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By April 11, 2014 Read More →

What New Lighting Set Up is Perfect for Talking Portraits?

Hybridographers is a term we like to play with when thinking of the future of Photography in our downtown Chicago studio.  We are excited to provide our clients with great images and also Talking Portraits.  We have been stepping up to the plate to create new solutions for our Hybrid Photography and we want to […]

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 18, 2014 Read More →

Q: How do you dial in the color on LED panels for portraits?

We’re doing well with the long-term testing on the Cool Lux brand of LED 1×1 panels and have recently switched over to them in our studio with very good results. When we initially tested them, they showed no color troubles using a color meter but when we put them into daily use we noticed a […]

Continuous Lighting on a Budget
By March 17, 2014 Read More →

Continuous Lighting on a Budget

     Although I have been creating hybrids for a while now I still do not have a light panel. Up until now I have primarily been using available light working with reflectors. This worked pretty well for me for a while but I got to the point where I needed a studio space. Living in […]

By March 16, 2014 Read More →

Simple & Smart Lighting for eCardPRO

Having good lighting techniques is an important part of any Portrait Photographers skills.   We traditionally have worked with Main, Fill, Hair, Kicker and Background strobes.   We modify, gel, and soften lighting with  a few additional techniques.  As Hybrid Photographers we tend to try to duplicate these same principles with continuous light and one thing we […]

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By March 12, 2014 Read More →

What are the Key Points to Getting Great Color from LED Portrait Lights?

At HybridPhoto.pro we get asked all the time for recommendations when it comes to purchasing LED lighting. These are the photographers who realize that migrating to Hybrid Photography means that their current strobe lighting will no longer be as functional in the studio as it once was. Many also make the mistake of purchasing low […]

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 […]

By January 30, 2014 Read More →

Q: What Skills Do I need for Shooting Pro Hybrid Files?

Hybrid photography sells. We are selling the eCardPRO eProduct now, developing another eProduct for restaurants, and we project that 2/3 of our studio’s growth in 2014 will be in the form of hybrid eProducts while we also project another 11% decrease in printed photo sales.  Our studio and support team are all setup for shooting […]

By December 13, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Taking A Look At The Fiilex P360 LED SpotLight

Hi guys, here’s one of the videos I made last month in Florida while at the LightPro Expo.  I wanted to take a look at the Fiilex P360 LED Spotlight and show you some of the things I really like about using this light. I’ve been shooting a lot on location out here in Florida […]

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Q: What Lighting Gear Do You Take on Location?

I’ve talked a lot about LED Lighting so far, but I wanted to share a little bit about what I take with me when I’m going on location.  For a typical hybrid photo shoot like the eCardPro or one of my editorial still photoshoots I have been taking a couple of the Larger Dracast LED […]

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