Last September we attended Dragon Con in Atlanta and I've already shared a lot of images with you in previous posts. It's one of the largest sci-fi conventions in the country. Pick any character from any book, movie, comic book or video game and odds are somebody was in costume paying tribute. Sixty thousand people invaded Atlanta across five hotels this past Labor Day.
Today's post is going to give you a little different perspective and demonstrate one of the points I love about the GH3, it's capabilities in low light. At Dragon Con we were on the 22nd floor of the Hyatt. At 11:00 pm one night I was out on the balcony and saw lights dancing around in a park below. There were a half dozen guys from Dragon Con battling it out with light sabers.
The images below are hand held with the GH3 and a LUMIX 150mm zoom lens. I shot wide open and took the ISO to the max on the first one (12800). While it's not anything that would win awards, if I were doing surveillance work it would probably pass! This was shot at 1/15th of a second.
Now imagine what this camera is like when photographing a wedding reception! You'll find a number of posts from the Luminaries talking about shooting in low light, especially William Innes using the GH4 at weddings.
What a kick working with LUMIX gear is. I love the fact that Panasonic is leading the way with mirrorless technology.