Last week Panasonic Luminary, Daniel J Cox, did an amazing post about his first year anniversary of shooting with the LUMIX GH4. His entire post is well worth your time reading, but I had some fun this morning with some of his highlights, as well as sharing a stunning slide show he shared below.
The LUMIX slogan is "Changing Photography" and without question they're doing just that!
Check out Daniel's entire post and other stories on Natural Exposures.com. He's really done an outstanding job taking you through so many different features he's enjoyed over the last year. You'll also find some incredible stories in his archives, as he shares images from one adventure after another.
Daniel needs to be on your radar with his blog and to follow more of the Luminaries and their adventures around the world, just wander into the LUMIX Lounge!
I love sharing images with you that you might not normally see, especially when they've got the impact of the image below.
Rick Gerrity is part of Panasonic's Luminary team and I've shared a lot of his images here in Luminary Corner. When Rick's doing portrait work, he's one of the few photographers I know who can tell an entire story with just one image. He's created what I call a Wow Print. A Wow Print is an image so strong you could get the job by only showing the one print.
I recognize so much is personal taste, but this one just grabs me - from the finishing touch in the way he presented it to the lighting and her looking straight down the lens barrel. He's only used one studio light combined with window light.
The image below was taken with a LUMIX GH4 with the 12-35mm LUMIX lens. One studio light using a Westcott 7" white umbrella was used on one side and natural window light on the other.
Rick is teaching six workshops this year together with another Luminary, Rob Knight. Hanging out with these two for a workshop will definitely help you raise the bar on the quality of your work. Plus, they're hitting some spectacular locations.
Nicely done buddy!
Two talented artists with different styles, six different workshops on the schedule and an infinite potential to help you raise the bar on your images! Oh yeah, and have a lot of fun in the process!
Meet two of my good buddies, Rob Knight and Rick Gerrity. I met them both a few years ago as part of Panasonic's Luminary team . My respect for both of them just keeps growing, not just as friends, but as talented artists and educators. They got together last year with their Route 66 workshops and now they're launching a whole series in some truly wonderful locations.
Here's the official announcement...
"Panasonic LUMIX Luminaries Rob Knight and Rick Gerrity are taking their enthusiasm and experience on the road again in 2015! They have created a series of photography workshops to get your creative juices flowing and improve your photography.
What sets Digital Photo Adventure workshops apart is a focus on unique experiences and having FUN on the road. If you want to go beyond the usual tourist spots and postcard shots, then these workshops are for you.
Digital Photo Adventures offers small groups with two instructors to maximize your opportunities for learning. Rick and Rob are both professional educators, in addition to being talented photographers. They have years of experience traveling and helping their clients make great photos.
Rob and Rick are well-versed in still photography, as well as video and hybrid photography techniques. If you’re excited to expand your horizons, they can help you jump into some new ways to express yourself and tell your story.
New workshops this year include the Monterey Bay Photo Adventure. This three-day road trip features iconic locations like the Santa Cruz boardwalk, Cannery Row in Monterey, CA, Big Sur and much more. Another new road trip is the Colorado Photo Adventure. Rick and Rob will show you a glimpse the Rocky Mountains while you shoot ghost towns, railroads and more from Colorado’s rugged past.
Rob and Rick are returning to a few of their favorite spots this year as well. Rob has been shooting and teaching in Costa Rica since 2010, and he is excited to take Rick along for the adventure this year. This trip is always popular and it’s sure to be the best one yet. The guys are leading their second workshop along historic Route 66 in Arizona, and adding Route 66 in New Mexico to the schedule as well.
Be sure to check out DigitalPhotoAdventures.com for a full schedule of photo workshops. You’ll find the full event descriptions and registration on the website, and you can join the mailing list to stay up to date on future workshops."
Check out the schedule and then get yourself signed up. These are small classes, giving you outstanding support and an experience virtually guaranteed to change the way you've been looking at your part of the world. Plus, they're hitting one incredible location after another! Click on any of the images below to link to registration. Two of the programs are already close to being sold out!
Without question this is going to appear to many of you as an infomercial for Kristen Jensen and LUMIX, but here's what I love about it and why I'm sharing it here in Luminary Corner.
For over a year I've talked about how LUMIX has revitalized my own love for photography. Well, in just over a minute, professional photographer, Kristen Jensen is going to take you through what it did for her when she chose to shoot exclusively with a LUMIX GH4 at a recent wedding. Even better, pay attention to the video components, also shot with a GH4.
Looking to see more of Kristen's work. Her website is just a click away, along with more images from the LUMIX family in the LUMIX Lounge.
Panasonic's LUMIX line couldn't have a more appropriate tag line!
At both IUSA and WPPI, my good buddy, Frederick Van Johnson of TWiP (This Week in Photo) had an outstanding series of interviews each day. Each program was so much more than just the typical interview. While every conversation had a different aspect of imaging to consider, which I'll be sharing in the weeks ahead, this one with another good buddy, Bob Coates, is all about fine art in photography.
Bob and I have been friends for a lot of years and I've watched him grow as an artist. His passion for imaging is non-stop and I'm convinced he's creating some of the finest works of his career right now. Most important of all is his enthusiasm. You'll find his blog, "Successful-Photographer" loaded with great content and just like this video with Frederick, he's always ready to help with information to help you raise the bar on your own work.
I can't put together a post like this without sharing a few of my favorite images from Bob's archives...
Images copyright Bob Coates. All rights reserved.
Okay, so before any of you criticize my abilities as a photographer, remember I don't shoot full time. My passion is helping companies and photographers with the business/marketing side of photography. However, over the years I've had some amazing teachers and been fortunate to have worked with some of the very best artists in our industry.
The two images below were all captured with Panasonic's LUMIX GH3, including the video. It's a kick to use this camera. One of the features I love the most is its low light capabilities. The turtle and the jelly fish were photographed at the New England Aquarium and in all honesty, they shouldn't be this good. These are jpegs, with no manipulation whatsoever.
The video below was put together for a recent Panasonic LUMIX Dealer Meeting. I was honored to be asked to be this year's emcee/host and wanted to share my experience with the GH3. I don't profess to be a professional photographer, even though I know more than I let on. However, I'll match my passion and pure love of photography with anybody.
For the most part, all of these images are right out of the can. I often shoot aperture priority and love a few of the in-camera creative tools, especially when playing with a little more saturation when photographing cars. If you think about the purpose of this video, I guess you could call it self-promotional of either the way I enjoy photography or the product itself.
It's the perfect introduction to Photodex and the next Photodex/SCU contest! We're searching for the best self-promotional video from you. Thanks to technology and trends in marketing you've got an amazing opportunity to create a video that tells the story of your business, products, services you offer and most important of all, your passion for capturing memories. Plus, we've got the very biggest and best prize package of any contest we've done together yet.
In the mean time, kick back for two minutes and allow me to show you what the GH3 can do. Remember, I'm not a professional...but you are! Imagine what LUMIX can do in the hands of artists who really know what they're doing!
A big THANKS to the Photodex team for creating products that are so easy to use. While they did help me with this video, I've used their software for years and as a representative of the low-tech side of the industry I feel like I should be there poster child:
'If Skip can do it anybody can!"
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