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High-Quality Binaural ASMR for Photographers

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Capitalizing on the increasing popularity of the ASMR video movement, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo has created a high-quality, binaural ASMR video for all the photographers out there who really enjoy the sounds of the trade.

ASMR, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” It’s a tingling sensation that some people get when they hear certain sounds like close-up whispering, tapping on wooden objects, the scratching of a pen on paper, and more. Videos that try to “trigger” this response have been around for a while, but over the past year, the trend has exploded, with some so-called “ASMRtists” enjoying follower counts in the millions.

A couple of months ago, photographer Noe Alonzo created the first Camera ASMR video “for photographers by a photographer” that really took off in the photo industry, but Fro has truly taken it to the next level. He set up four mics in total, two to record his voice, and two for a variety of photography-related sounds, including:

  • SLR shutter sounds
  • Opening and closing a velcro memory card holder
  • Test-firing a strobe
  • Removing a lens cap
  • Popping open a film canister
  • Unspooling gaff tape
  • Using an instant camera
  • Loading 35mm film
  • and much much more…

It’s basically 20 straight minutes of photography sounds, punctuated by Fro’s signature tongue-in-cheek narration. It’s the kind of thing you’ll either find oddly satisfying, hilarious, or just plain weird/awkward/uncomfortable… let us know which it is in the comments.

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