WPPI 2013 was bigger and better than ever, and there was a lot of buzz surrounding our friends and Hybrid Photography Superstars from DiscoverMirrorless.com – namely, Hybrid Pioneer Will Crockett and the Ultra Talented and Ultra Cool Suzette Allen and Giulio Sciorio. With each passing day, there are more and more people checking out the Hybrid Photoverse here on MC and on our sister site, DiscoverMirrorless, and it seems like WPPI was a launching pad of sorts for those who are seeing the Hybrid Light. Here are some highlights from the show… First up, is an interview with Kayce Baker, [More]
In the 4th and final installment of his series on “How To Set Up Your Panasonic Lumix GH3 Like a BOSS”, MC Contributor and Hybrid Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (DiscoverMirrorless.com and SmallCameraBigPicture.com) peels back the curtain to reveal how he gets the most out of the GH3’s custom settings. Giulio writes… “I’ll show you how I can quickly build custom settings such as Retro, Color and Monochrome looks and store them in the GH3′s C1-3 buttons…like a BOSS. Now that you’ve got your function buttons set, quick menu customized and JPEG settings hooked up, you’re almost ready to shoot [More]
In Part III of his 4 part series on “How To Set Up Your Panasonic Lumix GH3 Like a BOSS”, MC Contributor and Hybrid Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (DiscoverMirrorless.com and SmallCameraBigPicture.com) tackles the JPEG Settings on Panasonic’s new flagship camera.  JPEG for the WIN! Giulio writes… “The GH3 comes with 7 picture profiles, including a custom profile that you can build and store in camera for latter use. The JPEG settings covered in this video will give you a starting point to get the best color out of your stills and videos. In addition to the JPEG settings you [More]
In Part II of his 4 part series on “How To Set Up Your Panasonic Lumix GH3 Like a BOSS”, MC Contributor and Hybrid Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (DiscoverMirrorless.com and SmallCameraBigPicture.com) dives into the Quick Menus on Panasonic’s new flagship camera. Giulio writes… “Every time I shoot with the GH3, I use the quick menu…every time! The quick menu is great for recalling settings on the fly instead of having to dig through the main menu on a regular basis. Using the quick menu will save you time and help you with your shooting accuracy, which of course makes you [More]
MC Contributor and Hybrid Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (DiscoverMirrorless.com and SmallCameraBigPicture.com) is back, this time with the first part of his 4 part series on “How To Set Up Your Panasonic Lumix GH3 Like a BOSS”. In this part, G focuses on the GH3’s 7 Custom Function Buttons. Giulio writes… “The Lumix GH3 is the only hybrid camera made for professionals and I love it. When properly set up for how I shoot, the GH3 just gets out of my way and lets me create. In this video, I’ll go over each of the GH3′s 7 custom function buttons, how [More]
MC Contributor, Hybrid Hero and Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (DiscoverMirrorless.com and SmallCameraBigPicture.com) is back, and this time he giving us the goods on the Panasonic Lumix G5. G reveals his “secret sauce” on how to set up the Lumix G5 like a BOSS – and get the most out of what is one of the best, and most overlooked, cameras to be released in the last 12 months. Giulio writes… The Lumix G5 may be the little brother of the Panasonic’s flagship Hybrid Monster, the Lumix GH3 – but with the tips in this video I’ll show you how [More]
Our boy G is back, and this time he’s talking cameras. Photo/Video/Hybrid Rock Star Giulio Sciorio (smallcamerabigpicture.com) answers a reader question about the viability of micro 4/3 cameras (in this case, an Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1) for semi-pro applications. Is a mirrorless camera system good enough to use on a Pro Shoot? Giulio discusses your options for shooting on a budget, and the importance of integrating a hybrid camera into the mix. My 2 Cents G is a pioneer in the migration to mirrorless and it’s people like he, Will Crockett and Suzette Allen (DiscoverMirrorless.com) who are leading the charge [More]
Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image editing suites ever produced.  I’ve personally been using it since 1995, and I still don’t know everything it can do.  No doubt that Photoshop is excellent and a great tool for those who know how to use it, but it’s also quite expensive and has a steep learning curve.  But is there an alternative for those who don’t have the time to learn Photoshop or the money to afford it?  Out good friend, street photography ninja and MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com and DiscoverMirrorless.com) has compiled a list of not one, [More]
MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com and DiscoverMirrorless.com) is back, and this time, he’s pimpin’ out his Panasonic Lumix G5 while optimizing it for Hybrid Photography. Giulio Writes “Customizing your camera for hybrid photography gives you the ability to move between stills and video with ease. Regardless of whether or not you’re using your camera’s EVF or touch screen, having your camera customized for hybrid means you’ll be able to – Shoot quickly Shoot well Have fun Check out the video to see how I used the accessories to customize the camera. The buttons in the video are made by Gariz [More]
MC Contributor and Street Photography Ninja Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com and DiscoverMirrorless.com) is back after finishing off 2012 with a bang!  Today, the G-man talks about the importance of “getting it right in the camera.” Giulio writes… Getting It Right In Camera Is Easy Talk to any photographer long enough and the topic of getting the image “right in the camera” will come up. To many shooters, getting it right in the camera can seem like a pretty challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be. To me, ”getting it right in the camera” means that when I capture an image, I [More]
In this excellent edition of the Hybrid Hangout, host Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) welcomes special guest Jared Polin (FroKnowsPhoto.com) and Hybrid Heroes Giulio Sciorio, Marlene Hielema, Bill Burkholder and Carol Schlintz for a lively discussion of RAW vs JPEG and which is better to shoot in different situations. This is a highly controversial topic and there are hardcore advocates on both sides. Here’s Will’s description of the hangout: Both JPEG and RAW file formats are good these days, but they are very different. When is it a good idea to use RAW, when is it best to shoot in JPEG, what [More]
From MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com)… Saturday morning I had the idea to shoot JPEG exclusively for the weekend. I put my thoughts together in the post, What am I shooting this weekend? It’s not RAW and it seems like I’m not the only one that is a lover of JPEGS. As I stated in the article I think that the days of shooting RAW are numbered, but then again I also think that the days of HDSLRs are numbered too. The only way for me to find out if I took a cRaZy PiLl or not is to dive in and explore. That’s one [More]
In the latest edition of the Hybrid Hangout, MC contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) hosts a panel of Nine photo and video pros (and some not so pros) to share the reasons why they switched to mirrorless, or why they are still waiting, and what they are looking for in order to make an intelligent decision when or if to shed the big bulky but powerful DSLRs. Joining will in the conversation are MC Creator Scott Giorgini, MC Contributos Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) and Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) along with Paula Thomas, Carol Schlintz, special guest Dave Curlee from GeekBeatTV and others as [More]
MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) takes a quick look at the Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 35 2.0 and the Street Walker.  Think Tank is one of our favorite camera bag manufacturers, and we love the quality of their work and all the little details that are out into each bag.(View Post on SCBP) Get the Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 35 2.0 and the Think Tank Street Walker Here
Trey Ratcliff (StuckInCustoms.com) is a highly renowned (and incredibly talented) Pro-Photo Guru  who hosts his Google + Hangout / Variety Hour.   Episode #56, which was recorded last night, is all about Micro 4/3 Camera’s and Lenses, and it features MC Creator Scott Giorgini and Contributor Giulio Sciorio.  The boys join in the discussion with Pro-togs Gordon Laing, Amy “Dang Rabbitt”, Dave Veffer and Peter Tsai. Find out all about their favorite cameras and lenses, and what’s coming down the road for Micro 4/3. Special thanks to Trey for inviting us to take part in the Variety Hour.  It was [More]
The Mirrorless Mythbusters are In the House! 6 photographers who have recently entered into the post-DSLR world share their favorite myths about moving to mirrorless cameras for the photo and video images they shoot. Hangout with MC Creator Scott Giorgini and contributors Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com), Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com), Rob Domaschuk (ShootHybrid.com) as well as Pro-Tog Extraordinaire Chuck Jones and Ian Stone (Zenfolio.com) as they chuckle about their experiences with both the fact and fiction answer common questions like: “Are the lenses for mirrorless as good as DSLR lenses?” “What will my client think if I show up with a teeny [More]
MC Contributor Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com) takes a detailed look at the Olympus HLD-6 battery grip for the OMD EM5. The battery grip is highly recommended, especially for those with larger hands or who just want to get more images in one charge. It comes in 2 pieces, on which adds substantially to the grip of the camera and makes it much easier to hold, even with one hand. The other attaches to the bottom, adding a large battery and additional shutter release button and controls for shooting in portrait orientation. Check out the OM-D E-M5 and the battery grip below:
Mirrorless Central proudly welcomes award winning photographer Giulio Sciorio, of SmallCameraBigPicture.com, to our lineup of official contributors. Giulio is a true pioneer in the mirrorless movement, and a year ago he ditched his big, bulky Canon DSRL gear and now shoots exclusively with mirrorless cameras – an Olympus OM-D E-M5, an Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1, and more recently, he’s been working a Fuji X-Pro1 into the mix. Read more about Giulio on our Contributors Page. In this in depth video “Pimp Yo PEN”, Giulio shows you how to pimp out your Olympus Pen with some stylish accessories. If you don’t [More]
Cameras, lenses, lighting, software, gadgets… what 3 photo tools do our panel of pro photographers wish they started using sooner? In this hangout video, photo innovator Will Crockett from DiscoverMirrorless.com invites four of his picture pals to share their answers to this question. Hybrid imaging pros Giulio Sciorio (SmallCameraBigPicture.com), Chuck Jones (ChuckJonesPhotography.com), Carol Schlintz (ImageDreamsStudios.com) and Tom Curley (Tom-Curley.com) chime in with great info (and a few laughs!) on how you can avoid the mistakes they made as they honed their photo skills. The smarter photographer makes better pictures, so hop onto this free video from DiscoverMirrorless.com. There’s plenty more [More]
Serial Photo Ninjas Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com and Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com talk about Giulio’s move from Big Bulky DSLR cameras to the smaller but still highly sophisticated mirrorless systems he now uses. Watch as these two pros talk about BIG CHANGES in Photography, cool new technology and how smaller cameras are creating a whole new breed of street photographers. Check out Giulio’s Favorite Cameras below:
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com hosts an interactive conversation between experts from Panasonic, Manfrotto Lighting and fellow Photogs Frederick Van Johnson of ThisWeekInPhoto.com and Giulio Sciorio of SmallCameraBigPicture.com as they discuss a new frontier in Photography that we may be currently witnessing… the birth of “Hybrid Imaging.” With the release of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, we are seeing the advent of a new breed of powerful, mirrorless cameras that are giving large full frame DSLRs a run for their money with superb image quality in still photos, while offering superior quality HD Video with a range of new capabilities. The panel [More]