By Luminary Team member William Innes
After an exciting career running aerospace companies and a keen interest in all things photography related, a fluke request by my nephew to photograph his wedding propelled me into an industry I continue to be passionate about today. I have been photographing weddings full time for over 8 years. To be a good wedding photographer, you need to be well versed in all kinds of photography — portrait, landscape, action, product. You also need to work well under pressure.
I have been shooting with the Panasonic Lumix GH4 for over a year now and it still amazes me. I have about 7 lenses to compliment the camera body. Here are some of my favorite reasons for shooting with this camera.
10 Reasons why the Panasonic GH4 is my Camera of Choice
1. The Electronic View Finder
I may be a little old fashion, but I love to use a viewfinder. The Panasonic GH4 EVF is amazingly bright and accurate.
My favorite thing about the viewfinder is if I am shooting in black and white mode – I actually see in black and white. This really helps to be creative with black and white shooting.
2. Camera Size
I like the fact that the Panasonic GH4 and lenses are about half the weight and size of a regular DSLR equivalent.
After hauling all your gear around at a 10-hour wedding this becomes a very important feature. My body thanks me the day after a wedding shoot.
3. Touch Screen
We all live in a world filled with smart phones. We tap and swipe all day it seems. So it’s very natural to use the Panasonic GH4 touch screen to control the camera and change menu items.
I was not using this feature at first – resorting to the old-school method of pushing buttons and turning dials. After playing with the touch screen for about a week it became second nature. It is a very fast way of working with your camera.