William Innes: LUMIX S1 Review
“From the very first moment you hold the LUMIX S1 you can feel the difference. The craftsmanship and attention to detail become very clear. This is a very well-made piece of gear.
Then there are the images. The LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 (S-X50) lens produces super sharp photographs with beautiful Bokeh, enabling the photographer to creatively decide where the focus should reside in an image.
We recently traveled to exotic Cartagena, Colombia where we had an opportunity to photograph a bride and groom in locations that were historically amazing and full of vibrant color. The LUMIX S1 recorded these scenes with accurate color and detail. The LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R24105) lens was a versatile workhorse capturing portraits, wide angle location images and close ups of details. It is the type of lens that can spend a great amount of the wedding day on your camera.
The High Resolution mode in LUMIX S1 feature will allow wedding photographers to create 96-megapixel landscape type images that can be transformed into large wall art for their clients.
I am very excited about the creative possibilities the new LUMIX S series of cameras will offer wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographers. These cameras will enable us to push our creative boundaries beyond the ordinary.”
After an exciting career running aerospace companies and a keen interest in all things photography related - a fluke request by his nephew to photograph his wedding propelled William Innes into an industry he continues to be passionate about today. William has been photographing weddings fulltime for over 12 years. “To be a good wedding photographer, you need to be well versed in all kinds of photography — portrait, landscape, action, product. You also need to work well under pressure." His philosophy for wedding photographers: “Yes, we have to capture certain images at all weddings, but spend the rest of the time creating art.” William has presented and spoken at WPPI, PPA, Shutterfest and numerous other photography conventions and association meetings. He speaks on workflow, business, marketing, wedding photography and travel photography. In addition he writes and contributes articles to many online publications. William is a member of UMIX Ambassadors Program as well as Vanguard USA, H&H Color Lab and X-Rites photography teams.
William works and lives in Santa Clarita, California with his wife. His favorite wedding venue in Southern California is the one he’s about to shoot.
View more of his photos on LUMIX Ambassador gallery