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Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Chuck Pike, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    Everyone needs a project. I try to get to uptown Charlotte often and I meet a lot of nice people. I told one of the vendors uptown that I had thought about starting a whole gallery on just the smiling people I meet. The GF1 is the perfect camera for this, as it doesn't look so darn pro as to scare people away from the project.

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  2. jettilton

    jettilton Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Dec 5, 2011
    Nice! what lens are you using for these?
     
  3. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    only one of two lens

    I have the 14-45, 14, 20 and 14-200, but these were either the 20mm or 14mm I would need to go onto my web page to see for sure. I did check on the man with his daughter and that was taken with the 14mm lens. I am going to post some later in another post from the Ren Fest that were all taken with just the 20mm lens. I think that the 14 and 20 are to of the sharpest lens that I have ever owned, and I have been a shooter since the late 60's.

    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
  4. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    What a great idea for a photo-project.

    Well worth developing over the longer term. Thanks for sharing them with us.
     
  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Great idea, great shots.
     
  6. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Are you using some flash thingie? Can't see pix on iPad
     
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice idea Chuck and thanks for posting. Seeing stuff from other people helps me keep motivated with fresh concepts to go out and try. I really enjoy the happiness in the picture of the ice-cream man and his daughter.

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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I like the set. The 20 and 14 really perform if the subject matter works for those Fls.
     
  9. Hauki

    Hauki Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Dec 5, 2011
    Somerset, England
    What a great set, agree with you on the 14mm its a cracking lens.
     
  10. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    538
    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Chuck,

    My building is diagonally across the street from the hot dog vendor you captured in photo #2.

    Great series and concept!

    Stephen
     
  11. Jorg.S

    Jorg.S Mu-43 Regular

    Great idea Chuck!
    And thank you for posting those pictures for us to see.
    Keep up and most of all keep posting those pics.
     
  12. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    this time I found a large group to smile for me.

    So Saturday I go uptown and there doesn't seem to be much going on, until I come to the corner of Trade and Tryon. There is this large group of people standing around, and I start to walk past, when an idea comes to me. I walk up to one of them and ask what they are doing, and she turns to the group and says this man wants to know who we are? They all answer together, but maybe its the fact that I spent a year on a rifle team, I just couldn't make out their name. So I asked again, and they replied again, but I still couldn't make it out, and thought well, I better leave wll enough alone. Then I told them about my project, and asked if they would all look at the camera and smile? This is the best result, but there is that one guy on the left who is looking at something off to his right. That is a common problem when you have a group this large. So even though there wasn't a lot going on uptown, I still had fun. Shot with the GF1 and 14mm lens.

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    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
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  13. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    This latest is a great addition to the set. Thanks for posting it.
     
  14. gfspencer

    gfspencer Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Aug 24, 2011
    North Carolina
    Small world. I'm in Concord.

    Great project, Chuck!