Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1482 (1:06:53)

This week, Chris wants to go back to basics and talk about contrast. Contrast is light and dark in a picture, and the larger the difference, the more contrast you have. Using contrast can make a subject stand out, or disappear, depending on how you use it. You can also use "color contrast," which will create contrast based on the colors in your image and on your subject. You can also use image contrasts, like an old person and a young person. Hot and cold in the same image. Natural and artificial. Architecture vs. Nature. Contrast is everywhere. Contrast gets your audience's mind moving, it stimulates the imagination.

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