Studio Shoot with the GX-1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by jefft, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    An injury has prevented me from using my Pentax K-5 these last two months so I took the GX-1 with me on a recent studio shoot; working with a simple backdrop, wireless flash triggers, one or two soft boxes, and a couple of models that were a total blast to work with. Here are the results (will be added to as I finish post-editing).

    For the most part, shot with the 14-42.

    Model: Alexis Scigliano

    P1010380 by LegacyB4, on Flickr

    P1010323 by LegacyB4, on Flickr

    P1010418 by LegacyB4, on Flickr
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  2. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    In the right hand, even the kit lens produces wonderful images.... :bravo-009:
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi ..nice shots but a FF with L class lenses would have been wonderful..:rofl::rofl:
    Just kidding ... great job mate and if you know ur job then gear doesnt matter that much. Exellent shots and beautiful models. Please share some more of ur high quality shots here.
  4. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    Did you have trouble focusing and composing with only the modeling light since you were probably working around f/8?
  5. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    Good shots. Nice model - great eyes, but the catch lights are distracting in that first shot IMO.
  6. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    The studio had overhead lights on to keep the ambient light at a reasonable level so focusing wasn't too much of an issue; first time to attempt shots like this without a proper viewfinder and the fixed focus point to compose with (I kept moving the focus point accidentally with my palm).

    Also, the momentary blanking out of the screen threw me off between shots; assume this happens with the LVF-2 as well since you are temporarily closing the shutter.

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  7. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    Thanks; we were intentionally playing around with the light setup and going for the pure "headshot" look a la Peter Hurley (who does the four-strip lighting setup) but I can see how it might be distracting!

  8. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I like the lighting, but i do agree the reflections in the eyes are a little odd. Great set.
  9. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Nice stuff. I'm really liking this little camera and the images it can produce, but I can't imagine using it in this setting (from a form factor point of view more than anything). Impressive.
  10. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    Another set; probably should spend more time in post (Flickr seemed to have oversharpened the uploaded pics) but I've got quite a few more to get through... the theme was makeup so the MUAs had free reign on concept & design. Check out those crazy eyelashes!

    All shot with the Olympus 45mm

    P1010301 by LegacyB4, on Flickr

    P1010308 by LegacyB4, on Flickr

    P1010304 by LegacyB4, on Flickr
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  11. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    Love it :)
  12. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Very nice. Having the G3 with the kit lens it's nice to know it's so capable in the right hands.
  13. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
  14. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The one downside I find to my PEN cameras is the inability to use studio/strobe lighting (or even on-camera bounce flash) while using EVF. Its one of the main reasons I've been debating picking up a G3 or E-M5. How do you find this working for you with the GX-1?
  15. jefft

    jefft Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    Doh! Totally forgot that adding the LVF-2 will exclude being able to use the wireless trigger...! I'd definitely shoot again with the GX-1 but would have to probably change my shooting style (have to find the best focusing mode to use, for example; i was using the 23-area mode but found it would sometimes focus on the wrong spot). A vertical grip would be nice as well as my thumb sometimes would touch the screen and throw the focus point off.

    All in all though, quite the capable performer!

  16. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Excellent shots!
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