photography

Chris Marquardt ... Starlinked

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1706

Chris joins Leo to talk about how Elon Musk's Starlink satellites are causing problems for astral photographers and astronomers. The satellites are congesting the night sky, even though SpaceX says that they are putting sunshades on the satellites to prevent light reflection and make the satellites more invisible. But Chris says that instead, they are reflecting infrared, which is also problematic when scanning the sky and taking long-exposure photographs. Chris says at least SpaceX is listening and is trying to engineer a solution to prevent light noise from reflecting down from the sky.

Chris Marquardt ... light is everywhere

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1702

Chris is back to talk about lighting and photography. He's created a Flickr album of lighting examples here - https://flic.kr/y/3zY73e9.

Black and white helps when shooting in bright light. A single point of light can also make harsh shadows for an edgy image. A giant light source can also eliminate shadows. Overcasts skies act as a softbox in the sky, diffusing the light. Lights bouncing off a wall can also make a light source cover a larger area. Reflectors like a white sheet of foam core can reflect light to where you want it.

How can I add details into my scanned photo to the file data?

EXIF Field Information

Episode 1702

Bruce from Sonoma, CA

Bruce has a lifetime of slides that he's scanning to his Mac. He uses the info file comments for key details, but he can't share those with his son. Leo says that's because those comments are only for his Mac. What Bruce needs to do is use the EXIF field in the photo file itself.  It provides details like date, time, camera settings, GPS, etc. So what Bruce needs to do is use Apple Photos to do it, but you can also use the Preview. Click on CMD + I for that photo to open the Inspector. Then look for the annotations icon (a pen), and you can put the data there.

Chris Marquardt and the secret project

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1700

Chris joins Leo to talk about his secret project: Photo Sensei. It's basically his workshops brought online with live sessions, reviews, podcasts, and more. Chris decided that in these days of social distancing, it was time to bring his workshops to the people.  Students can also get a personal portfolio review, learn tips for improving your editing game, and mastering camera techniques.

The cost is $80 per session. 

Chris Marquardt

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1690

Chris was unavailable live today, but here is part II of Chris' prerecorded segment that was to run during his Ethiopia trip. You can view the segment back in episode 1688.

This week's ABC mini assignment is:

A - ANTI. Find opposites ... things on the opposite side of the spectrum. Black and white. Round and square. Smooth and rough. Look for contrasts. Once you program your mind to look for them, you'll find them everywhere.

Chris Marquardt ... Another Mini Assignment

Chris Marquardt

Episode 1688

Chris is under the weather today. Fortunately, they had prerecorded a segment for his trip to Ethiopia.

Don't forget this month's photo challenge! Our next photo assignment is - MYHOME. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "MYHOME" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "TGMYHOME" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!