Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks give you the inside track on how to get the best out of your Lumix G camera.

Taking lots of portraits? Turn off the Auto Rotate function (All Models)

Taking lots of portraits? Turn off the Auto Rotate function (All Models)

If you’re taking a lot of pictures in portrait mode, you may find it easier to check the photos with the ‘Auto Rotate’ feature turned off.

This allows you to press the play button whilst still holding the camera to your eye using the Viewfinder to quickly proof previous shots without having to rotate the camera. It also allows the camera to display the image larger on the screen.

Capturing a perfect smile (All Models)

Capturing a perfect smile (All Models)

When taking photos of subjects that either moves quickly or unpredictably, for example pets or children, it’s better to pre-focus the shot looking through the viewfinder or LCD screen. Then whilst continuing to hold the shutter button down and keeping the camera in the same position, look above the camera at your subject. When you see the moment you wish to capture fully press the shutter. This helps in 2 ways:-

1.    It allows you to have a better view of the subject
2.    It eliminates any delay of you seeing the moment you want to capture such as a baby smiling

Things to remember: This technique only works for subjects that remain in the same place.

Taking long exposures without a remote shutter release. (All Models)

Taking long exposures without a remote shutter release. (All Models)

If you are taking photos using long exposure times, and the camera is on a tripod, the action of pressing the shutter button can cause the camera to move slightly. Depending on the exposure time and subject this may cause the picture to become blurred.

The Ideal solution is to use a remote shutter control such as the DMW-RSL1.

However, if you do not have one of these or forget to take it with you, you could use the self timer mode. Usually 2 seconds is enough to let the camera settle after pressing the shutter button.