Lumix GX1: First Frames

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All rights reserved.

As I wrap my hand around the leather case that fits snugly across the grip of the Lumix GX1, I can feel the immediate appeal that this small camera has to offer!

The well regarded successor to the classic GF1, which launched Panasonic’s compact camera line just a few years ago, boosts a more professional build along with higher quality image files.

The range finder style camera, paired neatly with the Lumix 20mm pancake lens, a superb piece of glass that shoots fast at F1.7, renders most shots beautifully in low light. No flash necessary.

The compact lens also produces wonderful Bokah.

If you need fill light, the built in pop up flash is more than adequate and can produce some excellent motion blur under the right conditions, particularly nice for panning once dialed back to a lower setting.

I absolutely had a blast this weekend, shooting some candid images of my grandparents at their home in New Mexico. Everyone was completely at ease behind the lens!

While there are many compact camera options available from Fuji and Nikon, for the price this is an excellent camera, and a wonderful addition to my workflow as a photojournalist.

This is is truly a street photographer’s camera.

The Lumix GX1 strikes a perfect balance between full frame DSLR and iPhone photography! Stylish and elegant, this camera is loaded with professional features!

It’s a real pleasure to use if I might say so myself!

Stay tuned…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All rights reserved.

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Prime Portrait

Photograph Michael Kircher 2012.

Simple, straightforward portrait by my friend Mike Kircher on a recent outing to the Colorado mining town of Silverton. Peppered with bars and cafes we found respite in a small brewery called the Avalanche cafe.

Mike and I set to discussing portraiture, and successful photo techniques. Which led to this intimate image, made much more so by the tight crop that I have employed often in my own work. This proximity brings the viewer in close, and having good rapport with your subject is evident in this type of approach.

Prime lenses help as they are small, compact and above all honest!

Thanks for the great pic Mike!

Cheers, Jeremy

Portland at a Glance.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.
Traveling to Portland, Oregon for the annual gathering of members for the National Congress of American Indian seems a bit surreal in retrospect. A metropolitan area, sleepy yet vibrant, perpetually wet, and clinging on to a gray autumn. All this in contrast to the ever blue skies of Colorado.
My trip was brief, and my photographs are simply a glimpse into the neighborhoods that I passed through in route to my destination…One train ride led me into town, less than 24 hours later another was bound for home.
Enjoy the imagery. Jeremy

Nikon 85mm F1.8 : Exceptional Portrait Lens!





Spending a few hours at the lake, camp fire, beers. An an exceptional addition to my array of Nikon lenses…the famous, and infamous 85mm portrait lens. Often in life we will ask ourselves where have you been all these years! This is a wonderful lens.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011

Celebrating The Denver March Powwow.








Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum
Vist The Southern Ute Drum online to view full coverage of the 37th Annual Denver March Powwow held each spring in the Mile High City!
Enjoy the images…Cheers, Jeremy