Having photographed over 100K images and hundreds of video clips this summer using my Manfrotto Fluid Video Monopod, I didn’t leave home without it when we came to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for some R&R. Using the ocean and blue sky as a backdrop I show how the monopod works, what makes it special […]
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.
This video is less about the awesome day I had traveling and more about the streamlined workflow that I used to make it: 1. Shoot still images and video (go nuts) I used Lumix GH3 and LX7 and iPhone 5 2. Load all into Lightroom 3. Mark the ones that I want to use red […]
I’ve learned to be a steady still shooter. And I know when I need stabilization for my stills and head for the tripod. For video there’s only one time I need stabilization help – ALWAYS! There are many options and one that I hadn’t used much in my “stills only” days has turned out to […]
I volunteered to be an assistant for a sister Hybrid Shero at her sister’s wedding. I thought I’d learn some techniques and tips that I could use in my own shooting. Little did I expect to learn so much about my own style and what makes me the photographer that I am (and am not) […]
A pro plans…planning avoids AGE, and I’m all about AGE avoidance. Here’s a story about how I “messed up” and what I needed to do to have all my gear at my shoot.
A little philosophy from my point of view on the learning curve for adding Video to your photography to become a hybrid photographer. Hard or easy? I say the learning curve is steep and that you can master it!
When I started my Hybrid Photography practice, I admit that I was afraid. It wasn’t so much about getting bad video (that came later, lol) but of missing “the shot”. I have 5 tips to share with you on overcoming the fear. There are many more, but these 5 should get you started.
Knowing that Hybrid Photographers are looking for the easiest way to incorporate video into all aspects of their workflow, I asked Digital Anarchy’s Chief Anarchist about plans to develop Beauty Box Video for Lightroom. Listen in as he explains and surprises me with advice for those who need basic video editing abilities.
For my portrait and wedding clients I need to be able to retouch video like I do stills – to smooth skin and create the best look for my subjects. I also need to have my video match my stills in regard to skin retouching. Beauty Box Video v2 was great at that and now […]
I’ll be the first to say that when I first saw these on a colleague’s camera I chuckled a bit. Then I had the opportunity to try them so I did, expecting to continue thinking them a bit silly. Once I used them I promptly ordered 2 more sets because I found that they improved […]