Chris Marquardt

Episode 988 (1:18:23)

Chris joins us to talk about the myth that you need bright light to get a good picture. That's not always the case. Light comes from different sources, at different angles and different times. It also conveys a mood via temperature, time, weather, etc. Harsh shadows can convey a sunny day, while soft light shows an overcast day. You can see this in movies all the time. Light also tells you where you are, and what's important. You can make sure something is well lit, and have darkness all around it. Light will define shapes. Photography means painting with light and sometimes, too much light just means too much light. It's not how much light you have, but how you use it.

Here's some sample images from Tips from the Top Floor.

Chris also has some thoughts on the new Mac Pro, which will be expensive. It's even more expensive when you consider the fact that everything added to it has to be outside the cylinder, and enclosures are expensive as well.

Don't forget our assignment - GREEN! Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "green" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word GREEN! If Chris likes it, it could end up on our next photo segment!