Featured: 'Summer Holidays on the Gold Coast with the GX7 & LX100' by Livnius

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:21 AM - by Livnius
I've posted a handfull of these up already in various threads, done and dusted with the post processing of the whole set so here they are.

Spent the summer holidays on the Gold Coast with family and friends, Coolangatta to be precise...this was my first time back since 2005 when I spent almost 2 years living and working up there before returning home to Melbourne, so in many ways this holiday felt like a bit of a homecoming too. To be honest I didn't shoot as much as I'd hoped, but then again, with these beaches and surf its not surprising. Still though, I think I got some decent shots out of it. My kit for the trip was the Panasonic GX7 and LX100. This trip was my first outing with the LX100 and I have to agree with internet sentiment...it's not perfect at any one thing, but it is very very good at many things, in my eyes that makes it a pretty decent package and I'm certainly happy with the results. Regrading the GX7, although I had a bunch of lenses I used it mostly as a digital back for my telephoto lenses to capture some surfing action, a job it and the lenses did well.

This was my first attempt at Surf Photography and I have to say, it's an incredibly fun thing to do, although admittedly it was difficult at times resisting the temptation to get in there myself ! These surf shots were all taken at a place called "Snapper Rocks"....a world famous reef break and a very photographer friendly location as a long rock formation protrudes into the surf allowing the shooter to get in nice and close...the Panasonic 100-300 hardly got pushed out further than 200-250mm ( I used the PZ 45-175mm a bit too) ...it was also a bonus that with good positioning one can get the city of Surfers Paradise in the background of a shot.

Can't wait to go back....we've rebooked our accommodation for summer holidays next year already :)

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Featured: 'Images of Cambodia' by datagov

Jan 24, 2015 - 2:21 AM - by datagov

The temples of Angkor Wat are wonderful, but it is the people that bring me back here. They are warm, kind, and incredibly generous. I love photographing them and try to capture a little of their magic.

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Featured: 'Hi! An Irish Dilettante living in the PNW' by Leigh

Jan 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM - by Leigh
Hi Everyone!

Got into photography a few years ago when I moved from Ireland to a town called Squamish in Canada. Back then I was really just taking snapshots to share with family back home.

I go on a lot of trips into the mountains so I wanted to take better photos. I first upgraded to a DSLR but, as I started learning to climb and ski it became too bulky and heavy for convenient use, the transition to MILC was natural as it's lighter and more compact without sacrificing too much IQ.

I first bought a GX1 in 2012 and used that up until a few months ago when I invested in a E-M1 and 12-40 Pro. I started doing a lot of research about getting more lenses second hand and came across this site.

Some of the images on here are stunning and I really want to learn how I can get the most out of my equipment and also how to not overcook the images in Post. I'm realizing I'm doing that a lot.

I have a flickr but don't really use it. I do some freelance writing and blogging so my photography is usually used in conjunction with that.

You can see my blog and photos here:

Here are some of my shots, mostly shot with the GX1 apart from the last which was shot with the E-M1:

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