I've written several posts about Panasonic's LUMIX system, along with a lot of great information from their Luminaries in Luminary Corner. This is a little different spin on the GH3, when good friends Pat Fournier and Brian Malloy had a chance to put it to the test on a maternity shoot that was anything but traditional. This is one of those cameras that every time somebody uses it they seem to find one more advantage in the design and versatility.
Asssignment: Maternity shoot on the beach and in the water.
Shooting with the GH3 is effortless. The one feature we absolutely loved was having the swivel touch screen monitor. By having a monitor that swivels out, we were able to shoot at angles that would have had us lying in the water up to our shoulders, not something you’d want to do with a DSLR. Using the flip out screen, we were able to compose and see what we ordinarily wouldn’t have seen with our faces squeezed up to a traditional viewfinder. It was a welcome relief to shoot with a camera that was so lightweight and responsive.
We found we were able to make more of a connection with our clients , since we weren’t hiding behind a big DSLR. This is a feature we hadn’t anticipated having any impact on the shoot, however it turned out to be one of the most important features of the camera.
All of these images are from the shoot. Next up, is the GH3 and our experience of shooting with the GH3 at a wedding! What an amazing piece of gear this camera is!