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What Is Bokeh

Pronounced “Bo -ka” is the out of focus area usually in the background of an image.

Can you give me tips for shooting in Low Light situations

Sure, when you sign up for the FroKnowsPhoto e mail list you will receive a FREE ebook that will help you freeze motion in low light situations.

Do I need a good camera to take good pictures?

In one word, NO. Any camera can take great pictures. Professionals and advanced amateurs buy better gear to make it easier to take better pictures with faster autofocus, better high ISO, better sensors, etc etc. Lens quality and fast apertures give the user more options and allow for shallower depth of field.

Do you trust your BlackRapid?

Yes I trust it and love it, though I will tell you I was worried at first after using it will not shoot without it. You can pick yours up at Allen’s Camera 215.547.2841


Depth Of Field. The portion of the image that is in focus, or possibly out of focus.

How do I get an “I Shoot RAW” Shirt

You can pick up your very own “I Shoot RAW” shirt right here

How do I save a jpg from a RAW file in Lightroom?

File, Export. You will be saving another copy of the photo. I see those copies as temporary and if I ever need another copy I just export it again. I don’t keep those copies to conserve hard drive space. Here is a video on exporting images in Lightroom.

How do I save my changes in Lightroom?

You don’t really save them as changes are saved to the Lightroom catalog as you edit.

How Old Is Lil

Lil is 100 years old, meaning she was born in 1910.

How to price your photography?

Take a look at this video and article regarding photography pricing.

I am just getting started, now what?

Check out the Beginners section of the website to see a list of videos to help you get started in photography.

I am overseas, can I buy T-Shirts?

Yes, we ship to just about every country. Add a t-shirt your shopping I Shoot RAW T-shirts.

I have XYZ camera or lens, what should I buy?

Our recommendations are always buy UP or parallel (once you get to the top). If you are a Nikon shooter and want to upgrade, don’t buy a D7000 if you already have a D300s as this would be a downgrade. The next consideration is your budget. Be serious about the amount of money you can spend and find out what bodies are in your price range. Last consideration is your lenses, we recommend not buying kit lenses and getting the best glass you can afford. You will own lenses for a number of years, so buy the best. Lenses come first in the budget as they are more important.

Consider buying equipment from Nikon, Sigma, Canon, Think Tank Photo, Black Rapid and any other company we have done equipment reviews on.

Should I buy a new camera?

The question you should ask before buying a new camera is “do I have good glass yet” “can I afford to upgrade” “do i really need the new body just yet”?

Make sure you step up in a body opposed to going down a generation.

Should I shoot RAW or jpeg?

Shoot RAW, here is why…RAW vs JPEG.

What is a photographers ‘style’? What does it mean? How do you define it?

The way you choose to photograph something. Lens selection, lighting, posing, composition, etc. You develop a photography style by working with and studying other photographer’s work. If you wanted to take better portraits you could study some of the great portrait photographers such as Yousuf Karsh. Obviously for scenic photography Ansel Adams is the go to photographer. Its not about copying, its realizing what you like about their work and applying it to yours with your own flair.

What is the “Hebrew Trinity”?

The hebrew trinity is what I call my three go to lenses from Nikon

14-24 2.8
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8 VR II

If I could only take 3 lenses with me on a shoot these would be the chosen ones.

What lens should i buy?

This question comes in every day. A lot depends on what it is that you are shooting but it always comes down to this. Buy a good piece of glass, do not buy mega zooms with slow f stops you never will be happy.

For starters on Nikon I would go with a 35 1.8 for canon I would go with a 50 1.8 . Both are basic fast lenses that will help you get better. Both can be picked up at Allen’s Camera and Video, click the allen’s banner to the right.

What microphones do you use in your videos?

We use Sony UWP Wireless Microphones for most interviews and photography tutorials.

What program do you use to make your screencasts?

Jared uses Screen Flow for Mac.

What still photography gear does Jared use?

Here is a partial list ;0).

Nikon D3s
Nikon D3
Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR2
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR1
Nikkor 300mm f2.8 VR1
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Nikkor 105mm f2.8 VR1 Micro
Nikkor 60mm f2.8 Micro
Nikon SB-600, SB-800, SB-900
Quantum Qflash with Quantum Turbo Batteries
Quantum 4i Radio Slaves
Manfrotto Tripods, Heads, Stands & Mounts
Pocket Wizard Radio Slaves
White Lightning UltraZAP UZ1600 Monolights
Gear bags/cases from Pelican & Think Tank Photo
Black Rapid Camera Straps
Sandisk CF Cards
Sekonic Light Meters
Photoflex Softboxes

Nikon Gear

Where do you buy your equipment?

We buy our equipment from Allen’s Camera in Levittown Pennsylvania.

Why do you shoot Nikon?

I prefer Nikon’s skin tones

  • Canon’s don’t seem to be ergonomic, last time I used one it made my hand hurt
  • Consistent controls between bodies, easy to find controls
  • Great lens quality
  • Nikon’s high ISO is much better
  • Easy to use controls (focus, screen, exposure, etc)

Will a faster SD card make my camera shoot faster?

In most entry level dslr’s the answer is no it will not. It will speed up the rate at which you can offload the images to your computer but most starter cameras wont take advantage of the faster cards. But with that said in the cameras that do hd video you are going to want to use faster class 6 or higher cards to give you the largest file as possible.

In pro cameras faster cards will allow your buffer to clear faster allowing you to take more pictures continuously.