By May 21, 2014 Read More →

Intro to the LightSMARTER Hybrid Light

There is a new way to light your photo session and it’s the LightSmarter way! LightSmarter is the innovative way to diffuse your LED, LCD, CFL, or other lights you want to work with. It’s a superb, simple, and great way to diffuse your hybrid light. Will Crockett, introduces you to this high quality, low […]

By May 19, 2014 Read More →

How to Pick the Right Microphone for Recording HYBRID

Hybrid Photography is the blend of Photo+Video+Audio.  Without great AUDIO a “Talking Portrait” or “eProduct” just does’t have impact.   Can you imagine going to a movie theater and having the sound turned down?   You would lose the TOTAL experience of the story being told.   As with all things photography to learn how to pick the right equipment and […]

By May 17, 2014 Read More →

How to Use the Digital Color Meter Application on a Mac

When was the last time you checked the color of your monitor for accuracy? Checking your monitor helps you to know if the colors display accurately and Mac has a built in color meter! As seen on Creative Live, Will Crockett shows you how to check your monitor using the built in Digital Color Meter application in your Mac. Get your […]

Posted in: Color Meter, Mac, Tips
By May 16, 2014 Read More →

Continuous Light for Premium Portraits

The Coach, Will Crockett, has been busy working these past few months with John Fitzpatrick over at Colormall to co-develop a new lighting system that is not only easy to use but also friendly on the budget. LightSmarter is the new way to diffuse LED lighting during your Talking Portrait or traditional portrait session. According to the […]

By May 14, 2014 Read More →

Q: What’s a Good Microphone to Use for Talking Portraits

Hybrid Hero, Joe Smithberger discusses his current signal chain for capturing audio in his Video productions and Hybrid Photography work. Finding the right audio solution is the key to successful Hybrid Photography work as Joe has found in his latest eCardPRO with fellow cinema storyteller, Jamie Jansen. This exciting new card is one of the […]

By May 14, 2014 Read More →

Why would a Pro use PhotoPrinting.pro?

Will Crockett has a great new lab facility that has the capability to print museum grade photographic prints. Now you too can benefit from his style of photo printing. Will would like to work with you on producing those high quality exhibition grade prints you have seen on Creative Live, The Photo Channel, and on ChicagoPortrait.pro.  His lab is able […]

By May 13, 2014 Read More →

Suggestions for Ken S’s One Light Portrait sample

We think that Ken Schallenberg is one sharp marketer and a great asset to our Hybrid Photographers group.   We want all the best for Ken and that includes getting special coaching by Will Crockett.   What is it that makes a successful Hybrid Photographer?  It is the ability to recognize what skill sets are needed to […]

By May 11, 2014 Read More →

Q: What LED Panels are the Hybrid Heroes Recommending?

Life around Crocketville is never dull and to say the least April was a very busy month.   Not only did Will, Louie, Patty and our lovely Mya the pup move into a beautiful space up closer to the Loop in  downtown Chicago but also managed to create a large Hybid client (top secret), get to […]

By May 8, 2014 Read More →

Better Audio in a Noisy Location

Here’s a quick tip. When you are recoding in a noisy location, you’ll want to get the mic in as close to the subject as possible. In this case, we were using a wireless lav and we were able to turn down the sensitivity of the mic so that it would not pick up as […]

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 […]

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