Chris Marquardt

Episode 1034 (1:16:43)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins us to bust the myth that you have to reinvent the wheel to make a splash with your photography. You don't have to be different to get noticed, your images just have to be compelling and good. Chris says if you take a look at Flickr.com/explore, you can see seemingly mundane pictures that are amazing. See what pictures grab you and ask yourself why they grab you. Answer that, and you have a way to mimick what works. Picaso said "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." Remember, it all comes down to good exposure, colors, and composition. Listen to your gut on what you think is a good picture. Practice, and try different angles. Creativity is to come up with something new from something that already exists. Learn the basics and then you can work around from there.

Don't forget our current assignment - FAST! Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "fast" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "fast" as well! If Chris likes it, it could end up on our photo segment in two weeks!