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    Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    With all the great new cameras coming to the market these days, full frame and others, it's tempting to wish boring old m4/3 farewell and "invest" a few thousand monies in shiny new equipment with sensors as large as football fields. However, as previous experience has shown, the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence, the important operand being "seems". So, I've looked a bit around to see what photographers with real skills can get out of their Panalympic cameras.

    I decided to make this into a thread, a thread with links to outstanding photographers using m4/3 gear who are not active on this forum, to find inspiration to become a better photographer using the gear I have, rather than wasting money on buying new stuff from obscure suppliers like Nikon, Canon or Fuji. Please contribute.

    Here's my first link, Diego Garín Martín:

    https://www.diegogm.es/
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Great idea.

    Im adding PhotoJoseph who is a Panasonic Ambassador and great resource for anyone looking to pick up some video skills (regardless of camera). I’m linking his Instagram account but his website can be found from it as well.

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Outstanding photographers using m4/3 gear or outstanding m4/3 photographers?
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    It strikes me that the 'Visionaries' produce better cliches than the average but I guess that that is their job. I would love to see some more original work.
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    Len Metcalf is an Australian photographer who’s work I enjoy

    http://www.lensschool.com/galleries/
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    Karl Grabherr is an Austrian photographer and also Olympus Ambassador - he is also a very nice and funny guy

    http://grabherr-photography.com
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Both of those are a vast improvement, thanks.
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Steve Gosling, Olympus (he also shoots with Phase One): https://www.stevegoslingphotography.co.uk/
    Bence Mate, Panasonic (shoots with all kind of cameras): http://matebence.hu/en/
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    Nothing really ground breaking about Tracie Maglosky's approach, but very solid work all the same:

    https://www.traciejeanphoto.com/

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    Some of the street work of this guy is pretty good:

    http://www.barnabyrobson.org/

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    I've learned a lot from looking at the work of Daniel Cox from Natural Exposures who is a Panasonic Luminary.

    http://naturalexposures.com/
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    Any discussion of great photographers who use FourThirds format hs to include John Isaacs.
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    Here's one from Munich. I think she is really good. Sabine is also a photoshop artist ...
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Jacob James... very impressive:

    http://jacobjamesphotography.co.uk/

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    I can't help but like the work of this guy. There's something very unpretentious and natural about his photos, and his studio space is to die for:

    https://www.danielhammelstein.com/

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Sohail Karmani also uses a Leica Q on occasions, but most of his photos are shot with m4/3 gear:

    http://karmani.photography/

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    My friend Carl Weese has done virtually all of his walkaround snapshooting in recent years with m4/3 cameras, most recently a GX7:

    http://workingpictures.blogspot.com/

    In addition to his color work, Carl has started to print selected m4/3 captures in platinum/palladium on matte-surface art papers, by way of inkjet internegatives. Some examples:

    http://www.carlweese.com/Winter2018/index.html

    http://www.carlweese.com/Burr2018/index.html

    http://www.carlweese.com/SRA2017/index.html

    I had a chance to see some of Carl's most recent m4/3-Pt/Pd prints "in the flesh" a couple of weeks ago. They are quiet, subtle and beautiful, very much in the same spirit as his Pt/Pd contact prints from large format and ultra-large format film negatives.

    There are a number of posts about this work on his blog, under the "platinum/palladium" tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    In addition to his color work, Carl has started to print selected m4/3 captures in platinum/palladium on matte-surface art papers, by way of inkjet internegatives.
    m43 is certainly adequate for the 7.3"x11" prints he has been making. No reason they shouldn't be technically excellent.

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Then there's Joe Edelman...

    Joe Edelman's photography is a bit too slick for my taste, but technically, it's very, very impressive. What he does is clearly within the boundaries of MF or at least full frame territory, but he shoots it all with a couple of E-M1 II bodies and a Pen F.

    His portfolio:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/portfolio/

    His gear:
    https://www.joeedelman.com/photography-gear/

    Interview:
    https://thisweekinphoto.com/talking-...h-joe-edelman/

    Edit:
    Another forum member told me about another video with Joe Edelman that is worth watching, particularly for those not yet confident with their choice of m4/3 as the camera system:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFGEqzeFvIU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Any discussion of great photographers who use FourThirds format hs to include John Isaacs.
    I've just glanced through many of the portfolios mentioned in this thread,
    but for ME..... John Isaacs' work stands out above the others I have so far viewed.
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    Jorgen, you have started a wonderful thread...

    I can only wish I had a small amount of those folks' talent.

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Daniel Berehulak (shoots Panasonic). Some very strong photos here:

    https://www.danielberehulak.com/

    He also uses Nikon (D5 and D850).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJzQONroqhE
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    John Collins - worked for many years with FF camera systems including Nikon (D800) and moved largely over to Olympus m43 for landscape work

    https://www.johncollins.ie
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    Jay Dickman - is an Olympus visionary and great nature photographer

    https://www.jaydickman.net
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    Tesni Ward - uses Olympus m43 since long time - especially for wildlife

    http://www.tesniward.co.uk
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    Sure you also can do excellent weddings with m43 cameras

    Andy Rapkins

    https://www.andyrapkins.co.uk

    Dirk Weber

    https://www.brautrausch.de/en/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    My friend Carl Weese has ... most recently a GX7:
    How interesting to read of his working with this **ancient** (in digital measures) camera!
    I've now made a note of his Gx7 commentary on the The Online Photographer.
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    Daniel Berehulak (shoots Panasonic). Some very strong photos here:
    ... to put it mildly --his work hasn't gone unnoticed!
    (2017 was a good year)

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    The Pulitzer Prize - Award for Breaking News Photography
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    The Overseas Press Club of America, Olivier Rebbot Award
    The Scripps Howard Award for Photojournalism
    Los Angeles Press Club - Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism
    The Festival of Ethical Photography - Master Award, World Report Award, Documenting Humanity
    Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards - 2nd Prize
    National Press Photographers Association, Photojournalist of the Year for Large Markets, 2nd Prize
    The George Polk Award for Feature Photography


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    An outstanding bird, wildlife and landscape photographer - Jari Pelktomäki - he uses Olympus since over 2 years now and is very successful and happy

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    Frank Rückert. Great macros. Click on the photots to see more photos and stories.

    http://pen3.de/

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    This guy, Mike Inkley, seems to know his stuff:

    https://mikeinkley.smugmug.com/

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    Magdalena Holubowska - she is a real great photographer - as is the lens she uses - Olympus 1.8/75 ....

    https://photogrist.com/portrait-magdalena-holubowska/

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    Australian landscape photographer Ken Duncan uses M4/3 cameras as well as Linhof 6 x 17 panoramic film cameras.

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    A new favourite, Neil Buchan Grant:

    https://buchangrant.format.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    A new favourite, Neil Buchan Grant:

    https://buchangrant.format.com/
    It was Grants review of the Olympus 25mm 1.2 that convinced me buy it. Enjoy seeing his work.

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    "Charles shoots exclusively on Panasonic Cameras."

    http://www.charlesbrooks.info/

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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    This photographer shots 35mm for his professional work, but gives a really compelling argument for m4/3, which he uses for his personal work. Not for people that are afraid of heights: https://alpineexposures.com/phototip...ch-camera-gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    This photographer shots 35mm for his professional work, but gives a really compelling argument for m4/3, which he uses for his personal work. Not for people that are afraid of heights: https://alpineexposures.com/phototip...ch-camera-gear
    Interesting path he took and his words come across as very measured for his uses. Hard to disagree with much of what he said. At the time, I’d agree with him that the A7RII was the most capable camera I used. There are more capable cameras available now but we are at the point where there are undisputed yet compelling reasons to choose Mirrorless technology over SLR based systems. There are still some specialized lenses in the SLR world that prompt the use of adapters on FF cameras or cropped sensor systems that provide comparable reach. In any case, it’s an exciting time in the camera industry and it’ll likely remain so for the next few years as in body computational photography matures.
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    Craig Roberts is a UK based professional who uses m4/3, mainly Olympus.
    http://www.craigrobertsphotography.c...l/gallery.html

    Some of his YouTube work is very imaginative. Stills with an EM1 Mk2, video with iPhone:
    https://youtu.be/TxIIPvAlTkQ
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    This has been, for me, and shall remain one of the most interesting threads on GetDPI.

    I would like to thank all folks, especially Jorgen for starting this thread. And all those who brought these magnificent images, and the photographers, to my attention. What talent!

    Re: to those who consider this sort of exhibition of superb talent lacking originality...give me the mundane. In a way that is superbly presented, as here.

    The sun, e.g., what is original about it? Mundane eh!

    I am learning a lot...maybe I need to learn the 101 of photography.

    But I surely can see and feel exemplary work and go on to the 102 of photography.

    Wonderful!
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    I haven't read through the entire thread yet, but I found this guy on my YouTube feed for some reason...but I gave it a watch, and his photography is really great and it opened my eyes up to M4/3 possibly...I think he shoots the GX9...

    https://www.mitchellk-photos.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    I haven't read through the entire thread yet, but I found this guy on my YouTube feed for some reason...but I gave it a watch, and his photography is really great and it opened my eyes up to M4/3 possibly...I think he shoots the GX9...

    https://www.mitchellk-photos.com
    Thanks for posting that. I've seen his work before and it's excellent. The GX9 is a sweet camera also, and it's only a question of time before I get one I suppose. Just have to wear out one of my GX8 bodies first

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    Thank you for these very interesting shares.
    Now I can see the progress I have to make with the m4/3 system.
    And it shows the real possibility of this system
    I already had Daniel Hammelstein in my favorites Flickr and I love the delicacy of his photos
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    Re: Outstanding m4/3 photographers

    I forgot a link.
    Sebastien Castillo who used until now a GX8 with Panasonic 8-18mm and olympus 12-40 mm for example
    Interesting work on the landscape in black and white.

    https://sebastiencastillo9.wixsite.com/altitude
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