We’ve all discovered the joy of adding movement to our products. Whether it’s storytelling with families, capturing sports, making weddings more magical or spicing up corporate photography, adding video is enhancing our creativity and adding so much to our client’s delight. AND there’s a learning curve here, a pretty hefty one. So a piece at [...]
Author Archive: Carol Schlintz
After 20+ years in a computer tech job, Carol Schlintz is enjoying a second and more fulfilling career as a portrait and sports photographer in suburban Milwaukee. Like many of us, she has met with some personal challenges and is in need of reducing the physical strain from carrying heavy pro cameras and lenses around. Not one to take "no" for an answer, she jumped in with both feet and no safety net.
As of April 2012 Carol has retired her big DSLR's and picked up a couple of small, light mirrorless cameras and is now using them on every shoot. Vlogging here on discovermirrorless, as well as sharing and swapping ideas with the other Hybrid Heroes (and the viewers!) is part of her process of evolving from a still photo only photographer into a photo+video+audio hybrid image maker. Count on Carol to share what works, what doesn't, and all the steps in becoming Milwaukees first hybrid photography studio that specializes in making and selling eProducts.
In response to a viewer request, I recorded with first the shotgun and then the stereo settings/mics on the new Panasonic mic for the GH3. Both sound good, although different. The biggest difference is when the shotgun is pointed away at 90 then 180 degrees. Because of being in my studio, even then the sound [...]
I spoke with Jim Tierney, owner of Digital Anarchy who makes Beauty Box Video. This great tool allows easy skin retouching of video. Jim tells us about the origin of the product and a bit about how it works. This is a G+ Hangout edited with Final Cut Pro X and Beauty Box.
I was talking to a friend of mine who recently purchased a Panasonic Lumix LX7 fixed lens compact camera and she wanted to learn how to use it as “more than a point-n-shoot”. There’s been a flood of high quality compact cameras hitting the market recently, including the Pentax MX1, the Fuji X20, the Sony [...]
I recently did a high school sports team photo session. I included some fun video and made a Hybrid eProduct for the team. It’s a new sort of Team Photo. The team loves it and I know it will sell. All good – right? Wait, there’s more! Another team was interested in my services and [...]
The last (4 of 4) in this series on the mechanics of shooting video. Having discussed video concepts via the GH3′s menu, explored the 3 video modes/file types, and identifying the shooting methods (automated vs manual) in the first 3 segments, the last stretch of this journey is about the options available within each recording [...]
There are 3 ways to shoot video on the GH3 (and GH2, G5, probably others). The first is iA which is the most automated, next is P-S-A-M, which is somewhat automated and third is Manual Movie Mode. The first 2 use the “red” button and the third uses the shutter release. We explore the ramifications [...]
The video (and audio) components of hybrid photography are way new to me, coming from a background in still photography. Having a few “recipes” for how to set up for video capture, and little knowledge to back them, I don’t feel confident in my ability to get great video in any circumstances. In my quest [...]
MarkToal, Hybrid Hero and expert on the GH3 describes what each of the menu items on the GH3′s Movie Recording menu are, what they do and the implications. What started as a menu tour became a video primer! Learn with me about recording modes, recording settings, wind cut, automated shooting modes and so much more! [...]
Sometimes my role models (among them are Will Crockett and Guilio Scorio) are intimidating. They don’t mean to intimidate me. I just don’t always have the confidence to see that both their way of operating as photographers and mine are valid. So I’m sharing to encourage you to do what I’m doing: Learn from the [...]