 Comments Off on This Photographer was being SO LAZY!!!

Like the title says, this photographer was being so lazy. Well that photographer so happened to be me.

Why was I being lazy you may ask? There was a beautiful sunset in Philly and I decided to go up on my roof to capture a photo of the skyline with the best camera ever, the iphone 5. Sure you can get some okay results with it but I was not happy with myself for being so lazy.

I ran down my spiral staircase, grabbed the D4 and 70-200 and hustled back up on the roof. The light was changing fast and I was able to snap off a few shots before the sun fully set.

I was so happy with the results and even more happy that I stopped being lazy and decided to grab the D4.


Click Here for the FULL RES JPEG

I have uploaded the full res jpeg for the world to print and use for personal use only. I have also uploaded the RAW file as a DNG for you all to edit any way you would like. *CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RAW FILE*

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Nikon D4 vs Canon 1D X RAWedit

Jared Polin October 11, 2013 Comments Off on Nikon D4 vs Canon 1D X RAWedit

Recently I posted the video putting the Nikon D4 vs the Canon 1D X and now I wanted to share two very similar RAW files for you to edit. Not only do you get to edit these files but you can do your own side by side comparison to determine which you think is better if any.

I exported these files as DNG’s so you can edit them in almost any raw editor that you have. You can download the RAW files right here in the FroKnowsPhoto Forum. The forum is also the place where you should post your RAW edits and thoughts about the files.

Click Here to download the RAW Files.


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Samples from the Nikon 200 F2 VRII: RAW Edit

Jared Polin July 27, 2013 Comments Off on Samples from the Nikon 200 F2 VRII: RAW Edit

I have been testing out the Nikon 200 F2 VRII for the past few weeks and I wanted to share some RAWf files with you. This lens is beyond tack sharp and you will see that as soon as you open the DNG Files which you can download right here in the FroForum.

Look at how the background just dissipates, its like its not even there. It’s so clean and buttery compared to any other lens at its range.

Both of the images below were shot at 1/1000th of a second at F2 ISO 100 with the Nikon D4.

Click Here to download the RAWfiles and post your RAW Edits.

Nikon 200 F2 Sample RAW File

Nikon 200 F2 Sample RAW File

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The 1D X is PURE WOW – Download these RAW files and see for yourself

Jared Polin June 7, 2013 Comments Off on The 1D X is PURE WOW – Download these RAW files and see for yourself

A BIG Thank You to BorrowLenses.com for sending me the Canon 1D X and lenses to test it out against my Nikon D4.

This is a quick preview of some of the images I captured while using the 1D X at a recent concert event. The pure clarity, sharpness, tone and color is just INSANE.

I had only had this camera for a week before I took it onto a paying job. The only way to really test this camera out is to use it and use it on real jobs.

I will be doing a ful review and more as soon as I can.

Be sure to DOWNLOAD the RAW files and see the quality for yourself. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD two RAW Files from the Canon 1D X.

You have permission to download and edit the photos but you do not have permission to sell them or try and make money off of them. Please only edit and share the files and do not try to sell them or claim them for your own.

Click this image for the 1:1 Crop in Lightroom screen grab.

Canon 1D X RAWfile Download of Gary Clark Jr.

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Edit these Three RAW Files – RAW Edit

Jared Polin May 23, 2013 Comments Off on Edit these Three RAW Files – RAW Edit

After photographing Maria recently I thought I would share not one but three RAW Files for you to edit.

When I set out to photography Maria I had a few ideas that I wanted to make sure I captured. For that reason that is why you see so many similar images. The goal is to get a few killer shots during the shoot that would be the ones that Maria can use to shop around as head shots.

Here is your chance to edit these RAW Files from the Nikon D4 shot with the Nikon 300 2.8 AFS Lens.

Click Here or the image below to download the Zip File. Be sure to post the images RIGHT HERE in the Fro Forum.

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