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GF1 JPG engine setting for portrait

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by strikeraj, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. strikeraj

    strikeraj New to Mu-43

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    Jul 21, 2011
    Kitchener, ON
    Hi everyone

    I just got myself a used GF1 and I am looking for some insight in jpg engine setting to do indoor and outdoor portrait

    I am currently using the default dynamic color film setting

    Any other recommendations??

    Thanks very much
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Search, there are a number of threads with different JPG settings.

    Most are focused on outdoor/natural light.
     
  3. strikeraj

    strikeraj New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 21, 2011
    Kitchener, ON
    Thanks for your reply
    I did search and look at those threads, but I am just trying to see if anyone has info more specific to portraiting (aka getting good skin tone in different lighting condition indoor and outdoor)
     
  4. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2011
    Sheffield
    Howard
    You could use manual white ballance (point camera at piece of white paper in the light conditions you require and set WB)
    Not sure if dynamic is best setting for portraits
    Why not use raw - so much more you can do AFTER the shot
     
  5. strikeraj

    strikeraj New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 21, 2011
    Kitchener, ON
    Thanks for your reply
    I want to do JPG simply because I am not really into pp
    i like to shoot picture but not drawing one and I don't have the time for it
    on top, jpg saves so much more room on your card
     
  6. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    18% grey

     
  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Iansky post absolutely applies to exposure, not so much for white balance.
     
  8. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2011
    Sheffield
    Howard
    Your not drawing a photo PP, mearly getting the best you can from your image.
    You have to try it to see the REAL difference it can make, and it doesn't take long at all.
    saving room on a memory card - sorry! that is just so naff.
    memory cards are so cheap (even the good ones)
    I don't use anything bigger than 8G, in fact 4G is usually more than enough(I shoot raw only)
    but I always carry spare cards....
    To get the best from your photography requires effort....
    You only get out what you put in......
     
  9. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Feb 23, 2011
    Sheffield
    Howard
     
  10. tam

    tam Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 12, 2010
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