Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1452 (1:13:03)

Chris Marquardt

This week's photography topic is investment. You can invest in your gear, sure. But Chris says it's more important to invest in learning technique. Learning manual exposure, image composition, aperture priority. How do you learn? By doing. Looking at other people's photography. Good coffee table books are an excellent source. Workshops. Leo likes to go to 500px.com and look at what better photographers are doing. Chris says that is an excellent way to learn, by surrounding yourself with better photographers. Learn how they see light.

Then there's investing in specific skills. Learning about how your camera specifically works. The ins an outs of it. Know your camera intimately and how it behaves under specific circumstances. Each camera platform will work differently. It also explains why photographers are brand loyal, because they are used to how that platform operates.