I love taking pictures with the Lumix GX8. It’s a wonderful little camera – lightweight with excellent image quality. For me it has brought the joy back into photography.
This shot of a fawn coloured llama was taken with the GX8 and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:.2.8 macro lens. This Olympus lens makes a really nice portrait lens. Further experiments with 1:1 macro shots are now in progress.
I’m really liking the Lumix GX8, but I still have lots to try, and lots to get used to.
The llamas don’t seem to mind me using this camera around them. In fact they seem more curious about the camera than anything else and often come over to have a really up close and personal look at the small black object in my hands. Perhaps they think I have some tasty carrots tucked away inside for later.
In the past when they saw the Nikon and its lenses they all tended to walk the other way, but this llama couldn’t even be bothered to get up from his comfy bed of fallen leaves. He just sat there and let me take a few pictures.
So overall the Lumix is a hit with the llamas a major plus point for me.
When I’m not working on my PhD studies I like to do something completely different. Inspired by events at the SCBWI picture book retreat I now try to draw for a few minutes each evening, and so here is a page from my new sketchbook.