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Intro by Skip Cohen
Five years ago I was introduced to Panasonic's LUMIX line of cameras, and life just hasn't been the same since.
I'm never without a decent camera and have been delighted with so many of the images I've captured. Panasonic revitalized my love for photography. My passion has never diminished, but I was shooting less and less. LUMIX changed all that, but along with the equipment and incredible technology came the LUMIX Ambassadors.
Obviously, all working with LUMIX gear, they're one of the most diverse teams in photography today. Ben Grunow is one of the Ambassadors, and I caught up to him recently on an IM on Facebook after his return from Iceland. His images were stunning, and these are all "right out of the can."
Ben's shooting with the GH5s and the LUMIX G LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm, F2.8-4.0 lens. Click on any of his images to see more of us work on Instagram and follow him on Facebook! You'll never be disappointed in the photographs and information he shares.
by Ben Grunow
I had an unforgettable trip to Iceland recently, and I figured I’d like to share these images completely unedited straight out of the Lumix GH5s using the 8-18 mm lens. On my way back from a month long trip in Switzerland, I only had four nights to capture the beauty of the Northern Lights.
I traveled all over Iceland. The weather looked terrible just about everywhere on the island but using weather maps and common sense I was able to see the Aurora every night.
These particular images are from one night, captured with the GH5s. They looked so good on edit it in the camera; I wanted to share them clean, exactly as they came out of the camera. The GH5s did such an outstanding job; it’s important for everyone to understand what LUMIX technology is capable of capturing.
These images are shot at ISO 3200 to 6400, with shutter speeds ranging from five to fifteen seconds. The light painting was with my headlamp.
It’s so hard to explain the stunning, breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights as they dance above in the nighttime sky. But, this is where the power of imaging plays an important role, especially if you've never experienced this incredible natural phenomenon.
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