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Jaron Schneider

Features Editor, Marketing Communications http://jaronschneider.com/ +Jaron Schneider@jaronschneiderFacebook
Jaron Schneider is a portrait/headshot and commercial product photographer based out of San Francisco, California. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in marketing and business administration, Schneider spent some time in the photographic lighting business, learning how the industry works, what products are actually high quality, and how to communicate with photographers and videographers around the world. Schneider joined Fstoppers.com in 2011 to aid in the sales and marketing, management and to build the editorial content. He now acts as Features Editor and manages relationships with gear brands.

Adobe Servers Hacked, Product Source Code and Data At Risk

Adobe has disclosed that there has been a breach in their servers, and hackers had access to encrypted data for as many as 2.9 million customers. Adobe is stressing that the data is encrypted and that they “do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers.” [Read Fully Story At TC]

Nick Brandt Captures the Beauty in These Deceased, Calcified Animals

When it comes to photography, it often takes a lot to truly drop my jaw, but the first image I saw of Nick Brandt’s series of calcified animals from his new book “Across The Ravaged Land” (Abrams 2013) floored me. The images depict deceased animals from Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. These have to be some of the most beautifully captured images of death I have ever seen. [more]

This Completely NSFW Video Called “Mine” from GQ Spain Was Inspired by 50 Shades of Grey

Well, this is certainly not what I expected to run across today. GQ Spain proposed a film to director Álvaro de la Herrán inspired by the characters of the book “50 Shades of Grey.” What results is incredibly NSFW (seriously, it’s super sexual), but still quite beautiful. I have to say I’m a huge fan of how it was shot. The lighting is gorgeous. But we have to ask, where does fashion end and porn begin? The line is becoming rather foggy. [more]

Winners of the Sigma Photo Contest!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Shallow Depth photo contest sponsored by Sigma. We got a huge number of entrants, which goes to show how many of you really want this lens. Selecting from all the entries was tough. but in the end we were able to narrow it down. [more]

Phottix Answers Wishes by Building-In Wireless into Mitros Speedlight

Remember the Phottix Mitros speedlight? I loved this flash, and I wasn’t the only one. Despite some complaints regarding the interface, generally there was only one other disappointment: no built in wireless receiver for their Odin transmitters. Phottix has now built them in, wiping aside the only place of complaint and making the Mitros+ instantly a speedlight you should seriously consider. [more]

The Adobe CC Photography Bundle is Now Available

Adobe, in addition to announcing Q3 earnings which look to be a little lower than anticipated (but the stock is still doing quite well), also announced the availability of the Photoshop Photography Program that was revealed a couple weeks ago. To remind those of you who missed it, you can get a bundle specific to photographers for $9.99. [more]

Adobe Reveals Project Mighty & Project Napoleon are Planned Products

Earlier this year at MAX, Adobe announced Project Mighty and Project Napoleon, new cloud-based hardware tools that were somewhat overshadowed by the Creative Cloud announcement. Today Adobe has revealed that their prototype concepts for Mighty and Napoleon will indeed become full fledged products. [more]

See How Art Streiber Photographed the Cast of Duck Dynasty

Some of you might remember Art Streiber as the man who photographed an absolutely epic shot of a huge group of celebrities for Paramount’s 100th anniversary. Well Art is back to give you a look on how he captured these images for the #1 hit nonfiction show that has an astonishing 11.8 million viewers. [more]

ExpoImaging’s New On-Camera Flash Enhancer Is Weird

ExpoImaging, makers of the well-loved Rogue Flashbenders, has announced a new product that those of you who like on-camera flash might enjoy: the Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-up Flash Booster. It purportedly enhances a flash’s power by eight times. So if you’ve wanted to get that flash bulb that comes included with your DSLR to expanded distances, you could give this a shot. [more]

LitePanels Announces an On-Location Battery Solution for its Hilio Fixture

Many of you probably love the Vagabond/Einstein combination, and for good reason: it rocks. That said, constant lighting for video can still be a pain when you want to take the show on the road. LitePanels, who make some pretty great LED fixtures, has attempted to address this by combining one of their lights with Anton/Bauer’s portable power solutions to go beyond normal limitations. [more]

This Device Will Make Follow Focus and Moving Timelapses a Piece of Cake

It is insanely difficult to bring an idea for a product to market. One of the biggest impediments is, of course, cost. That’s why I have the utmost respect for folks who put it all on the line to follow their dream, folks like Chris Field. Chris has invented the Lens Apparatus, a universally compatible lens controller for timelapse and DSLR videography follow focus control that looks like something all of us DSLR videographers will love. [more]

Win New Profoto Speedlight Gear In This Month’s Contest!

If you want the best in lighting, one name probably immediately comes to mind: Profoto. They make top-of-the line professional lighting equipment that boasts some of the best specs you can find, and now they want you to have some of it. Get yourself a Profoto Octa RFi and a RFi Speedlight Speedring by submitting your best group photo! [more]

Hasselblad to Open First Retail Outlet in Tokyo

Hasselblad, a company that is currently receiving a mixed bag of emotions from photographers due to their seemingly disjoined marketing strategy, is set to open their first retail outlet in Tokyo’s “fashionable” Harajuku area on September 14. This decision is the latest move in Hasselblad CEO Dr. Larry Hansen’s extensive new investment program aimed at supposedly making it easier for more people across the globe to own a Hasselblad camera. [more]

Olympus Announces New Flagship Professional DSLR: OM-D E-M1

Remember the Olympus E-5? If you don’t, I can’t say I blame you. It was Olympus’s last attempt at a “professional” DSLR that was anything but. Everything about the E-5 felt outdated as soon as it was released. It’s been years since the E-5, and Olympus is finally ready with its successor, the micro four thirds OM-D E-M1. [more]

Think Tank Announces New Apple-Centric Bags for Laptops and Tablets

Think Tank announced a new bag and accessory case today that focus specifically on jiving with your favorite Apple products. The “My 2nd Brain” bag comes in three sizes for iPads and the different sized laptops, while the PowerHouse is an accessory bag to keep cords and whatnot in place. It’s an interesting direction for the camera bag maker, to say the least. [more]

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