Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1462 (1:24:43)

Chris Marquardt

Chris says that when you're taking photos, you need think about what is really important about it. What is the subject? What story is it going to tell? What is the image about? Decide what is important in your photo and make the shot about that. Here's how:

1. Look at what's going on around your picture. What background will work best with your subject. Walk around until you find something that's interesting.
2. Make the subject more important. Put the subject in a frame, like a window or a doorway, or maybe next to a tree that has a branch overhanging.

These two tips will make your photo more clear and less cluttered.

There's still time to get in on our latest assignment: Repeat. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "repeat" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "repeat" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next week's photo contest review segment!