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"The photos were taken in Hungary, in the Kiskunsag National Park, from a special underwater hide. This shooting was preceded by a 2-year-long preparation what the selection of the scene, building and developing the hide are concerned.<br>
My goal was to take pictures reflecting winter atmosphere, so I spent 20 days in the hide when finally it started to snow for the first time. I have not managed to take such good scenes for 9 years."

"Apart  from its technical qualities, Panasonic LUMIX GH4 can be used in a  multifunctional way by both videographers and photographers. Its park of  objective covering 7-300mm enables us a wide range of utilization. (Due to the  small sensor, this corresponds to 14-600mm.) As a photographer I found it  extremely exciting that while shooting pictures I was able to take moving shots  of unbelievably good resolution. Concerning the settings, I prefer the Custom Multi  AF which is a landmark in photo technology."

Biography

On the strength of his achievements at the international competition 'BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Bence Mate has been the most successful competitor in the past 59 years.<br>
In 2010 he was the youngest ever to be chosen the Wildlife Photographer of the Year by the BBC. In the same year it was published the English translation of his book, 'The Invisible Wildlife Photographer', sponsored by Panasonic. The book gives us an insight into the secrets of wildlife photography.<br>
Since 2006 he has been testing Panasonic's latest cameras in extreme conditions, in several remote parts of the world, like Costa Rica, Brazil, Norway, Hungary, or Africa.<br>
At the moment he works as a freelance action-photographer, and he runs wildlife photo tours to his special hides equipped with one-way glass, where birds can be observed at any time of the day without being disturbed.

Documenting the Samburu 

I travelled to the remote scrublands of Northern Kenya to photograph the culture and rituals of the Samburu tribe. The Samburu, a proud warrior-race of nomadic pastoralists, herd goats, cattle and camels and occasionally keep donkeys as beasts of burden. Traditionally the men tend to the cattle, moving them to different grazing areas every 6-8 weeks, and are also responsible for the safety of the tribe. As warriors, they defend the tribe from attack from both man and animal. They also venture out on raids in an attempt to acquire cattle from rival Samburu clans.They have a strong connection with nature and have intimate knowledge of the wildlife, flora and fauna in the area. Having a strong oral tradition, all these customs and history are passed down from generation to generation, through stories and riddles. I wanted to document the details of their rich culture all of which is under threat of globalization and encroachment onto their lands. Spending the short time that I had with the Samburu was a magical experience that I will never forget, having been able to witness many rituals, and capture the color and beauty of their timeless culture.

My impressions of thePanasonic LUMIX GH4 camera were as follows: There were many features that made it easier and possible to capture many great moments covering the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya. One advantage that we all know of the Micro Four Thirds system, is its weight and size which was a pleasure to work with. Being able to work closely with people and discreetly by not having a large intimidating camera was a large advantage. Also with its Silent Mode this only aided in being able to work respectfully when needed in confined areas close to people. Having a high speed frame rate, up to 12 frames a second, made it possible to capture great action and show the dynamic athleticism of the Samburu warriors.

The nature of the dry and dusty environment of the Northern Kenyan scrublands would be a challenge to any camera system; having a camera with strong weather sealing made it possible to focus on the job at hand and not worry about the equipment at all. I was able to get some unique angles, close to the dusty ground, using the flexible flip-out rear monitor in order to compose the image while shooting. The file quality is excellent and being able to shoot until last light, I pushed the camera to ISO 4000 which recorded little noise and produced a quality image.

Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning photojournalist based in New Delhi, India.

A native of Sydney, Australia,&nbsp;Daniel&nbsp;has visited over 40 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labour in India, Nelson Mandela's funeral, Afghanistan elections and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster.

His coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize nomination, one of several honours his photography has earned including three World Press Photo awards and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club.

After graduating from university his career as a photographer started humbly: shooting sports matches for a guy who ran his business from his garage. In 2002 he started freelancing with Getty Images in Sydney.

From 2005 to 2009,&nbsp;Daniel&nbsp;was based in London as a staff photographer with Getty Images. He then shifted to New Delhi to advance Getty's news coverage of the Indian subcontinent with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbours.

As of July 2013,&nbsp;Daniel&nbsp;joined Reportage by Getty Images as a key represented photographer, to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news, and client assignments.

He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel, and his work appears in newspapers worldwide.

 

The Land of South Kyushu - Where Fire and Water Gush Out

I've been enchanted by one of the active volcanos in Japan &quot;Sakurajima that shows us the sign of life of our mother planet through its dynamic eruptions. I captured the eruptive activities together with the special kind of sceneries formed with magma and a gush of water.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 realizes comfortable operation - such as Touch AF that can set focus point immediately or AF area magnification for finer adjustment. The splash/dust-proof body withstand shooting even in volcanic ash, vapor of volcanic gas or splash from a waterfall, allowing me to concentrate on photography

 

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1966, Takehito Miyakae grew up in Tokushima.

He had been photographing water - the essence of life for his main subject. In 2009, he was fascinated by the red fire of the erupting volcano Sakurajima and released a collection book &quot;Sakurajima ?? the Living Earth. Since then, he has been photographing the mystic landscapes with and water created by magma from active volcanos ?? not only Sakurajima but also other volcanically-active mountains throughout Japan.

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Light of the Yucatan

"I chose the Yucatan/Mexico for this project because of its vibrant color palate - the  intense turquoise blues of the Caribbean, juxtaposed with the whitest sand, and  most vivid green jungle...and of course who could pass up the pink flamingos. I  had visited the Yucatan as a small boy in the 1970's, accompanying my father on  photographic assignment for National Geographic. It was my first time out of  the country and an amazing adventure for a seven year old. Back then there were  no fences, no tour buses -&nbsp;just the Mayan temples rising out of the  jungle, and we had all to ourselves. It was great to revisit the Maya sites for  this project (nearly 40 years later), and we were able to arrange filming for a  few hours while the park was still closed to the public. It definitely took me  back to my childhood and it was a very powerful feeling to be alone amongst  these sacred sites."

"The 4K image  detail captured with the new Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is impressive. If a project  calls for a small form factor camera shooting in 4K, the GH4 would be a great  choice."

Biography

Born in 1967, American.<br>
Bryan Harvey is an award-winning commercial and documentary director of photography. Son of a world-renowned Magnum photographer, Harvey grew up immersed in the world of fine art photography, inspired by the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and other masters. His early career began at National Geographic where he wrote, directed, photographed, and edited over 20 films for the landmark television series, National Geographic Explorer.<br>
Today Harvey has focused his work on creating ground-breaking imagery using the latest cutting edge photographic tools. He's highly sought after for his keen photographic eye, his ability to elevate the story through stunning cinematography, and the dedication he brings to each project. &nbsp;Recent work includes specialty photography on "Belief, "an epic eight-hour documentary series that looks at the personal nature of belief, religion, and spirituality around the world (to be released in 2015). When Bryan is not shooting in some far-flung location, he can be found on his beloved Outer Banks chasing the light, wind, and waves with equal passion.

For more creation of Bryan, please visit <a href="http://www.bryanharveyfilms.com/" target="_blank">www.BryanHarveyFilms.com</a>

 

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In 2013 Sandesh was recognized by National Geographic Society as an Emerging Explorer and also received the North American Nature Photographers (NANPA) Vision Award in recognition of early career excellence and continuation of vision and inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation, and education.

Images, Sandesh feels, have the power to move people in a way nothing else can, and it is this power he hopes to harness through his work and inspire his audience to protect and appreciate what remains of the wilderness. A few years ago he founded Felis Creations - a media and visual arts company that focuses on creating content that inspires conservation.

National Geographic Explorer / BBC Planet Earth 2 – Director of Photography

 

From behind his camera, Sandesh Kadur sees the world from a very different angle. Through the use of images both still and video, Sandesh exposes the need for conservation and encourages protection of the world’s biodiversity.

His photographs have been published widely in books and magazines while his documentaries with subjects ranging from king cobras to clouded leopards have been aired worldwide on the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic networks. Over the years, Sandesh’s work has garnered many top awards including the, Nature’s Best Award, International Conservation Photographer Award, as well as twice being nominated for a Green Oscar at Wildscreen.

Most recently Sandesh’s camera-work has been featured in the latest BBC documentary series – Planet Earth 2.

If you would like to learn more about Sandesh Kadur or see some of his more recent work, please visit:http://www.felis.in or www.sandeshkadur.com

The photography and videography has come a long way. Thanks to camera technology and great editing tools, people are now able to create photos like never before. But it doesn't stop here. With the most recent innovations in technology, the photo and video industry are now moving towards 4K.