American Photography Pro Photo Daily Master Series Highlights Daniel’s work

Posted Dec. 5th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

Just a heads up for those who may be interested. American Photography Pro Photo Daily Master Series recently interviewed me about my nearly 40 years of professional photography. I worked with writer Jeff Wignall to put this piece together.

A pair of Jabiru Storks on the Pixaim river bank, Pantanal, Brazil. Lumix FZ1000

A pair of Jabiru Storks on the Pixaim river bank, Pantanal, Brazil. Lumix FZ1000

It has information on my thoughts about getting into the wildlife photography business today, why I use the new Panasonic Lumix cameras, my work with Polar Bears International, and details on how it all started at the ripe young age of 16 years old. Let me know if you have any questions that aren’t discussed in the article. I’m happy to answer anything you would like to ask here on the Blog.

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  1. RobertOn Dec. 10th, 2015

    I think Daniel Cox has a video somewhere showing how you can keep your eye at the viewfinder and with your right thumb tap on the screen to pick an object to focus on.
    Historically (i.e. the GH4) there was little room for the thumb to operate in–that is when your eye is against the viewfinder your face is necessarily close to the LCD leaving precious little room for the thumb.
    One HUGE feature of the GX8 is the tilting EVF and just slightly tilted up gives much more room for your thumb to operate in.
    I’d suggest heading to the backyard and practice ‘thumb focusing’ on various objects at various distances…..the pet dog scampering about is idea for training not only the pet but your thumb/lcd/eye coordination!
    Maybe Daniel could do a YouTube showing how this is done? It would be great for Lumix and esp. GX8 wannabees 🙂

    Now where is that 100-400g my Lumix is creaming for ????????????

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 11th, 2015


      I do have a short video showing the AF movement option on the back LCD of a GH3. fortunately it works exactly the same way on the GX8. I will be posting a version specifically for the GX8 but until then take a look at this one to see if it sets you on track.

  2. Mike GOn Dec. 9th, 2015

    In your interview you talk about using the GH4 touch screen to move the focus point even when your eye is at the viewfinder. This is a really awesome feature, which I’ll have to try out. I’ve only used touch screen focus where you have to hold it at arms length to use. I may have missed it on your website, but I suggest you do an article about this feature because until I read your review I thought that its touch screen was the same as all the others. These are the sorts of innovations that bring people to the M43 world.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 9th, 2015


      The touch screen AF feature is truly one of a kind or at least has been. I many have heard a rumor that Olympus was adding it to one of their cameras. Either way it’s good for the MFT group. I will definitely work on a little video showing the feature for the future. Thats for stopping by to add your voice.

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