Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1397 (1:04:32)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins us this week to talk about street photography. Chris says that using a long lens is a great way to shoot street photography because it gives a buffer to be able to take pictures without violating anyone's privacy. Chris also says if you're not afraid to ask them, a 50mm is better. 25mm for micro four thirds. That's because you're not too far away and it makes the whole scene look natural and feels like you're there. Zoomed shots look like a spy photo. They're flat and compressed. By contrast, wide angle lenses look distorted and strange. Use manual focus and focus at around six feet. Then choose an aperture like f8. Something not too wide open. Some cameras have an aperture priority mode where you set the f stop and it sets the shutter speed. Then wait until they walk within that range and take the photo.

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