#How to | Take better photos with your Lumix G7

#How to | Take better photos with your Lumix G7



yo sup guys are back with another video today we're gonna be talking about how to take better photos g7 there aren't very much males on this particular topic so I give it my two cents I've been shooting with just should you stop for a little while now about a year or two you guys to go ahead check out my histogram and natural create weight where I have basically all the good photos all the good photos they're taken with a little g7 so I'm going to show you guys a few tips and tricks that I have been using few things I've learned along the way that kind of just help number one the more and I would say you guys need to simply understand that this is a crop range sensor camera came out as competitor to some of the bigger gear sell our bodies and mainly just a video camera a really cheap very capable video camera that's what it's really meant for and most people don't really use it for photos and people who have uses propose usually have had mediocre success whereas for me I've actually had some pretty stand success with it one thing I do is understand that it is a crop frame sensor camera so I will our bullet I know I'm not gonna be able to get the craziest quality period but what I'm hoping to get up with a maximize to just know that the photo is out of the camera are not going to be that great and you're gonna have to do a lot of work in post also that the fact that it is a mirrorless camera just tells me that easy to use because I don't have constantly keep up just in my explosion that that I would with the DSLR yet I can stick it similar quality as opposed to you know using a point in sheet or something like that or using my cell phone also as interchangeable lens which means I can do my number two this is kind of a general rule that should go without saying but because this is such a cheap camera you might be tempted to do something like this do not get a micro SD I put that into an adapter and then put into your camera you just get the full size SD card some weird problems tend to occur your reading and your writing doesn't matter if you're using the fastest micro SD card it slows down the process it's more points of contact that have to be met the camera just doesn't work well this knee should go without saying but I hardware number is bleep the lens if you're taking portraits just in general you're gonna want to use good sharp lens my lens is the 25 millimeter 1.7 which is good enough low enough aperture just to give me some decent background blur it's a prime lens which means this knows you and it's the lens of am actually using right now which is not the best for video because everything tends to be very zoomed in it's it's even more zoomed in than the kit lens and I really don't know what other lenses or good lenses from the from the g7 honestly I've just had very good success with this one number four I don't want to shoot in the wall okay a lot of people tend to shoot in JPEG and then the thing is even if the photo is coming out of the camera apartment like really good at least looking at them they're really good they're always going to be better in post at least that's how I think personally I always think objectively of the photos that are coming out of the camera because of how good they look how badly look I know that I can make them look fantastic in post so that's why I'm prepared to propose by shooting it wrong I want to make sure that I'm not shooting JPEG to them shooting law to get the most quality out of that frame as possible I think you can do it another motion over to share the thing is the camera has so many different moments to cater to a lot of different kinds of photographers for me I'm mainly just a portrait photographer and then I do a little bit of video so I only use the video mode on the dials on the boat dial and I use captioning mostly mainly or men you know getting it to shooting after you've prepared your camera getting into shooting number five you're gonna want to shoot in the best light possible for this camera the crop frame sensor this particular lens the camera just works the best in the best lighting conditions possible and for me honestly I am not really one to shoot with too many – which part official light loss video I would prefer always natural lighting over our official lighting especially with this camera I just think it does artificial light I have some photos where you can see artificial lighting personally I don't know how to deal with it in this particular photo I was using a reflector reflecting the sun's light and it just didn't didn't work out for me I didn't like it in other photos the lighting just it made sense to me I was able to color grated and edit the exposure to the part where I felt comfortable and it looked natural and normal and consistent and things like that so indoors indoors I don't think this camera works good if you're taking photos indoors but then again I did need it's some extra extra lighting like soft boxes and stuff some kind of LED light green light something I never had very good success at shooting indoors even using the ring light I was never able to take advantage of that but you know maybe there's some things I could learn yet another thing too is I'm never learning with this camera and ever seen what it's capable of number six you're shooting a model for instance and you want like really good background blur you have to shoot in the lowest possible aperture there should be in capture mode some of the settings are very automatic and will adjust so you might want to go to manual mode and really make sure that your control of all your settings again the advantage with shooting with a mirrorless cameras that he does a lot of the work for you whereas with this large you have no option for automatic features everything is manual you're in full control so you have to have the knowledge and know exactly what you're doing put this camera you know it makes a lot easier but it still has the same full capability to go for menu so you're not really losing anything if you're a much more premiere a professional person you have that mindset whatever then you could definitely go to school man what I've noticed is sometimes I really wanna shoot in 1.7 and it just just goes up to 1.8 1.9 22.2 something like that and that's just because it makes more sense in that in that particular situation in the camera it has no computer sensors also is that basically if you want you can go to mail so I've been caught many times you know I have this excellent image everything's in focus it looks great perfect angle model is perfect I'm looking on the viewfinder and the image looks good so I think I'm good later I blow it up on the computer screen and it's like oh man and you see in a Lightroom minutes like I shot this in 2.2 and as opposed to one 47.7 so I missed out on my but my background blur you know just you know so if you want that background blur just to make sure that you're shooting at least 1.7 also this particular lens is not very good for shooting subjects from far away I have some photos where I was far away from my subject in the background blur and I focused you know on my subject and the background blur just wasn't that great and I have some closer shots where focused on the subject and the background blur is very good that's about it for shooting with the camera and preparation for shooting with the camera the next step is in post what you do with it enlighten nobody Photoshop or whatever photo editing software you choose to use as long as it accepts the wrong RAW files windows windows readers they do not be can't read the raw edges so you want to make sure that you package your images in folders that you know where it is I had to make sure I knew that and I learned the hard way in post what I mainly do when I have a really good photo I know I shot it right I got my aperture of my assumed exposure to whatever I did to the best of my ability what I tend to do is I tend to use a Lightroom and not really Photoshop and they're both technically Photoshop and one is to Photoshop lightly I have so many presets that I hardly ever do a full free style of editing just using different tools to try and get the look that I want I tend to just choose from my four presets now I get my image in there I might crop it and get the angle right because here's here's the other thing too Adobe Lightroom does not support crop frame sensor lens correction so if you're shooting a lot of you know squared images that have to be squared and you know I don't know how to explain this if you're shooting a lot of subjects that the geometry has to be correct you're gonna have a lot of image warping and a lot of things that should be straight are gonna be horrible so and you don't have any real way to get around that how I usually get around it is I've had issues where I was shooting a skyline I was shooting tall buildings in the distance and what I did was I would crop the image and in the in the crop I would take the image and you know just align it so that's something it depends on what you want that subject to be is actually straight and the rest of it is all worked up so there's no way to get around that maybe if use of different lens you would get a different result but yeah you know a crock frame micro four-thirds is not supported in life so other than that the only other thing that I do is adjust my exposure I have colors make sure my colors are correct and tend to work with my shadows the tone curve and I'm able to get you know very shadowy kind of look in my photos that's that's why I tend to go for that's what I like a lot I'm sure a lot of people like that on my Big Cartel have some money free sets there you guys should go ahead and check out that I used to shoot in a collaboration video I was giving you the photos a look that would be just more appealing to the general population of people and not so much the artistic that artistically minded people making the colors a little bit more punchy makes me relax a little deeper brightening the photo a bit and just giving it a refreshing look and then I have something that's more artistic in different set of colors kind of changes the temperature maybe the season leave you guys like a particular image on my Instagram and I should sell a preset then through the games and let me know and I'll put on my Big Cartel website where you guys can go ahead and download those light presets and you see your alight of minutes now wait you don't even have to hit much you just use the preset so yeah that's it I'll go ahead and like comment subscribe all that good stuff tell me what you guys think and give me some feedback if this stuff any of this stuff works somebody if it doesn't work see you guys in the next video peace

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