In addition to videos, we also use the Panasonic G9 to shoot photos. Most commonly, we use the G9 to shoot photos at events including: Public Service Fair, Badger Volunteers site visits, Morgridge Center events, and any other events or programming related to the Morgridge Center.
When shooting photos, you may shoot in M (Manual Mode) or A (Aperture Priority) mode. To configure the modes, you can flick the dial to M or A. If you shoot in M, you will need to adjust the F-stop, ISO, and shutter speed to your preference. This will require more time for adjustments. If you shoot in A, the camera will adjust the focal length to match to your aperture. This is a more faster process of getting photos out.
Raw Vs Jpeg
The camera is set to take a RAW + JPEG. So whenever you press the shutter, you will receive a raw + jpeg. A raw file is typically big coming in around 16-25 mb and jpegs are usually smaller. The reason we shoot in raw is to have uncompressed photos that we can then edit. This allows room for flexibility to edit the colors, contrast, brightness, etc.
Naming Files and Uploading in Shared Drive
All edited photos should be stored in the shared drive under photos and the specific year that it was taken in. Each photo should have a given title and not just the default title that it comes with. There should be an underscore between any spaces in the title for metadata uses.
Uses of Lens
For most events, the lumix 12-35 II is our go-to lens. However, in situations where we do profile photos or need a bigger depth of field, we will switch to a lens where the f-stops is bigger. We will sometimes use the Olympus 25 1.2 to capture these shots. In the event that this is needed, please see the communications specialist.