Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1399 (54:46)

Chris Marquardt

Every time Leo goes on vacation, he always takes too many photos. Then if he doesn't go through them, he'll end up with thousands of photos on his drive. Chris has a method for going through photos, though, and you can get the free PDF at

Since Leo got back from his Galapagos vacation, Chris wanted to talk about the images he got on his trip. Chris says that there are plenty of images that Leo took that jumps out to people including a pre-columbian statue that looks like it's checking its smartphone. He says people can relate to it and the lighting is incredible.

Another image that Leo took was one of a split rock with a boat in the middle. It's untouched and uses no filter. Great light from the setting sun brings out the relief and texture of the image from waves to rock, and it has an amazing sense of scale.

Lastly, the Sea Lion screaming at a Cormorant bird. It really tells a story. It has two very clear subjects, so it's clear what's going on. The light also guides your attention. Leo shot it during the golden hour of the setting sun and it provided some great contrast between the foreground and background without distracting from the subjects. Nice bokeh in the background as well. And we can all relate to that image.

You can see Leo's Vacation pictures either on or SmugMug.

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!