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799 Deep Space Color

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:52:05 +0000

Chris does a quick wrap-up of the latest Bhutan photo tour (hint: it was a wonderful experience all around). He will NOT talk about phalluses this time 🙂 Dan has a question that prompts Chris to try to explain what a color space is and where you should be and where you shouldn’t be worried … Continue reading "799 Deep Space Color"

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798 Phalluses and Film Photography

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:10:07 +0000

In this special episode that was recorded during the 2017 Bhutan photo tour, he talks with Adrain Stock aka Ade of the Sunny 16 podcast who brought two Nikon film SLRs to this tour. Topics include Bhutan, the phallus cult, the Divine Mad Man and of course traveling with film through one of the most … Continue reading "798 Phalluses and Film Photography"

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797 An Imaginary Color

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:00:05 +0000

Find out the truth about the top floor and nothing but the truth. Marcalia has a question about synchronizing LR catalog & settings between two computers and Robert wonders about what Magenta really is.. because unlike any other color, Magenta is not part of the rainbow. Photo by Ken Treloar via Unsplash RECEIVE EMAIL FOR … Continue reading "797 An Imaginary Color"

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796 Camera Benchmarking

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:57:09 +0000

After Marques Brownlee discussed the DxOMark and its problems on his YouTube channel, Chris takes a critical look at benchmarking in general and also at the DxOMark. Also on the show: Corey cannot decide if he should upgrade his gear before the vacation and Chris chimes in. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 … Continue reading "796 Camera Benchmarking"

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795 The Future of Web Photos

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:35:28 +0000

Little post mixup this morning, we made a mistake and had to re-post the episode. Sorry for the inconvenience. Now that Apple decided to adopt the open HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) for their photos, let’s take a closer look at what that means for the future of our photography on the web. When … Continue reading "795 The Future of Web Photos"

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794 An Upside Down Weekend

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:02:01 +0000

Find out what unusual place Susan listens to the show at (hint: it has to do with water), Nikolaus asks for a primer on manual exposure and Chris reviews the FOOD challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Challenge entry: David Mann: Two Apples and a Plank Challenge Entry: Eran Pinhasov: Holiday Dinner Challenge Entry: … Continue reading "794 An Upside Down Weekend"

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793 No Attribution Please

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:35:09 +0000

Jon wonders if the 50/1.8 is a gimmick or if there’s more to it. Allan Attridge of the Two Hosers Podcast returns to the show to discuss a really interesting follow-up question regarding attribution: what if your photo gets published but you DONT’T want attribution? RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Two Hosers Photo … Continue reading "793 No Attribution Please"

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792 The Journey Is Your Choice

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:00:54 +0000

This episode is about a question that many of you have probably asked yourself at one point or another in your photographic learning process. Why do we have to edit our photos? Or do we have to at all? RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: SPONSOR: Audible – get a free audiobook with your 30-day … Continue reading "792 The Journey Is Your Choice"

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791 For Business and Ego

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:30:33 +0000

Chris and Allan Attridge discuss attribution for photography, how the situation is today and if it’s more about business or more about the photographer’s ego. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Two Hosers Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — … Continue reading "791 For Business and Ego"

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Why Pocket Chris Has to Go

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:02:44 +0000

Photo by Andrew Branch Now that many of you are updating to iOS 11, you’ll notice that a few of your older apps don’t work anymore because they don’t support 64 bits. The Pocket Chris apps are among those. It wasn’t an easy decision to let Pocket Chris go, but unfortunately a necessary one. Making … Continue reading "Why Pocket Chris Has to Go"

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790 Love the Camera You Shoot With

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:00:18 +0000

Chris talks about a literal bug in his computer, about Pocket Chris, about why it’s so important that you love the camera you shoot with and Bill visits Dresden, Germany and Chris chimes in with a few travel photo tips for that area of our beautiful country. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Moritzburg Castle … Continue reading "790 Love the Camera You Shoot With"

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789 Photos on the Villa Walls

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 02:00:50 +0000

Francois wonders about how Lightroom presets make sense and Chris has a deeper look at how he uses them. Dave has a few questions about the photos that are up on the Viewfinder Villa walls.. so Chris takes you on a little tour of the house. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for … Continue reading "789 Photos on the Villa Walls"

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788 Tricks of the Press Photographers

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 02:30:20 +0000

Let’s look at how a spaghetti strainer can help you learn about photography. There are three new and probably a bit exotic lenses on the horizon and Chris explains what they are good for. He also looks at the tricks of the press photographers to help you take better hand-held low light shots. RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "788 Tricks of the Press Photographers"

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787 The True Foundation of All Photography

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:06:17 +0000

Chris spills the beans on the big secret of how to make you a better photographer, Derrin asks about Depth of Field and Limon64 wonders why some cameras are easier to focus than others. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: … Continue reading "787 The True Foundation of All Photography"

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786 Rich and Famous

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:04:00 +0000

Danny wonders how to make money with his travel photography and Chris explains his personal story around that topic. Chris has been interviewed by Photo Live Magazine and takes a closer look at the great photos that the listeners submitted to this round of the Slack Photo Challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Slack … Continue reading "786 Rich and Famous"

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785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:31:28 +0000

Let’s look at how a DSLR shutter works, with its spring-loaded bladed shutters and its electro magnets and how it’s possible to program and run a shutter using an Arduino. We’ll also dive into keywording strategies and have a look at where photography might go from here with the new developments in image recognition and … Continue reading "785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You"

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784 Homemade Lenses

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:31:36 +0000

On this quick-fire Q&A episode Terry wonders about print sizes & aspect ratios, Michael has questions about prisms and mirrors in cameras and Oliver is looking into experimenting with home-made lenses. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Build your own lens More about building your own lens Homemade lens Download the MP3 for this episode … Continue reading "784 Homemade Lenses"

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783 Why are Lenses Round?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 03:01:28 +0000

On this quick-fire question and answer episode, Andy wonders why lenses are round and Chris talks about how lenses are made and how the round shape makes most sense. John has a LR workflow question and Mark is curious about digital medium format. Chris goes into detail on why medium format isn’t clearly defined and … Continue reading "783 Why are Lenses Round?"

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782 – Recovering from the Cloud

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 02:49:13 +0000

Oliver has some follow-up regarding cloud backups, David wonders about air travel and the electronics ban and Joe wants to shoot infrared black and white film and digital. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Bumper Car Light Painting [Video] with Chris Marquardt Chris Marquardt on Patreon SPONSOR: Get 20% off at Shutterstock.com Download the MP3 … Continue reading "782 – Recovering from the Cloud"

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781 Physical Backups

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:00:41 +0000

This episode features questions on broken links, printing your photos as a physical backup, the whereabouts of the Marquardt International Pinhole project, lens elements and groups and an SD card tester for Windows. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Arq: cloud backup for Mac and Windows Marquardt International Pinhole – 4×5″ Large Format Pinhole Camera … Continue reading "781 Physical Backups"

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780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:00:44 +0000

On this rapid-fire Q&A episode: Adam is interested in avoiding losing his photos in times of ransomware and Chris lays out his strategy from shooting through editing to archiving, to make sure he never loses a single photo. Hampus goes whale watching to Iceland and wonders what focal length makes the most sense and Heramb … Continue reading "780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts"

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779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 +0000

On today’s episode Chris reveals the winners of the last TFTTF Slack Challenge (join the Slack here)- and Release Pixie Ravsitar reveals the new one. Chris and David DuChemin discuss what’s more important, the tech, or The Soul of the Camera (which happens to be the title of David’s new book too). David duChemin is … Continue reading "779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera"

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778 Arctic Sirens

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:39:03 +0000

Chris is back from his Arctic photo travels on the s/v Noorderlicht around Svalbard, together with a wonderful group of photographers and he brought home some stories. Learn about Spitzbergen, the world’s biggest laboratory, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (and if it’s really flooded from melting permafrost), Ny-Ålesund, Barentsburg and Longyearbyen. Hear about the Svalbard … Continue reading "778 Arctic Sirens"

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777 Too Much Light

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:51:30 +0000

Chris takes a closer look at ND filter systems and helps you determine what you need – and what you don’t. To make sure you have ample time to practice until this summer .. let’s do an early start and talk about how to shoot a solar eclipse. Also if you send in a question … Continue reading "777 Too Much Light"

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776 Making Dead Pixels

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:05:13 +0000

In this special episode we’ll find out if “having something” is better than “needing something”, we’ll learn what’s so magic about dipping your fingers in chemistry, and you get to listen in while Chris talks to a particle physicist at the Large Hedron Collider project about how to produce dead pixels on your camera sensor. … Continue reading "776 Making Dead Pixels"

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775 GoPros in Space

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:18:47 +0000

TJ sends in a follow-up on his extension tube story and how he solved it.. Chris takes a look at SpaceX and how they make use of cameras and Doug had a creative experience with fireworks and wonders if there are more creative things you can do with photography. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: … Continue reading "775 GoPros in Space"

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774 Standardizing On Black And White

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:44:28 +0000

Chris takes a look at what you can achieve with an extension tube, why you should know that there are different kinds of extension tubes and how the professionals do their macro photography. There’s talk about Nikon CPU and non-CPU lenses and Chris will also use this episode to bring you something that he just … Continue reading "774 Standardizing On Black And White"

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773 The Economics of Film

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:53:20 +0000

Chris takes a closer look at the economics of monobath developer, an exploration why the Lab Box is still a great idea and how to avoid sticky fingers when trying to coax a roll of 120 film onto a development reel. On the digital side, Chris looks into free image editing tools on Windows, Mac, … Continue reading "773 The Economics of Film"

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772 Lens Resolution

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:07 +0000

Kade asks about lens resolution (is there such a thing?), Chris discusses the Lab Box for film development, Gerald wonders which lens to buy and Chris gives some general lens buying advice. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Support TFTTF on Patreon Great ways to support Tips from the Top Floor The Film Photography Handbook … Continue reading "772 Lens Resolution"

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771 Chris Dun Goofed

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:38:21 +0000

Chris messed up and answered a question that wasn’t even asked. Let’s fix that and discuss the difference between circular and rectangular ND filters. TFTTF gets some online recognition, Chris posted a 360 degree video of Lake Baikal, and double-goof: Chris had the new challenge introduction all along. Well, it’s never too late. Also a … Continue reading "771 Chris Dun Goofed"

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770 The Biggest Failures

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:22:22 +0000

Chris has a closer look at failed photo-related crowdfunding campaigns, Job needs advice on a 3D camera and Gerald wonders about the difference between a linear and a circular polarizer. Plus: the review of the current Slack photo challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Become a Patreon supporter and keep this show independent Failed … Continue reading "770 The Biggest Failures"

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769 Does Beer Develop?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:09:20 +0000

Chris analyzes the claim that you can develop film in beer and comes to the conclusion that that’s unlikely. But he knows how it was done. There’s a recap of the question on color-blind photography (more in the episode linked below). Also some conclusions about the ongoing Anchor experiment.. it’s not looking rosy. RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "769 Does Beer Develop?"

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768 Lightroom Speed Boost

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:01:44 +0000

John Michael wonders how to speed up his Lightroom and Chris goes into the intricacies of setting up and using different preview sizes, smart previews and how the right setup can make Lightroom much faster. Chris also answers the question on why he upgraded to the 7D Mark II – the answer might be surprising. … Continue reading "768 Lightroom Speed Boost"

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767 What is Sharpness?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:33:51 +0000

Joan isn’t quite happy about the sharpness of his photos of people and Chris does a few sophisticated guesses on what he means and how to counter it and get sharper photos of people. Kevin wonders how to tame the flood of RAW and JPG images in his Lightroom and if he needs both at … Continue reading "767 What is Sharpness?"

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766 The Tough Questions

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:43:43 +0000

Today Chris will tackle the tough questions. Terry wonders about photography in science and Chris elaborates on a few techniques and wonders how it relates to the arts. And Kevin wonders about the ethics of photography at a women’s protest march. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: 2018 Photo Tours with Chris: Ladakh, Ireland, Norway, … Continue reading "766 The Tough Questions"

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765 All Things HDR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:36:32 +0000

Chris talks about HDR and about carrying two heavy cameras on a frozen lake. He also has a little favor to ask from you: please fill out the podcast listener survey at podsurvey.com/topfloor High Dynamic Range Photography Chris also dives into High Dynamic Range and takes a closer look at the ins and outs. The … Continue reading "765 All Things HDR"

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764 Can’t-Delete-Photos-Aholic

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:04:22 +0000

James wants a camera that can shoot movie-like quality. Chris explains how to evaluate cameras and that the movie-like qualities of movies are not necessarily only due to the cameras. The soft factors include anything from lighting, color correction, editing, pacing, music, and last but not least: story. Thomas is a self-confessed can’t-delete-photos-aholic and Chris … Continue reading "764 Can’t-Delete-Photos-Aholic"

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763 The long dark winter

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:30:44 +0000

Ravsitar brings us a new slack photo challenge (if you’re not on the slack, get on board here), Simone wonders about vignetting caused by leaf shutters and how that is different from focal plane shutters, T.J. wants to exercise his photo skills indoors during the dark winter season in Minneapolis and Mark asks about switching … Continue reading "763 The long dark winter"

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762 Because we have good taste

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:20:25 +0000

Tour participant Jeff scored in a photo contest, Michael and Thomas wonder about how robust their cameras are, Mario needs a motivational boost for his photography and Paul wonders if you can enter a photo contest with an unprocessed RAW file. Is there such a thing as an unprocessed RAW file at all? RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "762 Because we have good taste"

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761 How Robust Is Your Camera?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:53:24 +0000

Listener Chris wonders about weather sealing and condensation on his camera, Niels tries to micro-adjust the focus on his lens and Ray is looking for opinions on Art lenses. Oh, and we take a quick look at Kodak’s new announcement to bring their 10 year discontinued slide film Ektachrome back. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES … Continue reading "761 How Robust Is Your Camera?"

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760 Do only Canon and Nikon make PRO Cameras?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:35:48 +0000

Happy New Year everyone! Chris looks back at 2016, looks out to what 2017 will bring and even takes a peek into his 2018 plans as his calendar already begins to fill up. Including some brand-new tours: Morocco and the Chadar Trek in Ladakh, Kashmere. Ben is curious about exposure modes and how they affect … Continue reading "760 Do only Canon and Nikon make PRO Cameras?"

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759 The Colorful Episode

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:15:33 +0000

Doug wonders why we use red green and blue for our photography and not something else and Chris goes a bit into trichromacy and how our eyes work similar to the sensor on our cameras. Bill wonders about the colors on his screen vs. the colors on his prints and Chris visited a massive photo … Continue reading "759 The Colorful Episode"

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758 How dangerous is AI to professional photography?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:57:56 +0000

Todd is trying to find ways to bend his lens, George wonders what it takes to make sure that his photos don’t get lost when he’s gone and Chris will try to find out if the new AI-powered camera RELONCH is a threat to professional photography. Hint: it isn’t just yet. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW … Continue reading "758 How dangerous is AI to professional photography?"

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757 Affinity

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:17:27 +0000

Sawyer calls in with a great tip on focusing with an ND filter and Chris has a few thoughts on the focus trap and how to reliably determine distance without autofocus. Jim wonders about the camera gear to bring on a photo tour and Chris gives an example based on some of the previous photo … Continue reading "757 Affinity"

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756 To Downsize or not to Downsize

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:05:41 +0000

This is a quick-fire episode – three questions, three answers – Mark wants to downsize his camera and is looking at mirrorless, Bob has a hard time to focus with a 10 stop ND filter and Chris discusses live view, zooming in, manual focus and Ryan is thinking about going more wide angle – hear … Continue reading "756 To Downsize or not to Downsize"

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755 I Fixed My Shutter

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:53:04 +0000

Today’s episode is about overcoming fears, about doing something you haven’t done before and about repairing a shutter. Chris also does a quick detour into photo history, talking about Prontor and Compur shutters and how they defined a standard that has been part of many cameras and still is even until today: the PC Sync … Continue reading "755 I Fixed My Shutter"

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754 Gut Feel Testing

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:22:02 +0000

Andy listens to TFTTF under ground, Adam wonders how to test for maximum dynamic range of your camera and Chris dives right in, to the point where he gets out the camera and does a live test on the show. Holger calls in from Mexico and wonders if what he’s doing with his polarizer is … Continue reading "754 Gut Feel Testing"

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753 Fake ISO

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:22:21 +0000

Chris discusses 4k video on the Canon 5D Mark IV, we hear from a lawyer turned wedding photographer, how to make your wide angle lens even wider and why most cameras end their automatic exposure at 30 seconds. Also, find out how you can become an instant hero for the rest of the TFTTF community! … Continue reading "753 Fake ISO"

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The secret to making your wide angle lens even wider – for free

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:42:54 +0000

Every time I prepare a photo tour that centers on landscape photography, there are questions on what photo equipment to bring. The most common theme regarding lenses is: the wider the better. But while that’s a natural instinct, a super wide angle is not necessarily the best choice for your landscape photography. Our eyes Let’s … Continue reading "The secret to making your wide angle lens even wider – for free"

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752 Augmented Photography

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:51:37 +0000

Chris does some speculating on the future of photography, especially in light of the next big wave of computing: Augmented and Mixed Reality – this will impact photography on many different levels. There will be new technical possibilities (think 3D sensing), there will be new ways to present photography (virtual displays), new ways of teaching … Continue reading "752 Augmented Photography"

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751 Giveaway and Modes. Guest: Valerie Jardin

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:30:16 +0000

Get the eBook 1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow for free. David wonders what shutter modes Chris uses and prompts him to go deep into his reasoning for or against certain modes. Chris will also look into why over- and underexposure are absolutely fine and sometimes even necessary in some of his … Continue reading "751 Giveaway and Modes. Guest: Valerie Jardin"

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750 Should you buy the new MacBook?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:54:24 +0000

Chris tells you which new laptop he just bought.. and why he made that specific choice. Hint: it’s not the new Apple MacBook Pro. You will hear from Barry who bought a refurbished lens and how he loved the experience, and Rob wants to know if it’s possible to spot edits in a photo, which … Continue reading "750 Should you buy the new MacBook?"

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749 Filter Therapy

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:56 +0000

Something different on this episode of Tips from the Top Floor.. let’s do a quick-fire episode.. Three questions, Three answers.. one about filter therapy, one about sharpening grain, and the question of all questions: what on earth is an f-stop. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Apocalypse of Lens Dust [Lensrentals.com] The TFTTF Slack … Continue reading "749 Filter Therapy"

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748 Bust The Dust

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:38:15 +0000

Chris listens in in on the Accidental Tech Podcast with John Siracusa, Casey Liss and Marco Arment and tries to bust a few myths around dust in your camera. He just released a video that takes you behind the scenes of a photo shoot with a band. Also Jeremy wonders how much of a disappointment … Continue reading "748 Bust The Dust"

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Joo Kraus: The JooJazz Photo Shoot

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:13:00 +0000

When I did the photo shoot with musician Joo Kraus last year, he and the Tales in Tones Trio were still in the process of mixing their new album JooJazz – and I believe that album name was actually coined during that photo session. For me, shooting with a band is always a treat. Shooting … Continue reading "Joo Kraus: The JooJazz Photo Shoot"

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747 Aurora From A Moving Platform

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:54:07 +0000

Chris talks about shooting the aurora from a moving ship, what the challenges are and how to overcome them and incorporate them into your photography in a creative way. Thomasz asks why not just do long exposures from a tripod instead of buying a new camera. Also Chris finally gets around to review the September … Continue reading "747 Aurora From A Moving Platform"

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746 An Embarrassing Story

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:04:27 +0000

Richard wants to shoot the northern lights in Iceland with a 12 year old DSLR and you can hear Chris finally say that sometimes it’s in fact the gear., Andy points us to a cause that’s worth volunteering for, Joe reports back on his brother-in-law’s successes with his box camera and Ryan wonders about the … Continue reading "746 An Embarrassing Story"

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745 Photokina 2016 Special

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:42:08 +0000

On this special Photokina episode of Tips from the Top Floor, Chris talks gear with his guest Allan Attridge of the Two Hosers Photo show. They go over anything that they find worth mentioning, including Nikon’s new KeyMission action cameras, the Leicas Sofort (how do you pronounce that in the US?), the new GoPro Karma … Continue reading "745 Photokina 2016 Special"

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744 ICEBERG!!!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:37:51 +0000

Chris is back from his travels to the east coast of Greenland and to Donegal, the northwest part of Ireland. On today’s episode Bob asks about shooting trains with reflective elements and John has a tip (coating tripod feet against corrosion) and a question about photo exercises that give you some real exercise. Chris also … Continue reading "744 ICEBERG!!!"

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743 Confident Focus

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 03:59:40 +0000

Chris listens in on a TED talk by adventure photographer Corey Rich to learn why he thinks embracing discomfort is important to photography. Matt has a question on how to get confident focus with his fish-eye lens. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Embracing Discomfort | Corey Rich – YouTube Online Depth of Field Calculator … Continue reading "743 Confident Focus"

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