Chris Marquardt ... Stuck at Home

Episode 1680 (1:05:02)

Chris Marquardt

Chris got the flight out of Zimbabwe when the country expelled all foreigners. And it's looking like the rest of Chris' travel photo workshops will be canceled during the outbreak. Like everywhere else, everything is shut down, though most areas don't have a mandatory shelter in place order. But social distancing is being practiced with no more than two in a group. Chris works from home anyway. So this is normal for him. 

So while we're all stuck at home, what can we do as photographers? Chris says that using this time can help you be prepared for when you can venture out into the wild again. You can practice photography at home by shooting around the house. Use tabletop photography as a stand-in to practice. Shoot in the back yard. The basics are all the same. 

Set up a website for your photos. Work on your portfolio. 

Spend time triaging all your backlog of photos.  Practice Chris 1 hour 1000 photos technique

Research new tools and play with them. Try a new photo editing app. 

There's plenty to do while we're waiting for freedom.

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