Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt ... Layers

Episode 1763

Today, Chris joins Leo to talk about using layers in photography. Layers make depth. So if you consider foreground, middle, and background as layers, you can create depth in your photo composition, and that makes your photographs more interesting. Lenses can also make a difference. Layers in telephoto will look differently than layers with a wide-angle. Wider apertures flatten out the layers, while smaller apertures can create bokeh (out of focus background). Depth of field.

Chris Marquardt: Visual Bokeh

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1756

Chris joins Leo to talk about using Bokeh (boke-eh) to make a visual impact in your photography. Bokeh is the out of focus background in your image. Bokeh helps put the viewer's attention on the subject, which is in focus. Bokeh can also set a mood, with lights out of focus. It can also be used to disguise a busy background. Bokeh is accomplished by opening up your lens all the way (the lowest f stop setting). And the faster your lens, the more bokeh you can achieve. 

Chris Marquardt ... Winter Photography

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1754

Today's photo topic is winter photography. Here's the gallery for it: 

http://tfttf.com/winter

Colors tend to look "cooler" in Winter scenes because of the skewed white balance. So post-processing your Winter photos to make them "blue" can make them look better. You can also dial your exposure compensation to +1 or so to compensate for the skewed white balance that can make your photos look grayer than they appear. 

Chris Marquardt ... Focal Length

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1740

Chris joins Leo to talk about focal length. Telephoto and wide-angle focal lengths can dramatically alter the way your subject appears to the camera. Focal length can also increase or decrease the "bokeh," or things out of focus in the background. Telephotos can also flatten an image to get things in focus from different planes. Telephoto can also keep lines parallel, while wide-angle causes lines to converge. 

Here are some visual examples: http://tfttf.com/focallength