By June 15, 2013 3 Comments

Hybrid Allows Us to Show More

Hybrid photography takes my work to the next level, it doesn’t make me a videographer or a cinematographer. My goal as a photographer is to show people as they are and stills get me pretty close, but adding motion and sounds allows me to do that even better. I was photographing a party on a boat and noticed how animated every conversation was, everyone was engaged, using hand gestures, it was amazing to watch. I got some great still of different people, but they are much stronger when I add the video…it wasn’t about what they were saying that moved me, drew me as a photographer, it was how they were connecting with each other. So when I put it all together, I took out the speaking and just went with the motion. Deciding when to use each of the hybrid elements is the telnet.

About the Author:

She's a Mom, a wife, a pro photographer, a photo educator and she's fascinated with how to add some form of movement into the images she creates. Jessica Wallach runs Portrait Playtime in the Washington DC area and uses both a dSLR and mirrorless cameras to create images of kids, families and some commercial work. Not afraid to try anything new, Jessica is experimenting with how to use the moving images can convey the human spirit (and dogs too!). Mirrorless cameras are smart and easy to take good pictures with, and their video quality is much better than DSLRs, but using any hybrid camera comfortably to create still photos or video files at any moment in time as a little kid zips past the lens with a joyful squeal is what Jessica's vb logs are about. Do you shoot still photos of the moment? Or is a video clip better to capture the emotion? Or both? Jessica believes that photography doesn't always have to be about the struggle to get the right images, no matter if you use all auto functions of full manual. It's the image that matters. Jessica Wallace vlogs here to set you up for success with adding the depth of movement to your pictures.

3 Comments on "Hybrid Allows Us to Show More"

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  1. Seeker says:

    Wow Jessica. You took me to another level with what capturing images, both still and moving, is all about. Thank you.

  2. cindyconner says:

    I love this hybrid video. The bw and music work so well together! Very nice!

  3. Patty Bradley says:

    This hybrid video is first class. Your flow and choice of music go together well. I think this is an interesting concept. I am trying to come up with a hybrid product for weddings and I am beginning to think of this as an upsale. I could see having a menu of short hybrid videos and selling them in addition to coverage. Thank you!

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