It's Saturday morning and right on time is a new Weekend Wisdom. My guest is a great buddy, Suzette Allen. Suzette and I have been friends for a whole lot of years. Many of you have had a chance to meet her at various workshops and conventions around the world. Suzette and her husband Jon are also part of Panasonic's Luminary team, so we get to cross paths a lot throughout the year.
Suzette's ability to continuously bring in new technology into her business has become a trademark. She's become the Queen of Hybrid and never stops finding new ways to make her work stand out from the competition. Some of my favorites are her holiday video cards and the newest "Live Portraits", which brings her favorite lab into the picture, Bay Photo.
Hybrid technology is changing everything you can do as an artist and who knows what's going to come next? I found the video below in Suzette's YouTube Archives and it's a perfect example of her stunning creativity. She captured the images in this video with a Panasonic Lumix GH4.
The videos were 4K and the still photos were still frames taken from the videos. The large faces in the water were just still photos. I originally created it as a composite (stills) but after seeing how magical it was, decided to try adding back in the videos, masked like the still frames....Oh My, I love it! Music provided by Triple Scoop Music: "Lover's Requiem" by Angels of Venice
Stay on top of Suzette's teaching schedule with a visit to her website. And if she's teaching a hybrid class in your area, make it a point to get a seat! You'll also find her work in Panasonic's Lumix Lounge.
A big thanks to Bryan Caporicci and Rob Nowell of SproutingPhotographer for all their support in these podcasts as well as the professional photographic industry.
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