Recently Jared Polin, better known as “The Fro” visited The City of Lights to add to his portfolio more time-lapse and slow-motion work. Polin takes his viewers along as he journeys through Paris, offering tips along the way.
While Polin offers several different nuggets of photography knowledge throughout the video, what I learned right off the bat, Paris has huge crowds and near endless amounts of stairs. From the Eiffel Tower to the Notre-Dame Cathedral you better be in shape when you're headed to Paris. The Fro almost took a tumble as he traversed down one particular set of tiny, steep stairs, word of caution, watch where you step!
Polin utilizes the new Nikon D850 coupled with a few lenses such as the 35mm f/1.4 and his trusted 24-70mm f/2.8 as he creates his time-lapses throughout the city. Midway through the video, Polin offers a bit of advice that I think should resonate with everyone. Quit trying to do everything all at the same time. We often try to shoot photographs, capture video, maybe throw in some time-lapses into the mix, and we end up getting overwhelmed trying not to miss anything. The key is to focus on what you want to achieve one piece at a time.
Since this particular video was sponsored by Adobe Stock, Polin covers some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to submitting work for stock. While touring The Louvre and catching a glimpse of The Mona Lisa, Polin was approached by a pair of security guards since he stood out from the crowd who mostly were wielding mobile phones and selfie sticks. The need for model releases definitely shouldn’t be overlooked when filming in heavily congested areas, but tell us what you think about some of Polin’s recommendations he makes throughout the video.