Chris Marquardt and Shooting the Color Black

Episode 1834 (1:21:26)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins Leo to talk about using the color black in your photography.  How do you get a black subject, like a cat, to pop? Use contrast. Put it in a bright background like white. Or use "hairlighting," where you place a light above and it alights the edges. The iPhone has an exposure dial that enables you to adjust the exposure to shoot in the dark. So experiment with the manual settings.

Here are some examples - 

http://tfttf.com/black

Our next photo assignment is - HAPPY. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "HAPPY" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "tghappy" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!

And don't forget to check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.