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.
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.
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?Read More »
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.
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*
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.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
This is a little bit of change over my normal RAW Edit videos. This time I go ahead and show you how I edited the file and then open it up for you to download and edit for a chance to win a print of this image.
This a contest and you can edit the image any way you would like, you can use Adobe Lightroom, Photo Shop or any other RAW Editing Program. Please click here to download this RAW File. All submission must be in by the end of April 28th 2013 11:59 PM EST.
You have permission to edit this image, print this image but you have NO RIGHTS to sell or call this your own. All Rights Reserved Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you are interested in running this image in a magazine or publication please contact jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you would like to download the FULL RES version of my edit to print or give to a fan you can do so Right Here.
Click the image to download this RAW file. All submission must be posted in the FroKnowsPhoto Forum at the link above.Read More »