Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt and the Three Places

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1589

Chris has got three workshop tours coming up in the first half of 2020:

Big Ice Journey ... Lake Baikal. Ten days in Siberia. Feb 2020

The Tribes of Ethiopa. Mar 2020

Bhutan ... Land of the Thunderdragon. April 2020

There's also still room to take his 2019 tours:

Silk Road Kyrgyztan June 2019

Romania ... Fall Colors Oct. 2019

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Chris Marquardt ... the Picture Seen Around the World

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1583

Chris says that scientists have used computational photography to take the world's first picture of a black hole 53 light years away. The image was actually created using thousands of different images from the largest camera in the world, the Event Horizon Telescope. It's actually eight telescopes all around the globe, that create a virtual telescope the size of a planet. Then all those telescopes take pictures of the same spot over and over again, using the rotation of the planet, and then merge that image data to create this image of the black hole. 

Chris Marquardt ... Into the Future

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1581

Chris says there's a new kind of photography called "Generational Photography" where you can generate photos of people who don't exist and they look realistic. It's done with artificial intelligence and was developed by NVIDIA. Chris says it looks pretty good and it's bound to get even better as time goes on, NVIDIA has also created a technique that lets you create photos of places that don't exist simply by sketching out a basic image. And that could put stock photographers out of business. 

Chris Marqrdt ... Flickr'd

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1577

Chris recently had one of his photos show up on Flickr Explore, and he got over 49,000 views in one day. It's a search algorithm that has a few conditions - 1) It has to have a lot of views, 2) the image has to be of a minimum size or above 3) Pro users are more likely to get highlighted 4) The more active you are on Flickr, the more likely your image will get chosen. On the other hand, the more groups your photo is featured in, the less likely it'll be featured. 5) Avoid Watermarks. 

Chris Marquardt ... Overused

Marquardt

Episode 1575

Chris joins us to talk about things that photographers learn, and then proceed to overuse them. Like a new fast lens... and suddenly, all your photos are shallow depth of field. Or drones... suddenly, all the shots you take are drone shots. After a while though, we end up moving on to something else. Balance is the key, use your gear for specific shots to tell a story.