Photographers, Support Japan

Photographers, Support Japan

My friend, Jared Polin of has decided to do something himself to help people in Japan after they lost everything in the recent tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastation. It’s simple and it is effective – Jared has donated $500 out of his own pocket and he’s designed a t-shirt from which the profits will go directly to Red Cross for their JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND PACIFIC TSUNAMI

We all watched as the events unfolded in Japan, and I for one sat bewildered, wondering ‘what can I do to help‘ I was actually in Thailand at the time, right on (one of) the beaches where the horrific 2004 Tsunami struck – there were still remnants of destroyed buildings along the beach, so it was as real as it could have been to me, without actually being there. Still, I didn’t come up with an idea to raise some funds for a charity, and Jared has. I hope you will join Jared in supporting where we all can.

Please follow this link to purchase your I SHOOT RAW tee to support Japan

This message from Jared…

Please follow this link to purchase your I SHOOT RAW tee to support Japan

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Sime (aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He's a Melbourne based photographer, and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  • jkar May 22, 2011 10:34 pm

    whether you use the shirt or not, shoot raw or jpeg, hated red cross but you like to help, you can buy an "I Shoot Raw" shirt. you can give it as a gift to a friend or a family member. If I have the money to buy this shirt, I would buy. But sadly, I have also a limited funds to make a living and helping also a charity here in our place. For those who have extra money, why not share it. you might extend a persons life or aid them to start a new life. Salute to Jared of Froknowsphoto and to DPS.

  • Steve May 21, 2011 07:26 am

    My thoughts too. What kind of reasons would someone have to despise the Red Cross? I've seen the good the Red Cross has done first hand. In remote places such as Afghanistan even.

    And I only shoot in RAW. The coloring is always just a little bit off and you have virtually no color temp control in post process. Sure you can do it right the first time, but that little screen doesn't show the photographer well enough just how the photo is going to turn out. If space is your problem get a bigger hard drive. Problem solved.

  • Mandi May 20, 2011 11:38 am

    How can one "despise" Red Cross??

  • David May 20, 2011 11:01 am

    Hey i don't shoot raw unless forced to. How about a varient saying something like jpeg defines the art of a modern camera programmer......also have reservations re red cross...

  • Kathy May 20, 2011 01:10 am

    I like the idea and was going to buy one. Unfortunately, I despise the Red Cross so I won't be buying a T-Shirt. If there was a choice of charities I would reconsider.

  • Stila May 19, 2011 07:13 pm

    I would just like to point out, if you're a girl and you buy this shirt you could get some funny looks from japanese people, because the first kanji actually means "I" as a male...but I would wear it anyway because it sounds cool :)
    With that said, this is a great idea Jared!!

  • OldSailor88 May 19, 2011 12:00 pm

    Thank you Jared! I am a member here at DPS, and a U.S. Military member stationed in Northern Japan. I've seen this disaster from day one. We were lucky where I live, but the base here has spent thousands of man hours helping those who were less fortunate. There are still villages that have not received aid, and the money donated here will definitely help. I'm including a photo that I took on a relief mission to Noda Mura, Japan. Thanks again, Jared. The people of Japan truly appreciate the charity that has been shown them by the world.

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  • Jared Polin May 19, 2011 08:34 am

    Simon and DPS thank you so much.