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What’s In The Box??? RAWtalk Photography Episode #081

Jared Polin April 13, 2014 Comments Off Raw Talk On iTunes

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Oh how I want to tell you what’s in the box right now. But if I did that it would spoil all the fun of listening to RAWtalk. This week there are two surpasses in store that both so happened to be waiting for the Stephens in the Elevator. The one for Eckert is just because but the one for Sutter is a belated birthday present since hipsters don’t celebrate birthdays.

There was some major gear introductions last week because of the NAB show in Vegas. Atoms struck with two very cool NEW devices, one of which will capture 4K from the NEW SONY A7s which sounds like a beast. We also can’t forget DJI releasing the Phantom 2 Vision+ with a three way gimbal head. These three times get a few extra minutes this week.

I can’t forget to tell you that this week I received three Nikon D610’s thanks to NIKON to record our three main camera angles for RAWtalk. We honestly didn’t test them out, we simply set them up and hoped for the best.

I may have to warn you know that there is just a small singing section, not to much but just a little.

Stephen hits us with the weeks Photo News Stories and I go into some discussion about Trey Ratcliff putting up 500 full res images for people to do anything but sell them.

All of this and more on this weeks RAWtalk Episode #081.

I want to thank Atomos, RODE, Allen’s Camera, Squarespace and you for making this show what it has become.

If you are interested in the chair I got Stephen from Herman Miller please click here.

Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:

Nikon Releases Inspiration D4s Short Film

First up, Nikon released their new D4s promotional film shot by Corey Rich called ‘Dedicated’ along with a 14-minute behind-the-scenes video showcasing the making of the film. It features photographers Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus each telling their story and what photography means to them. If you need inspiration or a photo pick-me-up then this should do the trick.


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How To Get 30,000 YouTube Subscribers in 8 Months: RAWtalk Photography #080

Jared Polin April 6, 2014 Comments Off Raw Talk On iTunes

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The VIDEO portion as always will be posted on Tuesday.

It’s one thing for me to tell you that “ANYONE” can grow a following on YouTube but it’s another thing to see someone else actually do it. On this weeks show I have on Matt Beck who has started a YouTube channel dedicated to cutting hair. Yes you heard that right, his channel is called Free Salon Education and he posts four to five videos a week. You would think that he has a photography or video background but he does not. He knew nothing about photography a few months ago when a friend told him to check out my channel. You are going to hear how Matt followed the methods I talk about time and time again to start building his YouTube following.

Matt dropped me a few e mails a while back with some samples of his videos. I decided to give him a call to drop some pointers that he actually took and used in future videos. Matt had a few more questions so I asked if he would like to come onto RAWtalk to ask his questions and tell his stories.

So if you think that it can’t be done and you need to know everything about filming a video you are wrong. Matt is not a photographer, he is a hair stylist and business owner who decided he wanted more, and now he has more. If you are looking to get motivated this episode is going to do it.

Before we jumped into Stephens Photo News I came clean about the April Fools Joke. Yes, the video about Nikon doing away with RAW in future cameras was a complete fabrication on my part. Some people fell for it others were not sure and some of you knew it right off the bat. It is always interesting to see peoples reactions.

I had two pieces for Gear of the Week this time around including the DJI Phantom 2 Vision and an APC Battery Backup for my computer.

This weeks Episode is brought to you by RODE microphones. Be sure to check out MyRodeReel.com to enter for your chance to win up to $70,000 in PRIZES!!!!!

Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:

Lenstag’s First Successful Stolen Lens Recovered

First up, Lenstag has had its first successful case of a stolen lens being returned to its rightful owner! Proof indeed that this concept does actually work. Here’s the story: photographer Siyad Ma was reunited with his Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 lens after his camera bag was stolen nearly seven weeks ago. The thief sold the lens that was in the bag via Craigslist to a photographer named Philip Martin who paid $1,000 for it. Martin then went to run the lens through the Lenstag database where he discovered it was stolen. The crazy part? He then reached out to Trevor Sehrer–founder of Lenstag–and offered it back to the original photographer for free! Hopefully good karma comes back to this kid, he definitely did the right thing. (via PP)

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I Googled Nude Yoga: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk Episode #079 Photography

Jared Polin March 30, 2014 Comments Off Raw Talk On iTunes

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It is true, I Google Nude Yoga not to participate but to see if there was information about it online. And boy oh boy was there but there was one major problem, the photos are terrible. Maybe my next project should be to photograph some nude yoga and to keep it fair I would photograph men and woman.

This weeks show had a bunch of different topics that we talked about before jumping into the Photo News with Stephen. I shared my experience going and photographing the Philadelphia Flyers. From getting the pass to being told what location I was going to shoot at for the game.

Stephen Sutter made his way back to the loft after driving for 18 hours straight. His road trip was supposed to take him to Massachusetts but ended up somewhere NOT EVEN CLOSE. Be sure to listen to see where in the world was Stephen SUTTER!!!

If you are in Chicago I will be going to the Phillies Cubs game on Saturday afternoon. It is a 1:20pm CST start and I will be sitting in the bleachers. I would love for you guys to come on out and join me wherever we decide to sit in the bleachers.

It seemed like a light photo news week with not to many major stories but Stephen found the good ones to share with you guys.

Finally there were some very killer Flying Solo Questions that took our conversation down many many paths.

What I love about RAWtalk is the fact that we have a lot of fun making it. My goal all along has been to not create a gear centric boring photography podcast like the majority that are out there. Sure I sing and interrupt Stephen from time to time, but that’s what makes it fun. What I can tell you though is that we make sure to always bring the show back around to photography and learning. The flying solo questions trigger so much information, that is why I continue to bring them to you every couple weeks

Thank you guys for your continued support!!! A big thank you to AllensCamera.com, RODE Microphones, Squarespace.com/fro and ATOMOS. We LOVE our Atomos, it makes recording so much easier and better quality on our main angle.

Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories in detail:

Panasonic Fires At GoPro with New Action Camera

Panasonic has announced their own GoPro-like action cam called the HX-A500. It’s a lightweight wearable camera that shoots 4K footage at 30fps! Now, it has a lens that’s tethered that can go around your ear for a true POV shot that hooks up to a 1.5-inch LCD screen. It’s also waterproof up to 10 feet and WiFi-enabled, so no additional housing needed. It also does 1080P at 60fps, 720P at 120fps and 480P at 240fps, woah. The new camera will be available in the UK first in May for around £380 (about $630 USD) and should hit the US around July (in which it better have cheaper prices that compete with GoPro!). By then I’m sure the GoPro Hero 4 will be out and blow this thing out of the water…We’ll see…Head over to DPreview to check out the full press release and watch the promo video below:

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Matisyahu LIVE in my LOFT: RAWtalk Photography Episode #078

Jared Polin March 23, 2014 Comments Off Raw Talk On iTunes

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PHOTO NEWS PREVIEW

This week I have Matisyahu LIVE from the Loft around the poker table for a very intimate interview. We also have the first single off of Matisyahu’s latest Album. The track is called “Watch the Walls Melt Down” and you will only be able to hear it on the Audio portion of the podcast at the very end of the episode.

The interview starts around the 45 min mark.

I am sure you are wondering how this interview came about. A few years ago I contacted Matisayhu’s manger to ask for all access to spend the day taking photos. I offered up a simple trade, online usage of images in exchange for the access I needed to get the photos I had envisioned. I did not ask for money on that shoot, I simply wanted to show what I could do and knew it could lead to getting paid in the future, and it did.

Matis was very open and candid in this interview. It’s not often we get to hear what it’s like to have the cameras pointed at you while you are on stage but Matis let us know. What I love about this interview is we talked about everything from the music industry to why he shaved. I really appreciate him taking the time to join me live in the loft for this interview.

Kicking off this weeks show Stephen and I talk about shooting from the pit during the Arcade Fire Show. You know that three song rule we are always talking about, well we got screwed out of that on this one. I attempted to hand hold a 200-400 in the pit and give you some thoughts on wether or not I will do that again.

We dove into a ton of photo news stories and we ended with the spinning of the Wheel of Fro once again!!!

A big thank you goes out to RODE Microphones for their continued support of FroKnowsPhoto and RAWtalk. Be sure to check out the killer contest they are running at RodeMic.com .

For more on Matisyahu please check out http://matisyahuworld.com/

Here’s all of Stephen’s Photo News this week:

Behind Annie Leibovitz’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Photo Shoot

For those ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: a new behind-the-scenes video showcasing Annie Leibovitz’s photo shoot with the cast for Vanity Fair is now online. As far as gear goes, from what I can tell in the video, she had 46″ Photek Softlighters with Profoto lights and was shooting with a Hasselblad H series medium format camera with the 50-110mm lens and a Phase back. Check it out below, along with the final cover: (via SLRL)

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The Wheel of FRO Stopped on WHAT???: RAWtalk Photography Episode #077

Jared Polin March 16, 2014 Comments Off Raw Talk On iTunes

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We have been spinning the Wheel of FRO for a few months now and we have yet to see this happen. You are going to have to see and hear our reaction when you see the outcome of this weeks SPIN.

As always we set out to keep the RAWtalk to a manageable length and than I somehow end up going off on a tangent before we even get the show rolling. This week was no different, I riffed on the new D4s, I yelled and sang and I interrupted the Stephens

But what I can tell you is this was one of the most fun RAWtalk’s we have done.

I hope you enjoy the show and check out both the Audio and Video.

Regarding Stephen’s cancer run that he is participating in next week for his friend that passed away to colon cancer last week, all the details including if you want to contribute can be found here: http://events.getyourrearingear.com/goto/RunForGina

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Here’s all of Stephen’s photo news stories for this week:

Cameraman Goes Skiing in New Red Bull Ad

Red Bull Media House released some incredible behind-the-scenes video of how they shot a recent Red Bull ski spot at Copper Mountain, Colorado with Team USA slopestyle skier Nick Goepper. Instead of having a drone copter follow alongside the pro skier, they actually had the cameraman on skis following him with a MoVI stabilization system. The fantastic footage was shot with a slow-motion Phantom Miro attached to a MoVI M10 rig. The crazy part is that the cameraman was going about 50 mph through the air for about 70 feet or so, landing pretty hard too, yet still ended up with really stable and usable video. He wasn’t doing it all though, the camera was controlled by a remote at the top of the jump by a second cameraman. Check out the final commercial below followed by the behind-the-scenes video: (via FS)


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