Creating and capturing memories as a family is what many of us live for. Whether enjoying the simple things at home, visiting family and friends, or traveling around the world, we don’t want to miss a moment. Many argue that can all be accomplished with a smartphone camera.
There are just a few Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 tips you’ll need to take kick butt photos and impress everyone with your skills.
Lumix FZ1000 Using AF
Macro shooting is when you zoom in amazingly close to small objects. Zooming so close without knowing how to do it right can cause an image to blur. Luckily, the “AF” button on the LUMIX FZ1000 makes the process easier. The AF stands for autofocus, so when you’re zoomed in on an object or up close, the AF button will automatically focus the shot.
When taking a picture outside, in the sunlight, the goal is often to avoid shadows. If you’re taking a macro shot, shadows are your worst enemy. Our knee-jerk reaction may be to turn on flash to avoid shadows; don’t. If you need more lighting, use a reflector to shine the natural light where you want it to go.
Lumix FZ1000 Zoom Dial
The Lumix FZ1000 has a dial around the lens on the barrel of the camera. This dial serves two purposes and you can choose between the two with a little switch just right of the dial. You’ll see a little switch with the words “Focus” and “Zoom.”
If the switch is set to focus, then turning the dial will adjust the focus of the shot. If the dial is switched to zoom, then the dial will zoom in and out.
Setting a scene is easy with this Panasonic camera. On the top of a camera, there is a dial; turn it, so the “SCN” is at the line to the left of the dial. Then, use the dial on the back of the camera to cycle through the different scenes. When you have the scene you’re looking for in the center, just hit “Set,” and you’re done.
Lumix FZ1000 Effects Mode
The effects mode allows you to set a number of different effects to shoot before you even take the photo. To get to effects mode, use the same dial on top of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 we used to get to scene mode. Look for the option above the scene mode; it looks like a painter’s palette.
Once there, your options will show on the display, and you can cycle through the same way you do different scenes.
These Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 tips can help you get the best HDR photos. Will take three shots, one right after the other. To get the camera to do this, you’ll need to set your HDR on. Put the camera on manual mode and go into the menu and select HDR.
Scroll down to “Set” and select your dynamic range. The FZ1000 allows users to select an auto mode here, and it is recommended. While in this menu, make sure “Auto Align” is turned on, and then go ahead and take your photo.
Lumix FZ1000 Manual Zoom Icons
When you zoom in or out with the FZ1000, a little bar appears on the screen. On one end of the bar is a mountain-looking shape; on the other, a flower. The mountain indicates a wider angle shot, the kind you would want for a mountain shot. The flower indicates a macro shot, which you would use for taking a shot of a flower.
Manual Zoom Box
When zooming in or out, the display shows four yellow pointers that seem to outline a box. That box is where the camera is focusing the most. You can alter the magnification of what’s inside that box by using the dial on the upper right-hand corner on the back of the camera.
If you’d like to move that box over for any reason, you can simply use the directional pad on the back of the camera. Panasonic makes taking photos, even in manual mode, easy.
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