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PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR

Summary: Get your questions answered and learn to see, no matter if you shoot digital or on film, if you shoot mirrorless or with a DSLR. You use Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Lightroom? Come in! Lean about exposure, composition, colors and the creative side of photography.

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 tfttf732 – Starting A Photography Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jose is trying to start a portrait photography business, Chris thinks back to the time when he started his own business and what his challenges were – and how he overcame them. The TFTTF Slack July Photo Challenge is up and Ryan wonders how to future-proof his photo management solution. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Ireland: Donegal Dreamscapes 2016 Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops with Chris Marquardt and Alternative Visions (Trevor Cole and Ashley Kydd) The July Photo Challenge – get your photo reviewed on the show Here’s how to join the Slack SPONSOR: Hedge for Mac – the fastest way to copy your RAW files – to multiple destinations and 100% verified Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf732 – Starting A Photography Business appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf731 – Low-Budget Pro Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Let’s review Ravsitar the Release Pixie’s TFTTF Slack May Photo Challenge – aka RRPTSMPC. Bill wants to import his old photos into Lightroom while creating a date-based folder structure, Joe wonders about low-budget professional photography and prompts Chris to get on one of his major soapboxes – don’t miss this

 tfttf730 – Star Wars, Makers and Double-Act Comedy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris declares you all makers on this episode. Another Chris has some old film in the fridge. Find out what bokeh and double-act comedy have in common and learn about the connection between Star Wars and Donegal in Ireland. Dave has a question regarding printing and there’s a new slack photo challenge for all you TFTTF Cyberspace Slackers. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Video by Chris: MakerFaire Hannover 2016 Expired film – example 1 (picture by Monika Andrae) Expired film – example 2 (picture by Monika Andrae) SPONSOR: The Great Courses Plus – sign up for a free month What does boke mean? SPONSOR: Fast and safe simultaneous copies with Hedge for Mac, save 20% with this link Star Wars in Donegal and West Cork Video: Color Spaces The TFTTF Slack July Photo Challenge Get on the TFTTF Slack here SPONSOR: Squarespace. Enter offer code TOPFLOOR to get 10% off your first purchase Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf730 – Star Wars, Makers and Double-Act Comedy appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf729 – Makers, Filters and Styles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Chris talks about MakerFaire and Arduino in the context of photography. Dan has a question on high-speed sync flash and how it would work on his Pentax in a sports photography situation. Troy wonders if variable ND filters are any good and Jeremy has a question regarding picture style settings in your camera. We’ll also listen in on a wonderful discussion between Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden. Links: Support TFTTF on Patreon A (German) post about the Villa Warming Party Viewfinder Villa – aerial photo #1 Viewfinder Villa – aerial photo #2 tfttf episode 727 – Chris talks about the speed of the shutter Joe McNally Desert Shoot – High Sped Sync with a forest of flashes Flash (HSS Off) at 500,000 FPS Flash (HSS On) at 500,000 FPS SPONSOR: The Great Courses Plus SPONSOR: VideoBlocks The X pattern on a variable polarizer Become a TFTTF Cyberspace Slacker David DuChemin on photo critique Bruce Gilden and Martin Parr In Conversation Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events Title photo: C. Rueckert The post tfttf729 – Makers, Filters and Styles appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf728 – RISK | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES A great tip by Dave on how to save tons of time when shooting at night. A few thoughts on Tripods by Chris based on Brian’s question. An interview with Broui Wang, the founder of Polarr.co. Phil has a question of getting his first roll of film developed and wants some tips on shooting candid shots of a group of people. Also: anyone in for a 2018 Kamtchatka photo tour? Drop a comment below. Links: Visit the countries you only knew from playing RISK Polarr – the photo editor for almost any platform in existence Walgreens film development List of Photographic Labs that develop film in the US Become a TFTTF Cyberspace Slacker Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf728 – RISK appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf727 – Glitch Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Bruce has problems shooting in the forest and Chris has a few recommendations on how to tackle these kinds of photos. Elie is concerned with the resolution when scanning his medium format negatives and Chris does some simple math to find out that you could print them at billboard size. Sina proposes something that’s slightly counter-intuitive: fail more to become better at photography. The coupon code to get 35% on the Film Photography Handbook is CMFILM35, get it here Links: (Video) Camera Shutter in super slow motion (Video) Shooting Woodlands TFTTF episode 663 includes a segment on “scanning” your photos using your camera Want to become a TCS? A TFTTF Cyberspace Slacker? Here’s how. Download the MP3 for this episode Get TFTTF updates via email Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf727 – Glitch Free appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf726 REPOST – The Speed of the Curtains | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES This is with the fixed audio. It was entirely my fault, I messed this up in the edit. My apologies – Chris David has some great points about muscle memory and how resetting your camera after you used it will make you a faster photographer. Robert wonders how he should manage and rename the photo files on his hard drive. Brad wants to know how old the light on the top of the frame is compared to the light on the bottom of the frame and Charles has read about a strange beast called the “Technical Camera” and Chris sheds some light on what it is, who uses it and how it works. The Film Photography Handbook hardcover is out now! Here are three coupon codes to save $$$. Show Links: Become a TFTTF Cyberspace Slacker The Film Photography Handbook – Coupon Codes The brand new discoverthetopfloor.com (re-designed, faster, responsive) » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf726 REPOST – The Speed of the Curtains appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf725 – Diamond In The Rough | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Frank is interested in color spaces and wonders which one to choose in the camera, Hampus calls in from the Himalayan trek and needs some hints regarding what to see in Ireland (hint: Donegal) and Iceland. Ben finds weird artefacts on his flash photos and wonders if it has to do with shutter speed and Terry relays her experience taking wonderful photos of her grandkids because she knew her camera in and out. Show Links: New and re-designed: Discover the Top Floor (Photo Tours & Workshops with Chris Marquardt) Strobist: Lighting 101 Ireland: Donegal Dreamscapes 2016 Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops with Chris Marquardt and Alternative Visions (Trevor Cole and Ashley Kydd) Video: Chris compares color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB and Euroscale Coated Episode 40 – the one with the cows » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf725 – Diamond In The Rough appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf724 – Solar Charging Camera Batteries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Rusty says hi to the “Top Floor Cyberspace Slackers” and asks why we should post process. Chris has some ideas about this. Volker does a road trip in California and wonders if it’s the right decision to leave half his gear back home in Germany. Chris has learned to travel light, so you can guess the answer on that one. Joe wants some guidance on how to buy a box camera and Chris elaborates on the differences between 120 and 620 film, the different kinds of box cameras, where to get them and what to look out for. And last but not least, Kade suggests to use solar chargers when on a trek. Chris has done some research into that area. Show Links: The first episode of TFTTF was 11 years ago New photo tour website – Baikal – Svalbard – Norway – Donegal What the TFTTF Community Slack is about 120 film – Wikipedia Kodak Box Camera FAQ » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf724 – Solar Charging Camera Batteries appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf723 – Less Is So Much More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES +++BREAKING+++ The 2017 Svalbard/Spitzbergen tour is now a full charter! More information On this episode: Wilson asks about the 2-3 most essential Lightroom functions, Kade is a binge listener and and makes us better photographers with a toy camera, Casey wonders about printing without intermediate files and Brian tries to find a way to compare the pictures from his camera with the RAW versions. Show Links: The Arctic Svalbard/Spitzbergen tour is now a full charter! Video: Svalbard Solar Eclipse Photography Pyramiden, the northern-most ghost town Ebook on Lightroom workflow: 1 hour 1000 pics by Chris Marquardt Join the TFTTF Slack Chris on Twitter Chris on Facebook Chris on Instagram » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf723 – Less Is So Much More appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf722 – Slackers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Chris has watched the space around Slack for quite a while and he’s willing to give it a go as a new hangout place for the TFTTF community. Long-time listeners will fondly remember the old TFTTF forum which was a very interactive and fun place to be. The new TFTTF Slack could act as the new TFTTF water cooler, a place to discuss photographic topics, a place to get involved with Chris’ show planning process and quite a few things more. Give it a go! » the TFTTF Slack Today’s Q&A: Jonathan tries to find out how to ensure that his photos maintain maximum sharpness when posting them to photo sharing services. Chris elaborates on how photo sharing sites like Flickr tend to resize photos and apply their own sharpening, making it difficult to guess what level of sharpening is appropriate for an upload. They also often delegate dynamic resizing to the browser, which gives the photographer even less control over the perceived sharpness of a picture. Many moving targets here. Jeff has a question on which slide film to use for portraits. The answer is again not a simple one, but the first question Chris puts on the table is “why does it have to be slide film?” and his guess is that Jeff wants the ease of scanning that slide film provides. Find out why slide film might be a tough candidate for portraits. Mike wants advice on posting pictures to Instagram and asks about a rule of quarters to help with a square composition. Chris dives into how he doesn’t really follow rules when it comes to photography and lays out a method to help create compositions that are easy to crop for Instagram. Edward is planning a fish-eye project and he is very curious to find famous fish-eye photographers. Chris isn’t sure if there are any photographers out there who shoot only fish-eye. He might be completely wrong though. Maybe the community can help? Show Links: The TFTTF Slack: why? And how to get in? Petapixel article: +6 f-stops. How exposure affects film photos Made for scanning: Rollei Digibase – color negative film without the orange mask Big Crack | Photo on Flickr gets automatically resized by the browser Chris on Instagram Square composition: Chris’ "Old Man" photo on Instagram SPONSOR: Try Squarespace and enter offer code TOPFLOOR at checkout to get 10% off. » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf722 – Slackers appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR…

 tfttf721 – NIK is Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Today’s topic cover travel photography scouting,tips for shooting a punk rock band under bad lighting, finding an older version of Lightroom and Google’s decision to make the NIK software suite free. Let’s find out what that means for those who depend on it. Show Links: Donegal, Norway, Spitzbergen, Bhutan – photo tours with Chris Marquardt Patron Wall Of Fame Support Chris on Patreon SPONSOR Acronis: Protect your files, protect two computers for the price of one! Visit trueimage.com/top to learn about the free bonus license » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf721 – NIK is Free appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf720 – Mind-boggling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Chris talks with David Salmanowitz, Marisa Marulli, Scott Heaton and Dave Recht, participants of the Lake Baikal photo tour, about the most amazing photo experience ever: Lake Baikal in Siberia. Learn about Siberia and the photo opportunities on the world’s largest and deepest freshwater body. Baikal is over 50 miles wide and almost 420 miles long. Show Links: All about the 2017 Lake Baikal tour: photos, videos, registration. Video: Slippery When Cold – Lake Baikal Ice Adventure Video: Baikal Ice Adventure Listen to the entire Lake Baikal Interviews with participants of the 2016 photo tour SPONSOR Acronis: Protect your files, protect two computers for the price of one! Visit trueimage.com/top to learn about the free bonus license SPONSOR Zenfolio: Start a free trial today with no credit card required. When you decide to sign up for Zenfolio, use the offer code TOPFLOOR to get 30% off your subscription. SPONSOR Audible: Get a free 30 day trial membership! Go to audible.com/topfloor today to start your free trial today! » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf720 – Mind-boggling appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf719 – Georgia, Mark, Tsivka and Wayne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Georgia wants to start her own video blog and Chris draws the parallels between photography and audio and video. Tsvika tries to merge multiple Lightroom catalogs into one, Wayne has a photo workflow question and wants to find out where to flag his pictures best and last but not least, Mark likes petroglyps a lot more when they are viewed through his polarizing sunglasses and not so much when he looks at the photos his camera took of them. Show Links: 1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow – an eBook by Chris Marquardt Donegal, Ireland – an amazingly wild place for photography Chris on Twitter (@chrismarquardt) » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf719 – Georgia, Mark, Tsivka and Wayne appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 tfttf718 – And I Would Walk 500 Miles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Terry has a question on medium format cameras, Tom wants to hike 500 miles and desperately needs to save on battery life, Larry is looking to get his photos developed and Tom inquires about training methods to teach post processing. Show Links: I would walk 500 miles – The Proclaimers – YouTube Ireland: Donegal Dreamscapes 2016 Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops with Chris Marquardt and Alternative Visions (Trevor Cole and Ashley Kydd) The Patron Wall of Fame Help keep the lights on: become a TFTTF Patron The Film Photography Handbook – the new film photography book by Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae » Download the MP3 for this episode Upcoming events: » Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway » Sep 2016: Donegal » Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia » May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen » Nov 2017: Bhutan » all events The post tfttf718 – And I Would Walk 500 Miles appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

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