Chris Marquardt

Episode 990 (1:24:36)

Chris Marquardt joins us to talk about shooting the Moon! With the Super Moon hype this weekend, Chris says it's a great excuse to go out and shoot the moon. There's tips you can use to make your moon shot the best. What makes a great shot is to compare how good the moon looks against the skyline. It's all about having a good location and finding the right time. Find out when the moon rises in your location, and be out early to shoot so you can set up. Use a tripod to keep the camera steady.

The moon is actually really bright, so be prepared for that. To shoot for the features on the moon, understand you'll have to stop down to get anything, and the rest will be dark. Leo wonders about those stunning shots he's seen where the moon has been perfect. Chris says most shots like that are composites.

So, to shoot the moon, go manual. Set to F11, 1/100th, with ISO 100. That's a good place to start. Chris says a crescent moon where the sun skims to the side makes the best images. Shooting silouhettes with the moon as the background can be pretty interesting and dramatic 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!