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.

Yahoo’s New Weather App is Beautiful Thanks to Flickr

Yahoo’s new weather app that was released today just replaced my Apple weather app, and probably for good. Why? Because it’s outstandingly beautiful thanks to Flickr image integration. Rather than just showing bland vectors of sun and clouds, Yahoo has backed up their accurate weather forecasting with geolocated imagery from Flickr users. So pretty… [more]

How to Use Lightroom to Enhance Your iPhone Photos

There is that popular phrase that goes “the best camera you have is the one on you.” That phrase has never been more true in this day and age with considerably powered cell phone cameras living in the pockets of nearly every person you might come across. Even as professionals with thousands of dollars in gear, sometimes we will find ourselves in a situation we shoot on our mobile cameras, whether by choice or by circumstance. I spoke to the product manager of Lightroom to get his take on the best ways to bring the most out of your iPhone images. [more]

Sigma Confirms Rumors: The 18-35mm f/1.8 is the Real Deal

You might have heard the rumors about a new wide angle zoom lens with a crazy open aperture of f/1.8. Those rumors have just been confirmed to us by Sigma: it’s real and it’s the first zoom lens to maintain an f/1.8 aperture over the entire length of the zoom range. Now that is exciting. Meet the 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens. [more]

Pentax/Ricoh Release New Compact Camera Called the GR

Pentax/Ricoh has released a new 16 megapixel APS-C camera called the GR (the last GR was released in 2011) that looks to compete directly with the popular FUJI X Pro1, the Canon G1X and the Sony RX100. This is a market that Nikon recently entered with their Coolpix A, and one that is likely to continue to grow. In what I have seen in the new GR shows Ricoh’s intent to go straight at this market with a camera that performs better than you might expect, for only $800. [more]

Win over $400 in Promote Control [Digital SLR Camera Remote Control] + Accessories!

WINNER: Bob Mishkin! Be a winner yourself by using the promotional code “FSTOPPERS” at www.promotesystems.com and get 10% off your entire purchase when buying a Promote Control for the next 2 weeks! [more]

Combine Multiple Exposures To Maximize a Landscape Photo’s Potential

Ok so many of you will not be fond of this technique. That is totally your preference. But for those of you who like good HDR photos, the guys are PHLEARN show a method that will teach you a method to get faux-HDR final images that will make some of your images go from good to great. [more]

Adobe Announces Lightroom 5, Beta Available Now

You might have heard some rumors spinning around earlier today regarding Lightroom 5, and those have been confirmed by Adobe in a Beta release of their latest iteration of the product. The Lightroom 5 Beta comes just 13 months after the availability of Lightroom 4, this time adding more options like a more advanced healing brush, radial gradient tool, smart preview, and high DPI support on Windows machines. [more]

Tutorial on Photographing a Nude Body (NSFW)

Who doesn’t like a little artsy nudity now and again? The guys at PHLEARN certainly aren’t against it in their latest tutorial that teaches one of the many methods for this type of photography. [more]

Redrock Micro Goes High-End with New “Black” Accessory Line

Wanting to differentiate their affordable lines from their super high end products, Redrock Micro is going to offer a line of premium products under a new label: Redrock Black. The accessories will be made specifically for Canon EOS Cinema, Sony F and FS series, Red cameras, and Blackmagic cinema cameras. [more]

Fstoppers Reviews Light-Weight & Portable MeFoto Tripods

While walking the floor at WPPI, there was one item we kept seeing over and over again: the MeFoto tripod. It seemed like everyone had one, and we had never heard of the brand. So we spoke with the guys at the MeFoto booth who agreed to let us test them out. Now after using all three sizes of MeFoto tripods, I can see why they were everywhere: they’re excellent. [more]

Adapter to Allow Leica M Lenses to Autofocus on E-Mount

Chinese company DEO-Tech has apparently developed a lens adapter that allows Leica M lenses to autofocus when attached to a Sony E-mount. They did this by first mounting a Lecia lens into a Contax G Biogon 28mm f/2, and when they use that with their Contax G – NEX AF adapter it becomes a lens usable on a Sony NEX. [more]

Benro Announces New Video Monopods

Earlier this week at NAB, Benro extended its video product line by adding a Heavy Duty 3-leg folding base to the classic A38F and A48F models making them ideal for a variety of video shooters. Also new to the lineup are two twist lock versions giving the customer their choice of lock for both the S2 and S4 video monopods. The Benro monopods appear to compete directly with the popular Manfrotto video monopod. [more]

Fstoppers Reviews the “Mount-It-Anywhere” Nasty Clamp

For those photographers who do most of their work on the move, finding light-weight equipment that can really adapt to different situations is a tall order. Sometimes, even the most compact tripod or light stand still won’t fit into spaces or stay out of the way. The gratuitously named Nasty Clamps aim to amend that situation with their attach-anywhere attitude. [more]

Blackmagic Has a New 4K Production Camera

In addition to announcing their freakishly tiny cinema camera, Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, a new high resolution 4K digital film camera with an innovative large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter, combined with precision EF mount optics and high quality Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording for $3,995. [more]

Blackmagic Design Announces the Crazy Small Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a pocket-sized digital cinema camera that includes full-size features such as Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, built in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture and active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all very attractive price of $995. [more]

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