The TRUE and Fascinating Story Behind the "Gary Fong Dome" (Interview): FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 204

As you know, I love doing interviews. When Gary Fong let me know he was going to be in Philly for a few days I invited him over to the loft to get on the show. I got to learn about how he got his start as well as come up with the Fong Dome. The interview starts at 3:56.

I want to remind you this episode was filmed the same day as episode 203 back on November 2nd.

00:00:16 Todd's New Toy and Task
00:01:39 Why is this RAWTalk different?
00:02:31 Let me see that Fong!!!
00:03:56 Interview with Gary Fong
00:46:12 Gary Fong Interview Wrap-Up
00:48:16 Gear of the Week
00:51:05 Flying Solo
01:26:40 Wheel of Fro
01:30:42 Hash Tags of the Week

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The Most Distasteful Wedding Photo Ever, Instagram BANNED My Photo: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 203

November 7, 2016

Let’s start off with that distasteful wedding photo, yes it’s flat out distasteful. On top of it being a not great photo it’s one of those photos as a photographer you simply say na, you know what, i’m not shooting that. That’s the type of photo your friend takes with a cell phone but not you as a working professional. 17:29

Instagram decided to take down my halloween costume photo stating that it did not meet community guidelines. I don’t know about you but i’ve seen photos of woman wearing far less and showing more that I guess are perfectly fine to be there.

This weeks show is brought to you by RODE, WE LOVE RODE, we use RODE and you should check them out as well. Find out more about RODE right here.

Stephen loads us up with Photo News Stories, we have an 8TB Western Digital Hard drive for gear of the week and as always we round the show up with Flying Solo, Wheel of Fro and Memes.

I hope you enjoy RAWtalk each and every week.

00:00:16 There is an imposter in town!
00:02:30 My Instagram Pic Removed?!?
00:04:20 Plug of the Week
00:08:02 I went to a Wedding, met the photographer, it went well
00:11:35 Stephen Shoots Group Love
00:15:11 Photo News Start Here, Top Photographer
00:17:29 Couple take frisky wedding photo
00:21:15 Inside Look at Nikon Glass Factory
00:22:28 Yongnuo releases 2 new items
00:23:23 Star Wars Action Figure Pics
00:24:52 Microsoft Surface Studio
00:28:50 Surface Book i7
00:29:10 The New Mac Book Pro
00:33:13 Apple teamed up with LG=5K Display
00:35:10 Afghan Girl Arrested
00:38:05 24 Karat Gold Drone
00:39:20 Life Light
00:41:10 Gear of the Week
00:43:00 Flying Solo
00:57:33 Wheel of Fro
01:00:19 Memes of the Week
01:04:42 Hash Tags of the Week

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DRONES BANNED, KODAK’s stupid phone and Costumes: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 202

October 31, 2016
DRONES BANNED, KODAK’s stupid phone and Costumes: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 202

Welcome to the 2016 FroKnowsPhoto Halloween Episode.  I think this years costume are pretty darn good, I hope you enjoy the show.

For all the photo news stories and more click here

Sweden decided to BAN ALL unlicensed fling of DRONES.  This means you can’t simply take your drone out to fly unless you have approval.  This sounds a little overreaching, what do you think? Story starts at 30:42

We have a TON of photos news, Flying Solo video questions, Gear of the week, Wheel of FRO and finally MEMES. 

Thank you all for your connoted support of the show.  Don’t forget you can subscribe on iTunes to have each new episode automatically download. 

00:00:00   Special Halloween Intro
00:00:40   This Years Costumes
00:03:45   And The Show Starts
00:06:03   Photo Plus
00:07:25   Hoya!!!!!
00:11:30   Meredith's New Toy
00:12:32   I got yelled at on stage!
00:16:08   Photo News
00:16:15   One Shot VR Lens
00:17:25   New Nikon 19mm Tilt/Shift Lens
00:18:04   The New Nikon 70-200, Priced not to...
00:20:58   Photographer Suing Trump
00:22:42   What's Kodak Precious?
00:25:37   The Apple "Bokah"
00:28:39   CFexpress, 8Gb's a second!!!
00:29:52   The Oldest Production Nikon Camera Up For Sale
00:30:42   Sweden agrees with Meredith
00:32:35   World's Brightest Flash Mounted to a Drone
00:33:28   Our Buddy Mike Kelley
00:34:47   Gear of the Week
00:38:35   Flying Solo
01:04:51   Wheel of Fro
01:08:59   Memes of the Week
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FroKnowsLEGOS, Cooled Nikon Cameras and Ai Critique Robot: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk #201

October 17, 2016

Everything is SO AWESOME right now here at FroKnowLegos, how cool is our LEGO Loft???  Turns out Dan decided to take the LEGO discussion to extremes one night and spent a few hours turning a bunch of LEGOS into RAWtalk and my loft, how do you think he did?

The JIGUNDA HUGE Camera Giveaway Contest II is in full swing.  It is brought to you by me by the way.  If you would like to win your choice of a Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D810 or Sony A7RII please go to to get entered. 

There’s a whole bunch of photo news including two NEW Sony cameras, the A6500 and the RX 100 Mark V.  A picture of Abe Lincoln sold for $24,000 and now a ROBOT will critique your photos.

We have FLYING Solo quesitons being asked via video, Gear of the Week, The Wheel Of FRO and finally MEME’s.  Stay tuned at the very end of the show for a special cribs style tour of my loft as LEGOS.

00:16   Fro Knows LEGOS
01:15   Does Dan Really Stutter?
04:00   Meredith Checks In
04:46   Taco Bell Becky Checks In
05:18   Mega Huge JIGUNDA II Announcement
07:27   Photo News
07:44   Sony A6500
10:24   Sony RX 100 Mark 5
11:56   D5500a Cooled
12:49   Remember Joe Cool?
16:38   Historic Photo of Abe Lincoln
19:39   New "AI" Photo Critic
21:19   Wedding Photographer Robbed!
23:01   Shooting Photos Literally
24:21   Lens Baby Trio 28
27:28   I SHOOT JPEG
29:05   Gear of the Week
32:58   Flying Solo
51:52   Wheel of Fro
57:22   Memes of the Week
1:04:22   Hashtags of the Week
1:06:20   Tour of the RawTalk LEGO Loft
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Should u have to #ASKFIRST before taking photos in public? LEGOS Are Cool FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 200

October 10, 2016
Should u have to #ASKFIRST before taking photos in public? LEGOS Are Cool FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 200

First things first I must mention this is episode #200!!!! Yes that accounts for a span of four years worth of episodes which is pure insanity.  We could not have done it without all you guys watching and interacting with the show.  This show would also not be possible without Stephen who somewhere around episode 37 took the reigns on audio and quickly found himself editing and producing the show.  The show would not be where it is today if Stephen didn’t take so much pride in it.

The biggest news story of the week can be found at 28:12 of this weeks show and its about #AskFirst before you take photos.  Should you have to ask first if you’re in public or should you be able to just shoot?  What do you guys think?

Gear of the week brought us the NEW GoPro Hero5 which based off of this weeks show we just may need to tweak some settings on.

We have Flying Solo, Wheel of Fro and finally the MEMES.  If you would like to send in your meme’s please send them to and maybe we will showcase yours.

Again we could not do this show without you so here is a BIG THANK YOU!!!!

00:00:20   Poke Philly
00:01:48   200 Episodes...not special
00:06:34   Jared's College Fashion Shoot! 
00:11:24   Photo News
00:11:26   Photo Shop Robbed
00:12:55   Fro Factory Security
00:16:55   Print Photos with Crowns?
00:20:21   Nerf Football GoPro Mount
00:20:59   Meredith Checks In
00:25:54   How Big Things Really Are
00:26:50   Upside Down While Underwater Photos
00:28:10   ASK FIRST!  then a rant
00:34:45   A Photographer dances the Mamba, not really
00:38:00   Google's First Smart Phone
00:40:29   A Camera for Kids...and Todd
00:41:40   Stephens Secret Hobby
00:45:15   Gear of the Week
00:47:42   Flying Solo
00:54:05   What it takes to work for Jared
01:16:02   Wheel of Fro
01:19:15   Memes of the Week
01:23:06   Hashtags of the Week

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DJI Mavic, Instagram lets you save drafts and my Snapchat Glasses??: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 199

October 3, 2016
Hello DJI Mavic, Instagram lets you save drafts and my NEW Neighbors moved in: FroKnowPhoto RAWtalk 199

00:00:16 Nobody Move
00:00:54 HUGE Announcement
00:01:12 Meredith Checks In
00:03:37 Allan's Nikon-A-Palooza
00:09:07 Plug of the Week
00:16:10 Photo News
00:27:55 What has Todd been looking for?
00:47:30 Gear of the Week
00:50:46 Flying Solo
01:12:49 Wheel of Fro
01:15:51 Memes of the Week

We are back from Germany and back at the loft for the 199th episode of the show.  To be honest, we are nearing our final RAWtalks from the loft as we hope to be in the FroFactory before the end of the year.

This weeks show is brought to you by RODE and there NEW i-XLR Digital XLR adapter for Apple iOS devices.  It’s cool, i’ve seen it in action, check it out right here.

Allen’s Nikon-A-Palooze is on Saturday October 8th from 10-4pm are you going to make it?  The address is 4401 New Falls Road Levittown PA.

Not al to of photo news this week but we discuss the DJI Mavic, Instagram allowing you to make drafts and a few other stories in this weeks Photo News. 

I can not stress how much we appreciate all of your continued support for the show and everything we do, thank you!!!!
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*SPECIAL EDITION* From our hotel room in Germany and Photokina 2016 it’s FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 198

October 3, 2016
*SPECIAL EDITION* From our hotel room in Germany and Photokina 2016 it's FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 198

00:16   We're in Germany!
01:27   Getting to Photokina
04:44   Gear of the Week
08:26   Meredith checks in
09:34   Our Accommodations
10:17   Photokina Photo News
37:06   The Meet Up
45:18   Hanging out with the fans
49:09   Stephen's Coffee order

Welcome to a special edition of RAWtalk all the way from our Berlin hotel room.  For those who did’ know, last week was Photokina which is held every other year in Cologne Germany.  Stephen, Todd and I made the trek to experience the show, see the announcements, shoot some photos and have some fun. 

We chose not to cover the booths again but we did set out to film another espied of the FroKnowsPhoto Show which I can not wait to share with you.  After Cologne we flew to Berlin to spend three days and film a Real World Review of the Apple iphone 7 plus dual camera system.  I have seen the images but I will leave it at that for now. 

There is no official sponsor but we gave a plug to our good friend and owner of LensCoat Scott Elowitz.  Check his stuff out, nature photographers swear by it.

*SPECIAL EDITION* From our hotel room in Germany and Photokina 2016 it's FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 198

Next weeks show will be back at the loft.  Thank you for your patience as we had two weeks without a NEW episode.  We should be good on shows for the next few months leading up to the end of the year. 

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INSTAGRAM Goes All Zoomie, A Woman Shoots Down A DRONE, A Darkroom Bar?: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 197

September 5, 2016

Instagram now lets you pinch and zoom in on photos, what do you think about this? A bus driver in Virginia was cleaning her shotguns on the porch when a drone flew by, she shot it down. Do you think a darkroom / bar is a good idea or could it lead to some bad exposures? All this and more starting at 7:34 for photo news.

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Don’t forget about GERMANY on September 21st at 7:45 PM at the Colner Dom in Cologne Germany. We are meeting at the top of the stairs overlooking the train station.

We had gear of the week, flying solo, the Wheel Of FRO and finally MEMS. Keep on sending them in and thank you all for your continued support of our fun little show.

00:16 Knock, Knock. Rode?
02:46 We're coming to Germany!
05:44 Plug of the Week
07:34 Photo News
32:44 Gear of the Week
40:10 Flying Solo
1:09:26 Wheel of Fro
1:13:46 Memes of the Week

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Canon 5D Mark IV In Depth, Get Ready Germany + Critiquing My OBX Photos: RAWtalk 196

August 29, 2016

Canon 5D Mark IV In Depth Discussion, Are You Ready Germany and Critiquing My OBX Photos: FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk 196

Welcome back to another fun filled week of FroKnowsPhoto RAWtalk. This weeks featured content revolves around the guys critiquing my OBX photos. I shared roughly 40 images, some are good, some are bad and others in my opinion are fantastic. Give it a watch starting at 54:48

If you are one of our German followers we announced our Photokina meetup on 21/9/2016 at 7:45pm at the Kolner Dom in Cologne, we hope to see you there. 

Plugs: Videoblocks is running a FRO SPECIAL where if you go here and sign up for Videoblocks, they will give you a year FREE of audioblocks.

Be sure to check out to see all the new shock mounts using Rycote Lyre as well as all the microphones we use for RAWtalk.

We had a busy week for photo news with the Canon 5D Mark IV being announced. We share our in-depth discussion about the camera, what we like and what we don’t like all based on specs only. We are setting up the “Real World Review” as we speak so stay tuned. Photo News starts at18:15

There’s gear of the week thanks to LEXAR, Memer’s and the Wheel Of FRO.

Thank you all for your continued support. We know the show is different and not for everyone which is perfectly fine.

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Brooks Institute Students Royally SCREWED, PETA Still Fighting for Naruto: RAWtalk 195

August 24, 2016

This weeks top stories include Brooks Institute closing after 70 years and leaving students high and dry. Peta is still fighting for NARUTO for some unknown reason. Finally, Seagate has announced a 60TB SSD storage drive which is pure insanity. 

This weeks show is brought to you by RODE microphones. They just announced two microphones are gaining Rycote Lyre suspensions. If you don’t know what that is you need to check it out right here

Gear of the week brings us some DRONE filters from a company called Polar Pro. I remember seeing this company on Shark Tank a while back and Richie recommends them for our DJI Phantom Drones.

Flying Solo hits hard with a lot of quesitons followed by Wheel Of FRO which may or may not hit the WINNING Spot again this week.

Thank you for your continued support and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, YouTube and anywhere else our content can be found.

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