Portrait settings using GX7

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Duncan, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Oct 31, 2013
    How do you set up your GX7 to take portraits? For example, do you use any of the portrait settings on the scene mode dial? And what focus setting do you use to get the person's eyes in focus?
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Portrait settings in cameras typically soften or smooth the skin of the subject out at the expense of detail. I personally like to do smoothing on the computer. BTW, just speaking generally given that I don't have a GX7.
     
  3. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    283
    Jan 4, 2012
    Australia
    +1 on this, I have found shooting people in raw then using LR to be very useful in softening some aspects of a shot without losing the sharpness in the features, eyes etc. Results have printed really well. It may sound like a lot of work but I usually sift through my shots, pick the best couple and then process them, discard the rest into the backup drive :smile:
     
  4. Mr. Scruples

    Mr. Scruples Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Oct 21, 2013
    Toronto
    Gabriel
    Over-expose and under-develop. Then print your contact sheets reversed so that the subject sees themselves as they do when they look in a mirror.

    Oh, errrm.. I might not be young.