Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1359 (1:01:08)

Chris Marquardt

Chris says that Kodak is not going to bring back Kodachrome as they once considered because it's just plain too difficult to do for the amount of film that Kodak expects to sell.

Today's Photo Tip - Shooting in the cold. Chris is going to be taking a photo trip to Siberia soon and here's a few tips for shooting in the cold: Experiment with it and take pictures of shapes, silhouettes, and contrast (which there won't be a lot of). Play with light shining through the ice. Understand that the camera will expose too low shooting in the snow because of the reflection of the light. You should use exposure compensation of +1 or +2 to compensate. How cold can you shoot with your camera? Chris says that although the spec is below freezing, they're probably being on the safe side. Chris has shot below the freezing point before. The lubricants may slow down, but if you're exposing it only briefly, it should be OK on either the lower end or the higher end. Do it at your own risk, though. Battery life, however, is another issue. The colder it gets, the shorter your battery life will be. So keep your batteries warm. Keep a microfiber cloth in your pocket to wipe down your camera if it gets wet or snowed on. It's a good idea to keep a desiccant in your bag like silica packs to keep your camera moisture free.

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