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By May 11, 2014 Read More →

Q: What LED Panels are the Hybrid Heroes Recommending?

Life around Crocketville is never dull and to say the least April was a very busy month.   Not only did Will, Louie, Patty and our lovely Mya the pup move into a beautiful space up closer to the Loop in  downtown Chicago but also managed to create a large Hybid client (top secret), get to […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →

Q: How important is the thickness of the diffusion in front of an LED

When we introduced the Light Smarter we had the intention of not only being able to provide Hybrid Photographers with solutions for controlling LED lighting but to also add to the creative aspect of lighting a subject. What happens when we step down the density of the diffusion? In this test four levels of diffusion […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →

Q: How does Will’s Talking Portraits get that “Look”?

The Light Smarter was developed over months of research into building a great Hybrid Studio. We attract clients the same as we have always attracted clients. We do what we do better than clients can do themselves (DIY). Will did the homework. He went to National Photography Trade Shows with one purpose. That one purpose […]

By April 29, 2014 Read More →

How to Craft LED Lighting Using Diffusion Dynamic Control

We agree that in order to be Hybrid Photographers we need to master Continuous Lighting. With the right tools, and yes, the quality of the lighting used is important. Will has invested time at trade shows to compare many models of LED lighting and found a winner in the Cool Lux brand. The 1′x 1′ […]

By March 20, 2014 Read More →

Q: Can You Adjust a Custom White Balance?

In this blog post, Joe Smithberger talks about fine tuning a Custom White Balance setting to render color Warmer or Cooler than it’s default, neutral rendering. Sometimes, for artistic reasons, we want an image or video clip to feel warmer or cooler than normal. In a Still Portrait or Talking Portrait sequence, it is usually […]

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By March 12, 2014 Read More →

What are the Key Points to Getting Great Color from LED Portrait Lights?

At HybridPhoto.pro we get asked all the time for recommendations when it comes to purchasing LED lighting. These are the photographers who realize that migrating to Hybrid Photography means that their current strobe lighting will no longer be as functional in the studio as it once was. Many also make the mistake of purchasing low […]

I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In
By March 2, 2014 Read More →

I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In

All of the events I’ve shot lately have been under man-made lights. Gymnastics in a gym and the Wisconsin Water Ski Convention and Expo in a convention center. I do love natural light most… and do my very best to work with whatever conditions I’m in. Amount and color of the light are the devils […]

By February 3, 2014 Read More →

How Do You Know Which Gels to Use to Balance Mixed Lighting?

I’ve had a lot of e-mails through the LinkedIn group lately on how I balance my lighting to ambient lighting and other lights in my setup. Over the past 6 months I’ve learned a lot about continuous lighting sources and one thing that has become clear from the beginning is each brand and type of […]

Q: Why Pick LED Panels for Your Continuous Lights?

When I was trying to decide what types of continues lighting I would need in order to shoot Hybrid Photography, I ultimately found LED’s to be the perfect solution for my needs.  Here’s a few of the reasons why I went this route vs. some of the other options out there.     First they […]

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Creating Vintage Video in Lightroom

Getting video color right “in camera” save bundles of post processing time and sometimes our vision before a shoot is dead on. However, there will be times when changing a video in post production to black and white is necessary. But the good news is that creating black and white video from color is super […]

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