PocketChris Incident Light Meter Is Here

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PocketChris Incident Light MeterPocketChris Incident Light Meter has finally been approved! (insert a little happy dance here)

PocketChris Incident Light Meter allows you to use a cheap 18% grey card and your camera, instead of an expensive hand-held incident meter, to achieve exposure results that come really close.

The principle is actually quite simple, all you have to do is take two measurements off the grey card with your camera and PocketChris Incident Light Meter will tell you what to set your camera to.

You can read more on how it works here. And here’s another post with a bit more detail.

You can now get the iPhone app on the app store for $0.99 (remember, you’ll also need an 18% grey card to make full use of it!)

» download PocketChris Incident Light Meter

How flexible are you? Toronto meet-up TONIGHT!

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NewImageYep, short notice, but let’s say it’s a test of how flexible (or how young) you still are.

It’s pre-workshop night and that can only mean one thing: let’s drink! (or eat, or just hang out)

I have made a reservation at 3 Brewers, 275 Yonge Street, Toronto, for tonight, 7pm.

Please RSVP! Click click here to let us know if you’ll be there, so we can make sure we get a big enough table.

Hope to see you there!

Photo Day LIVE on August 18 2pm Pacific

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Chris at TWiTIt’s another Photo Day and Chris has made his way up to the TWiT Brick House in Petaluma to talk photography with Leo Laporte and guests!

The theme for this Photo Day is Photography outside the mainstream.

Among many other topics, Chris will hang out in studio to talk with Leo and guests to talk about the origins of Tilt/Shift, taking pictures from kites, digging up 1850s photo technology to create true works of arts and – of course – he’ll answer your questions!

Guests include Leo Laporte (Chief TWiT), Cris Benton (Kite Aerial Photography), Paul Sergeant (Tintype Studio) and Susan and Neil Silverman (travel photographers extraordinaire).


Tune in Saturday August 18, 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 23:00 Central European time!

Follow the show live at http://live.twit.tv/

Ask audience questions via Twitter (hashtag #photoday2012) or at http://tfttf.com/photodayquestion

New Workshop: Canyonlands 2012 Landscape Photography Adventure | Sep 7-9

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There has been a change in Workshops for this year: in September the same team that took numerous photographers up to the various Mt. Everest Basecamps in Nepal and Tibet will take a group of seven photographers into Canyonlands National Park. See for yourself:

Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
all workshops

2012 Shaping Up To Be Awesome

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These first four months of 2012 have brought us the first three exciting workshops, the Absolut Analog workshop was absolutely brilliant fun (video), Spielzeugladen (“toy store”) turned out to be another eye opener (video) and this last weekend we spent three days dedicated to nothing but light (video).

But that’s just the beginning! Here are some of the things that you can expect during 2012:

MacMania 14

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In a bit over a week’s time, I will be teaching photography on board the AmaChello. I will travel with a group on MacMania 14, from Amsterdam through Germany into Switzerland on the Rhine river. I’m very excited to have been given the opportunity to spend time with a bunch of great people while enjoying the beautiful landscapes moving past (and on the shore excursions) and having a wonderful time, not only doing photography, but probably even learning a few new things about my own country.

BlogWorld, New York

Blogworld

In June I will spend three days in New York City, being on a panel of international podcasters. The title of the talk is “How to Effectively Podcast To A Global Audience” and I’ll share the stage with Karin Hoegh, Anne-Sophie Reinhardt and Mark Pentleton. This wasn’t in my calendar until a few weeks ago, but hey, I’ve got to be flexible, right?

If you attend BlogWorld, please make sure to track me down and say hi!

Marquardt International Pinhole

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I won’t give you a date (I learned my lesson), but there is some progress with the Marquardt International Pinhole. I could go into a long explanation on why the project has been delayed, but the two main reasons had to do with my lack of time and some serious health issues on the side of one of the suppliers. As both these issues are now pretty much sorted, I am quite confident that you should see more progress soon.

Workshops in Germany, in the US and in Canada

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And of course what would my year be without bringing you the opportunity to take your photography to the next level! The workshops will take place in Berlin, Germany, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Toronto (plus another one in Toronto) and Vancouver.

Photokina 2012

Photokina

In between all the crazyness there is Photokina, the world’s biggest photo tradeshow, held in Cologne, Germany every two years. I’ll try my best to attend and report from there, but I’m still looking for a sponsor to help me make that a reality. If you want to be a sponsor, please contact me

Enough?

Not quite enough. In between all this, I’ll also hold a bunch of workshops here in Germany, a few commissioned ones, I’ll do some personal coaching sessions with individuals and last but not least I will move up north to the Hannover area.

Let me know if I missed anything…