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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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 785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 3D sensing. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: DSLR Shutter In Detail – YouTube DSLR Shutter on 100 Year Old Lens – YouTube Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 784 Homemade Lenses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 784 Homemade Lenses appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 783 Why are Lenses Round? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 on the differences between film medium format and digital medium format. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: SPONSOR: Shutterstock (get 20% off) Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 783 Why are Lenses Round? appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 782 – Recovering from the Cloud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 782 – Recovering from the Cloud appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 781 Physical Backups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 by Chris Marquardt F3 – flash memory card tester for Mac H2testw – flash memory card tester for Windows SPONSOR: 20% off Shutterstock for TFTTF listeners Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 781 Physical Backups appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 from India noticed a strange focus artefact in a Quentin Tarantino movie and Chris digs out one of Hollywood film-makers’ secrets: the split diopter. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Kodachrome Magazine, 2017 Issue 1 | Kodak Store How to use a Split Focus Diopter | Shanks FX | PBS Digital Studios – YouTube Split Focus Shots A Supercut – YouTube Flash card tester: F3 by Digirati (for Mac) Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a semi-nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. His work can be found at DavidduChemin.com Socorro, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Silky sharks playing behind our dive boat gave us a great excuse to make some photographs. Photo: David DuChemin Gabra women dancing, North Horr, Kenya. Photo: David DuChemin Singing Well. Nachoto Galmagaleh. Photo: David DuChemin RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Soul of the Camera David DuChemin Craft & Vision SPONSOR: get 25% OFF your first order at artbeat Studios Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 778 Arctic Sirens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 wildlife, including reindeer, birds, seals, walrus, polar fox, wales and about our exciting polar bear encounter. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Video: Svalbard/Spitzbergen Photo Expedition with Chris Marquardt Video: Svalbard Dogsledding Svalbard / Spitzbergen photography by Chris Marquardt Longyearbyen – Wikipedia Barentsburg – Wikipedia Ny-Ålesund – Wikipedia Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Interactive Visit Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Wikipedia The Guardian’s article about the flooding of the Seed Vault (hint: it’s overblown) SPONSOR: Fine Art Printing by Art Beat Studios Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 778 Arctic Sirens appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 777 Too Much Light | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 by Jun 10 2017, Chris will send you a little surprise. Instructions inside the show. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 777 Too Much Light appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 776 Making Dead Pixels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 776 Making Dead Pixels appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 775 GoPros in Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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: SPONSOR: Skillshare SpaceX attaches GoPro cameras to rockets Falling Back to Earth | HD Footage From Space Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 775 GoPros in Space appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 774 Standardizing On Black And White | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 talked about on another podcast: why if you’re going film, self developing it is essential when you shoot black and white. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: SPONSOR: none

 773 The Economics of Film | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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, Linux, iOS, Android and even on Blackberry. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program Google Nik Collection (free) Paint.NET – Free Software for Digital Photo Editing (Windows) darktable | the photo workflow software (free) Polarr: Smart Photo Editing (not free but very multi-platform) New55: Donald Qualls’ monobath recipe New55 R5 Monobath Developer Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 773 The Economics of Film appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 772 Lens Resolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 by Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 772 Lens Resolution appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 771 Chris Dun Goofed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 look at if and why a macro lens makes for a good portrait lens. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Support the show on Patreon and get exclusive early access to content TFTTF gets some online recognition: The Best Podcasts for Photography Lovers & Creatives 360 degree video: Walk Lake Baikal (watch in Chrome or in the YouTube app) The new Slack Photo Challenge Get on the TFTTF Slack here SPONSOR: Search the app store for KEEPSAKE and use promo code topfloor to get 15% off your first order Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May 2017: Svalbard — Arctic (sold out) » Oct 2017: Bhutan — The Happiness Kingdom (only 1 spot open) » Jan 2018: Ladakh — Chadar Trek » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 771 Chris Dun Goofed appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

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