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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 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 27, 2014 Read More →

How I Sell eCardPRO to Real Estate Agents

One of the best parts of being Coach Will Crockett is getting to know the photographers he meets travelling around the country.  Last year while working on a project for Fuji, Will and Luis spent a weekend at Lakeside Camera in Metaire, LA, and offered a mini seminar.  Ken is from New Orleans and heard last […]

By March 25, 2014 Read More →

Want To Join Me On This Hybrid Photography Ride?

 This is Barry Staver’s first Vlog Post as a Hybrid Hero. Barry is a lifelong photojournalist, “the storyteller with a camera”, and his instinct says the time is right for hybrid photography.  As our established photography markets shrink, disappear, and change before our eyes, we can disappear with them, or say “Hell Yeah” to the […]

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 […]

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 12, 2014 Read More →

How Easy is it to Use the Fuji X-M1 Professionally?

When I was asked to photograph the YMCA’s annual fundraiser I brought along an assistant with me, Sarah. We converted an exercise studio into a photography studio for a couple of hours so we could offer a Photo Op for the attendees. Sarah was shooting in the Photo Op studio with the Fuji X-M1 so […]

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 January 29, 2014 Read More →

Help! GH3 or Fuji XE2 for B&W Hybrid Portrait Studio?

Together, Marc Hauser and I are planning to shoot a few thousand eCardPRO and SmartEcards for clients in 2014. To do that, they need to install the most efficient, effective hybrid tools on the planet. One of the tough choices is cameras. The Fuji X series cameras really do have the best image quality for […]

By January 27, 2014 Read More →

How to get profitable 24×24 prints from a GH3′s sensor?

Our portrait workflow is SO smooth and ends with smiles all around. We shoot Lumix GH3 in square jpeg mode using the sweet pre-processing settings we have posted in numerous videos here. They zip over to the viewing station via USB cable then land over in the printing area where they turn into gorgeous 24×24 […]

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