A Model Shoot in Micro Four-thirds

Panasonic Lumix GH3Last week a photographer in Eugene, Oregon emailed me asking if it would be possible to try out the Panasonic Lumix GH3 in his studio for a model shoot. Since I haven’t used the GH3 in a studio setting and I was headed for Eugene I jumped at the chance.

Besides the Lumix GH3 I brought the Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 and the 35-100mm f/2.8 lenses. When I arrived at Bob’s studio and meet Meghan I knew we couldn’t go wrong. As you can see Meghan is tall and has beautiful tattoo’s including one of her mother from high school on her left elbow.

The studio images were shot with the Lumix GH3, a single large soft box in front and above Meghan and two large soft boxes to the left and right behind her. I think the GH3 and pro series Lumix lenses did a great job. Now I really don’t miss my Nikon.

Panasonic Lumix GH3

We then headed to downtown Eugene with a homemade beauty dish powered by a Canon 580 strobe and triggered by Pocket wizards. I handed the GH3 to Bob and I shot all of these outdoor photos using a Panasonic Lumix LX7.

Ed note: For more on using Micro Four-thirds for portraits, next week Joe shoots the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN lens in the studio

Mark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his photo blog at www.mtoal.wordpress.com or at www.mtoallumiximages.wordpress.com. Mark can be contacted at marktoalphotography@gmail.com

Author: Joe Farace

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