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

Read More »

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.


Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 10.12.48 PM

Read More »

Adobe Lightroom RAW Edit CONTEST – Ed Sheeran Photo

Jared Polin April 14, 2013 Comments Off on Adobe Lightroom RAW Edit CONTEST – Ed Sheeran Photo

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.

RAW Edit Photo Contest

Read More »

Why I Shoot RAW

Jared Polin March 9, 2013 Comments Off on Why I Shoot RAW

This article was originally released only to people on the e mail list. If you would like to sign up please use the orange box above to get direct emails from me.

If there is one question I get more than any other, it’s “Why do you shoot RAW?” Let me take you back to 2003 when I picked up my first DSLR – the Nikon D2H. The online photo community was very different at that time, and we certainly didn’t have as much access to information as we do now. Coming from the film world, there was never a question of file formats, only what type of film to use. Suddenly with digital, there was a slew of file formats to familiarize yourself with – JPEG, RAW, TIFF and RAW + JPEG.

I made phone calls to as many photographers as I knew who were shooting digital and asked what they shot. Some of them said they were shooting JPEG and others were shooting RAW, but they did not know why. At that point, I really did not know a lot about file formats and I started to ask questions to form my own opinion on what I should use.

Here is what I learned from talking with other pros: JPEG was all about compression and smaller files, which meant I could capture a large number of images and fit them on my memory card. (Here’s another fun blast from the past – my first 1GB memory card cost me a whopping $279.) Regardless of the storage possibilities, I knew that if JPEG meant compression and RAW was uncompressed, I was better off sticking with RAW. It just made sense to me that if JPEG files toss away information in the hopes of larger quantity, and RAW kept all your information, I was better off going with the quality option.

Read More »

Edit this RAW FILE #88 – From Alcatraz

Jared Polin January 29, 2013 Comments Off on Edit this RAW FILE #88 – From Alcatraz

This new RAW files comes from San Francisco and was captured on the ROCK aka Alcatraz.

What are you going to do with this file? I chose to go black and white and crunchy. Will you go black and white, stay color or do something else totally over the top.

Also check to see if your RAW Edit from #87 made the critique and spotlight.

Click Here to access the RAW file for #88.


Read More »

RAW Edit #87 – Aruba

Jared Polin December 25, 2012 Comments Off on RAW Edit #87 – Aruba

This RAW File comes from the D4 and was taken while I was away in Aruba!!! It is so DIRTY at F10, its going to take a while to clean it up.

What in the world will you do with this file? What kind of crazy colors will you bring out or what will you do that I never thought about?


Click Here to download this weeks RAW FILE from the FroForum

Read More »

Edit this RAW FILE Week 86 – Smoking Model

Jared Polin November 6, 2012 Comments Off on Edit this RAW FILE Week 86 – Smoking Model

I took this file with the NEW Nikon d600 while as a bar using a Westcott Ice Light. The ISO was 6400 and I think this is a good file to test your editing capability.

Will you go over the top and cut the background out or will you edit it softly and warmly? The great thing is you get to download this RAW File and show us what you would do with it.

Click Here to ACCESS this weeks RAW FILE

FroKnowsPhoto RAW Edit 86

Read More »