Damien Demolder to take over Lumix G Experience

Introducing Damien Demolder

Damien DemolderIt’s a great privilege to be asked to help run the Lumix G Experience website. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the users and to sharing some of my own experiences of photography and the Lumix cameras that I love using.

I’d like to introduce myself so you can know a little about me and my background before we start. I’ve been taking pictures since my mother passed her Kodak Brownie 44A on to me when I was about ten, and I advanced through various film cameras as they were passed down when other family members upgraded. I was very quickly quite mad into photography and spent a lot of time taking pictures, reading photography books and drooling over the equipment in the back of Amateur Photographer magazine.

After studying photography at college I went to sea to work as a photographer on cruiseships, and returned three years later to forge my way as a photographer and assistant on land. In 1997 I joined the monthly Photo Technique magazine to write equipment tests and news, and then moved to Amateur Photographer’s features department when PT closed in 1999. I stayed at AP until 2013, having passed through the technical and news departments and ended up as editor for six years. I now work for myself, and review equipment for magazines and websites, and teach photography, talk photography and write photography – and sometimes eat, sleep and dream photography!

I use a host of different camera systems for my job as a reviewer as I have to be completely familiar with all operating systems, menus and camera layouts. I’ve been using Lumix G cameras since the slow and lumbering G1 – which I still have in blue and black – and have used and tested almost every model since. Over the years the models that have stood out for me have been the GH3, GH4, GX7, GM1 and GM5. I now use the GH5, GX8 and am rather in love with the GX800. I started using the Lumix G system for street photography, but now use these cameras for almost everything. I love that they are fast to use, they have great lenses and that the picture quality is excellent – and I’m quite picky!

When I’m not testing cameras or writing news for DP Review and British Journal of Photography I lead photography workshops, help with The Photography Show and judge competitions. This year I was the chair of judges for the Open, National and Youth categories of the Sony World Photography Awards and I’m a shortlist judge for the Take A View Landscape Photographer of the Year.

I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into the Lumix G Experience, to getting to know you all through the forum and to helping out with your technical and creative dilemmas.

I am admin_damiendemolder in the community section so feel free to get in touch.

 

Damien Demolder

Member Comments

  1. markzphoto posted a comment on 3 August 2017 at 12:55 am
    Expert User

    Great news to have you involved with G Experience Damien. G Experience has felt like it has been losing a bit of momentum over the last year, so to have someone with your credentials involved in running it now is just what it needs, welcome!

  2. snappysteve posted a comment on 5 August 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Agree with Mark and great to have someone in the ‘chair’ who is so passionate about photography and Lumix itself. Welcome indeed. Now if you could just the competition section up and running again …….

  3. johnbarry posted a comment on 11 August 2017 at 9:12 am

    Mirror-Less is More…….

  4. richardwyatt posted a comment on 12 August 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Great to attend your talk in Bath yesterday.

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