How to Shoot Video With DSLR – FroKnowsPhoto Guide

How to Shoot Video With DSLR - FroKnowsPhoto Guide

Product: Froknowsphoto Guide To DSLR Video

Subject: FroKnowsPhoto Download

Product Creator: Jared Polin

Website: (Click Here!)

Price: $97

Product Warranty: 60 Days Money Back Guarantee

Our Rating: 9 out of 10

The FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video is a 6-hour-long video course that provides comprehensive information on how to get the most out of a DSLR’s video capability.

The course is designed for videographers of any level, from those who are just starting out with video or seasoned professionals who’d like to take their videography to the next level.

The information in the guide can be used to learn how to shoot video with DSLR in any situation. It comes in a FrowKnowsPhoto download or in DVD form.

The FroKnowsPhoto guide takes a lot of information and consolidates it into one place. There is plenty of free information out there on the Internet on how to shoot DSLR video.

However, much if it is low quality and it’s a painstaking task trying to sift through all that information just to find the truly valuable wisdom on how to shoot video with DSLR.

With the FroKnowsPhoto guide, you don’t have to waste all that time searching through low quality Internet video tutorials or blog posts.

Product Overview

The FrowKnowsPhoto download comes with four different chapters focused on various aspects of videography. The first chapter starts with the basics and they incrementally get more advanced.

The first chapter goes over the basic equipment needed for videography and some information on how shutter speed works with video.

Chapter two goes more in depth on how a camera’s functions work within video; the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture and ISO are all covered here along with how use the camera when stabilized or in motion.

Chapter three covers some of the most important topics in the video series: a classic three-point lighting setup, composition and the 180 degree rule.

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The fourth and final chapter has a crash course on directing and producing and includes four videos that puts all of the previous material of the guide into practice.

The four video examples show behind-the-scenes on a music video, a commercial interview, a short film and a YouTube production.

Also in the course is bonus material including secrets and tips on editing, information on creating successful YouTube videos and video homework assignments.

The Good & The Bad

The Pros:

  • Shows how to setup lighting and has sections on composition and storytelling; not just how a camera’s video functions
  • Shows how to transition from shooting photography to shooting videography
  • Applies to ANY type of video
  • Has information that beginners and professionals alike can use
  • Full 6 hours of content for a relatively low price
  • Information is all in one place so less time is wasted trying to learn concepts from many different sources
  • Both cheap and expensive cameras are used in the making of the guide so that anyone can learn how to shoot DSLR video regardless of budget. Several recommendations are made for professional level cameras but they also give recommendations on equivalent yet cheaper gear.

The Cons:

  • 6 hours is a long time for a video guide and it can be overwhelming taking all that information in and applying it
  • Some may be annoyed by Jared Polin’s personality or his use of catch-phrases
  • It’s done in an “infotainment” style – there’s a lot of great information in the guide but some may not like the joke cracking and just want to learn
  • Professional videographers will certainly get plenty of new information out of this product but also it will review a lot things they probably already know

Who is This Product For?

This product is for anyone who wants to start making videos, videography enthusiasts and current professionals.

For complete beginners, this course teaches from the complete basics to shooting professional level videos. Hobbyists and enthusiasts can learn how to get a more professional outcome from it.

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For professionals, there will be plenty of information to reinforce the knowledge they already have, maybe remind them of some concepts they’ve forgotten about and new information to take their videography to the next level of professionalism.

This guide will also be very useful for photographers looking to transition to videography or include it in their skill set.

In addition, any level of videographer will take home some new insights on video post-production.


The FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video has so much information packed within it that videographers of any skill level will take home several new concepts.

A videographer could go from complete beginner to launching a career with this guide’s information; it’s that all-encompassing.

Overall, this FroKnowsPhoto download is loaded with a wealth of information and is a great value for the price.

CLICK HERE For More Information on The Froknowsphoto Guide To DSLR Video


We hope you enjoyed this Froknowsphoto review and if you have any questions about the product or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment in the section below.


  1. I am starting out my YouTube channel and have gone for the Canon 7D to start, it’s a great camera.

    Loved your article on how to shoot video with DSLR.. I am still a ‘noob’ at this sort of thingm so i found the website, and the video very useful!

    Many thanks,


    • That’s great news Mark – I wish you luck with your new YouTube channel 🙂

      Don’t forget to pop back here if you need any advice for it!

  2. wow! just what I was looking for. I love photography and shooting with my nikon dslr and was wondering just I can get more “bang” quality wise out of my newer hobby, videography as I do know DSLR are very capable of giving top quality (read TV quality) end product for the newer models.

    I get the feeling this course will help me a lot (especailly lighting, my weak point on videography!)

    • Sounds like it’s right up your street Derek – don’t forget to give us your full opinion on it if you decide to buy! 🙂

  3. Sounds like the way to go. I have a DSLR and have no idea how to use all of the options. This video Guide seems like the way to go. Will it help with most any brand of DSLR? Sounds like a really good deal. Much easier then going thru any manual or online information trying to figure it all out. Great resource for us noobies. Thanks you for the great post!

  4. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your detailed and lengthy review of Froknowsphoto Guide To DSLR Video. I love photography but have yet to venture into video making. No doubt, this will come in helpful one day should I start on videography. Any great guides you can share with regards to photography though?

    • Hi there, I’m not too clued up on the photography side of things mate – I’m more towards the video side (films etc.). There are always some great tutorials on YouTube though! 🙂

  5. Hi Chris,

    its interesting that i came across your site. I’m trying to figure out how to shoot my own videos for my business. And am unfortunately failing at the moment. There is so many technicalities that I never considered including lighting and actual video footage tools. I will look into this recommended guide and see if it is something that can help an amateur like me out.

    thanks for this information

    • No problem Layne, glad to be of help! Don’t forget to pop back here and use the contact form if you need further assistance!

  6. Hello Chris;

    I have an eye to making some You Tube videos of my band, so I’m really happy to find the good videography info you share here at Top Found Footage Films. This FroKnows Photo Guide review is timely for me, and I think a 6 hour ‘boot camp’ on this is just what I can use:) Thanks a lot for all the great (camera) angles you share with us!

  7. Nice review, I’ve been meaning to start a YouTube channel for my online business but still has no idea how to shoot professional quality videos with the right lightning and stuffs.

    I’ll have to look more into this course. I think $97 is a good price if you can learn the basics about video shooting just with it. Thanks for sharing!


    • Yeah the price is excellent for the size of the course Anh – it’s what makes it so popular!

  8. I just hired a videographer for my marketing business. He just came out of school and is a junior in his field. I fell upon this website while searching for a course that I could purchase for him since he is also going to use DSLT video. This is great and am so happy that I found this review. Thank you so much!

    • No problem – just remember….it’s DSLR not DSLT yeah! 🙂

      Good luck with your marketing videos!

  9. I like this article, me personally photography, videography etc just isn’t my thing but on the other hand, my partner loves it and would love to get started with it.

    I will definitely be sending him over to your article!

    So this is 100% good for beginners? if so that is awesome and he will really appreciate that:)

    • It certainly is Cherilyn – the education is set out at a good pace as well.

  10. I’m a photographer and love what i do but can definitely see the huge potential of videography. I am planning on setting up a Youtube Channel later this year and will need some guidance on making the transition from still to motion. I know some things carry over but at the same time I’m aware of the differences and new stuff I need to learn.
    Thanks for the review, I will be looking into this.

  11. Hi Mark. You say the product, FroKnowsPhoto guide is a six hour video? Is this something you have to watch in one sitting or is it split up in sections. Anything over one hour in videos is too much for me :). I love your detailed review of this product, I am sure I can deal with the jokes as long as the information is great.

    Your website looks great and is very easy to navigate by the way! Thanks for sharing these great tips.

    • Hi Mimi – my name’s Chris by the way LOL 🙂

      No the tutorials are split up nicely so there is very little chance of information overload!

  12. I think one of the great points that you make in your review is that the FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video teaches you about composition, lighting and storytelling. Learning how to use the functions of the camera are important, but just as important is knowing how to capture great footage. I have a Canon 6D with HD video, but I’ve never really got into the video side of things. Your post has really got me interested in exploring my camera’s video capabilities.

    • That’s great to hear Darren, and good points on the review – composition, lighting and storytelling ARE very important aspects!

  13. Recently I bought a new DSLR camera, but all the options present in it seems to be alien to me. So I was looking for some online guide which can help me to learn about how to use a DSLR camera. And after going through your review about FroKnowsPhoto guide, I want to buy it to learn about the techniques involved in a DSLR camera.

    • Great news Sundar – I hope it helps you get your head around your new camera! 🙂

  14. You’ve done a great job on this review. Nice one!

    I will be getting my first DSLR soon for the prupose of making videos for YouTube. After reading this post I have decided that I might start saving some extra money for the FroKnowsPhoto Guide. Sounds awesome!
    I don’t wanna spend too long learning how to film good videos so this sounds perfect for my siutation!

    • Yeah a lot of people seem to be coming here to buy this product for their YouTube Efforts Hannah – seems to fit right in!

  15. Thank you for this review! I’ve been going the youtube route and it definitely is hard to sift through all of the different kinds of videos. This product sounds perfect to me because I just turn on the camera and go, so it would be awesome to learn all of the “mechanics”. I especially like the fact that this product has a crash course in directing and producing. Thanks again for bringing this product to my attention!

  16. Hey! The wife and I own a design company and LOVE FroKnows Photo! I am bookmarking this post so I can refer to it later as well. Video can be hard for photographers as we can sometimes think it’s so similar in nature, but at times it most certainly is not. Especially in editing. Thank you for all these tips!

  17. Chris, nice review. You mention that this guide is for beginners and professionals. Is the DVD and download indexed to allow the experienced user to select the topics that he or she wants to learn? This guide seems like a way to learn all of the options available for shooting dslr. Thanks.

    • Yeah it’s all set out pretty well Bill. I would advise going through the WHOLE thing though mate, there’s not many parts you should be overlooking.

  18. Nice review. I have been interested in video and movie production for some time, and I actually was looking for a guide to shooting video with my Canon DSLR camera. This review was helpful and I will definitely have to look into this guide the next time I go to shoot some video. Thanks for the review!

    • Okay Zach, good luck with your video and movie production efforts! Hope this product helps 🙂

  19. Very Informative! Maybe I will check this out since it seems like there is not a lot to lose! I sell cameras at my part time job (Best Buy Sales Associate) And they do not teach us a whole lot! Great Article/Review. I will be sure to stay updated Fro man!

    • Hi Nathaneal, I actually joined Best Buy recently as an associate – looking to replace the Amazon cameras we have on here with the Best Buy options (me and Amazon fell out big time!).

  20. Hey ! After reading this review on how to shoot a video with dslr froknowsphoto, i noticed that when you download the product you get 4 different chapters. I like how they show various ways and steps of setting up the cameras and lighting. I would love yo find a nice caers to be able to make videos. I
    will definitely keep dslr in mind if i ever need to shoot a video. Thanks again.

    • No problem Jason, I wish you all the luck in the world with your DSLR journey! 🙂

  21. Great review. I have yet to purchase a DSLR, so of course have no idea how to use all of the bells and whistles. Its seems like a good resource for newbies like me. But as you said, 6 hours seems like a lot to take on. But im sure there’s great info throughout. Very informative review!

    • Ah it’s not that long Danny – it would take you a heck of a lot longer to read a book on the subject! 🙂

  22. Hey thank you for this overview, pros, cons and review about froknowsphoto guide product. I like the content of your review, it is informative and fun to read. I’m a beginner to this dslr stuff and I like to be better. Is this thing will make me better? Can a beginner like me understand what the product says?

    • Yes certainly John – it’s targeted at making novices move up a level and get more professional in their shoot. It’s a very impressive course overall!

  23. This product may suit short film makers like myself I assume? That is the problem with a lot of low budget films made by inexperienced film makers. You can completely tell that it is low budget and made by an inexperienced film maker. With a little help from something like this product I am sure that a lot more films will get noticed in festivals. This looks like a game changer in the industry!

    • Yeah that’s a good match Ben – it would be an awesome choice for short film makers…or any indie film makers really!

  24. Useful info here. I am currently looking into upgrading my camera, the one I have is a little outdated and although the iPhone camera is great for selfie shots, I will need some thing more powerful shortly.

    I like how you can combine high quality video and am keen to learn more about this.

    Thanks for your info, very useful indeed.

    • This could be the course for you then mate – take it for a spin and see what you think (you’ve got nothing to lose as there’s a full refund policy on it!)

  25. I have always wanted to learn to create and edit my own videos. I have always been put off because it seems very difficult to learn.

    It is good to know that this program is compatible for absolute beginners such as myself. I will definitely have to give it a try.

    The one concern I have is the infotainment style. I will be able to put up with it as long as it is not too obnoxious. Do you think this will still be OK?

    • Yeah it’s fine Mark – they lay out the education in a comfortable way that’s all. It’s a great choice for learning this subject, believe me! 🙂

  26. Glad to know there’s training video tutorials out there for both professional and beginner film makers. I’ve basic knowledge of Videography and composition: rule-of-thirds, color shifts and the like. There’s still much I need to learn, though.

    FroKnowsPhoto guide sounds like my kinda jam: I’m a sucker for comedy and don’t mind tangents at all.

    I own a Sony DSC-H7. Although not the latest and greatest, I’m glad I have something to work with for using guides like this. Thanks for sharing!

    • The Sony DSC-H7 is a pretty cool start mate – perfect really for this sort of tutorial so don’t worry about that!

  27. I’m planning on getting my own DSLR camera sometime by the end of this year. I never thought of using the video features for it, really (I’m buying it mainly to practice my photography) but now I’m interested! It would be cool to shoot some video in addition to just using it or photographs.
    The cons of this guide don’t bother me; I do like candid hosts and get bored when they get too serious for too long lol. I’ll definitely check this out. Thanks!

    • Hope you enjoy the DSLR lessons Chiqui – pop back here if you need any help with them! 🙂

  28. I’m fairly new at blogging and interested in starting to make videos to further leverage my blogs.

    I made some basic videos for practice and found that they really don’t stack up to some videos already out there on the same subject.

    Learning how to make a professional looking video may give me the edge I need to compete with all the videos that are out there already.

    I watched his video on this post and can see that the information is provided in a matter I can understand. I could see getting somewhat annoyed by his Jared Polin’s personality as you said…but it would be handy to have all the information from one source.

    Thanks for the info, keeping this for strong consideration

    • Cheer Paul, thanks for considering the product – it’s well worth thinking about if you are looking to go down the DSLR route. Good luck!

  29. Hey there Chris, this is a very cool site you’ve got here! Obviously educational too, I didn’t even know what DSLR meant before today! You’ve gotta love modern technology and Youtube…If you spend your time wisely on the internet, you’ve got yourself an education, and potentially a career. Anybody can be the next Spielberg! Keep up the awesome work bud, and I’ll definitely be back…

    • Hi there Hofmeister – great name by the way! 🙂

      You’re right – anyone can become anything online these days as all the education is sitting there waiting for you (regardless of the subject!). Look forward to your return pal!!!!

  30. Very informative review, Mark. Looks like a fair bit of information is included in the product. However, I didn’t notice that you mentioned anything related to the use of green screen/chroma key setups. Is there information in this dvd set related to shooting in that environment, particularly as it relates to properly lighting your green screen, and minimizing shadows that might be projected onto it from that lighting?

    • Of course there is Les – this guide covers all the important aspects of DSLR video along with After Effects functions etc.

      Fro ain’t no fool – he’s a top, top teacher! 🙂

  31. I like your detailed review, Chris. I have not ventured into videography at all, but have ventured into photography. This gives me a new avenue to pursue with my DSLR instead of always sticking to photography each time I am out and about. Thanks for splitting this up into smaller pieces to watch at a time! It’s truly something I would look into.

  32. Really great piece of information you have here. Most people are green in shooting videos especially me. This is a great start for me when I start shooting my youtube videos. Has this value all the tutorials in it once I purchase this? or do have to buy other courses again?

    • Na Joseph you’re safe with this – no upsells or any of that shit. All you need is a DSLR and the guide and away you go!

      Good luck 🙂

  33. Hey there Chris!

    I’m a lover of videography, so I can really appreciate this! It seems like a great way to get a solid foundation of learning all about creating visual works that are on a professional level. The price isn’t all that bad either! I’ll have to check this out! 🙂 Thank you for all the info!

    Artistically yours,

    • Hi there Pascal – great to hear that this appeals to you! Please consider coming back and leaving your own review here once you’ve tried it…good luck!

  34. I’m hoping to start twitch streaming my RPG group with my DSLR. This looks like a pretty good starting point for finally doing something with my camera than simply pointing and clicking! I’m somewhat technologically embarrassed!

    All I’d need to do is try and find 6 hours out of my day to watch the guide!

    Thanks for the heads up – great info!

    • That’s cool Jimmy – good luck with your RPG group (what RPG is it by the way…out of interest!)

  35. I wish I knew about this guide in college. I was really interested in shooting a few years ago and I did have to look up how to shoot things but took forever to find what I wanted to learn. Good review to remind people sometimes free isn’t always the best option for things.

  36. lol, I like the name of this product. Fros are awesome! I wish I found this guide earlier on as I bought a DSLR but the lenses I got weren’t really suitable for recording purposes that I wanted it for.

    It seems very in depth and I also like that it goes over lighting which is something I think a lot of people don’t understand the importance of.

    tfs 🙂

    • Well you can always update the lenses Marlinda 🙂

      What’s stopping you? Get out there and film girl!!!!

  37. What a great review and you left me wanting to know more. I know that it is a course focused at DSLR’s cameras. However, I am wondering whether they jump across to teaching how to utilise your smartphone camera to create projects. I know this is a bizarre question considering the review states DSLR cameras, but I only ask as recently an entire movie, Tangerine was shot by an iPhone 5S and it received rave reviews for its cinematography.

    • Hi Amberlee,

      No not really. There are a couple of mentions of phone cameras but Fro is strictly sticking to what can be done with a DSLR.

  38. Chris thank for this review.. I just actually bought myself a nice canon EOS 750 D

    Im in love and I cant wait to really dive deep into the dos and donts of photogrpahy..
    i might consider giving this a look..
    I am really starting to love the natural ability to capture moments

    thanks again for great article..

    All the best..


    • Hi Nelson, congrats on purchasing your canon EOS 750 D – a tidy piece of kit indeed!

  39. This is pretty cool. I have been trying to learn how to shoot videos for my internet business. I don’t know how to professionally shoot the video and edit it on YouTube. Well I know how to but it comes out really bad or of poor quality. Hopefully this will help me.

    I believe Froknowsphoto will be able to take my video making skills and business to the next level. Thank you for this information. You’ve made my buying decision much easier. 🙂

    – Jonathan

    • No problem Jonathan – hope this helps you get your YouTube channel on track! Good luck mate 🙂

  40. Hey, thanks for this Chris,

    I am really getting into videography just now, trying to self-learn which can be a little bit difficult. Most certainly top quality videos (image wise) can be made, I have personally seen those type of cameras, midrange DSLR used to shoot national news broadcasts and commercials.

    That’s the sort of quality image wise is possible, but content, that is what I need a little help with. Can I learn how to improve content quality with this training?

    • I’m a little lost on what you mean by content improvement Derek – care to elaborate a little?

  41. This the Froknows download sounds pretty cool to me, i like the fact that is applies to any type of video, and i like that fact that both cheap and expensive cameras are used in the guide, being as i have worked with both.

    Yeah 6 hours is a long guide, but if its worth the time then im in. Safe to say this really gives amateur filmmakers a big boost right?

    Thanks for sharing this

    • No problem Marley – glad you feel the same way as me about our mate Fro! 🙂

      Yeah it is a long guide but he really makes an effort to cover all the subjects that might catch a newbie out – it’s a great guide to have on hand.

  42. Hey Chris
    I’ve watched quite a few Froknows episodes on Youtube. As a product and brand they have done a really good job.
    I’m really on the fence about Jared Polin. As you listed in your cons he can get a bit much, but then again I do think he is portraying a character that Froknows has created. So far they’ve been pretty spot on with their photography advice and videography does interest me.

    • Oh he’s definitely portraying a character Keith – if he acted like that in real life he’d probably end up with a broken nose LOL 🙂

      I agree – FroKnows are doing a great job with their photography advice and videography training!

  43. You have a great site teaching interested people who needs to learn how to shoot DSLR video and how to set their video camera settings for optimization .
    I really liked the video in your website , I would ask if you provide a review of videos taken by people who bought your product and still in the learning phase ?

    • That’s actually not a bad idea Sam – we would love to have a few examples to throw up on this review, show people what can be achieved through the Fro program!

      Definitely look into that one a bit further! 🙂

  44. I see what you mean when you were referring to this guy’s style. He has a quirky sense of humor, to be sure, but, actually – I could get past that. He’s seems very knowledgeable shares information that you can’t find anywhere else. Although the price for this course may seem high for some, it’s a pretty good deal considering how much info you can pack into six hours, and you know it took a lot longer than that, plus a lot of time and energy to put this product together. I’m glad I came across this page. I may look into this package for myself.

    If i may ask you a question, not related to this post. Have you ever seen a movie called “Bubba Ho-Tep” with Bruce Campbell and Ozzie Davis? I’d be curious to know how you liked it. It’s early Bruce Campbell horror and not your typical found footage movie, but it’s one of my personal favorites.


    • Hell yeah I love Bubba Ho-Tep – really took me by surprise as I didn’t realize Campbell was in it to begin with (a great cult horror figure!).

      On the subject of Fro – yeah the guy can get a little irritating but he has some pretty awesome tips and techniques that even newbies can take to instantly.

      It’s an excellent course and he is full of knowledge on the subject.

  45. Hi Marcus,

    Thank you for this article. It indeed helps me a lot. I might be going to try the “youtube-path” too. I wish you great success

    Best Regards,


    Founder of (LINK REMOVED)

    • No problem Joshua (and my name’s Chris by the way).

      If you comment here again could you refrain from leaving any links in the comment section – this site is not an advert board 🙂

  46. I love this detailed review on DSLR Video. I am new at making videos and I feel like this would be a great tool to help guide me into making the best out of my DSLR videos. Do I need a specific brand DSLR for this system to work well?

    • No, not at all Guy – I went through the course with a cheapo I borrowed off my mate (because my girlfriend left mine in Bulgaria when she was visiting family!).

  47. Hi, Chris. I’ll be honest and say that specifically not seek any information for video shooting, just somehow came across your post.
    At first, I was wondered what the heck this DSLR is. Google pops up digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR), is it?
    I have six years old almost forgotten Canon lying on the back shelf somewhere. Like many, I am making my footages and pics by iPhone 6S (soon it will become iPhone 7 Plus) and looks good. Why not resume real camera shooting?
    Your offered guide is a bit pricey but from the other hand 60 days money back, if it really works?? Need to think about it.
    Thanks for the review.

    • LOL well make sure you think about it long and hard now Andrejs – you ended up on this page by accident so I don’t want you purchasing something you won’t need (you even had to look up what DSLR meant!).

  48. I think the video is great and it goes without saying – love the fro logo with the afro pick! I do agree that it’s up to the individual whether they can deal with him for 6 hours or not but he seems to know his stuff and DSLR can be pretty intimidating to people making the leap. Great site. Thanks for the pros and cons list!!

    • Yeah he seems to split opinion Judith – but his advice is second to none on this subject (and his teachings are excellent quality!).

      If you are willing to learn the subject then you will have no problem putting up with his attitude!

  49. I just started vlogging on youtube so i really don’t know much about DSLR and everything else related to cameras but i really do want to start learning because I’ve been taking a lot more pictures lately. I think it would help me as well on how to edit videos and stuff. Great site. Very great content and very informative!

    • Well this could well be the option for you then Lorenz!

      First off, is the camera you are using DSLR?

      There’s no point buying into this guide if you have a different video device – it will only cause confusion

  50. Your review of TheFroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video was very well put together.

    Even the CONS in my opinion are not cons.

    I’ve been following Jared for years and he is one knowledgeable guy.

    I think anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of DSLR video and photography needs this guide. The price is way more than worth it.

    Great review!

    • Ahh a fan of Jared – at last LOL 🙂

      I find him pretty cool myself Dan, but a lot of people get sick of the way he acts. It’s just his on-screen persona at the end of the day – he’s a very clever guy underneath all that!

  51. Hi Chris,
    first at all i want to thank you for the nice web, as it cleared me a lot of doubts. Nevertheless i`m struggling to decide which camera i`ll buy. At one hand there is the Nikon D7000 or the Canon EOS 60 D !¿?
    Do you have a hint?

    • Well first off Patrick we can’t really promote one single item/piece of equipment – that’s not what we do here and it’ll open a whole can of worms with our advertisers! But, I will say that both of these models are excellent choices for starting off your DSLR journey! 🙂

  52. I’ve been into photography and cinematography for the past 5 years and after coming across this article, I’m glad I am able to use a reliable source to improve my craft. Are there any decent cameras that you suggest? I currently use a Nikon D3300 which still works well for me, but I’d like to know what I should upgrade to in the future.

    Anyways this was a useful article!

    • Oh Jackie I really wouldn’t put a recommendation out there as everyone’s tastes are different. Besides, you can go to one site and get recommended one item only to find out another site has tanked it!

      We used to promote specific equipment here but I’ve recently moved that table to the bottom footer of the site – it’s all just opinion at the end of the day!

  53. Do you have any recommendations on which cameras are best for taking videos? I know very little about video cameras, or about the actual use of them. I’d like to get some basic knowledge of the camera before I jump into learning ho w to shoot the actual video. Can you direct me to more information on your website, or are there other places I should go?

    • Well I won’t recommend a model to you Jim – that’s not what we do here (it can cause all sorts of problems!).

      But there are some excellent budget DSLR options these days released by all the big brands. I suggest checking them out first if you are a newbie to the subject!

  54. Thanks for the information. I am thinking about starting to create more Youtube video’s and this guide will most certainly help. I shoot with a Canon 5D and I love the quality. I don’t mind that the guide is 6-hrs long. Does this course give you tips on how to grow your Youtube channel or is it strictly about how to become a videographers?

    • No this course doesn’t Celeste but YouTube itself has some excellent video tutorials on building up your channel!

  55. Hey Chris, thanks for the review. I am not the videographer in the household, that title belongs to my husband and I’m sure he would appreciate a “How-To” when it comes to shooting a video with his DSLR. Who knows, if he learns, maybe he can do my YouTube videos, lol. He started out with a Nikon, then a Canon, and now he’s working with a Sony. Not sure why the change in brands, but it’s been at least 7-10 years between the DSLRs. I think no matter what he’s working with, this video would be helpful.

  56. This is just what I have been looking for!

    I am trying to figure out how to capture better quality photos and videos for my YT channel, and there is so much to learn. It seems you have to be very tech-savvy just to operate a regular camera or software and get good quality these days.

    At $97.00, I would consider it an investment, if this guide is truly step by step and will lead me to producing better quality videos.

    Thanks for sharing. Something to think about.

    My best,
    Nerissa S.

    • Well the guide certainly is a step by step process Nerissa so it’s great for newbies to the subject. I had no problem at all following each step.

  57. Hi Chris,

    Very nice review. I currently do not have a DSLR or a camera for that matter. I am considering on buying one in the future. I have shot videos before but only home vidoes. This seems like a new area to venture on by learning videography. A new skill set, good idea. Thank you for sharing.

    • No problems Rosa – what camera were you thinking about getting?

      Don’t forget – there are a lot of half decent budget DSLR options out there so don’t go crazy…keep in mind that you are a newbie and buy accordingly! 🙂

  58. I was wondering if there are freebies offered if I go ahead and purchase The FroKnowsPhoto Guide?

    Again, I am working on improving my video quality and setup on my 20minutesofmetime YT channel.

    I am weighing my options here, and I agree that 6 hours is a VERY long time to watch a video, so I am just trying to gauge if there are other supporting resources offered to buyers?

    Thanks in advance!
    My very best,
    Nerissa S.

    • Freebies? I’m afraid not Nerissa!

      This is a complete course that will take you from newbie level to professional – there’s nothing more it can do for you (it does exactly what it says on the tin!).

      You have to make sure you are prepared to learn here – this is not the easy way out, it’s a tutorial that needs concentration.

      If you want the best teaching you…I’m afraid you’re going to have to pay for them!

      Good luck!

  59. Great Review on the FroKnowsPhoto guide and on what to expect from it. I like how you made it clear that it is a program that will benefit both beginners and experienced videographers. I have always had an interest in shooting videos so I may have to give this guide a try, especially since it has a money-back guarantee. Including aspects behind the camera such as lighting and positioning are definitely great bonuses since that is essential to a good quality movie. It sounds like you enjoy this product, so my question is if you had experience before viewing this guide, or if you were a beginner like me?

    • With DSLR I was very much a beginner Ryan – that’s what took me to Fro’s program in the first place. I had experience with certain video cameras but DSLR was a new one on me!

      Hope this helps mate 🙂

  60. You know if you’re not really going to be a professioanl photographer and you don’t want to drop thousands of dollars to learn how to shoot a camera then this actually looks like a viable option. 6 hours doesn’t really seem like it could cover absolutely every single scenario. Do they take questions that you might have, an e-mail or something where I can ask questions?

    Looking to maybe get into photography and looking for something cheap that won’t break the bank.

    • There is a decent support link included in the package Darren. The six hours are ample to cover the main tactics that Fro wants to introduce you to. Remember – this is a course geared at teaching you the aspects they find important – it’s not like any other DSLR course out there!

  61. I purchased FroKnows getting started DSLR photography guide and it has been a real help to me taking photos. Personally I find him a bit over the top with the way he is on camera, but his content is great. From the way you have reviewed the FroKnows Photo Guide to DSLR Video you have much the same view as I do. What made you choose this program over any others to review?

    • Because I used it myself Keldyn – and I found it pretty effective when compared to the more ‘business like’ tutorials out there!

      I like what he does and it’s a perfect fit for the site…so up it went! 🙂

  62. Great stuff here sir! For a period of time I have been considering of creating contents through video marketing like youtube(biggest platform). However, before getting to your website, I’m pretty much clueless on what equipment or tools that are needed for a good quality video presentation. Keep em posting sir. Great contents 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Cool Joshua – glad you found the article and the info helpful! Don’t forget to use the contact form on the website here if you want to ask us any questions 🙂

  63. Hi Chris,

    Great site, I’m learning a lot about the genre through your site. Didn’t realize you could do so much with a DSLR! Nice work.

    Also great info regarding making a short yourself. How long did it take to build your site?

    Are you planning to shoot your own film in the future?

    • No Luke, unfortunately I don’t have the time to do anything like that these days! The site is about 3 years old now and has (luckily) gone from strength to strength.

  64. My teenage daughter has started showing interest in videography. I have been looking for some good Christmas gift ideas for her. Thank you for the in-depth review. Most of it was over my head. But with her by my side and your explanations, it made something foreign to me very understandable,I will be adding this to her gift list. Any other products you would recommend for an up-and-coming videographer?

    • To be honest, this is the only one I would go for at the level she is at – it’s a complete package and there is A LOT of info and technique based tips in there! This will do her just fine for starters 🙂

  65. I like the website. It is very interesting and informational. I appreciate knowing that websites are being set up that are dedicated to helping artists. there are enough things playing against us, and out on their own people have always belonged where these people are…Helper roles. I am actually about to get in school for Graphic design, and really enjoyed watching your video!

    • Hi Eddie,

      Well good luck in your new studies – Graphic Design is a wonderful subject and I hope you take to it like a fish to water! I hope you find a few more of our articles helpful for your new venture – take care! 🙂

  66. Hey Chris This is AWESOME MAN!

    I’ve been looking for a cheap product like this and I hope the content is great. I have been wanting to take some classes on the DSLR but they are hundreds of dollars. I tried the cheap route with Udemy and the course is just not what I thought it would be.

    The short videos on this page gave me a better idea how to use my camera than most of the information I can find online. This is a new hobby of mine so I’m pretty jacked up about learning this trade.

    I would love to get to the point where I can start making some serious cash with my camera. Hopefully, there are some good tips in the FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR video. I almost bought the product strictly because his hair is hilarious! Anyway, thanks for writing this review Chris, can’t wait to download this!

    • Hi Dave,

      I’ve also been down the Udemy route in my time and ended up with education that’s a little…sketchy at best! No, this guide is a definite step up from most online education – good luck with it!

  67. You site is full of interesting information. I found this article when I was looking some hints and tips about how to better use my camera for shooting yoga and meditation videos! Both are a challenge of their own, as meditation videos are shoot in dimmed light conditions and the yoga videos need zooming in and out.

    Since I don’t have a professional studio or a professional video camera, I think this video might offer me and my video shooter, my daughter, a lot of important information. Thank you for this review!

    • That’s great news – I hope the guide helps your meditation and yoga videos evolve! Don’t be afraid to pop back here if you need any further help.

  68. I have a Sony DSLR and it has so many features and options that I believe I haven’t found even half of them. There are so many things to learn and not only about the functions of a camera but also how to use it that it is overwhelming some times. I will check out this guide to see what useful things I can learn from it. Thank you for the share.

    • I hear you Stratos…that kind of thing has happened with just about EVERY modern camera I have bought! 

      Hope the course works out for you mate. 

  69. Hi, I’ve been completely befuddled by all the steps it takes to set up a good video shoot. My brother is trying to set up his small buisness, and he wants me of all people to help him shoot a commercial. I will definitely be checking this out, I mean $97? Can’t beat that. I’m glad I came across this!

  70. Obviously I have found the best photo and video guide for a beginner like me. It’s my passion to be a photographer and a videographer and I am happy to get Froknowsphoto Guide To DSLR Video. No doubt I am convinced this video course will help me start and excel in my videography carrier. Thanks for making the course suitable for both beginners and experts. 

    • Ah that’s no problem Fortune mate…but you do realise that I didn’t create the guide…right? 🙂

  71. Thank you for this review.  

    I started learning to make my own youtube video to promote my site but not enough experience yet in videography.  I like DSLR cameras due to its quality and performance.   

    I think beginners like me will benefit from this guide.  

    In my humble opinion, the $97 for a 6-hour tutorial is not bad and reasonable. 

    • Great to hear that you’re interested in the product there mate. Don’t forget there is a refund policy on it so take it for a test drive first! 🙂

  72. This type of video expertise, is very new to me, but with it’s fresh approach and presentation, is the way to go.             

    At $97.00 the product seems to cover many bases and is pretty comprehensive and good value for money, with the money back guarantee.

    It appears that this course, provides much greater quality, video materials, without time wasting searching through low level stuff.

    The course teaches, a lot of diverse technical material, at increasingly difficult levels, and know how.

    Does this mean that we will have to replace most of our present equipment?

    • Definitely not Robert! 

      They won’t force you to upgrade or anything like that with equipment. You do have a DSLR don’t you?

      Well, that’s all you need! 🙂

  73. Awesome! Just what I been searching the internet for. Am a lover of photography and video shooting, but am yet to venture into video making. I can sincerely say, this will come in helpful for me as I plan to start on videography. I will be glad to start receiving the full course teaches from the complete basics to shooting professional level videos from this FroKnowsPhoto Guide to DSLR Video. My concern is the price which is a little bit expensive, hope it can be subsidised for starter? Thanks a lot for sharing this helpful information.

    • Hi there, 

      Well the price is pretty much set on this training course I’m afraid mate. If it’s too expensive for you I recommend looking into a free alternative (but if you’re looking for quality…you’re gonna have to pay I’m afraid!). 

  74. Been thinking of vlogging recently and I’m thankful I found your good and honest review about this product. When it says 6-hour video course, I was like “Oh, can’t make that in one sitting.” But then, as I went over your content, it’s a good thing it is divided into four chapters that I can go back on anytime. Great job for sharing this article!

    • I’m the same, my mind tends to flutter after the first hour of learning ANYTHING new! Just take it at a speed you are comfortable with! 🙂

  75. In reading through your review of the FroKnows Photo Guide to DSLR Video, I could not help but think that is a lot of training for a little money. In Dubai, you would not get one hour of training for that price! As you say, 6 hours is long, but the beauty of this format of a video course is that you can consume it in bits and pieces.

    Most of the training courses I am selling now are about 1 to 1.5 hours long and broken up into 10-12 segments. BIte size, and they include supporting downloadable resources like worksheets, checklists. mind maps, etc. As you say, the attention span is pretty short these days and it is more than young people that do not want long classes.

    It does sound like something I would be interested in, and I will be checking it out further. I am in the mode of increasing my video content creation pace, and most certainly I am a candidate for this class as I am by no means an expert at this stuff. I would be able to get a lot out of it.

    Thanks for the review and now let me go have a look at the sales page. You made the case for this training well! 

    • Yeah as far as value for money goes, this hits the spot Dave! 

      Glad it seems interesting to you mate, hope you learn a lot from it. 

  76. This post randomly came up on one of my late night internet searches where you find yourself reading about things you have no idea about! I’ve been thinking about buying a DSLR as I have horses and it’s always helpful with horses to be able to take really good quality photos and videos, but of course with that, we have to learn how to use equipment that can sometimes blow our brains! I think this is just the product that can help me when I decide to buy, thank you!

    • That sounds great Josie – my mother used to own horses when I was a kid! 

      Good luck with your horsey photo journey. 🙂

  77. This is really awesome. I never had the chance to develop my passion in videography and photography while growing up and had to fulfil my parent’s wish of going to school. But now am an adult and it’s time to build my carrier in where my passion lies. This FroknowsPhoto guide will obviously help me in this field. Kudos for sharing this article.

    • No problem Felicity – it’s great to hear that you can now follow your dream, and this product is a good fit for you! 

  78. Thank you for the review on Froknowsphoto review. You are absolutely right about wasting time on YouTube just to find the right informative video. Most of them usually opt in for us to opt in for something and it gets annoying. I am an actor and I have to constantly doing the self tape and headshot for auditions. Wow that is cheap, 6 hrs for $97. My headshot alone is more expensive than that and I have to constantly update them. This will be a perfect tool for me when I so my self tape. Does the course only cover the videography? What about photography? Do we have to buy certain gadget for the lesson? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hi Nuttanee, 

      Well the course is based on using a DSLR, so there is a degree of normal photography thrown in there as well. Hope this helps! 🙂

  79. This is most definitely a steal for a six-hour course. I don’t really find it to be that overwhelming, since I could always use a weekend day to get the most out of this. For someone interested in videography yet has zero idea where to begin, I like the value here, especially since Jared covers all the basics with any type of camera, as I’d be starting off with a cheaper one before going from there. 

    • I actually did the course with a reasonably cheap DSLR Todd. Didn’t effect my learning curve at all! 🙂

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