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.

Limitless: iPhone 5 Field Tested.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.
As a street photographer, journalist and an adventurer at heart: Size does matter.

The rapid emergence of cell phone cameras in the world of digital storytelling, and the recent release of Apple’s iPhone 5 certainly begs the attention of any serious image maker.

The file quality is beautiful and accurate. Each picture holds the richness that I would expect in a professional level camera.
Having only upgraded my own phone over the recent holiday, I have taken numerous oppertunities to push this camera to its limits with surprising success.
To protect my new sidekick, I purchased a high quality screen protector – applied front and back – which is then complimented by the Moshi iGlaze Armour case.

The Moshi case maintains the phones intended slim, stylish look while still protecting the camera lens from surface contact.

The shutter buttons are also easily accessible for those who might prefer to trip each exposure with gloved hands – a great tip for cold weather photography.
Stay tuned for more iPhone Travelogue postings…Best, Jeremy

First Place for Photo Shoot Out, UNITY Conference! Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012. All Rights Reserved.

A juried panel selected winning photographs during the annual “Photo Shoot Out” at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the UNITY Conference. The conference brought journalist together from across the country to share ideas and attend workshops throughout the week.

The Photo Task Force sponsored the annual photography “shoot out” in which a short essay that I shot one afternoon at the Mandalay Bay beach following our work sessions garnered a first place title! Very pleased with the outcome as one of the jurors was none other than Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut.

Enjoy the images! Best, 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