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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 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 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 March 20, 2014 Read More →

Q: Can You Adjust a Custom White Balance?

In this blog post, Joe Smithberger talks about fine tuning a Custom White Balance setting to render color Warmer or Cooler than it’s default, neutral rendering. Sometimes, for artistic reasons, we want an image or video clip to feel warmer or cooler than normal. In a Still Portrait or Talking Portrait sequence, it is usually […]

By March 4, 2014 Read More →

What is the Best Lens Choice for Portraits of Dogs?

Here’s another Tails In Motion portrait of a rescue dog.   My lens choice was the Lumix 7-14. Pretty wide… My concern was that the 7-14 lens while being great for the up close stills of the dog was not as good for the video where I would have preferred at least the 12-35 or […]

By February 19, 2014 Read More →

Hybrid Photography Has Gone to the Dogs… Quite Literally

Hybrid Photography has gone to the dogs… and cats and birds, ferrits, bunnies, lizards…. WHAT???!!! Sometimes one’s journey gets “interrupted”. As I was enjoying the start of my hybrid career (and still am) shooting families, sports and professionals hybrid style I rescued a dog who was only hours from euthanasia. His name is Wrigley and […]

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 […]

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