Tag: mirrorless cameras

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 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 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 […]

Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography
By January 25, 2014 Read More →

Using The Fuji X-E1 For Real Portrait Photography

If you were ever on the fence if the new mirror less cameras could deliver the goods for paying clients, then this post should alleviate any concerns. This extended portrait session of a high school senior and her brother were originally part of my Kids of Orange County Charity Book Project (100% of the $100 session […]

Posted in: Hybrid Photography
By December 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Hauser Hybrid Makeover: Audio Solutions for Talking Portraits

As the transformation from a still photo only studio into a hybrid photo+video+audio studio continues, I’d like to share some of the audio recording solutions for recording talking portraits for the eCardPRO eProdutcs we are creating. First off I talk about some of the microphones we are using in the studio now.  We have a […]

By December 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ask Will: Why Use the 16×9 format For Hybrid Photography

We received an Ask Coach Will question from Hybrid Shooter Bill White this week regarding why we are shooting in the 16×9 format for both still photos and video.   Hi Will, Could you explain to me why you would want to shoot 16:9 instead of 4:3?   I do find that putting my camera […]

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ask Will: How To Move A Photo Studio from dSLR to Mirrorless

Here’s a response to an “Ask Will” question received last week.  The photographer asking the question wondered how he could go by actually moving his Portrait Studio over to being a Hybrid Studio.  I thought this would warrant an actual video response and show exactly what we are doing over at Master Portrait Photographer Marc […]

Fuji X-Series – The Perfect Cameras For My Photography
By November 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fuji X-Series – The Perfect Cameras For My Photography

Photographing your family and your life can be fun again using small, light mirror less cameras like the Fuji X-Series. I’ve been using the Fuji mirror less X-E1 since summer and I have been using them extensively for both my Professional and Personal work. The small size, light weight, and incredible image quality are the perfect camera […]

Q: Can You Do Hybrid Photography with Your dSLR Camera?

Although Mirrorless cameras have many benefits when shooting both Still Photographs and Video in the same session, it can be done using hdSLRs with fantastic results. This post also features a behind-the-scenes look at a Commercial Hybrid Photography shoot that I did with WRL Advertising in Canton, Ohio (www.wrladv.com) and The Mosser Glass Company (www.mosserglass.com). […]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Are Professionals Ready to Migrate from dSLR to Mirrorless?

One moment that I marked as THE POINT where dSLR was dead for me was when Panasonic introduced the 12-35mm f2.8 and 35-100mm f2.8 lenses.  These replaced the go-to 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses we professionals had been using.  So that begs many to ask the question, is the micro four thirds / mirrorless systems ready for professional […]

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