Swivel and Touch LCD Mirrorless Shooting
Special Guest Post by Mark Toal
The articulating, touch sensitive LCD screen on my Panasonic Lumix GH3 saved me during a photo shoot last week. Have you ever tried to photograph a three year old that doesn’t want her photo taken while a security guard tries to tell you that you can’t shoot photos at an outdoor shopping center?
This is where a Micro Four-thirds camera is invaluable. I assured the security guard that I wouldn’t include any identifiable stores in my photos and that Audrey is my granddaughter (she’s not), but Audrey still didn’t want to have any part of sitting still for me. Every time I put the camera up to my eye Audrey would take off in the other direction. I swiveled the LCD so that I could hold the camera low at Audrey’s level and used the touch screen to focus and shoot. She either didn’t know I was taking her photo or she was humoring me, but either way I got the photos that I wanted.
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 at www.marktoalphotography.com. Mark can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org