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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.

Canon Releases Service Advisory for New 6D

Canon USA has published a service advisory regarding issues users are reporting when trying to watch uploaded videos on YouTube. It’s a relatively minor issue, and I’m glad it’s not as big a deal as the D600 dust concerns. However, I just wish Canon and Nikon would put out cameras that were truly complete, and had no widespread issues to speak of in their first few weeks on the market. [more]

Snapseed Gets Updated, Folds into Google’s Family of Products

Snapseed saw an update in the past 24 hours that brings it into the fold of Google products, along with the newly refurbished (and dramatically improved) Gmail app. Snapseed’s logo has changed and loading screen now shows the Google+ name. The app also saw the addition of a new filter and new frames. Most importantly, Snapseed is now free. [more]

Hilarious Instagram Song (To the Tune of Dated Nickelback)

UPDATE: Apparently video was removed from Youtube. Link to original CollegeHumor video is here.
Taking a break from any serious discussion about whether or not Instagram is a good thing, let’s all take a moment to appreciate the hilarity that is this video, which pokes fun at Instagram to the tune of Nickelback. I remember when I actually liked this song… a lot. [more]

Ilford Introduces Two New Black & White Disposable Cameras

Never thought I would see this again, but Ilford has announced a set of black and white disposable film cameras that shoot at 400 ISO film, each giving up to 27 exposures per camera. You have to be somewhat impressed with this, since as much as Kodak continues to discontinue products, Ilford seems determined to keep film alive. [more]

Epson Enters High Volume Photo Market with SureLab D3000

Epson today announced the availability of the SureLab D-Series dry printers, aimed at studios who produce a high volume of prints and are looking to bring that in house. This is Epson’s first foray into this kind of high volume, high quality printing and it should end up on the radar of many studios around the country. [more]

Adobe to Share Creative Cloud, Photoshop Updates Next Week in Online Event

Adobe has a smattering of changes and updates coming to Photoshop and the Creative Cloud next week, and they are hosting a live online event to go over all of the expected changes. We’ve been given a sneak peak of what they’re going to cover and though we can’t specify yet, we can say that some of the updates are significant. [more]

Canon EOS M with Viewfinder to Come in 2013?

Some rumors have surfaced regarding the possibility of an updated EOS M with a built-in EVF, but not until late 2013 sources say. That makes sense given the timeline release for the original M. The sources also are reporting that Canon’s original reason for not including the viewfinder (stating it wasn’t necessary for a mirrorless camera) was fluff, and that the real reason was that Canon lacked the tech this year. [more]

Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens $60 Off Display Price

B&H just updated the price of the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens, one of our recommended gifts under $500, and has dropped the price to $299 when it’s added to your cart. That’s a pretty good discount if you’re looking to pick up a normal lens for yourself or for someone on your gift list this holiday season. [more]

All the Wrong Emphasis: Reuters’ Best Images of Year Exif Data

This morning our pals at PopPhoto tweeted, “The most popular photography story this morning is the Exif of Reuters’ best images of the year. Not the pictures. Doing it wrong.” I have to agree with them here. Instead of focusing on the images, the story is instead focused on what they were shot with. Is that what we are reduced to? Oogling over gear? [more]

Holiday Gear Guide: Gift Ideas Up to $500

If you’re like me, you still haven’t decided what the perfect gif tis for the photographer in your life. Well if you’ve got a little to spend, we have compiled the best gifts between $200 and $500. Speedlights, softboxes, tripods, tablets, lenses, and more, you’re bound to find something here that will really impress. [more]

Terry Richardson Shoots Jared Leto for Upcoming Transgender Role

Terry Richardson is pretty much the biggest name in celebrity portraiture, and his recent batch of photos of 30 Seconds to Mars musician and actor Jared Leto are really interesting. Leto is preparing for his upcoming role in The Dallas Buyers Club as a transgender struggling with aids, and Richardson did an excellent job capturing that character. [more]

Crazy Amazing Images of the Inner Workings of Amazon During Holiday Sales

I love Amazon. I shop there all the time, and I actually took care of 90% of my Christmas shopping through Amazon (the other 10% through Gilt). You have to at some point imagined what life looked like in the shipping facility during the holiday season, and these images really show how crazy huge their operation is. [more]

Congrats to The Winner of our ONA Bag Giveaway: @lingerfree

Our contest has ended, and the winner of their choice of ONA bag is Elyse Frelinger, Twitter handle @lingerfree! Congratulations! Elyse gets her choice of either the Palma or the Brixton bag from ONA. [more]

Black Friday Deals on Adobe Lightroom + Elements

Adobe is having a sale at their online store for Photoshop Lightroom 4, Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11. Lightroom is discounted down to only $199, while the Elements are only $60 each. You can also grab both elements programs as a bundle for only $90. All great bargains, but only until November 28! [more]

LensRental’s First Impressions of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4: “New World Order”

Roger Cicala of LensRentals (who really likes to be the first person to get something up whenever new tech hits his store) has published his initial feelings on the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4. The good news for me is that all of you who have called me a “Sigma fanboy” have one more person to lump into that group. To quote, it’s the beginning of a “new world order,” and “This lens kicks butt, takes names, and basically posterizes the manufacturers who make the cameras this lens will fit on.” [more]

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