Tag: mirrorless cameras

Migration To Mirrorless: The Lens
By July 24, 2014 Read More →

Migration To Mirrorless: The Lens

  After writing my last post I was almost immediately asked about my lens choice. After all the best-est-est-est camera body in the universe without fantastic matching glass is only a fancy paperweight. Two years ago I was using a combination of a M4/3 lens that was (and still is) a bit too soft for […]

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 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 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 2, 2014 Read More →

My first gear video review ever- the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm F1.2 Lens for m43: Nikola Danaylov

My name is Nikola (aka Socrates) and this is my lens review of the Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 Lens. Before we begin let me just tell you that I am not a professional photographer or videographer and this will not be a scientific review with resolution tests and charts. No. This will be a […]

By March 25, 2014 Read More →

Want To Join Me On This Hybrid Photography Ride?

 This is Barry Staver’s first Vlog Post as a Hybrid Hero. Barry is a lifelong photojournalist, “the storyteller with a camera”, and his instinct says the time is right for hybrid photography.  As our established photography markets shrink, disappear, and change before our eyes, we can disappear with them, or say “Hell Yeah” to the […]

By February 3, 2014 Read More →

How Do You Know Which Gels to Use to Balance Mixed Lighting?

I’ve had a lot of e-mails through the LinkedIn group lately on how I balance my lighting to ambient lighting and other lights in my setup. Over the past 6 months I’ve learned a lot about continuous lighting sources and one thing that has become clear from the beginning is each brand and type of […]

Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography
By January 25, 2014 Read More →

Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography

If you were ever on the fence if the new mirror less cameras could deliver the goods for paying clients, then this post should alleviate any concerns. This extended portrait session of a high school senior and her brother were originally part of my Kids of Orange County Charity Book Project (100% of the $100 session […]

Posted in: Hybrid Photography
By December 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Hauser Hybrid Makeover: Audio Solutions for Talking Portraits

As the transformation from a still photo only studio into a hybrid photo+video+audio studio continues, I’d like to share some of the audio recording solutions for recording talking portraits for the eCardPRO eProdutcs we are creating. First off I talk about some of the microphones we are using in the studio now.  We have a […]

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