Chris Marquardt ... Northern Lights

Episode 1573 (1:02:37)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins us to talk about the new triple camera feature of the Samsung Galaxy S10. Chris says that most smartphones have a basic focal length of 28mm, but the Galaxy S10 has a wider 16mm feature that can cause a lot of distortion. Users can zoom in to the medium or telephoto setting as well.

Chris was in the Arctic about a week ago and he wanted to share them. Go to Chris also has video at his YouTube Channel here -
Chris got some great shots of the Northern Lights (aka the Aurora Borealis), and it's a treat to experience it. But there are several factors that contribute to whether you get to see it or not. The earth's magnetic sphere protects us from the Solar Wind and depending on the strength, density, and level of the magnetosphere, it will affect how far south you can see it at. Timing is everything.

How do you shoot the northern lights? Chris does a shutter speed of 1 sec, with the aperture wide open. ISO 3200 or higher. Then he shoots like crazy until he gets the right shot.

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