"My advice for people who want to shoot landscapes...
First of all pack light,
second of all get somewhere where nobody is,
and shoot wide, shoot super wide."
I realize many of you don't typically shoot landscapes, but this short video featuring Ben Grunow is loaded with some great "how-to" material. In fact, you could almost turn off the sound and simply watch his technique. One of my favorite images above was captured with the new Lumix 8-18 mm lens. It got me thinking about photographs with similar composition but as a ring shot or components in an environmental portrait shoot where elements related to the subject were important.
Then there's simply Ben's style of shooting that combines his creativity with his technique and the tools that Lumix brings to the table. In fact, in the history of photography there have never been more creative tools to help you capture those images in your mind's eye!
Remember too; I'm sharing screen shots here not the original files!
And there's one more point I love about this video - Ben's advice for landscape artists is to pack light. In that backpack he's carrying throughout his hike, are two camera bodies and eight lenses! For those of you who still haven't taken a Lumix system for a test drive - imagine carrying that much gear with whatever camera gear you currently use.
Panasonic's tagline is "Changing Photography," and it's what I've experienced myself over the last few years. I'm never without a member of the Lumix family!
To see more of Ben's work, along with the rest of the Panasonic Luminary team, visit the Lumix Lounge. This is one of the most diverse group of artists in the industry, and over and again they're sharing their expertise and insight to help you raise the bar on the quality of your images and skill set.
P.S. When you visit a Lumix dealer, check out the new GH5. This entire video, along with Ben's still images, was captured on this amazing new "over achiever" in the Lumix family!
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