Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1387 (1:00:16)

Chris Marquardt

Today's subject is "Light." Light is the most important element of photography and it's even part of the word. Photography means "writing with light." Light has properties:
1) Direction. Light always comes from a direction.
2) Intensity. How strong the light is.
3) Size of the light source. Whether a pin light or the sun, light has size.
4) Finally, Color. Light has a hue to it based on color temperature, and as in the case of sunlight, it can change by the minute. Chris likes to put the light source behind his subject to give them a halo effect and provide separation from the background. But you have to compensate for that.

Don't forget our current assignment - "Set." Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "Set" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Set" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!