Portraits using the GF3 (the one with the popup flash)

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Nonnit, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Nonnit

    Nonnit Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    Had my son and his girlfriend over for visit this weekend, I tried some portraits using the GF3, lighting options can be a challenge using a camera with pop up flash and no hotshoe.

    I am mostly do landscapes and taking/processing portraits is not something I am used to.

    My main gear is Canon DSLR, lack of DOF control worried me a bit before getting into M43:rofl:

    The pop up flash as fill light outside, it is weak but works ok up close:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8217902827/" title="GF3 by Nonnit, on Flickr"> 8217902827_46552f4fdb_c.jpg "800" height="619" alt="GF3"></a>
    legacy glass, Canon FD 50mm f1.4 (aperture between f2 and f2.8)

    Using the cheap Yongnuo YN560II as optical slave, I directed the pop up to the ceiling to trigger the YN:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8219086196/" title="P1020513-3 by Nonnit, on Flickr"> 8219086196_a6764c4a4c_c.jpg "800" height="600" alt="P1020513-3"></a>
    Oly 45mm f1.8 (shot at f2.0)

    Natural light outside:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8219089684/" title="P1020686 by Nonnit, on Flickr"> 8219089684_2589364721_c.jpg "800" height="600" alt="P1020686"></a>
    Oly 45mm f1.8 taken at f1.8


    This one is shot with Canon 600D using Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (aperture at f3.2) and Speedlight 430EXII:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8214399360/" title="Don't mess with me! - Color by Nonnit, on Flickr"> 8214399360_f5743fed54_c.jpg "800" height="534" alt="Don't mess with me! - Color"></a>

    Used LR4 for most of the processing
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  2. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    I like everything but the over-whitening of the eyes. It looks way too un-natural. I see this all the time everywhere and find it extremely distracting.

    Otherwise, great use of the GF3 and pop up.