The C-Loop and glide strap started this round of innovations that make shooting hybrid easier. The M-Plate brings the tripod into the picture without having to remove the C-loop. When shooting action – and active babies/children I really need to be able to move quickly between hand held, hands free and tripod. The M-Plate brings all 3 together without having to fuss with connecting and reconnecting the supports. For me this ease lets me focus on the shooting and not on where to put the camera and which support device is available. There’s enough for me to learn with the video and audio part of hybrid shooting that every little detail that becomes easier helps me up the learning curve.
The M-Plate can be found at Custom SLR: http://www.customslr.com/products/m-plate-pro
After 20+ years in a computer tech job, Carol Schlintz is enjoying a second and more fulfilling career as a portrait and sports photographer in suburban Milwaukee. Like many of us, she has met with some personal challenges and is in need of reducing the physical strain from carrying heavy pro cameras and lenses around. Not one to take "no" for an answer, she jumped in with both feet and no safety net.
As of April 2012 Carol has retired her big DSLR's and picked up a couple of small, light mirrorless cameras and is now using them on every shoot. Vlogging here on discovermirrorless, as well as sharing and swapping ideas with the other Hybrid Heroes (and the viewers!) is part of her process of evolving from a still photo only photographer into a photo+video+audio hybrid image maker. Count on Carol to share what works, what doesn't, and all the steps in becoming Milwaukees first hybrid photography studio that specializes in making and selling eProducts.