This post has few words. Instead, the children and I have put together a ‘mood board’ of our summer holiday. It’s fun to do and makes a lovely digital keepsake. All you need is a good camera and willing participants. We hope you enjoy our festive collection of memories. Double click on any of the images if you wish to see a larger version. x
Each of these photos was taken on a truly remarkable little camera, the Panasonic Lumix GM1. I didn’t use any filters or enhance the photos in anyway and used only its standard lens. They are a million times better than anything I could hope to capture using an iPhone.
Sturdy and pocket-sized, it has all the functions of a large (expensive) SLR but is small so you can toss it into your bag and use it at will ~ which I do and it’s still in one piece. I haven’t taken a photo using the iPhone since I got it and probably never will again. Truth is, the quality just isn’t there and the GM1 offers all the flexibility of an iPhone and some.
The thing I love most about the GM1 apart from its size, is that it’s an interchangeable lens camera so if you do want to shoot manually or use a variety of different lenses you can.
And for the social media junkie that I am, I ADORE it’s Wi-Fi functionality. It can be instantly connected to smartphones and tablets, allowing me to shoot and share right then and there rather than having to wait until I get home and download to the computer. It also has a function which turns your smartphone into a remote for the camera. I love that function! I can Facebook, Instagram and Tweet images at the touch of a button. It’s so very clever. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new camera, I highly recommend you consider buying this one. You can pick one up for under $800 which isn’t cheap but crikey I think it’s worth it.
This is not a sponsored post, although I wish it were because I’d LOVE Panasonic to give me one to offer to one of my readers. Wouldn’t that be great? Maybe one day…
Until next time.