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Learning to Shoot with Micro Four-Thirds Cameras

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction
Welcome

1. What Is Micro Four-Thirds?
The origin of the format
How a micro-four thirds camera differs from a DSLR
How and why mirrorless cameras are special
Micro four-thirds camera accessories

2. Advantages of Micro Four-Thirds
The cost advantage of micro four-thirds
Stealth shooting with micro four-thirds
Lightweight and easy to transport
Extending your reach with a 2x crop factor
Shooting with great depth of field
Better in-camera JPEG quality

3. Disadvantages of Micro Four-Thirds
A smaller sensor means more noise
The challenge of auto focus
Getting used to an electronic viewfinder
Why battery life is shorter

4. Choosing a Micro Four-Thirds Camera Body
Setting your budget for your camera
Pay attention to ergonomics
Matching your shooting style to the camera
Consider existing gear when choosing a system
How long do you want the camera body to last?
Do your friends shoot on micro four-thirds cameras?

5. Selecting Micro Four-Thirds Lenses
Adapting lenses you already own
Choosing cross-compatible lenses
Should you choose primes or zooms?
What about "pro" lenses?
Selecting a telephoto lens
Using a telephoto lens
Selecting a portrait lens
Using a portrait lens
Selecting a wide-angle lens
Using a wide-angle lens
Specialty lens choices
How to safely change a lens
Maintenance tips for micro four-thirds lenses

6. Micro Four-Thirds Camera Tech Essentials
Micro four-thirds camera menus to adjust for Olympus shooters
Micro four-thirds camera menus to adjust for Panasonic shooters
Understand auto focus
The exposure triangle
The exposure triangle in play
Using image stabilization for sharper photos
Creative looks with in-camera filters
Updating

7. Shooting Video on a Micro Four-Thirds Camera
Why shoot video on a micro four-thirds camera?
Choosing the best lenses for video
The video exposure triangle
Improving your audio on a micro four-thirds camera
Setting your record options on an Olympus micro four-thirds camera
Setting your record options on a Panasonic micro four-thirds camera
Getting stable shots when shooting video

8. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Key features
Ports and connections
Essential menu settings
Shooting still photos
Shooting time lapse
Shooting video
Controlling the Panasonic GH4 with an app

9. The Olympus OM-D E-M1
Key features
Ports and connections
Essential menu settings
Shooting still photos
Shooting time lapse
Shooting video
Controlling the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with an app

Conclusion
Micro four-thirds web resources
Next steps