Our Gone With the Wind Halloween #4KPhoto #4KFun #IC #ad

Posted on Nov 7 2015 - 8:30pm by Nicole Smith

Disclosure: “I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

This holiday was not an easy one to photograph. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a great camera on hand because I did. It was hard to photograph because trying to get the kids to settle down enough to get photos was a chore. Had you been there, you would have thought they all were jacked up on candy before even heading out for trick-or-treating. They were all over the place.

Even so, I was extremely excited about this Halloween because my son and one of my best friends’ daughters had complementing costumes.

See, the original plan was my friend’s daughter to go as Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind. One night my mom and I were joking around about my son’s costume and said he should go as Rhett Butler. I mentioned our idea to my friend, and she loved it…as did her daughter.

Though the photos of these two may not appear as action photos, trust me THEY ARE! I had my Pansonic Lumix camera set on 4K mode because we were having a hard time getting them to pose for pictures and hold still. They were both ready and raring to go, so the fact that these photos turned out as well as they did is great.


Getting the above photo of my son was a CHORE! It was taken at dusk, shortly before we headed out. It’s no joke when I say there were over 30 frames to go through before I found this photo. The rest of the photos in this set did not come out well because he was constantly in motion. His arms and legs were all over the place. Thank goodness 4K mode allows me to find the one frame that would make a cute photo.

Boy, do I love that little smirk of his and those big brown eyes.


In this photo you can see how much work went into making my friend’s daughter’s hair look curly like Scarlett’s. Her poor mom actually had to do her hair like this two nights in a row. That’s not an easy task when you have hair that doesn’t hold curls well.

Once the hair was in place and just so, the posing for photos began. Trying to get two eight-year-olds to pose Gone With the Wind style was not easy, but was necessary in order for me to work on a project I’ve had in mind since we decided my son was going as Rhett for Halloween.


Here, A was in full-on Scarlett-mode. We all laugh whenever she poses like this while saying some of the iconic lines from the movie. (She has the southern drawl down to a tee.)


I can’t tell you what my son was thinking in this photo, but I love the look on his face. Knowing the way these two are together, he was probably thinking of a way to wind A up. They definitely feed off each other.


And here we have my son attempting to dip A backwards.  They couldn’t quite grasp how to do it, even when my husband and I tried to show them. Unfortunately, no one got a photo of that.


No Gone With the Wind session would be complete without Rhett acting like a gentleman and kissing his fair lady’s hand. (This was another shot that was hard to get since the kids could not stop laughing.)

Once we were done posing the kids, we headed outside to walk the neighborhood. There were 10 kids to six adults. We had our hands full, to say the least.


Yep, Scarlett was outrunning her man in this photo, curls flying behind her. It wasn’t long after this photo was taken that I told my son to help his lady down the stairs and instead he tripped. We then jokingly told A that she needed to help him down from now on. LOL! My son isn’t graceful.


Here the kids were discussing how much candy they had gotten up to that point. As always, it was a competition. Ms. Scarlett ran out of room in her purse so she had to dump her stash into her brother’s bag.


My last photo is one of my favorites from that night. I love how the tree and the lights look. I actually took this photo in 4K mode on my Panasonic Lumix too. The frames before and after this one weren’t like this. This one, though, had the look I was hoping it would when I snapped the photo. A bit spooky and colorful.

Panasonic LUMIX G7 info:

  • 4K Ultra HD video-recording capabilities that allow you to take up to 30 frames per second
  • Images can be extracted into an 8-megapixel still photo
  • Three different 4K Ultra HD photo modes to choose from: 4K, 4K Burst, and 4K pre-burst
  • Built-in WiFi
  • DSLM (M-mirrorless), making it more lightweight than DSLR cameras
  • DFD focusing which allows for fast and accurate autofocusing
  • Ultra-compact
  • 16 MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Limited one-year warranty
  • Included accessories/items: shoulder-strap, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with battery charger, DVD-ROM software, AC Cable, etc.
  • Price: varies depending on which camera lens you want on the purchased camera ($797.99 – $1,295.98)


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To see more photos taken with my  Panasonic LUMIX G7, visit the posts below:

Our summer fun caught on camera via the Panasonic LUMIX G7


Our summer in motion via the Panasonic LUMIX G7

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