Chris Marquardt

Episode 1168 (1:27:14)

Chris Marquardt

This week, Chris joins us to talk about how to use motion and tension in photographs. Chris says it's a great idea to think about how you place things into your frame. The rule of thirds is a great way to start. Placement can put a measure of tension on how the viewer will feel, depending on if you put them in the right, or even wrong, spot. Take a picture of a car that has space to the side it's traveling to. That has less tension than one where the car is almost moving out of frame. Where is it going? Will it hit something? It creates tension.

Putting things on the left of the image is more natural because we tend to read from left to right. But in Israel it's the opposite. And that can add tension if you juxtapose the image such. Play with where you put them and see how you react.

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!