3 GH1 Picts from a Semi-Pro Photographer

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Mahesh
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3 GH1 Picts from a Semi-Pro Photographer

I just wanted to share three images I took with my GH1 over the past few months. I'm a semi-pro nature photographer and have used just about every SLR system out there. I wanted to go light for my long hiking trips without sacrificing too much as far as quality. My research finally led to me to the GH1. I hope you enjoy the shots below. The camera is a joy to use, and I'm very happy with the kit lens and camera's abilities. All images shot with the 14-140 mm kit lens in manual mode. ISO 100. Tripod. Mega OIS turned off. Timer release. BTW, it's so refreshing not to have to worry about mirror lock-up anymore.

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FlyPenFly Senior Member • Posts: 1,130
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First and third, amazing.

christan Regular Member • Posts: 233
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Fantastic shots ! ... Love all of em ...

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Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 41,400
2nd shot is...

completely awesome to me.

Are you shooting it in JPEG or RAW. If JPEG, which film mode and if RAW, which converter you using?

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Matix Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
Excellent results

Well done, that camera is amazing, and you drive it with skill.

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Just looked at your website. Your work is wonderful. Do you live in the Pacific Northwest? Loved your Shuksan at dawn. I'm loving my GH1 too.
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M Driscoll Regular Member • Posts: 112
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Very nice. Love the first two shots. Light and color are just right. Space Needle/Seattle skyline's pretty; but, I see it too often driving to work. Did you use a polarizing filter on the 14-140? I bought one, but haven't really tried it out yet. Thanks for posting. Cheers.

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Jonathan Kardell Senior Member • Posts: 2,548
Mahesh!

It is so good to see you in Panasonic land! I know for a fact that you have no particular camera brand loyalty (fond memories of Fuji....). I have been a big fan of your work since those days.

Now, here I am once again asking you about your PP. In a public forum, no less....

The reason I ask is that I am just beginning to investigate raw converters for the G1/GH1. I find the SilkyPix that ships with the camera is workable but awkward and I am not certain that it provides the optimum output in any event, I just have not done the testing. Any thoughts?

Love those images by the way. You could teach master classes in my opinion.
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Brian Mosley Forum Pro • Posts: 20,714
Check out Lightzone...

I find it does an excellent job with the G1 and GH1... worth a free trial, at least.

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Mahesh
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For FlyPenFly

FlyPenFly wrote:

First and third, amazing.

Thanks, FlyPenFly! Glad you enjoyed 'em.

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christan wrote:

Fantastic shots ! ... Love all of em ...

Thanks, Christan!

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Raist3d wrote:

completely awesome to me.

Are you shooting it in JPEG or RAW. If JPEG, which film mode and if RAW, which converter you using?

Thanks, Raist3d! I always shoot RAW, and these are no exception. I use Adobe's RAW converter and Lightroom. Its integration with PS can't be beat, IMO.

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Matix wrote:

Well done, that camera is amazing, and you drive it with skill.

Phil

Thanks, Phil! The camera is a great, light weight tool.

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Nice...
Mahesh
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For Ann

Ann Chaikin wrote:

Just looked at your website. Your work is wonderful. Do you live in the Pacific Northwest? Loved your Shuksan at dawn. I'm loving my GH1 too.

Thanks, Ann! Yes, I live in the PNW, IMO the most photogenic place in the world (excpet Alaska)
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Mahesh
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M Driscoll wrote:

Very nice. Love the first two shots. Light and color are just right. Space Needle/Seattle skyline's pretty; but, I see it too often driving to work. Did you use a polarizing filter on the 14-140? I bought one, but haven't really tried it out yet. Thanks for posting. Cheers.

Thanks, M! Ya, the Space Needle is iconic, but I thought it was a good example of an evening scene that GH1 handled like a champ.

No, no polarizing filters on these shots. I don't like using it when I include the sky, as I hate its gradient effect on the blue sky.

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Mahesh
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Jonathan Kardell wrote:

It is so good to see you in Panasonic land! I know for a fact that you have no particular camera brand loyalty (fond memories of Fuji....). I have been a big fan of your work since those days.

Now, here I am once again asking you about your PP. In a public forum, no less....

The reason I ask is that I am just beginning to investigate raw converters for the G1/GH1. I find the SilkyPix that ships with the camera is workable but awkward and I am not certain that it provides the optimum output in any event, I just have not done the testing. Any thoughts?

Love those images by the way. You could teach master classes in my opinion.

Thanks, Jonathan! I'm a huge fan of Adobe's RAW converter as it integrates very well with my work flow in Lightroom and PS. I haven't even installed any other converters on my computers.

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tameside Senior Member • Posts: 2,679
How big do you think you would dare to print them?

ie compared to an aps or full-frame sensor?

No1 is my fave, congrats!

Mahesh
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twonker wrote:

good work.

Thanks, Alistair! Glad you enjoyed 'em.

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