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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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 810 Desert Island Challenge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Let’s discuss how to avoid reflections in glasses and shadows from glasses in portrait photography. The Tips from the Top Floor Desert Island Challenge: Spend an entire weekend with one focal length, post your best photo on Twitter with Hashtag #tfttfdesertisland and Chris will review some of your shots on one of the next episodes. Or send a voice mail, telling us what the Desert Island Challenge did for your photography. Photo by Pablo García Saldaña RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Chris’ tweet that started the Desert Island Challenge Tell us what the Challenge did for your photography Support TFTTF Video: Last week’s slack photo challenge review Pre-order the book: Wide-Angle Photography: Capturing Landscape, Portrait, Street, and Architectural Photographs with Wide-Angle Lenses (Including Tilt-Shift Lenses) SPONSOR: Make your free website with Jimdo.com, get 20% off the first year of Pro and Business packages using offer code TOPFLOOR on checkout. 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 810 Desert Island Challenge appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 809 Up Your BW Game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It’s the BIG TFTTF SLACK CHALLENGE REVIEW .. with a little twist, it’s also on video. Chris also looks into how film converts the color spectrum of light into black and white and how you can benefit from that knowledge when you convert your digital photos and get much better results this way. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: [YouTube] TFTTF 809 Slack Photo Challenge Review Photo Safari: Kenya – The Great Migration – more information 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 809 Up Your BW Game appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The last piece of Chris’ new mirrorless studio camera puzzle is solved, the English translation for the wide-angle book has started, Daniel has a question on model releases, Chris will come to visit New Zealand and that’s not the biggest piece of news: Chris just received confirmation that he will co-host THE most amazing and very exclusive wildlife photo tour to witness the Great Migration in the Kenyan Masai Mara in a Hemmingway-style setting in August. And he can bring just a hand full of people to join in the photography. More on that about nine minutes into this episode. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Interested in the Kenya Masai Mara tour in August? E-Mail Chris here. [Chris on YouTube] Using the Sony Alpha 5100 As a Studio/Streaming Camera – Pitfalls and How to Solve Them – YouTube [Form] Kiwis! Chris will visit New Zealand. Could you please answer a few questions on this form? How to get on the TFTTF Slack to preview the English wide-angle book cover Your support for TFTTF makes a real difference 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 807 My New Mirrorless Camera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris has streamed video for ages, but he was never happy with the way the video from his webcam looked. So he went on a bit of an odyssey to finally get to a setup with a decent camera, a decent sensor, decent bokeh and really good video quality. All for under 500 bucks. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Eight ways to support Tips from the Top Floor Chris demonstrates the Sony alpha 5100 as a streaming video camera [YouTube] DOF simulator – Camera depth of field calculator with visual background blur and bokeh simulation. The Future of Photography – Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation Networks Curiously Polar – Twilight and Sweet Buns Sony alpha 5100 (Amazon.com affiliate link) Sigma 19/2.8 (Amazon.com affiliate link) Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder (Amazon.com affiliate link) 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 807 My New Mirrorless Camera appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 806 Why Bother Being a Photographer? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In a world where it seems that everything has already been photographed, why bother becoming a photographer at all? Chris tries to find the answer to motivation in photography. Photo: Ricardo Gomez 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 806 Why Bother Being a Photographer? appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 805 Setting The Right Goals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Happy New Year everybody!! On this episode Chris talks about goals when it comes to presenting your work in public and what they entail. Tom is interested in a sharpening workflow and Chris spills the beans about his own (barely existing) sharpening workflow. Also, the little robot from the podcast The Future of Photography finally has a name. Thanks to everyone who helps with their suggestions. Photo by Patrick Schneider RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Support the show 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 805 Setting The Right Goals appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 804 GEAR GEAR GEAR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here’s the GEAR SHOW! Chris answers audience questions. Wayne wonders if Luminar could easily replace Adobe Lightroom. Derrin wants to know if he should be worried about 30 dead pixels on his new camera’s sensor. Also, Fred prompts Chris to discuss how Sony A7 Mk III, Canon 5D Mk IV and Nikon D850 stack up against each other. Also, Chris talks about his personal favorite or most noteworthy smaller photo gadgets from 2017. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Products mentioned in this episode (affiliate links): Luminar 2018 for Windows Amazon.com Luminar 2018 for Mac Amazon.com Sony A7 Mk III Amazon.com Nikon D850: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Canon 5D Mk IV: Amazon.com | Amazon.de BlackRapid Wander: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Rat Rig V-Slider Mini 2.0: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Canon SELPHY CP1300: Amazon.com | Amazon.de Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ10: Amazon.com | Amazon.de The Film Photography Handbook Amazon.com Other links: Listen to Chris on the Sunny 16 Podcast Front Element Scratches – Lens Rentals Cosmic Particles – Interview with particle physicist Frank Linde [Photography Tips from the Top Floor, episode 545] Support Chris and the show Support Chris on Liberapay 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 804 GEAR GEAR GEAR appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 803 Bubble Sort Your Photos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris looks at three very different methods to select the best photo from several that are equally good: 1) the nerdy method, 2) the work smarter method and 3) the get over it method. What are your plans for May 2018? Here’s the New York Tilt-Shift Architecture and Street Photography Workshop Photo by Sebastian Pichler RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: New York City Tilt-Shift Architecture & Street Photography – May 11 2018 Photo Tour – phantastic tours and workshops and classes with Chris Marquardt Patreon: We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change. SPONSOR: CanvasPeople.com – use promo code TOPFLOOR for a free 11×14 canvas (you only pay shipping) 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 803 Bubble Sort Your Photos appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 802 Ice Packs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris talk about the ice packs on his cheek, he looks at the photos of the November challenge winners (thanks Chris, Cedomil and Roan), Bob wonders about web photo consistency (is there any at all?) and Chris is giving Anchor another shake and … we’ll have to talk about Patreon. Photo by Evan Kirby RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: November Challenge entry: Aspen on the beach by Chris Butler November Challenge entry: It’s not Christmass yet by Cedomil Kolic November Challenge entry: November Bokeh by Roan Dickey Chris Marquardt on Anchor The January Slack Challenge [link goes to Slack] Join the TFTTF Slack here SPONSOR: CanvasPeople.com – use promo code TOPFLOOR for a free 11×14 canvas (you only pay shipping) 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 802 Ice Packs appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 801 The Cult of Done Manifesto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Let’s look at a philosophy that can help you get your photo projects done, the Cult of Done Manifesto. Daniel needs help with release forms, Tony wonders about camera settings for shooting video and you can win a t-shirt by helping find a name for our little robot. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Cult of Done Manifesto – Bre Pettis Win a t-shirt: help us name our robot – The Future of Photography SPONSOR: Try Linkedin Learning for free! SPONSOR: CanvasPeople.com – use promo code TOPFLOOR for a free 11×14 canvas (you only pay shipping) 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 801 The Cult of Done Manifesto appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 800 The Future of Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Robert tries to take photos with good colors at a camp fire, Raja wonders about what the switch to Full Frame could do to his speedlights. Also Chris introduces his new podcast The Future of Photography where he and Adrian Stock (of Sunny 16 fame) explore the ways new technology can help you make fantastic photos. Subscribe wherever you find your other podcasts. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: The Future of Photography – the NEW photography podcast with Chris Marquardt and Adrian Stock SPONSOR: CanvasPeople.com – use promo code TOPFLOOR for a free 11×14 canvas SPONSOR: Linkedin Learning – free 30-day trial 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 800 The Future of Photography appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 799 Deep Space Color | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 798 Phalluses and Film Photography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 beautiful Himalayan countries. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Sunny 16 Podcast Phallus Paintings in Bhutan Photo Tours with Chris Marquardt 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 798 Phalluses and Film Photography appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 797 An Imaginary Color | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 797 An Imaginary Color appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 796 Camera Benchmarking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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 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) » May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift » Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway » Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords » Oct 2018: Morocco » all photo tours The post 796 Camera Benchmarking appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

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