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In the 193+ year history of photography, there have never been more creative tools for artists than today. Technology never slows down, and Panasonic has just raised the bar again with the new full-frame mirrorless S1.
In last week's Mirrorless Monday post, Mark Toal wrote about a new way to see with one his new favorite features on the S1, shooting in other formats, like panoramic at a 65:24 size ratio! This week I wanted to share an incredible image by Ben Grunow taken in what his eyes saw as total darkness, a "total blackout."
Ben regularly shares stunning photographs on his website, in some of the most diverse galleries of outdoor images in the industry. You'll never be disappointed in the content he shares. Ben's alsoi part of the LUMIX Ambassador team, one of the most skilled teams in professional photography. They're always sharing great content to help you raise the bar on your skillset.
by Ben Grunow
It amazes me how far cameras have come in the past few years. This shot was taken before the sun came up at iso 10,000. I couldn’t see without my head lamp on. Total blackout in front of me.
I figured I would take a few shots before the sun came up, not at all thinking that I would be able to see detail and color in the foreground. To my eyes everything was black and usually I would have to use the light of a powerful headlamp or flashlight to paint in any sort of detail to capture what was directly in-front of me on different settings.... I feel like I can look at photography now in a different light and capture what was not possible before!
Pretty cool that this is close to what some animals can see like at night. Limitless possibilities!
The image Ben is sharing was captured with the New LUMIX S1R and the 24-105mm F4 Lens. Click on either thumbnail below for more information.
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