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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 30, 2014 Read More →

A New Pocket Portrait eTemplate on

In our LinkedIn discussion group some have been asking for new eTemplate designs. Well, we have been listening and working hard on a new Pocket Portrait design! A Pocket Portrait is perfect for showing off your client’s winning personality! They also make the perfect present for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just about any holiday! […]

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 April 29, 2014 Read More →

Have You Signed Up For Our Creative Live Event Yet?

Robby D here – Coach Will is doing the first ever hybrid photography – Shooting and Selling Hybrid Photography – session on Creative Live May 1-3, 2014. Free to sign up and there’s going to be TONS of great information.  

By April 27, 2014 Read More →

Tips for Coaching and Directing Clients Making Business eCards (eCardPro)

In addition to the new video and audio skills we need to master to be hybrid photographers, we also need to master some new “directing” skills. As still photographers we know how to pose and how to lead a group to get them into that pose, but getting them to talk and “perform” in front […]

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 15, 2014 Read More →


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By April 13, 2014 Read More →

New eTemplate Feature for Pocket Portrait Kit

We are getting super excited for the Creative live event coming soon on May 1.    We want you as part of our Hybrid audience to participate as much as possible.  One success story we would like to feature is the Pocket Portrait which we work with daily in our Chicago portrait studio.   Check out this […]

By April 11, 2014 Read More →

What New Lighting Set Up is Perfect for Talking Portraits?

Hybridographers is a term we like to play with when thinking of the future of Photography in our downtown Chicago studio.  We are excited to provide our clients with great images and also Talking Portraits.  We have been stepping up to the plate to create new solutions for our Hybrid Photography and we want to […]

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