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Make The Custom Dial Work For You

Make The Custom Dial Work For You

One of the most powerful features on any Lumix G or S series camera is the custom dial. C1 and beyond. This is a short primer to put you in control of the custom settings, and start working your own baseline towards better captures.


LUMIX S5II Custom Settings

LUMIX S5II Custom Settings

Kick start your new LUMIX S5II with my pre-built file of custom settings to help you make the most of the custom dial feature, and make the most of a really great camera.


Custom Settings for Lumix G9

Custom Settings for Lumix G9

Kick start your new LUMIX G9 with my pre-built file of custom settings to help you make the most of the custom dial feature, and get started with some great settings got shooting wildlife and editorial.


Western Gerygone

Western Gerygone

Hard bird to pronounce, even harder to photograph. They move so very fast and are so very very small. This feature introduces you to the life of this very little bird and my pursuit of capturing one in flight.


Review: Nikon Df

Review: Nikon Df

I took the Nikon Df on a long journey through Myanmar, my companion for captures along dusty roads through far flung villages. This is a camera designed for image quality more than anything else.


Lumix G9 in Kenya

Lumix G9 in Kenya

Review of the new Lumix after field testing for two weeks on safari, chasing big game and small.


Silver on a Cloudy Day

Silver on a Cloudy Day

A good tripod and very slow shutters combine to make a little silver from a cloudy day. So long as you don't mind getting your feet wet, or that tripod.