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Photography Tips from the Top Floor

Summary: Tips from the Top Floor is the free award-winning weekly show about all things photography. It is also the longest-running photography podcast in existence. The show is hosted by photographer and instructor Chris Marquardt. No matter if you use a DSLR or a point-and-shoot, with a good sense of humor, Chris Marquardt manages to convey tips for the beginner as well as the professional photographer.

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 tfttf669 – Highway Or Back Country Road | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris gets on a tiny little soapbox and talks about tools. How they are there to be a means to an end and not the main purpose of photography. He provides plenty of examples to illustrate this point. Show Links: A Lesser Photographer – ebook by C.J. Chilvers 2015 and 2016 Photo Workshops with Chris … Continue reading tfttf669 – Highway Or Back Country Road The post tfttf669 – Highway Or Back Country Road appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris talks about Donegal, Ireland, about speeding up Lightroom on the new 5k iMac and Sonny Portacio of Pocketlenses.com joins the show to talk about shooting with your smartphone. Show Links: Support the show on Patreon Workshop: Darjeeling First Flush – May 2015 Workshop: Donegal Dreamscapes – September 2015 Pocket Lenses – by Sonny Portacio … Continue reading tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own The post tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Finally the detailed version of how to tell visual stories. Chris has been experimenting and now added a second layer to his Lightroom workflow, not just boiling down photos to the best of the best, but also sorting them into stories that can include pictures from all quality levels. He then uses Storehouse to put … Continue reading tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling The post tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris talks about visual storytelling, selfie-sticks (yes, again), finding the right macro lens (or faking it) and finally: how to do manual exposure the right way? Follow along with his walk-through to learn something today. The Oatmeal: Should you buy a selfie stick? Russian Space Selfie – NO STICK INVOLVED! (Video) iMore show 439: Ally’s … Continue reading tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick The post tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Well.. isn’t it all photography? Doesn’t it feel kinda wrong to look down on those who shoot with a smartphone? And honestly, we’re doing it all, aren’t we? Is it any less serious than shooting with a big DSLR? Chris discusses this and more questions. Also: Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick… Show Links: 22 … Continue reading tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography The post tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Happy New Year! Chris kicks off the new year by answering some listener questions and making sure we don’t lose sight of the most important things in photography. Jose has a question about buying a computer for editing photos and videos, Graham needs a way to exercise his photographic eye and Tommy reports back on … Continue reading tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer The post tfttf664 – Becoming A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this last episode of the year, Chris will touch on Deep Sky Photography vs. Nightscapes (and why he might have used that term slightly wrong). There are a few questions about zones (is it really the holy grail of exposure?) and Chris interviews Sina Farhat from Gothenborg, Sweden, who tells us about his method … Continue reading tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies The post tfttf663 – Nightscapes vs Deep Skies appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf662 – Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Wide Angels – And Some Qs And As | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today Chris goes through a bunch of listener questions and feedback. Jonathan asks about deleting pictures in camera, Chris says he never deletes pictures in camera. Mark wants to know if it’s a good idea to switch from automatic mode right to manual mode, skipping aperture priority. Jim needs some help choosing matte colors when … Continue reading tfttf662 – Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Wide Angels – And Some Qs And As The post tfttf662 – Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Wide Angels – And Some Qs And As appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Today we’ll hear feedback about Ethiopia from Nina, Michael from Sydney helps Chris with his English (yes, he blanked out on “udder”) and John has a question about the legalities of street photography. Chris tries to find some answers on this very difficult topic that’s much more grey and black or white. Show Links: Ethiopia … Continue reading tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography The post tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris tells about his Ethiopian adventure, about how divers the culture, history, people and landscapes are, about how colorful this country is and how little tourism he encountered while traveling Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, the Danakil desert, the salt flats and Erta Ale, a live volcano. Chris elaborates on a picture taken at the volcano, … Continue reading tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism The post tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris will do some night sky photography in Ethiopia. In this episode he goes over how he prepares for that, what lenses he’ll bring and how he applies the “600 rule” to get the right shape of stars. This episode includes a bonus part: revisiting the infamous thunderstorm episode. Show Links: 600 Rule – StarCircleAcademy.com … Continue reading tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography The post tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Even while he’s in Ethiopia, Chris finds time for a quick episode. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 72 days to go » Download the MP3 for this episode The post Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Sometimes it’s not just you who gets in a slump about photography, it can be entire groups. Kyle asks the question how to keep his photography club from coming and going like so many before. Also: let’s meet our bovine friends again. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 73 days to go » Download the MP3 … Continue reading tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention The post tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris prepares for his Ethiopia trip and answers three intertwined questions by Gabriel, Dave and Brian, all around exposure, grey cards and zones (promise: I only briefly ramble about this). Show Links: Grey cards at B&H Grey cards at Enjoyyourcamera.com » Download the MP3 for this episode The post tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

 tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris is about to travel to Ethiopia in Africa. This has brought up a few questions and triggered the main topic of an entire episode of TFTTF. Listen in to find out what the Africa trip has to do with Grover from Sesame Street and of course with photography. Show Links: Bye Bye Mac Pro … Continue reading tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far The post tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.

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