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The Panasonic Lumix LX5: How to Achieve Exceptional Image Quality (The Lightweight Photographer Books)

The Panasonic Lumix LX5: How to Achieve Exceptional Image Quality (The Lightweight Photographer Books) [Kindle Edition]

Robin Whalley
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Do you want to create photographs that show exceptional detail and sharpness? Or do you want to know why your images don’t quite live up to expectations given all the great things you have heard about the LX5?

This book came about during a series of Lectures I was giving at photography clubs in the UK. I would be enthusiastically talking about the virtues of the LX5 only to have someone approach me later to say their results were poor or even dreadful. Initially I was confused, but then a pattern emerged about how people, often experienced photographers were using this camera. Once I understood what was happening I could quickly identify and correct the mistakes being made.

As time progressed, this evolved into a complete approach to achieving exceptional image quality with the LX5. I am sure you will be surprised learn just what is possible with the LX5 when used correctly, including being able to make huge prints.

This book is not however for everyone. If you are new to photography and want to understand how to use all the functions of the LX5, this is not the book for you. Neither is it a guide to using the LX5 and you certainly won't learn about video capture. If you want to learn about composition this book won’t help you. If the thought of shooting using RAW files scares you then move on now and look for a different book.

No, this is a book aimed at Intermediate and Advanced photographers who want to achieve exceptional image quality from the LX5.

In this book I will share with you:
• How to define what is and isn’t a high quality image – if you can’t define what high quality means how will you achieve it
• How to set up the camera to support high quality capture
• The techniques of image capture that allow you to maximise image quality
• Bespoke workflows designed to create optimum results – the importance of this will I’m sure surprise you
• Details of software that can enhance your images in ways that you might not have thought possible

At the end of the book is a section pulling together all the information and using it to produce a high quality 30inch image from an LX5. This image will stand up to close inspection and doesn’t rely on being seen at a “reasonable viewing distance”. I also provide the high resolution image for you to download so that you can take a very close look at the final quality.

There currently isn’t another book on the market quite like this one and I believe it’s long overdue.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3565 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BM8S4UM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robin Whalley is a Landscape Photographer with a passion for software, image editing and serious compact cameras. He has been honing his photography skills since 2000 starting first with film and then quickly progressing to digital. Whilst he is not known as a professional photographer, his work has been published and sold around the world. He has appeared in exhibitions including The Landscape Photographer of the Year and been published in the popular photographic press. He now often speaks at Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies throughout the North West of England where he likes to share his insights into how to create better quality photography.

His photography can be viewed on his Lenscraft website ( where he also provides much free information about how to improve your photography skills. Comments about his latest thoughts and investigations can be found on his blog The Lightweight Photographer(

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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know in a nutshell 30 Aug 2013
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The Panasonic Lumix LX5: How to Achieve Exceptional Image Quality
I wanted a small camera for multi-day hiking and backpacking as carrying an SLR was tiring. After much research, I bought the LX5 and my purchasing decision was heavily influenced by the excellent results that Robin had shown on his blog. Although I had been using the camera quite successfully for a while, when this book was published, I immediately bought it.
The book deals with the use of the LX5 for landscape photography, which is fine for my application.
Robin has a direct no-nonsense approach. The first part of the book details what's necessary to capture good images and why. There were some useful tips here for me.

Where the book really excels is in the sections describing the workflow of processing the raw images. It includes the use of Panasonic's Silkypix software and also Nik and Topaz plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop. This section is also enhanced by the option of downloading and processing the worked example from Robin's Lenscraft website. I'm very happy with the results I now achieve with the LX5

One minor criticism is that Figure 16, the Depth of Field Chart, is tiny and cannot be read or enlarged using the Kindle Reader for PC. However, this is no doubt a restriction of the Kindle format.
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I was very impressed with the comprehensive nature of this comparatively small book. The Panasonic manual for the LX5 is pretty poor; this is excellent, they should sign him up. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
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This book is very well worth reading and studying. Although I do not use a Lumix camera, there are areas which carry over to alternative cameras. I have now purchased every one of Robin Whalley's book and find them extremely useful and seem to give me the area of expertise that I am looking for. I would recommend all of his books.
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