Concert Photographer POV Shoot

Jared Polin of froknowsphoto.com recently shot a concert for Macklemore of Thrift Shop Fame. Jared shot the concert with a GoPro strapped to his Canon 1D X so you could really get a feel for what a photographer does first person. Commentary was recorded over the video so you can hear what he was thinking while he was shooting.

Jared used two lenses during the shoot, the Canon 24-70 2.8II and the 70-200 2.8II. Jared captured 240 images during this 3 song set, which is more then he normally captures but Mack was all over the place.

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It's a shame that this business has chanaged so much. The idea of having to shoot only first 3 songs is fundamentally stupid.

Jason Vinson's picture

especially since most bands always save the best for last!

pati feroolz's picture

i agree but in this case the singer gave all he could on this 3 first songs. almost 15 minutes, more than enough.

how can you do that with the go pro?

Jayson Carey's picture

hot-shoe to 1/4-20 adapter, 3/4" 1/4-20 stud, gopro tripod adapter. if not changing lenses, you can flip the tripod ring of the 70-200 and just use the stud/tripod adapter.

Not sure I would bring a bag only to leave it open during the show. He comments about not having two bodies, but if this is what you do and get paid, maybe it's time to start saving for a second body. I know he was given the rentals, but i am not very happy of how he handles his gear. I like fro, but c'mon..

Jayson Carey's picture

he said that this was a test of a rented 1dx/lenses, and that he left all of his own gear at home, so the "saving up for two bodies" idea is moot. i don't see your point about how he handles his gear, either. pro equipment is not made of eggshells, it's built to take a fair beating. Anyway, it's not like he's throwing it in a cardboard box full of rocks and ball bearings, I see him standing next to a padded bag and not going more than 5 feet away. He even takes the time to replace the rear caps on the lenses during a busy shoot.

Jared Polin is a mediocre photographer.. his images were bland and boring... and hell, the guy can't even post-process with any form or creative originality. Sorry dude.

art is personal opinion.

Logan Sorenson's picture

You're a sad little hater...

Sorry Logan, but I have my opinion and it's a shame you're so in love with this guy (why? I will never know) to the point that you're oblivious to how much of a joke he is in the world of photography.

Logan Sorenson's picture

Not in love with in the slightest. I think that destructive criticism serves no one. Let alone designating a title dedicated to tearing down someone else.

Thanks for the video it's cool, check my photos mikekosulin.com (not spam) just wanna some rate.

Yes spam.

why?
there is no ads and others.

horribly big watermark on your site.

It seemed to me like he missed a couple killer images and took ones at times I personally wold not have.... and when that fur coat was handed up instead of turning around and taking the picture of it being handed to him (seeing as fur jackets and crazy clothes kinda define Mackelomores look...) He decided as he said in the video "why not be seen..." and puts his camera down and hands him the jacket.... lol I dont get it are you a photographer or a performer?

Meh, I don't think it would have been a very good shot, either some random photographers holding a fur coat or Macklemore crouching to grab the coat and would probably have been stuck between the tree background and the stage background, he also had the 70-200mm at the point, possibly to tight for how close the subject was. I guess part of the idea of "why not be seen..." was that if he got a contact with him he had a chance of getting something back like eye-contact later on.

Anyways, it's easy to go on discussing something that happens in less than a second...

"meh"

why are you so defensive over this guy? Seriously, you handle criticism as poorly as Jared Polin does..

Your fro must be annoying for the people behind you ;)

I am not to impressed with JP's skills. He complains a lot.

That's his style.. he likes to complain a lot and his fans listen and agree with him (mainly because they are newbies into the photo game, which he exploits to sell t-shirts to... but what really bugs me is that he basically tells them what is a good image and what isn't, and how images should be processed... they guy lacks so much creativity and post-processing skills it appals me that he has such a high following.. but it makes sense since they don't know any better.)

Logan Sorenson's picture

I say... Thomas Shue and the very rudely named FroKnowsNothing...
Have no room to talk, skills and presentation opinions aside, it takes a lot of guts to mount a camera on and show the public a side of your self that is unedited, one angle, showing what you are doing in a small time frame and high stress environment.
Jared maybe seems to complain a lot to you, but maybe... And as I see it, he is slightly defending himself in some aspects... We ALL do this, there are shots and or jobs or situations where in hindsight second guessing and undercuts happen. Showing a behind the scenes look at this type of creative process and sharing it with complete strangers (in order to HELP them)... This is a (pun not intended) exposed and vulnerable look into Jared's own process.
Let's see you make a sight, start from very little, make videos and try to make them entertaining in the effort to help newbies, people with questions and prosumer individuals... Then get lots of attention, stress of keeping the pace up, making the content better and then deal with such quick judgeing comments like these.
I saw respect others efforts and appreciate their work if you can, learn from them and stop bad mouthing professionals that you don't like their personal style.
... I doubt Polin would "like" your style either, I doubt you would like mine, we all have different tastes and techniques... And thanks for that! Because if we didn't we would all be capturing the same images!
=)

Adam Elmakias has done that for the last year!

It's quite cool with his comments but... difficult to shoot? You have daylight - could be worse man

Yea, try shooting in Glasgow barrowlands where its super dark.. the pit is small and filled with security and metal beams all while dodging flying pints and shooting with an older apc's that sucked for low light focus (old k10d) and a usable high iso limit of around 400.

That gig Fro was shooting didn't look difficult at all, plenty of light and high end camera with fast focus lens.. just about everything was going right.

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