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FroKnowsPhoto Rapid Fire Critique #001

Jared Polin April 11, 2011 21

AdoramaPix sponsors the FroKnowsPhoto Rapid Fire Critique

This is the very first Rapid Fire Critique where I ask a reader to put together 10 images and I will give blunt observations right off the top of my head.

If you would like to submit 10 images for the rapid fire critique please put together a flickr gallery and e mail the link to FroKnowsPhoto@gmail.com with the subject line AdoramaPix Rapid Fire Critique. If I critique your work you may just get something very nice from AdoramaPix, the place that I get my portfolio books from.


  1. Oilte April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm -

    Love this idea fro
    Keep up the good work

  2. Steve April 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm -

    OMG what is this corporate sponsorship nonsense! Man you’ve sold out Fro.


    I’m glad you were upfront about this in the video post and newsletter, and think it is a completely logical way to go. This is the natural progression of a site like this and the fact that you guys but so much hard work in to it shows.

    Thanks for all you, Greg, Ari and the rest of the crew do.

    You loooove Vaynerchuk.

  3. Michael April 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm -

    Good idea, I hope Discuss additional photos. What about Greg? I think he has some different views than you. That would certainly very funny.
    Best regards from Germany

  4. Billy April 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm -

    Nothing wrong with sponsorship btw………..I’m a sheep, I just got my Blackrapid straps last week!

  5. gt April 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm -

    who won the waffle-house critique contest btw?

    • Jared Polin April 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm -

      When I get the print in the mail I am going to announce the winner.

  6. Ross April 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm -

    This is great stuff!!

  7. Ross April 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm -

    This is great stuff! I need feedback like this. What if you did #9 and #10 as before and after lightroom and critique the editing?

  8. TheRealMike April 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm -

    I really enjoyed this kind of stuff. Would like to see more of it.

  9. Clair April 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm -

    Great idea, I LOVE IT!…Would be good to hear Greg’s opinion too.

    Thanks again for all you do! x

  10. JV April 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm -

    I kinda figured Black RAPID would sponsor the RAPID fire segments!

  11. KarenInParis April 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm -

    Sounds great Jared… Now on to shooting some pics for you :)

  12. nicoleinbold April 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm -

    I love this idea. It is not always easy to get someone to give you an honest critique of one image much less a small stack and for that person to actually know what they are talking about.. I agree with some of the others, it would be great to hear Greg’s opinion as well…

  13. LEdeV April 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm -

    I really like this! More!!! :)

  14. Sven April 12, 2011 at 4:38 am -

    Nice! Like to see more of these.

  15. Jason April 12, 2011 at 9:32 am -

    Great segment, hope that you keep it up as a regular thing!

    Regarding cropping, I wish that you wouldn’t make it sound like such an evil thing. I know that you don’t do it, and it makes post processing a heck of a lot easier/faster if you get the shot framed properly in the camera, but if a small crop tweek can make a picture look even better why not do it? If you shoot RAW and it’s OK to tweek exposure, contrast, darks, etc. (even fill light as you’ve recently started doing ;)), then why is it not OK to tweek the framing through a crop if necessary? It seems like a double-standard to me. I get that you are calssically trained and that a lot of your personal rules come from your film days, but you have embraced a lot of the other benefits of our modern digital age… I think that it’s time that you give cropping a chance :)

    /end of rant

  16. gt April 12, 2011 at 10:01 am -

    frankly, this guy’s compositions were awful. not one of those images blew me away.

    having a lower end camera is no excuse for having lame compositions and cluttered backgrounds. The common theme was: no use of symmetry, no use of the rule of third, no use of leading lines, and unclear subject matter.

    Selective desaturation was the terrible-cherry on the terrible cake. Even his best photos were generic

    I dunno how he justified buying a D3S and a D700. He should have used his money to take photo workshops

  17. NikonCoupleSoFlo April 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm -

    I agree with everyone else it would be awesome for GREG & YOU as well as the fauxtographer 😉 when reviewing their work.

  18. Florentino Backey April 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm -

    I sort of disagree but I can see you made your point well.

  19. Henrik Bjugård Nyberg April 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm -

    Great idea! This is my favorite content so far and that says a lot. I’ll def make a flicker gallery for you.

  20. Keri April 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm -

    Great idea, would love to see more of these on the site and would love you to review my stuff, but i don’t think i’m ready quite yet.