By June 26, 2014 Read More →

Coach Crockett’s Favorite Light Stands {the ones seen in his videos} on sale… Happy Birthday to Ed Tang and Cheetah Stands from the Hybrid Heroes

  Happy Birthday to Ed Tang and Cheetah Stands from the Hybrid Heroes   We all need light stands. Some need small,lightweight ones to travel with, others need big beefy stands to hold a $2000 LED light panel in a studio. What is an affordable stand had legs that auto-opened when you placed it on […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →


There is a great eProduct delivery tool and it’s It’s a simple, elegant,  easy, and inexpensive tool that allows you to customize the viewing experience for your client! You simply upload a video file, choose the color you want for your background, and add your client’s information. That turns it into an eProduct which is delivered […]

By June 24, 2014 Read More →

LightSMARTER 4×5 in The Studio – what GREAT looking light!

After years of trial and error, the hybrid light has been defined and refined into what designed John Fitz calls “The LightSMARTER” and we think it’s the best of the best. Here’s a look at this HUGE gorgeous light that is easy to set up, quick to travel with, inexpensive, and ultra premium quality.Of course, […]

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 June 21, 2014 Read More →

How do You Handle an Unhappy Customer?

“Do the right thing not the easy thing, because the right thing is always the right thing and the easy thing is not always the easy thing.” ~ Grandpa As photographers we sometimes come across unhappy customers. The way we handle them is another story. There is a saying that the customer is always right, […]

By June 20, 2014 Read More →

PROMO: New intro video from the Coach

As you know, the Coach here makes a lot of video content for other companies and some of those videos are kinda “endorsement” style like this one. Here’s the new intro video for the homepage of for Will’s buddy Dan Foster who has built a wonderful tool for all of us there at […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →

First Look at the 4×5 foot LED Main Light

The new LightSMARTER diffusion system for shaping the harsh LED panel lights into useable portrait inspiration is SO sweet. In this vlog post, Coach Crockett loads up 4 of the 1×1 panels to test out the groundbreaking design of a softbox without and sides – ’cause you just don’t need them for LED! LightSMARTER is […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →

Cool Glassless Photo Mount Product Selling Well

In the portrait studio, what’s pulling in plenty of attention and starting to draw some significant sales? The Block Mount we came up with about 6 months ago and have kinda perfected now. Start with a nice pre-made box from an art supply store {Ampersand brand “clayboard” box} then prime and pain it, add rubber […]

By June 14, 2014 Read More →

PROMO: New Hybrid Model Comp Card Video coming soon is proud to announce that Hybrid Hero Joe Smithberger rocked the south side of the Windy City this past Sunday to shoot a new version of his “Talking” Model Comp Card in the ‘hood and we had the great pleasure of recording the day for an upcoming video to show others how to make […]

By June 3, 2014 Read More →

How do you KNOW when to move up from dSLR to Mirrorless?

For years we’ve been gently discussing that the old reliable dSLR design is outdated and the mirrorless cameras will eventually replace them for most of the pro and non-pro use. Every day more and more come to grips with this truth and give some consideration on how, why and when to make the migration to […]

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