Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1340 (1:21:12)

Chris Marquardt

Leo ended up buying the Canon 5D Mk. IV that Chris was talking about last week and he loves it. Chris says new cameras can give your photography a needed boost as you're seeing the world with fresh eyes. Using a wide angle lens when shooting landscapes could be a good option, as it can see closer to what your eyes really see. And the same field of view is actually a 10mm super wide angle lens. The down side is that everything kind of gets lost into the background unless it's right in front of you.

There is a solution though; a trick to make a wide lens look even wider. Take a picture that has similar features on each end, and then crop it to take away the edges. This will make the mind think something is even bigger without using the wide angle. It's all in photo composition.

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