photo tips

Chris Marquardt and Food Pics

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1846

Chris joins Leo to talk about taking pictures of food. We all take pictures of our food. Especially on Instagram. The Key is to make sure your white balance is correct. You can even set your phone app to a particularly white light. Set for incandescent or fluorescent to make them more appetizing. Hold the camera upright and straight. Especially for soups. Shoot with some action in it. Like pouring dressing or gravy onto your food. It gives it life. 

Here's the sample gallery:

https://flic.kr/y/3JoDZDu

Chris Marquardt and Examples of "Clear"

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1844

With our current assignment being CLEAR, Chris thought it would be a good idea to study how to shoot clear images.

Here's a gallery of examples - https://flic.kr/y/3JroYRk

The big problem is, you see through the clear subject. That can make it more of a challenge. Especially with glass, which also has reflections and refractions. Does the background interfere with the clear subject or complement it? You can also put a black background behind the clear subject and only get the reflections emerging as a result.  

How Can I Learn More About iPhone Photography?

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Episode 1840

Scott from Arlington, TX

Scott recently got an iPhone 13 Pro Max and wants to use it for mobile photography. Any tips? Leo says that the camera on the iPhone 13 Pro Max is amazing. Scott's best bet is to search YouTube for tips and tricks. Find someone you like and subscribe to their channel. On TWiT, there is Hands-on Photography with Ant Pruitt, but it isn't iPhone-specific. You'll pick up some great general tips though. Also, check out Chris Marquardt's podcast Tips from the Tip Floor. Chris enjoys mobile Photography and has some great tips. 

Chris Maquardt and the iPhone 13 Pro

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1838

Chris joins Leo to talk about the new iPhone 13 Pro and how improvements in the camera have really changed photography with a mobile phone. The cinematic mode is particularly noteworthy for shooting video because you can pull or "rack" focus. That makes your videos look more like a cinematic movie.  Macro Mode is also a great new feature, allowing users to take pictures from up to 2CM away. The iPhone Pro also has a 3x telephoto lens. 

Chris Marquardt and Shooting the Color Black

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1834

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

Chris Marquardt and Street Photography

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1828

Chris joins Leo to talk about street photography. Here's the link to the sample images discussed:

https://flic.kr/y/3HVoZNH

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

Chris Marquardt and Practicing Abstract Photography

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1826

Chris suggests practice to train your eye. Shoot 24 pictures and stop. Focus on abstract images. See where your eye leads. 

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