Sometimes it’s just easier to say “sorry” when you make a mistake. And last week we made an ooooppppss on the video portion of the RAWtalk. My camera angles focus was off which means we could not cut to it the entire show. But honestly, this type of thing happens and it just makes us more aware and prepared for the future. Just remember the quickest way to diffuse a situation is to own up to it.
Now that that’s out of the way Stephen and I catchup on how our Thanksgiving’s were as well as talk about why I didn’t get a pass for Jingle Ball.
I ranty Mc Ranterson on the US Postal Service when I showed up and the post office was CLOSED.
I rant again on “Black Friday” sales followed by extended “Black Friday” sales followed by yada yada yada sales, give me a BREAK!!!.
We discuss Gary Vaynerchuck on Chase Jarvis Live as well as preview his new book “Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook”. Which if you would like to win a FREE Copy you will have to listen to that portion of the podcast.
I need your help, I am looking for quotes that you find inspiring or funny from any of the podcasts or videos. Please e mail them to me at jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com with the subject line “quotes”. Be sure to include the link to the video along with the quote and the time it appears.
There are even a few more topics before but we can’t forget Photo News with Stephen:
Stephens Photo News
Wheel of FRO from this week.
Canon has officially announced the EOS M2, an upgrade to their original mirrorless camera, the EOS M. The new version features an upgraded autofocus system, housing Canon’s new hybrid CMOS AF II which promises 2.3x improvement in autofocus speed. It also now includes built-in WiFi and AF Servo mode for video. Unfortunately, it will only be available in Japan and China so if you live here in the States or anywhere else in the world, it might be some time until you get your hands on one, if ever. The body will go for $630 USD and $820 for the full kit. Check out a promotional video for it below: (via CR)
As the holidays roll around we decided this week to dive into some gifts that we consider safe to purchase for photographers. Purchasing gifts for photographers is not easy. One because photography is expensive and two because you really don’t know what someone needs or wants. So Stephen brought in a few items that may make your photographer friends crack a smile.
This was the first week we had a contestant for the Wheel of FRO spinning!!!! The first contestant who was selected off of twitter was “Troy Heckler” and you will have to tune in to see what prize he will be walking away with.
If you watch the video portion of the podcast we have to say OOOOPPPPPS and apologize. The reason we have to apologize is the main angle on me somehow shifted out of focus meaning we will not be cutting to that angle at all. This is a good warning to anyone filming out there to double or triple check your angles before and during recording to make sure everything is tack sharp. But shit happens, you learn form it, move on and try not to make the same mistake again. I hope you understand and keep coming back for me.
Lucky for us we tested out a new angle using the Atomos Ninja 2 which allows us to use the D800 and 14;24 2.8 to give us a much better looking wide-angle.
Enjoy this weeks episode and don’t forget to @FroKnowsPhoto with #WheelOfFRO on twitter or Facebook.
Check out all of Stephen’s photo news stories in this week’s RAWtalk below:
New Zealand-based photographer, Chris McLennan, took some amazing photographs of lions up close and personal without even being behind the camera. McLennan put together a Nikon D800E with an 18-35mm lens and an Aquatech sound blimp and attached it to a remote control buggy to take the once-in-a-lifetime shots, dubbing it “Car-L.” He used the soundblimp for protection, which ended up being “lion-proof” as you’ll see in the video below. Check out the remarkable footage along with the pictures below. I wonder if he was shooting RAW… (via Reddit)
Who wants to SPIN the Wheel of Fro and win some great prizes!!!!! Well someone is going to have that chance if they listen of what they will need to do in order to be the first person to step up to the Wheel of Fro.
Have you seen any sponsored Instagram photos yet? Stephen and I have and we both actually liked it. I have no problem with them running sponsored photos like that if they continue to be really cool. Also I never thought that instagram would be a way to pick up girls at the bar but it is. Your going to have to find out what I mean in this weeks episode of RAWtalk.
For those who may be deaf, hard of hearing or like to read captions, RAWtalk Episode #61 officially has subtitles for your enjoyment. It is my hope to have more and more videos uploaded with subtitles.
Postman Fro was busy this week brining us two killer toys. The first was the RODE Video Mic GO a $99 must have microphone. Second was the Atomos Ninja 2 which we are dying to try out on the D800.
Finally we finish the week with some flying solo now with more Stephen.
Be sure to check out this weeks VIDEO and download the MP3 over at FroKnowsPhoto.com/podcast
Check out all the photo news this week courtesy of Stephen:
First up, a great deal for anyone looking for Photoshop and Lightroom for cheap! Adobe has officially announced that its special Creative Cloud bundle of both Photoshop and Lightroom is now just $9.99 a month for everyone. Previously to get this deal you needed to own Photoshop CS3 or higher to qualify. Along with PS & LR, you also get 20GB of online storage and a Behance membership with Prosite. Don’t wait on this deal though, its only available for a limited time with the offer ending on Dec. 2! Will you be buying into it?
Sometimes I like to sing, okay more than sometimes I like to sing. This week it seemed that everything Stephen said turned into a song on my part. But don’t worry there was still a ton of photo knowledge dispensed this week.
We did have a light week on photo news but a very heavy week of Flying Solo.
Sit back, grab a drink even if it’s not alcoholic and enjoy this weeks edition of FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk.
Don’t forget to check out the FroKnowsPhoto 2013 Holiday Sale and Contest.
Here’s all of your photo news for this week:
Not the biggest news story to kick off this week, but thought it should be noted. Canon Japan released a white version of the Rebel SL1 called the “White Kiss” which they’re claiming is the first-ever white Canon DSLR. Unfortunately, however, if you don’t live in Japan, you won’t be getting one. For those that do, it officially arrives on Nov. 28. To find out more information about the camera, head here to Canon Japan’s website. Would you pick up one if you could?
It’s time we catch up on ALL the photo news. Since we did not have the photo news in the last two episodes we had a lot of catch up to do.
One of the biggest news stories of the last few weeks was the lead up to the Nikon Df announcement. Many of you may be wounding why Stephen or I did not get in on the “rumors”, you will find out in this weeks Episode.
I want you to think back to a teacher that changed your direction and possibly your life. I think we all have someone who left an indelible impression on us in a very positive way.
Well I got to sit down with my high school photo teacher Mr. Is. and interview him for this weeks RAWtalk. This is a very personal interview, it’s not your typical interview but I think you will really enjoy it.
Being that this is very personal between he and I, I think it’s important that you put yourself in my shoes and think about that teacher who left an impressions. At that point I think you will really find this interview to be eye opening.
Also as a tribute tho all those teachers that meant something to use please leave a comment with the name of the teacher and a little story about how they changed your life.
A ton of photo news to catch up on this week, let’s see if we can get it all in one post:
First up, a photographer won big in a recent copyright case, always a good thing. Photographer Andrew Paul Leonard won $1.6 million in his lawsuit against Stemtech Health Services who were using his microscopic images on their website and publications. The case wasn’t a short one though, it originally started back in 2008 and was finally settled last month. Congrats Andrew! Here’s some copyright law tips to help keep your own images protected: (via PA)