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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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 818 Spinning Heads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris and Adrien look at some futuristic stuff around photography with a peek into another podcast on this network: The Future of Photography. Also, Colin is planning to do a fun pinhole camera build project with children and Chris goes into some detail on how to build one and why this is such an amazing idea. Photo by Jason Chen RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Build a Matchbox Pinhole Camera SPONSOR: Format.com – The online portfolio you deserve. Free 30-day trial. SPONSOR: WeTransfer – no-hassle transfer of big files world-wide, for free. 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 818 Spinning Heads appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 817 Alaskan Summer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It’s time for the Slack March Challenge review! We’ll have a closer look at photos by Kyle, Andreas and Brendan. You can watch the review video here. Also Andrew wants some photo tip for his upcoming Alaskan summer cruise. Photo by Matt Artz RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Pre-order now: Wide-Angle Photography: Capturing Landscape, Portrait, Street, and Architectural Photographs with Wide-Angle Lenses (Including Tilt-Shift Lenses) by Chris Marquardt The Future of Photography: Videotography TFTTF 817 Slack Photo Challenge Review – YouTube Join the TFTTF Slack here SPONSOR: WeTransfer – free, simple, fast, no sign-up. Transfer big files! 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 817 Alaskan Summer appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 816 Gale-Force Winds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris tries to find out what STYLE in photography really means and why and if you should develop one. We’ll look at how to shoot video and do photography at minus seven degrees Fahrenheit while being on a ship in wind force eight and 16 ft waves. Talk about a challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: 78°N and Back – Chris Marquardt’s Soapbox Video Playlist: Noorderlicht 2018 Adventure Noorderlicht 2018: Photos by Chris Marquardt Svalbard / Spitzbergen – Photo Tour 2017 (video) s/v Noorderlicht: Official Website SPONSOR: MasterClass.com – Get the All-Access Pass here SPONSOR: WeTransfer – the simplest way to share big files around the world, for free 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 816 Gale-Force Winds appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 815 Sizeable Pixels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris brings out the pixel buckets again to discuss the difference between larger and smaller pixels on your sensor and why they aren’t as crucial for image quality as you might think. Photo by Vlad Tchompalov RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Become a member of the amazing TFTTF Slack community SPONSOR: WeTransfer.com. You make. We transfer. 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 815 Sizeable Pixels appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 814 Star Trails on Film | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris looks at how photo booths have changed over the years, from the vintage film-based ones to the fun-packed and prop-packed digital systems that you can find on weddings and other events these days. Also Mike wants to know how to shoot star trails with his film camera and Chris does some digging to find out. Photo by Andrew Preble RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Hartmann Mask DSLR Booth Free Booth A vintage photo booth in action Join the TFTTF Slack SPONSOR: WeTransfer.com. You make. We transfer. SPONSOR: MasterClass. Get the All-Access Pass. 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 814 Star Trails on Film appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 813 The Five Lines of the Histogram | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Chris looks at the five important lines of a histogram and how you can use your knowledge of these lines to get more details in your photo’s highlights. Photo by Liane Metzler RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: TFTTF 810 Desert Island Challenge Submit your photo to the TFTTF Slack photo Challenge, become a member of the TFTTF Slack here SPONSOR: Jimdo.com – build your free website. To save 20% on your first year of the Pro and Business packages use 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 813 The Five Lines of the Histogram appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 812 Recommendation Impossible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Paul got $1500 from his grandma and tries to figure out which film camera to invest in. Chris explores the universe of medium format cameras and comes to the conclusion that making a recommendation is not as easy as it sounds. Cameras mentioned: Mamiya 645, Mamiya RB67, Leica M3, Nikon FE2, Hasselblad, Holga, Voigtlaender Bessa 6×9, Pentax 6×7. The TFTTF Slack is home to a great community of film photographers on channel #film-photography. Join the Slack here. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Android voice recorder recommendations: #1: Auphonic Edit | #2: Samsung Voice Recorder | #3: Audio Recorder SPONSOR: MasterClass.com – get your All-Access Pass for the price of two classes. SPONSOR: Jimdo.com – build your free website. To save 20% on your first year of the Pro and Business packages use 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 812 Recommendation Impossible appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 811 Film Noir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Alexei did a photographic exercise that Chris considers one of the most important ones. He took the same photo 136 times. Benjamin wonders how to replicate the style of Film Noir with the right type of lighting and Chris helps analyze what Film Noir is, what its typical look is and how you can achieve the same today. Photo by Rodion Kutsaev RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: #tfttfdesertisland hashtag on Twitter 136 photos of the same place by Alexei 809 Up Your BW Game – PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR Film noir – Wikipedia SPONSOR: Jimdo.com – build your free website. To save 20% on your first year of the Pro and Business packages use 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 811 Film Noir appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

 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.

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