Tag: LED lighting

By July 14, 2014 Read More →

Getting started with the LightSMARTER System

Mark Toal has been searching for a continuos lighting and diffusion system to use for video for quite a while. He thinks the LightSMARTER is going to work great for him!  This video describes how Mark Toal has been using the LightSMARTER diffusion system with LED and CFL lights in the studio. He loves how Coach Crockett […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 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′ […]

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