Hi guys, I’ve been out touring on my busy speaking schedule this month, but I wanted to stop for a minute and share some of what we’ve been up to at the LightPro Expo 2013 in Captiva Island, FL. Here is the Dracast 500 LED panel, which I and fellow Hybrid Hero Joe Smithberger have been […]
Author Archive: Suzette Allen
As a studio owner and deeply talented photographer, Suzette Allen along with her husband Jon, create beautiful heirloom portraits of families, seniors and kids in central California. As photo educators, the pair travels the globe revealing the "ah-HA" tips for moving photos thru Photoshop with ease while they collect awards and accolades for their comfy, warm, and confidence-inspiring teaching style.
Not interested in resting on their achievements, Suzette and Jon are determined to explore and share the integration of video, graphics and audio with her photography to create images with more depth and dimension than a single printed photo can reveal. Images that have no boundaries; images that appear larger than life as they are displayed on a small phone screen; images that move and move YOU when you see them. Hybrid "eProducts" that are easy to create, simple to sell, predictably profitable are the focus of their attention, imagination, and the centerpiece of discovermirrorless.com.
Enjoy Suzette's wonderful images on display at suzetteallen.com
When photographers hear the idea of Hybrid Photography, they start wondering what do you need to create this? Well, it’s actually much more simple than you think. The 3 things you need to get going are some type of camera, whether it is video capable dSLR, a mirrorless camera system, or even your […]
I’m often get asked how do I share an eProduct with my clients? Of course there is the standard way of delivering a URL, but I like to do it a little more creatively. By using my traditional press-printed christmas cards as an example, I will show you how I utilize these neat QR codes […]
We give you a few samples of what different mics sound like and at different distances. Starting with the in camera mic, directional shotgun, a hard wired lav, and a wireless lav.For this video we used the Lumix GH3 to record the video and audio. Microphones used were compared , the camera mic, Panasonic Directional, […]
Sometimes when your subjects are static, you need to move the camera to introduce motion, which is the whole point of shooting video. The most common used camera moves are the pan and tilt, but a couple of other easy ones are the Pedestal (up and down) and the Slide (shift side to side) or […]
I have been a portrait photographer for years and the lighting look that I prefer most comes from using a large Larson softbox, so in making the transition to hybrid, shooting stills and video, I want to maintain that look. This was accomplished by using CFL bulbs purchased at Home Depot: EcoSmart 27-Watt (100W) Full […]
Hi everyone, Suzette Allen here. Just so excited with my latest hybrid session I wanted to share with everyone. This is not what I started to make, but it just happened, kind of a happy accident that was inspired by the music. The longest video clip is only 3 seconds. The close up head shots […]
Here is a short video on tips to reduce your production and editing time for your eProducts and Hybrid videos.
Larson Enterprise is the maker of the softboxes that I have used for over 20 years (actually closer to 30) and still uses the same ones today! We have been working with Jen Snow, owner, on designing a way to retrofit continuous lighting in existing softboxes as well as offer them in new ones. Making […]
Before we learn the “Hows”, we need to look at the “Why”, why we need to learn hybrid photography. Photography is America’s no. 1 hobby…because it is fun! Knowing this fact is so important. Let me tell you “Why” I have added Hybrid Photography into my workflow and see if you should too. …let me […]