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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 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 23, 2014 Read More →

New Hybrid101 Episode: AUDIO for Photographers

Join us Thursday March 27 at 7:30pm CT for a free live stream of this 45 minute program as it is recorded for Hybrid Heroes RobbyD and Will Crockett share the options and solutions in recording sync speech in their “Talking Portrait” client shoots using on-camera, off-camera audio back into the camera as well […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →

What is Hybrid Photography and Why Should a Photographer Learn New Skill?

We live in a world of change and technology drives our need to keep up with the latest trends. It’s important because the people who are our clients already are using these new technologies to communicate with their family, friends, and business clients. We agree the quality of an amateur’s work can be improved upon […]

By November 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Why Would I Not Want to Shoot RAW for My Photography?

Having the safety net of shooting RAW is a well-earned luxury of shooting a quick, pro level DSLR. But times are changing and even the ClickyMoms style shooters that make the cutest little baby toes pictures may want to at least think about putting down the Canon 5Dm3, the latest version of ACR, and the […]

By November 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Q: How Easy Is Pre-Processing?

Pre-processing, a term you’re hearing more and more often from the Hybrid Heroes, simply refers to setting your options in-camera before you start shooting. Why convert to black and white in post-production and add 30 minutes to your workflow? If you know you need vivid color or a film emulation, you can save valuable time […]

Pre-Processing is the New Raw!

Pre-Processing is the New Raw!

I’m a raw evangelist. Yup. My camera raw tutorial is the most visited page on my website. Every day it outnumbers all the other ImageMaven blog posts and pages.   But even evangelists have to admit when it’s time to step back from the dogma. Why? Because things change. Technology improves and our way of working with our photography tools evolves. If […]

By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

What is PRE-PROCESSING and How do I Use it to Create?

Time, and the timing involved in your process of creating a great picture is extremely important. Even the slightest change in the timing of exactly when you press the shutter button, when to adjust focus, when to add an on-camera LED to your shot can mean the difference between a picture that’s money maker or […]

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How Do I Make a Successful eProduct for Weddings? Continued

After completing a wedding recently, I wanted to share with everyone some thoughts and my experience in creating an eProduct for wedding clients.   I’ve been learning to use ProShow Producer 5 lately, and it’s definitely a powerful video editor and a tool in the Hybrid Photographer’s workflow.  I added a real life testimonial to […]

By September 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Q: How To Share An eProduct Using QR Codes?

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 […]

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