Chris Marquardt pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who was not only an actor and director, but an accomplished photographer. You can see his stuff at LeonardNimoyPhotography.com. Chris says it's clear by Nimoy's photography that he shot what interested him, and that made all the difference. Shooting what interests you allows you to key in on things that you're privy to, and it comes through in those pictures.
Leo also got a Leica lens that he loves. Chris says that the build quality of Leica is superior and image quality gives you the confidence to make the best images you've ever taken. The Bokeh is smoother. But is it $8,000 better? Chris isn't sure. But it's certainly paying off with Leo's pictures.
Don't forget our current assignment - "Awake." Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "awake" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "awake" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo segment!