Lighting

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 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 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 […]

I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In
By March 2, 2014 Read More →

I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In

All of the events I’ve shot lately have been under man-made lights. Gymnastics in a gym and the Wisconsin Water Ski Convention and Expo in a convention center. I do love natural light most… and do my very best to work with whatever conditions I’m in. Amount and color of the light are the devils […]

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 31, 2014 Read More →

How To Convert Your Studio To Hybrid Photo Lighting

For the past 2 years I’ve been in the process of converting my portrait studio to continuous lighting for hybrid portraits. Having tried a few different types of lights, I’ve wanted to get something that doesn’t max out my budget, but gives good results. Finally I’ve decided on the Fotodiox C-1600 fixture and Full Spectrum […]

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