by Skip Cohen
LUMIX Ambassador Mike Peters is all about people, but his photographs go beyond just capturing an image. Each picture tells a story.
Mike posted this on Facebook recently. I loved how he told the story of this veteran and tied in patriotism with the flag and the perfect use of depth of field. So often, especially relatively new photographers, miss other feature elements to expand the story.
Mike captured the image with the LUMIX G9 (one of my personal favorites) and the LUMIX/Leica 25mm lens at f1.4, 1/1600, ISO 200. Click on either thumbnail below for more information.
In Mike's "About" section on his website, the first sentence tells you everything you need to know about his images:
I believe that all photographs should make a connection,
so that you the viewer can feel something familiar,
or imagine a story about the photograph.
Mike Peters needs to be on your radar. Click on his image to visit his website and check out one of the industry's best storytellers. As a LUMIX Ambassador, he's also part of the LUMIX Ambassador team. This group is one of the most diverse and creative teams in photo, and all the ambassadors are sharing great content. Check out the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page too - there are always great conversations and imaging being shared.
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