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.

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]

Time-Lapse of Dust Accumulating on Nikon D600 Sensor

We stumbled onto this video that points out the biggest issue with the Nikon D600 right now: the dust accumulation. Bloggers and reviewers across the internet are crying foul at the issue, and in case you are unfamiliar (unlikely) or just curious (most probable) about the issue, this simple video does a really good job of showing what a brand new D600 suffers from. Biggest deal to me? He never changed lenses. All the dust is internal. [more]

PostalPix Arrives on Android Devices: Get Printing!

The wonderfully affordable and easy-to-use mobile printing app for the photos on your phones has arrived for Android. I personally love this app because of… well, everything. It does everything right, and the final product is of great quality. For those of you originally disappointed that it was only on iOS, be disappointed no more. [more]

Holiday Gear Guide: Gift Ideas Under $200

Ah… tis the season of giving! Last week we introduced you to some great gift ideas under $100. We are continuing our Gear Guide this week with ideas that cost just a bit more. For those of you who have a little bit of a budget and you want to make sure you’re spending it wisely, we wholeheartedly support that endeavor with these fantastic gift ideas that will keep you under $200 but still put a big grin on your favorite photographer’s face. [more]

Canon Posts Test Images Taken With New 24-70mm F/4 and 35mm f/2

Canon UK has published five images taken with the two new lenses announced earlier this month. Three images were posted for the 24-70mm f/4 and two for the 35mm f/2. A couple I recognize from the low resolution samples available on the day of announcement, but it’s nice that now high resolution samples are available for inspection. [more]

Behind the Scenes Images From the Set of the Batman Trilogy

A couple months ago, we published some behind the scenes images taken for the poster designs prior to the release of The Dark Knight (we were later politely asked to remove those images). This week, we found more images, but these ones span the entire Batman trilogy. Instead of being taken in studio for the purpose of poster designs, these images actually show the filming of the three movies. [more]

DEAL: $400 Off Brand New Canon 5D Mark III

Right now, the Canon 5D Mark III is on sale on Ebay for $2,886, which is $400 less than other retailers even after the current $200 instant rebate. If you missed your chance to buy Canon before they cracked down on MAP pricing and are kicking yourself, it looks like you just got another chance. If you’re shopping for the perfect gift, this is a great chance to grab it while it’s discounted. [more]

Canon EOS M Finally Makes Its Appearance

Well that was a longer wait that we originally anticipated, but the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera and all the accessories are finally in stock coast to coast. BorrowLenses.com got them in house on November 10 and B&H just confirmed stock of the camera today. [more]

Sigma Answers Your Questions About the New Lenses & Business

If you’ve been paying attention to Sigma over the past five months, you know that they have been producing better and higher quality lenses than ever before. I personally have been extremely impressed with the pro-level glass that Sigma is producing, with few complaints during testing. Recently, their new lens lineup has piqued a significant amount of interest from you readers, so we took a few minutes to sit down with Sigma and pose some of your burning questions regarding their new lenses, the business, and what we can expect in the future. [more]

Check Out These Hi-Res Samples Taken With Sigma’s New 35mm f/1.4

Many of you were clamoring for some samples taken with the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4, and we got them for you. These six images, all taken with the new lens, show a lot of promise. I’m not going to say much more of my opinion here. I want to hear from you guys. Do you like what you see? [more]

The Fstoppers Holiday Gear Guide: Time to Get Ideas!

It’s becoming that time of year again, and we photographers are difficult to buy for. There is just so much in the market, it’s hard to know what we will love. Not to worry, Fstoppers is here to help. Not only are we compiling a list of the best stuff for photographers, we break it down by price so you don’t break the bank. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing updates to our Holiday Gear Guide, first starting with the lower-cost items and working our way up to the premium stuff. This week, let’s look at the best ideas under $100. [more]

Infographic: Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone Camera

When it comes to portable cameras, it’s hard to ignore phones. They’re everywhere, you have one on you all the time, and in recent years they have gotten to be pretty darn good quality as well. Camera Awesome today released a this sweet infographic that can help you get the most out of your smartphone camera. [more]

ONA Releases New Bags That Have Serious Visual Appeal

Today ONA released two new bags that, as far as I am concerned, just look freaking sexy: the Brixton and the Palma. Both bags are over-the-shoulder design and seem to be trying to appeal to our desire to not only shoot, but shoot in style. I can’t speak to the comfort, usability or lifespan of the product (as I haven’t gotten my hands on one of the bags yet), but I can say that they certainly are pleasant to look at. Did I mention they’re pretty? [more]

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