Chris talks about the issue of dust and scratches on the lens. Scratches and dust will not show on pictures, so it isn't something to be overly concerned about. He suggests going to tfttf.com/fly, which is an article about someone who discovered a fly was inside their lens. They took several photos at all different focal lengths, and the fly wasn't visible in any of the pictures.
Leo says he wants to think more in black and white when taking some of his photos. Chris says that this category works because it's more reduced, and the color isn't competing. Adding tone or split toning the highlights and shadows can really turn it up to 11 on black and white photos as well. Leo agrees, saying that almost all his favorite shots he's taken are in black and white.
Don't forget our current assignment - SWEET. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "Sweet" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Sweet" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!