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By June 23, 2014 Read More →

Product Review: GH3+GH4 Mount Plate Adapter

When you use the second battery grip on the GH3 for instance, the tripod mount socket moves waaaaay over to cause problems for we tripod users. Is there a cheap fix? Yep. Some dude named Ron sent one to Coach Crockett to test. Is it any good? Worth $25? Watch this video and see.

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 23, 2014 Read More →

Q: Do LED’s need the same light modifiers as strobe?

We are in the final week of preparation for the big FIRST EVER Hybrid Show for Creative Live which runs May 1 through May 3.  We hope you join us.   Will, Joe Smithberger, and Looie just picked up the lighting for the class and this week have been putting the final touches onto the sleek new […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →

My first gear video review ever- the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm F1.2 Lens for m43: Nikola Danaylov

My name is Nikola (aka Socrates) and this is my lens review of the Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 Lens. Before we begin let me just tell you that I am not a professional photographer or videographer and this will not be a scientific review with resolution tests and charts. No. This will be a […]

By March 23, 2014 Read More →

New Hybrid101 Episode: AUDIO for Photographers

Join us Thursday March 27 at 7:30pm CT for a free live stream of this 45 minute program as it is recorded for thePHOTOchannel.pro. Hybrid Heroes RobbyD and Will Crockett share the options and solutions in recording sync speech in their “Talking Portrait” client shoots using on-camera, off-camera audio back into the camera as well […]

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 […]

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 19, 2014 Read More →

Hybrid Photography Has Gone to the Dogs… Quite Literally

Hybrid Photography has gone to the dogs… and cats and birds, ferrits, bunnies, lizards…. WHAT???!!! Sometimes one’s journey gets “interrupted”. As I was enjoying the start of my hybrid career (and still am) shooting families, sports and professionals hybrid style I rescued a dog who was only hours from euthanasia. His name is Wrigley and […]

By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Our First Profitable eProduct Goes Mainstream

Our HauserTown makeover continues as we are making a profitable transition to offering eCardpro to our business clients.  We are finding that this product is especially attractive to those in sales and we are focusing currently on a particular group of real estate agents in our local area.  It makes sense.  These folks already possess the ability […]

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