Speaking of welcoming, say hello to our newest vlogger, Mr. Joe Smithberger! – ed.
As a starting point I am looking to duplicate and supplement the work I am doing now with Hybrid imaging tools. I already own a Canon DSLR outfit that is capable of amazing still and video images but I picked up a Sony Nex-7 mirrorless camera with a few lenses and a few small, inexpensive LED panels. I plan to add to this basic kit so that bouncing from stills to video and back again is possible without touching any of my settings other than which capture button I press.
I am a Corporate, Advertising, and Public Relations Photographer working in North Eastern Ohio. My Clients are Companies, Large and Small, as well as Advertising Agencies and Magazine Publishers. You can see by these images that I get involved in a lot of different shooting environments, many times, mixing flash with available light… on location…sometimes in the studio… Since I shoot for publication, color fidelity and image quality are important considerations.From looking at the other Hybrid Heros on the site, everyone has their own approach to working through all of this. I see Lighting as the first problem to solve since I rarely work under available light without adding something.
Now I need to work out how to do what I do with Continuous sources so that when transitioning into shooting video for clients I will be ready. I suspect that I will have to tweak my gear and my thought processes quite a bit to use these new tools, but I am excited by what I have discovered so far and I hope you will follow along with me and, hopefully, help with your comments, as I make my way into Hybrid Imaging. This is my first Video Blog Post, so please feel free to post a comment here with some of your ideas for a more commercial approach to hybrid photography as I vlog here with you on the DiscoverMirrorless.com site. Thanks!