I've spent the last couple years very involved with the Friendship Centers, a non-profit here in Sarasota. The relationship started when my Dad and I joined a support group at their Caregiver Resource Center. We needed help in better understanding the battle we had ahead of us with my mother's Alzheimer's.
So, when they asked Dad and I to be featured in an upcoming ad campaign for SRQ Magazine, I was of course flattered, but they needed more than just our participation. Knowing my background in photography, they needed a photographer. Then they described the kind of image they needed. They wanted me in the foreground and Dad behind me, slightly out of focus.
Well, here's another aspect of a great network, or better put, a terrific buddy. Bob and his wife, Holly, come to Sarasota for a couple of weeks vacation each year and he was here at the time. Having worked with him for a lot of years, I put in my request. (Bob's also got a terrific blog, Successful-Photographer.com. It's well worth your time to check it out.)
Bob and I went over to my Dad's place and Bob took over, but there's a reason this in Luminary Corner today... Bob used his Lumix GH4 and the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 lens. Camera settings were f1.2, ISO 200 at 1/250 sec. There's great light in Dad's place, so Bob used the window light from a 4x6 ft window with shear curtains, camera right.
Added to his gear when traveling is a MeFoto Backpacker tripod for support, which as Bob put it, "because I was traveling - came in quite handy because it's small for packing."
But there's one more point here and why so many of us love shooting with LUMIX cameras. Under normal vacation "rules" Bob would never have had a lot of gear with him. However, traveling with a couple of LUMIX cameras, lenses and accessories, because they're light, compact and capture outstanding quality, he had what he needed to get the shot.
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