I don't post my own images very often, but when I do it's always thanks to a member of Panasonic's LUMIX family. I've said this before... While I don't make a living as a professional photographer, after all these years, I know more than I let on. I know if I was in business today as a photographer I'd sure be following what's happening in the world of mirrorless cameras and especially Panasonic.
What I love most is the size and weight of the gear. Heading to PhotoPro Expo in Covington, KY, weekend before last, I carried my favorite backpack for travel from Lowepro. I had my MacBook, the GH3, three lenses and my usual supply of plugs, adapters etc. No weight, no big deal to pack and simplicity when it came to getting the shots I wanted.
I was doing a presentation at the hotel for a group of teachers as part of the convention's PPN charity program on Saturday morning. Because there's no real weight to think about, I had just left the camera in the bag with my laptop. Well, the sun was just coming up on Cincinnati across the river. I was using the 12-35mm f2.8 lens, which is pretty much the lens I use most of the time. The only limitation I see with this camera is my skill set...and I'm always working on that.
Co-hosting with good buddy, Matthew Jordan Smith on SPTV, I wanted a couple of grab shots. Matthew's new book, Future American President is scheduled to be released February 17, the day after President's Day. We had just finished the show for the day and it was the perfect opportunity for a quick grab shot, with the star, his new book at center stage.
He didn't have that copy with him for very long though. I talked him into giving it to my grand-daughter, Belle. She's eleven years old, loves to read and loved the concept.
I know she's probably the first kid to see the book, but she was totally into it. The premise for the book is capturing the dreams and aspirations of future presidents, all kids, with the oldest probably being about twelve. Belle got so into the book that she started critiquing each kid's comment on what they would do if they became president.
During the two day broadcast, we had Tom Curley from Panasonic on as a guest to talk about some of the things going on with LUMIX. If you're headed to any of the big shows, wander over to the Panasonic booth. You won't be disappointed with anything you see or for that matter the staff and Luminaries you get to meet.
As I've told Tom, numerous times, LUMIX has totally revitalized my passion for shooting. Panasonic's tag line is "Changing Photography" and over and over again, that's exactly what they're doing.
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