Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1220 (1:11:30)

Chris Marquardt

Chris just got back from Donegal, Ireland and it was a beautiful place to take pictures. He experienced three seasons within 30 minutes. The light is amazing. Everything is in motion, and landscape photography is all about timing there. He took some great long exposures there with slow shutter speeds. To do that, you'll need a tripod and a remote release so it doesn't jiggle the camera, or a timer setting in the camera. Many cameras have a two second mode for that. Lastly, you need a neutral density filter (sunglasses for your camera) because it preserves the colors and limits the light. So when you take longer exposures, it won't over expose. Check out for more.

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