Intro by Skip Cohen
Mirrorless Mark is back and sharing one of my favorite benefits of Panasonic's LUMIX cameras - the ability to capture great images handheld in low light. Plus, so many of us have strong roots in black and white images.
One of my favorite travel cameras is the FZ300. Weighing in at a pound and a half, with its 25-600 mm zoom it gives me everything I need when I'm out playing tourist. In fact, we were in D.C. this weekend, and I grabbed a shot while waiting for the Metro.
Shot at f2.8 @ 1/60 ISO 2500 I was happy with the results and especially in black and white.
Mark's no stranger to SCU and he's written about his love for photographing trains in the past. Follow Mark and the LUMIX Ambassador team and put their Facebook page on your radar. And, if you're interested in finding out more about the LUMIX LX100 or FZ300 cameras that Mark and I are both talking about, click on either one below.
by Mark Toal
I love Instagram and Facebook, but I also miss being able to see well-printed photography books and large prints in galleries. Yes, they both still exist but they are getting harder to find.
The first O. Winston Link steam train image I ever saw was a print that a man I used to work for owned. A couple of years later I went to a show of dozens of his train images at a gallery in Palo Alto.
When I moved to Portland and discovered that there are two restored working steam trains here I had to photograph them. This image was taken at a night event for a group of photographers. I was working the event as a volunteer, so I was only able to carry my Panasonic Lumix LX100.
Everybody around me was shooting with large DSLR cameras with heavy tripods. I set the LX100 to Aperture priority at f/1.7 and the ISO to 3200 and took this photo. It might be as close to O Winston as I’ll ever get.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.