A Format Advantage?


In 2009, a 3 week backpacking trip to Thailand forced me to rethink my photography setup. I didn’t have the space or courage to bring along my expensive and bulky DSLR equipment so I looked into the recently announced (August 2008) micro four thirds format as an alternative. The compact form factor, low cost and high image quality persuaded me to purchase a new Panasonic G1. It performed extremely well on the 21 day backpacking trip and it even traveled with me on assignment to Abu Dhabi. More recently, I purchased a GH1 to take advantage of its’ lauded video attributes and it performed flawlessly around the Hawaii islands just last year. I can’t say enough good things about this format and I hope to be evaluating some exciting new gear over the next few months. In the mean time here are some examples taken with this unique form factor.

••• Thailand •••



••• Hawaii •••




••• Abu Dhabi Mosque •••