Last update: 2013-06-21

tfttf601 – The Four-Letter F-Word

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2013-06-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Klaus has a question on rechargeable batteries, Simon gets Chris to philosophise about the 4-letter F-word and Tifani tells us what it’s like to be a photo model at one of the most fun photo events ever.. Show Links: … Continue reading


tfttf600 – Six Hundred

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2013-06-11 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Here we are, episode 600! Enjoy. Greetings for episode 600 by: Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad of Radiolab Sam and Chris Miller (and Jon of The Rest of Everest) Ibarionex Perello of The Candid Frame Simon Taylor of Phooto … Continue reading


Spring 2014: It’s Time To Go Back To Everest

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2013-06-05
Tweet We’re doing it again! We are planning another photographic adventure to the Himalayas and you can be a team member on the Everest Trek in the spring of 2014. This trip will take you to places like Lukla, the … Continue reading


Chicago Sun Times lays off all staff photographers

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2013-06-01
Tweet But why? I simply don’t understand the basis for this decision. “…if you’re a 50-65-year old managing editor or publisher at one of the country’s GREAT newspapers and in an industry that is clearly shrinking… Where people are subscribing … Continue reading


tfttf599 – The Show’s Greatest Fan

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2013-05-15 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today: an interview with Photographer Ben Shirk, we’ll meet the youngest fan of TFTTF, there’s a quick hello from the folks at Radiolab and Chris will talk about Macro Ratios on crop sensors. Show Links: Video: St. Louis City … Continue reading


tfttf598 – Giggle Like A Child

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2013-05-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today Chris shows you two ways to get your creative juices flowing: The St. Louis City Museum and After Dark, a unique photo event. Also listen in as Chris talks with After Dark mentor Mike Ridinger about how to … Continue reading


THIS is how you get your creative juices flowing!!

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2013-04-30
Tweet Come with Chris to a place of wonder, mystery, creativity and learning: the City Museum in St. Louis is like no other museum. Actually, you might want to just forget any notion that you had of what a museum … Continue reading


This is After Dark 2013 – St. Louis (video)

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2013-04-28
Tweet An intimate look at a very unique photo event: After Dark. Chris Marquardt attended this year’s St. Louis event as a mentor and Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) was there to film and make this wonderful video. » … Continue reading


tfttf598 Video – Miller’s Professional Imaging

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2013-04-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris Marquardt takes a quick break from teaching at After Dark in St. Louis and gets a factory tour at Miller’s Professional Imaging, one of the world’s best professional print service providers. Video: Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) … Continue reading


Get your free invite for App.net, I’m giving away 200!

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2013-04-23
Tweet If you’ve been following me on the social networks, you noticed that lately I became more active on App.net (also known as ADN). And I love you so much, I want to take all of you with me! Here’s … Continue reading


For the geeks: get TFTTF via Bittorrent

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2013-04-19
Tweet FYI, I just added TFTTF to Bitlove.org, a service that makes all TFTTF episodes available via Bittorrent for those who like to use peer-to-peer downloading. Basically community effort » get the torrent at bitlove.org …


tfttf597 – Dropping Cameras

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2013-04-17 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet The one and only Julien Smith, about 7 years ago. Steve dropped his camera and tries to find out what to do, we’ll look at a picture that’s mixing it up and Chris explains what Highlight Tone Priority (aka … Continue reading


tfttf596 – Ultrawide Creative Juices

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2013-04-11 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris takes a look at the lighting at the German parliament in Berlin, Steve has a question on ultra-wide lenses and how to compose with them, and we’ll look at an important way to keep your creative juices flowing: … Continue reading


tfttf595 – Cultural Kitchen Towel

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2013-04-04 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris looks at a few tricks to combine different white balances in one picture, let’s analyze a picture that makes use of mixed lighting and Chris has a look at how you can interpret pictures VERY differently based on … Continue reading


tfttf594 – It’s T-Time on the Top Floor

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2013-03-29 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Mike gives the poor man’s tripod a new twist, Tips from the Top Floor is New and Noteworty, Chris won a contest and will be in Los Angeles early May to meet with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of … Continue reading


TFTTF is New and Noteworthy

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2013-03-22
Tweet Oh look, Tips from the Top Floor is New and Noteworty! Not sure why, but hey, who am I to complain about visibitlity. And I’m pretty sure it has to do with your support and your reviews and ratings … Continue reading


tfttf593 – Saving eFKe

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2013-03-20 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Gary has a note on backing up pictures during travel, Bear has thoughts on getting out of a rut by using other arts, and he needs a backup strategy for his pictures during a 70 day long motorcycle trip, … Continue reading


tfttf592 – From The Snowy Sea

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2013-03-12 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Monika spend a long weekend in St. Peter-Ording at the German North Sea, getting caught by a snow storm and having a blast working in windy conditions with digital and analog photo gear. Show Links: Chris’ pictures … Continue reading


tfttf591 – Where Are All The Women

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2013-03-06 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Barry wants to lead a photowalk and Chris offers TFTTF as a platform to advertise listener meet-ups, we’ll look at a super-low-contrast picture, Mitch has a question about photography in the south of Germany and let’s try to find … Continue reading


tfttf590 – Photographer Lingo Eplained

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2013-02-28 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Kirk wants to buy 35mm film and Chris takes him through several alternatives, where to buy and how to develop, Rob has a question about contrast and Chris explains some photographer’s lingo and what “one stop” exactly means. Show … Continue reading


tfttf589 – More Light Makes More Dark

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2013-02-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet On this episode of TFTTF German wants to know how to deal with Lightroom and multiple catalogs, Simon has a question on the inverse square law (no math in this episode, promise!) and Happy 111th Birthday, Ansel Adams! “There … Continue reading


tfttf588 – A Japan Wildlife Adventure

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2013-02-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Get a more in-depth view at shooting wildlife in Hokkaido, Japan and listen to Chris talk about equipment, culture, washlets, video, cranes, snow monkeys, white-tailed eagles, steller’s sea eagles, big lenses and of course how to deal with the … Continue reading


BACK with a vengeance!!

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2013-02-06
Tweet TFTTF Community, we are BACK IN BUSINESS! What a scare that was, when a few days ago TFTTF simply vanished from Apple’s podcast directory, still one of the really important places where podcasts are discovered by a new audience. … Continue reading


tfttf587 – Shooting At Minus Thirty Degrees

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2013-02-06 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris packs for shooting in minus 30 degree Celsius conditions, including down pants and a ton of batteries, Bruce wants to know about the advantages and disadvantages of variable ND filters and let’s find out if a modern lens … Continue reading


Let It Flow – Behind The Scenes Of The TAB TWO Photo Shoot

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2013-02-04
Tweet Yes, Chris is in Japan right now, but you can still come along on a photo shoot with him! » some interesting background info about this video …


TFTTF disappeared from the iTunes Store

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2013-02-02
Tweet TFTTF Community, here’s your chance to help! Update Feb 07: http://tfttf.com/tfttfback Tips from the Top Floor has apparently disappeared from iTunes, which is the most important place to discover this show. I don’t know how this happened. If you … Continue reading


tfttf Special – Update after the Hokkaido Earthquake

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2013-02-02 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Martin Bailey are calling in at 5am from a Japanese bus on their way to do a sunrise photo shoot with the workshop group over lake Kushiro. They also briefly touch on the 6.4 earthquake that happened … Continue reading


tfttf586 – Surprises in Compression

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2013-01-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris talks about a double exposure, Mark wants to scan 1000s of photos (not negatives) and we’ll learn a few surprises about how Lightroom handles JPG compression. Show Links: Voigtländer Bessa (video) Kodak Brownie Christmas Ornaments (blog post) JPG … Continue reading


tfttf585 – Equipment DOES Matter

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2013-01-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today Sean wants to know how to get out of his photographic funk, we’ll take another look at vignettes and find out what you can learn from over 40 years of active photography. Does equipment really matter more than … Continue reading


tfttf584 – Vignettes Of Doom

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2013-01-09 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today Chris talks about vignettes and how to do them right, the latest from the TFTTF Google+ community, a picture with extreme spectrum and how to travel with two big cameras. Show Links: The TFTTF Community The episode 583 … Continue reading


tfttf583 – Comfort Zone

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2013-01-02 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Happy New Year! Today Chris looks at what leaving your comfort zones can do for your photography, he will review last episode’s you-had-to-be-there picture and take a look at sharpness. Also a quick review of 2012 and an outlook … Continue reading


tfttf582 – You Had To Be There

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2012-12-26 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris talks about Instagram and how he thinks the big fuss is a red herring to distract from a completely different issue: advertising to users without telling them about it. Also on the show: the spectrum of light and … Continue reading


tfttf581 – DNG vs. RAW

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2012-12-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of DNG over RAW, you will learn about the spectrum of CFLs and LEDs and he’ll try an answer to the question on how to make your files come out great … Continue reading


tfttf580 – Why Photography Is Like Gardening

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2012-12-12 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Kew Gardens, © 2006 Chris Marquardt Find out the secret behind the reflection picture on the last episode, Release Pixie Matt Ravsitar Armstead has a great tip with regards to coin photography, James wants to start a photo club, … Continue reading


tfttf579 – Mirror Finish

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2012-12-04 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Find out about the secret behind the car picture of the last episode, learn even more about card speeds, shoot macros of proof coins without the camera reflection and learn how to deal with a CLEAR NO in street … Continue reading


tfttf578 – Size DOES Matter

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2012-11-27 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today we will find out the secret behind the fish-eye picture, Chris will look at how to balance light at a sunset model shot on the beach, you’ll learn about the confusion between pixels, inches and file sizes. Special … Continue reading


tfttf577 – The Speed Of Bytes

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2012-11-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Rick wants to know how the speed of his SD cards might be limited by the speed of today’s USB ports, so Chris takes a look at current card speeds and compares them with what today’s USB ports can … Continue reading


tfttf576 – Making Choices

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2012-11-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Pauline asks Chris to explain how and why he chooses the pictures for the episodes of this show, Rafael has a question about how much sharpening you should apply to your images and Jon Miller comes on the show … Continue reading


tfttf575 – No Permission

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2012-11-05 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris has taken on the role of camera man in a movie project by Allan Attridge and the two sit down over some pumpkin pie to discuss the implications of shooting movie footage with a DSLR and how much … Continue reading


Adobe Lightroom 4.2 issues solved. Leaves a bad aftertaste

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2012-10-29
Tweet A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some Lightroom 4.2 performance issues. I finally finished the job, despite the issues. To fix the problem, I had to go through several things that were recommended on the Adobe support … Continue reading


tfttf574 – 4 Days Of Food Photography

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2012-10-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet In this episode Chris talks about his latest foray into food photography, Oliver asks about white balance for panoramas, Mason wants to know what gear to take to china, Andre needs to take notes for his analog photography and … Continue reading


Should you upgrade to Lightroom 4.2? After today, I’m not so sure.

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2012-10-15
Tweet Update Oct/29/2012: I managed to solve the issues. How? Beats me.. read all about it here. Update Oct/16/2012: Adobe has merged my problem report with another few that circle around the same topic. You can find the merged thread … Continue reading


tfttf573 – Northern Lighty Things

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2012-10-10 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris has a question about hyperfocal distance and the thirds rule of thumbs, Dave loves analog photography, German asks about lenses and Chad from Australia sends Chris on a virtual research trip because he wants to shoot northern lights. … Continue reading


BREAKING: We’re going to Tibet in 2013 and you can come!

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2012-10-08
Tweet Just a quick FYI: we’re readying the details oft the next Himalayan Workshop – an experience of a lifetime combined with an awesome photo workshop held by yours truly, in a breathtaking landscape – and a wonderful culture! » … Continue reading


PocketChris Incident Light Meter Is Here

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2012-10-04
Tweet PocketChris Incident Light Meter has finally been approved! (insert a little happy dance here) PocketChris Incident Light Meter allows you to use a cheap 18% grey card and your camera, instead of an expensive hand-held incident meter, to achieve … Continue reading


5 Weeks (8): After Dark = Awesome

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2012-10-03
Tweet This is the last part of the 2012 North American tour recap. I ended the tour by treating myself to one of the most creative photo events I’ve ever been to: After Dark. The sessions with creative photographers include … Continue reading


5 Weeks (7): Canyonlands Landscape Photography Adventure

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2012-10-01
Tweet Let’s continue to recap of 5 awesome weeks with the very special workshop at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. I teamed up with Jon Miller, Monika Andrae to bring some adventure to the tour. Good thing we had done … Continue reading


tfttf572 – Be Prepared

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2012-10-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Allan discuss why it’s important to be prepared. » Download the MP3 for this episode …


5 Weeks (6): Harsh Sun, Urban Photography and a Secret Ballroom

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2012-09-28
Tweet Toronto was a productive time! (and yes, this is part six of the 2012 North American tour recap) Release pixie Matt Ravsitar Armstead posted an episode of TFTTF about dealing with harsh sunlight. That episode was pre-recorded before the … Continue reading


tfttf571 – A Sliding Scale

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2012-09-28 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet In this international episode Chris gets a call from Mexico (about a photography business), one from Peru (about size reference in pictures), one from California (about normal focal lengths) and another one from an undisclosed location (about the best … Continue reading


5 Weeks (5): Toronto – Beer, Big Cameras, 4×5

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2012-09-26
Tweet The 2012 North American tour recap continues, from one cost to the other, after San Francisco came Toronto, Canada. Toronto fun fun fun this year – two weekends, two workshops. And the fact the Monika flew over from Germany … Continue reading


5 Weeks (4): TWiT Brickhouse Behind-The-Scenes

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2012-09-24
Tweet And yet another one in the 2012 North American Tour recap marathon: I don’t know about you, but when it comes to stuff like TWiT, I *love* finding out how things look and work behind the scenes. I love … Continue reading


tfttf570 – Turmoil In The Photo World

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2012-09-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet In this episode Chris talks about Photokina, the biggest photo trade show in the world, about what the NIK Software acquisition by Google means, about printing and color management and about taking pictures from a kayak. Yes, a kayak. … Continue reading


How is it possible to replace one incident measurement with two grey card readings?

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2012-09-22
Tweet When I introduced a way to do incident metering without an incident meter I received several questions with regards to how this was possible. Let me try to explain a bit further. An incident light meter uses a white … Continue reading


5 Weeks (3): The Stats

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2012-09-21
Tweet A quick detour in the 2012 North Amercian Tour recap.. You know I’m curious, so I’ve just put together some stats about the tour. During the five weeks, I’ve been flying on 13 different airplanes (must have added at … Continue reading


Incident metering without an incident meter – introducing PocketChris Incident Light Meter

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2012-09-21
Tweet Incident light meters are expensive. They can easily go for $300 or more. The recently announced Sekonic L-748DR with touch screen will be almost $470. Your camera’s automatic metering in the Program, Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority modes does … Continue reading


5 Weeks (2): Photo Day at TWiT

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2012-09-19
Tweet The recap continues. After the Washington D.C. workshop, I continued to San Francisco, or rather north of it to Petaluma in beautiful Sonoma County. As in previous years, Leo Laporte was super awesome to let me have the TWiT … Continue reading


Google bought NIK Software – is this the end of great looking photography?

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2012-09-17
Tweet Today NIK Software announced that they’ve been acquired by Google – and the photography world is in turmoil. The comments range from “Hope you have better luck than those before you…” to “Congrats and good luck!” and anything in … Continue reading


5 Weeks (1): The Washington D.C. Group Shot

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2012-09-17
Tweet The last five weeks have been a wild ride for me, from Washington D.C. to Kansas City, via San Francisco, Toronto, Colorado and Canyonlands Natl. Park. Come with me on the trip during the next few posts! Stop 1: … Continue reading


tfttf569 – After Dark

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2012-09-14 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris has spent the last three days at a photography event like no other. After Dark is a very relaxed and highly creative meet-up of several hundred participating photographers and several tens of professional photographers who act as mentors … Continue reading


How good can you operate your camera upside-down?

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2012-09-03
Tweet We’re lucky that we have access to one of the best views during the Toronto Urban Photography workshop. The roof on the building that Sean Galbraith lives in reveals a stunning skyline… …and a high ledge that my tripod … Continue reading


tfttf568 – Cut Out

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2012-09-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet This question is a bit on the weird side: how do you integrate a cut-out of a person into a real group shot. Tune in as Chris tries to find an answer. » Download the MP3 for this episode …


A Toronto Group Shot

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2012-09-02
Tweet I often make the group shot part of the actual workshop as opposed to it just being an add-on. This way the group can see the photo from inception to completion and be part of the process rather than … Continue reading


tfttf567 – First Kodak, now Efke – Making Sense Of It All

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2012-08-30 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Monika discuss the current changes in the film industry, including Kodak’s plans to sell their film division and Efke’s announcement to stop making photographic films and papers. Find out why Chris and Monika are not too concerned … Continue reading


tfttf566 – Harsh Sun

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2012-08-30 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet How do you adjust your photography when you are out in the harsh sun? Listen to today’s episode and find out. » Download the MP3 for this episode …


An Incredibly Organic Process – Toronto 2012

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2012-08-29
Tweet In August 2012, ten people met in Toronto to celebrate one of the most magic ways of making photographs: with a 4×5 (and an 8×10) camera, using film. They spent three days to learn and explore every facet of … Continue reading


Twice The Effort But Double The Pleasure (4×5 Large Format Preview)

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2012-08-28
Tweet Update: Watch the full video here! The last weekend in Toronto was dedicated to 4×5 (and 8×10) large format photography. Here’s a quick sneak peak, full workshop video to follow soon: …


Behind the scenes at TWiT – Part 3 of 3

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2012-08-24
Tweet Here’s the third and last part of the little behind-the-scenes documentary. Follow Chris as he tries to find a brick and as he descends into the subterranean heart of the TWiT studio. » watch part 1 » watch part … Continue reading


How flexible are you? Toronto meet-up TONIGHT!

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2012-08-23
Tweet Yep, short notice, but let’s say it’s a test of how flexible (or how young) you still are. It’s pre-workshop night and that can only mean one thing: let’s drink! (or eat, or just hang out) I have made … Continue reading


tfttf565 – Talking Big Cameras

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2012-08-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Sean Galbraith talk big cameras, long lenses and high resolutions. Also Chris spent a day at the TWiT studios in Petaluma, CA to record a photo day with Leo Laporte and other guests. The video of the … Continue reading


Behind the scenes at TWiT – Part 2 of 3

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2012-08-22
Tweet This is part 2 of Behind the Scenes at TWiT. Follow Chris around as he gets a tour of the TWiT “turret” control desk. » watch part 1 » watch part 3 …


Behind the scenes at TWiT – Part 1 of 3

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2012-08-20
Tweet While Chris was at the TWiT studio to record the third Photo Day in four years, he also shot a short behind the scenes documentary. It’s only marginally about photography, but if you have that geek gene, I’m sure … Continue reading


Photo Day LIVE on August 18 2pm Pacific

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2012-08-17
Tweet It’s another Photo Day and Chris has made his way up to the TWiT Brick House in Petaluma to talk photography with Leo Laporte and guests! The theme for this Photo Day is Photography outside the mainstream. Among many … Continue reading


tfttf564 – Hocus Pocus Foint

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2012-08-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet We have a look at how the Curiosity Mars Rover does white balance, Paul has an artillery lens that he wants to stabilize, Dave needs eye focus advice and Todd wonders about the zone system. Show Links: Mark your … Continue reading


2013 UK Workshops – Need Your Help!

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2012-08-08
Tweet As you probably heard me mention on the show, I’ve been looking at bringing the workshops to the UK in 2013. I haven’t made any firm decisions yet, but I am looking at several options. So far, London (or … Continue reading


tfttf563 – Photokina and Lens Shopping

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2012-08-06 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet In this episode Francois has a question about Photokina the largest photo trade show in the world, Jules is worried about strobe tubes and John is looking for the perfect walk-around lens. Also, Simon plays the ukulele for us. … Continue reading


tfttf562 – Swaying Buildings And A Ukulele

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2012-08-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Our friend Simon can-of-worms Taylor is back with the dulcet sounds of a stringed instrument, Simone from Firenze in Italy has a question about gamut and Frank has some input regarding swaying buildings. Show Links: The Abbey Workshop Video … Continue reading


tfttf561 – Topiary

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2012-07-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Jose wants to know why you cant set many smaller cameras to the AdobeRGB color space and Rachel has trouble taking good pictures of Topiaries. » Download the MP3 for this episode …


tfttf560 – Shooting With Your Left Hand Only

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2012-07-18 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet When Chris appeared on the Tech Guy Radio Show with Leo Laporte last Sunday to talk about the role of the left hand in photography, that prompted listener Ricky to send in a video about how he can ONLY … Continue reading


tfttf559 – Five Wedding Questions

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2012-07-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris and Allan discuss five wedding-related caller questions: what to do if you cannot bounce flash off a ceiling, how to handle height differences between groom and bride, what to do to make a heavier person appear thinner and … Continue reading


tfttf558 – Spilling The Beans

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2012-07-14 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Francois wants to know about the different kinds of polarizers and James and Rick have teaching assignments .. and they make Chris spill the beans and put himself out of a job by telling you all his secrets about … Continue reading


tfttf557 – Priorities

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2012-07-11 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Simon brings up an excellent point about when to format memory cards and when not to and Doug asks the very essential question about what these camera modes really do, and when to use them. Show Links: Join Chris … Continue reading


tfttf556 – Trying To Close The Can

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2012-07-08 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet More on zoom vs. prime lenses and the depth of field discussion is not quite over yet either. Chris is working hard to try to close the can of worms from episode 554. Show Links: Episode 554 » Download … Continue reading


tfttf555 – GAS On Film

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2012-07-04 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Oli has some deep thoughts on GAS*, Chris finds out about wind and sails, and Allan has a serious case of analog gear envy, he wants to buy a medium format camera. Photo Day 2012 is coming up on … Continue reading


tfttf554 – A Can Of Worms

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2012-07-02 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Scott wonders about kit lenses and primes, the podcast landscape changes and Simon opens a can of worms with his question on crop factor and depth of field. And THANK YOU ALL for the iTunes ratings and reviews! Keep … Continue reading


tfttf553 – What A View

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2012-06-25 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet In this episode of Tips from the Top Floor Huba has a tip on how to deal with new memory cards, Chris explains how he primes his memory cards before he first uses them and Andrew is interested in … Continue reading


tfttf552 – No Need For A Nightmare

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2012-06-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Today Michelle has a very boring job and needs entertainment and Rafael tries to avoid horror stories with getting his images printed. Also find out how to get the top secret address where you can download all the back … Continue reading


tfttf551 – (From The Autobahn) Treating Memory Cards Like Film

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2012-06-18 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris is bringing the legendary Autobahn show back! Simon has a question about Photokina, the biggest photo show in the world, Linda wants to know how to back up her pictures during a workshop and Chris explains why treating … Continue reading


tfttf550 – Three Days, One Camera, One Lens

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2012-06-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Chris is on his way to New York City to speak on a panel on international podcasting on Tuesday 11:30am (make sure you say hi if you’re there!) and he talks about what choices he made in terms of … Continue reading


tfttf549 – Thelma and Louise

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2012-05-28 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Robert asks about the histogram and what is up with that area under it, Bruce wants to know if we should still pour goo onto our sensors, the current state of filters in photography, what to do about lens … Continue reading


tfttf548 – A 300 Millimeter Wide-Angle In Toronto

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2012-05-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Tweet Toronto photographer Sean Galbraith is back to discuss 300 millimeter wide angle lenses, cameras that have 40 times the resolution of a 35mm negative, an opportunity for you to try out 4×5 large format photography and what makes the … Continue reading


tfttf547 – Putting The Band Back Together!

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2012-05-19 :: Chris Marquardt
In this episode of TFTTF Chris has a change in plan, he had to cancel the Vancouver workshop, but it has been replaced with something even more amazing, the Canyonlands 2012 Landscape Photography Adventure. You will hear about a video … Continue reading


tfttf546 – 7 years after the thunderstorm

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2012-05-05 :: Chris Marquardt
In this episode Chris talks about storing big images files on external disks, he has some more (mixed) news about Lightroom 4.1 and as a little bonus, then return of the soundseeing. Chris will take you on a (potentially boring) … Continue reading


tfttf545 – Cosmic Particles

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2012-04-25 :: Chris Marquardt
This episode marks the 7th year of TFTTF! If you have been with TFTTF from the start, then make sure to shoot Chris a quick note. Chris also gets to talk to particle physicist Frank Linde, director of the National … Continue reading


Peter Whitehead

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2012-04-15 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks with cruise manager Peter Whitehead about where we’ve been, where we’ll go and what herding sheep has to do with his job. » Download the MP3 for this episode Tweet …


First day sailing

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2012-04-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Finally sailing! Chris talks about his first session from this morning, which was focused entirely on non-technical topics. » Download the MP3 for this episode Tweet …


On board

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2012-04-12 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris made it on board the AmaCello » Download the MP3 for this episode Tweet …


Rebooking the flight

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2012-04-12 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is on his way to teach photography at the MacMania 14 Rhine river cruise. That’s when his flight gets canceled… » Download the MP3 for this episode Tweet …


tfttf544 – Lytro, Mechanical and Electronic Shutters

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2012-04-04 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris will discuss the Lytro camera with John Arnold of Photowalkthrough fame, and we will find out the difference between an electronic and a mechanical shutter and what the respective advantages and disadvantages are. Show Links: Photo Workshops in … Continue reading


tfttf540 - Fix It In Camera

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2012-03-07 :: Chris Marquardt
Lightroom 4 is out but it has a migration bug that replaced all of the tone curves for Chris. Find the latest status on the personal blog of Chris. How much can you fix in post and how much should you get right in camera? How about exposure, colors, highlights, perspective and focus? Chris ponders the [...] …


tfttf539 - Solar Eclipse and Creativity

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2012-03-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks about how constraints make you more creative, Oliver wants to sync Lightroom between different computers and Brian is interested in solar eclipse photography. Show Links: Absolut Analog workshop film by Allan Attridge ISO 100 Night Photography by Chris Listen to the show on  Stitcher Smart Radio Ask a question for the show Summer 2012 workshops in the USA and [...] …


Special: Fourcast - Photography Becomes Archaeology

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2012-02-28 :: Chris Marquardt
Listen to Chris being a guest on Fourcast, a show hosted by Scott Johnson and Tom Merritt. On this show the hosts and guests discuss and come up with predictions of the future. Of course Chris’ prediction was about photography and he decided to go really far out with this idea. Quite a difference in [...] …


tfttf538 - Dropping The Big Camera And The Colors

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2012-02-23 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris gave up on his big cameras for a weekend and put himself under the constraints of seriously shooting with an iPhone only. The outcome? Not too bad! Show Links: Learn photography at one of the US and Canada workshops iPhone only for a day » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » [...] …


tfttf537 - Slide Shows with Horror Music

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2012-02-15 :: Chris Marquardt
On this episode Chris takes a look at spot metering and how we tend to throw off brightness because of our expectations, he talks about ways to learn photography and you will learn some great ways to find or make the perfect music for your slide show or video project. Show Links: The summer photo workshops with [...] …


tfttf536 - Of Pets, Lice and Snowflakes

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2012-02-09 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris talks about pet photography and three-point lighting, our singing friend Brandt is back, and Chris talks about snow flake photography with his guest Don Komarechka. Also: lice? Show Links: Snowflakes by Don Komarechka Workshops with Chris in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Berlin - Early Bird Discount » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get [...] …


tfttf535 - The Making Of The Making Of

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2012-02-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Brandt wants to know if he should upgrade to the new Nikon D4, landscape photographer Ed has been volunteered by his wife to take candid shots at a valentines dinner and Allan Attridge is back talking with Chris about the making of the making of. Show Links: The 2012 Workshops with Chris Marquardt Allan Attridge The Two Hosers Podcast Watch [...] …


tfttf534 - Mystery VHS Tape

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2012-01-25 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks about his GPS workflow, or rather of what is left of it and how he deals with it now. Mark has a question about medium format scanners, Chris is now on the new Rest of Everest feed in High Definition. Also find out what is on the mystery VHS tape that Chris got [...] …


tfttf533 video - Making of Episode 532

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2012-01-21 :: Chris Marquardt
532 from Chris Marquardt on Vimeo. Download the high quality video for this episode Today Chris will give you a look behind the scenes of how episode 532 of Tips from the Top Floor was made from start to finish. Hope you enjoy the little look behind the curtain. This video was shot and produced by film [...] …


tfttf532 - KODAK filed for bankruptcy

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2012-01-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Today is Q&A time! Jonathan asks about bokeh and prime lenses, Chris wants to know how to archive photos for long term storage. Also KODAK has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so Chris will take a closer look at that. Show Links: 2012 Workshops in the United States and Canada Get your voice heard on the show KODAK files [...] …


tfttf531 - PMA and Snow Exposure

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2012-01-12 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris will discuss some of the new cameras and things that have come out for PMA, such as the Nikon D4, Fuji X-Pro1, Canon G1 X, XQD cards and Lightroom 4 beta. Guest: Martin Bailey will talk with Chris about difficult exposures in snow. Show Links: Snow exposure example images by Martin Bailey Workshops by Martin Bailey Nikon [...] …


tfttf530 - Is the DSLR on its way out?

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2012-01-04 :: Chris Marquardt
In this episode Chris picks up on the possibility of DSLRs going away and what he thinks about it, gives tips about posing and lighting to emphasize gender in photography, and about printing and what image stabilizers are good for. Show Links: Get Your Voice Heard On The Show 2012 Workshops with Chris Marquardt: Berlin LIMITED, Washington D.C,  [...] …


tfttf529 - The Perfect Camera

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2011-12-14 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris gives tips about camera shopping, DSLRs, Micro Four-Thirds and EVIL cameras, color spaces and his pet peeve: stuff that camera sales people try to make you buy. Also, Red Dwarf fans in and around London, send me a mail, I have an extra ticket to a live RD recording in Shepperton on Jan/13 in exchange [...] …


tfttf528 - Kids, Music, Stability

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2011-12-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Just three weeks left to Christmas, will Chris get all the presents together in time? Listen in as he answers listener questions about how to hold a DSLR (a topic that is not only very basic, but also very important to get right), a children’s pinhole camera project and find out what music and photography [...] …


tfttf527 - DSLR Video - part 3 of 3

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2011-11-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris explains some of the important basics around exposure, contrast and colors. Did you know that getting or setting a good black point is crucial in how the contrasts of an image are perceived? Also, Allan Attridge is back for the grand finale of the DSLR Video series! Listen in as Chris and Allan discuss how [...] …


tfttf527 - DSLR Video - part 3 of 3

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2011-11-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris explains some of the important basics around exposure, contrast and colors. Did you know that getting or setting a good black point is crucial in how the contrasts of an image are perceived? Also, Allan Attridge is back for the grand finale of the DSLR Video series! Listen in as Chris and Allan discuss how [...] …


tfttf526 - DSLR video - part 2 of 3

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2011-11-18 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris covers everything from sports photography to the Adobe pricing model announcement to part 2 of the DSLR video discussion with film maker Allan Attridge. Also make sure to listen to an interview Chris has done at the Two Hosers podcast! Update: reservation date for the Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Japan Wildlife tour and workshop has [...] …


tfttf526 - DSLR video - part 2 of 3

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2011-11-18 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris covers everything from sports photography to the Adobe pricing model announcement to part 2 of the DSLR video discussion with film maker Allan Attridge. Also make sure to listen to an interview Chris has done at the Two Hosers podcast! Update: reservation date for the Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Japan Wildlife tour and workshop has [...] …


tfttf525 - DSLR Video - part 1 of 3

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2011-11-10 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks with Allan Attridge about DSLR video production. How important is equipment and how about going to film school? Find out what the most important things are when it comes to DSLR video production! To learn more about the 2012 Snow Monkeys and Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Wonderland tour, go to www.discoverthetopfloor.com Show Links: Allan Attrige - Film [...] …


tfttf525 - DSLR Video - part 1 of 3

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2011-11-10 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks with Allan Attridge about DSLR video production. How important is equipment and how about going to film school? Find out what the most important things are when it comes to DSLR video production! To learn more about the 2012 Snow Monkeys and Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Wonderland tour, go to www.discoverthetopfloor.com Show Links: Allan Attrige - Film [...] …


tfttf524 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Wonderland

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2011-11-07 :: Chris Marquardt
Martin Bailey and Chris Marquardt are teaming up to bring you a series of amazing winter wildlife workshops in Japan! You have the chance to see and photograph the world famous snow monkeys, the red-crowned cranes of which there only a few hundred left in the world, sea eagles and much more, and all under [...] …


tfttf524 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Wonderland

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2011-11-07 :: Chris Marquardt
Martin Bailey and Chris Marquardt are teaming up to bring you a series of amazing winter wildlife workshops in Japan! You have the chance to see and photograph the world famous snow monkeys, the red-crowned cranes of which there only a few hundred left in the world, sea eagles and much more, and all under [...] …


tfttf523 - A Lesser Photographer

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2011-11-05 :: Chris Marquardt
Photo: Martin Bailey Chris talks to C.J. Chilvers, writer of “A Lesser Photographer: 10 Principles for Rediscovering What Matters”, a manifesto about creativity in photography. Show Links: A Lesser Photographer - The Manifesto A Lesser Photographer - The Blog » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf522 - Future Proofing (the DIGITAL episode)

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2011-10-20 :: Chris Marquardt
No celluloid has been harmed in making this episode, it is entirely digital! Chris talks about  using an iPad for photography, video in DSLRs, ways to trigger flashes and strobes and about future-proofing your digital photography. Show Links: iPad apps mentioned in this episode: Photosmith Photogene Snapseed Follow Chris on Twitter on Google+ Apple Camera Connection Kit Shallow depth of field in DSLR: [...] …


tfttf522 - Future Proofing (the DIGITAL episode)

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2011-10-20 :: Chris Marquardt
No celluloid has been harmed in making this episode, it is entirely digital! Chris talks about  using an iPad for photography, video in DSLRs, ways to trigger flashes and strobes and about future-proofing your digital photography. Show Links: iPad apps mentioned in this episode: Photosmith Photogene Snapseed Follow Chris on Twitter on Google+ Apple Camera Connection Kit Shallow depth of field in DSLR: [...] …


tfttff521 - Making Kodak Film

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2011-10-15 :: Chris Marquardt
Bob Shanebrook worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 35 years, he was involved in nearly all aspects of the Kodak black-and-white and professional film business. Find out all the things you always wanted to know as Chris talks to Bob about all aspects of film manufacture. Show Links: Making Kodak Film » Download the MP3 for this [...] …


tfttff521 - Making Kodak Film

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2011-10-15 :: Chris Marquardt
Bob Shanebrook worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 35 years, he was involved in nearly all aspects of the Kodak black-and-white and professional film business. Find out all the things you always wanted to know as Chris talks to Bob about all aspects of film manufacture. Show Links: Making Kodak Film » Download the MP3 for this [...] …


tfttf520 - Toronto Tintype

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2011-10-06 :: Chris Marquardt
Come with us to Peterborough County Jail, find out about Argyrotype, an alternative printing process, learn about a guerrilla negative scanning method using an iPhone and listen to an interview with Paul Sergeant of the Toronto Tintype Studio Show Links: Video: Toronto Tintype Tintype Studio Video: Peterborough County Jail Photo Excursion Video: Argyrotype alternative printing process Video: Hotel Room iPhone Guerilla [...] …


tfttf520 - Toronto Tintype

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2011-10-06 :: Chris Marquardt
Come with us to Peterborough County Jail, find out about Argyrotype, an alternative printing process, learn about a guerrilla negative scanning method using an iPhone and listen to an interview with Paul Sergeant of the Toronto Tintype Studio Show Links: Video: Toronto Tintype Tintype Studio Video: Peterborough County Jail Photo Excursion Video: Argyrotype alternative printing process Video: Hotel Room iPhone Guerilla [...] …


tfttf519 - Workshop Special: Meet Napoleon

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2011-09-24 :: Chris Marquardt
This episode has been recorded together with the participants of the Toronto Urban Photography workshop. Hear them discuss how much you can trust the display on your camera, how much you can trust the histogram, what to look for at exposure around brickworks and how to compensate for it. And say hi to Napoleon, the new [...] …


tfttf519 - Workshop Special: Meet Napoleon

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2011-09-24 :: Chris Marquardt
This episode has been recorded together with the participants of the Toronto Urban Photography workshop. Hear them discuss how much you can trust the display on your camera, how much you can trust the histogram, what to look for at exposure around brickworks and how to compensate for it. And say hi to Napoleon, the new [...] …


tfttf518 - Red Scale Lens Flare

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2011-09-14 :: Chris Marquardt
Picture by Mary Dotson Today: the review of the winner photo of the August Washington D.C. workshop, Carolyn has a question about an extended range XR Redscale film, and Chris talks about flare, how bad it is, or how bad it is not, and how you can avoid it. If you want to. Show Links: Sign Up Here [...] …


tfttf518 - Red Scale Lens Flare

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2011-09-14 :: Chris Marquardt
Picture by Mary Dotson Today: the review of the winner photo of the August Washington D.C. workshop, Carolyn has a question about an extended range XR Redscale film, and Chris talks about flare, how bad it is, or how bad it is not, and how you can avoid it. If you want to. Show Links: Sign Up Here [...] …


tfttf517 - Great Big Camera

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2011-09-08 :: Chris Marquardt
Photo: Tom Genoni Darren Samuelson built a great big camera and took it on a road-trip through the United States. Chris talks with Darren about how the camera came about and what the pitfalls and the successes were. The exhibition at the Inclusions Gallery in San Francisco is open until September 18th 2011 Show Links: Darren’s Great Big Camera [...] …


tfttf517 - Great Big Camera

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2011-09-08 :: Chris Marquardt
Photo: Tom Genoni Darren Samuelson built a great big camera and took it on a road-trip through the United States. Chris talks with Darren about how the camera came about and what the pitfalls and the successes were. The exhibition at the Inclusions Gallery in San Francisco is open until September 18th 2011 Show Links: Darren’s Great Big Camera [...] …


tfttf516 - Triangulation

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2011-08-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Last week while Chris was in San Francisco, he had the chance to spend some time up in Petaluma to visit Leo Laporte’s new TWiT Brickhouse studio and be a guest on Leo’s Triangulation show to talk about virtually anything. So here’s your chance to see behind the scenes and learn a bit more about [...] …


tfttf516 - Triangulation

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2011-08-24 :: Chris Marquardt
Last week while Chris was in San Francisco, he had the chance to spend some time up in Petaluma to visit Leo Laporte’s new TWiT Brickhouse studio and be a guest on Leo’s Triangulation show to talk about virtually anything. So here’s your chance to see behind the scenes and learn a bit more about [...] …


tfttf515 - Martin Bailey

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2011-08-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris speaks with Martin Bailey, photographer in Japan. They discuss printing, portraiture and how to make a 2100 (yes, two thousand one hundred) millimeter lens and avoid camera shake from passing cars while shooting video of the moon. Show Links: Martin Bailey Photography Video of the moon » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free [...] …


tfttf514 - Chasing the Light - Ibarionex Perello

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2011-08-04 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris talks about light with Ibarionex Perello, photographer and author of “Chasing the Light”. Show Links: Ibarionex Perello - on Twitter - on facebook - on Google+ Chasing the Light - video trailer - the book - the podcast The Candid Frame » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show [...] …


tfttf513 - Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Focus

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2011-07-20 :: Chris Marquardt
Why focus? How much? What about depth of field (or depth of focus?) How about a pinhole camera? Influence of sensor size on focus? Focus & recompose technique. Back button focus. Auto vs. manual focus. The focus trap. Focus limiting. Bokeh. Macro and focus. Focus stacking. Light field cameras. Hyperfocal distance. Infinity focus… Show Links: Shoot, process, [...] …


tfttf513 - Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Focus

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2011-07-20 :: Chris Marquardt
Why focus? How much? What about depth of field (or depth of focus?) How about a pinhole camera? Influence of sensor size on focus? Focus & recompose technique. Back button focus. Auto vs. manual focus. The focus trap. Focus limiting. Bokeh. Macro and focus. Focus stacking. Light field cameras. Hyperfocal distance. Infinity focus… Show Links: Shoot, process, [...] …


tfttf512 - Circle of Confusion

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2011-06-29 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris gives a quick update on the Marquardt International Pinhole, Adrian has a question about the music on the show, Justin got caught in the circle of confusion and what to watch out for if you want to use a lens on your camera that has not been made for it. Show Links: Learn more about the [...] …


tfttf511 - European No Metering Shootout

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2011-06-08 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris, Sean, Michelle and Allan each shot a roll of film without using a light meter - and the results were all well exposed. Using the “Sunny 16″ rule and trusting their instincts, they were able to pull off perfect exposures in changing light conditions without metering. Show Links: View the shootout images The Two Hosers show Sean Galbraith, [...] …


tfttf510 - Chris Marquardt on Mostly Photo

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2011-06-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris was a guest on TWiT’s Mostly Photo with Lisa Bettany and Leo Laporte. Here is the video. » Download the episode as an MP3 …


tfttf510 - Chris Marquardt on Mostly Photo

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2011-06-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris was a guest on TWiT’s Mostly Photo with Lisa Bettany and Leo Laporte. Here is the video. » Download the episode as an MP3 …


tfttf509 - Back on the grid

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2011-05-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is finally back from the Himalayan Workshop, a trek that turned into more of an adventure than planned. Today Chris covers technical, analog and creative topics: Ben wants to know why cameras still use mechanical shutters, Jim has a question about how to get started with scanning pictures and Maurice wants to learn about group [...] …


tfttf509 - Back on the grid

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2011-05-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is finally back from the Himalayan Workshop, a trek that turned into more of an adventure than planned. Today Chris covers technical, analog and creative topics: Ben wants to know why cameras still use mechanical shutters, Jim has a question about how to get started with scanning pictures and Maurice wants to learn about group [...] …


tfttf508 - Almost off the grid

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2011-04-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris sends in his first episode from the 2011 Himalayan Workshop. He and Monika talk about gear, about alternatives and about about how to get the temperature of developer chemistry right at 18,000 feet elevation. Show Links: Himalayan Workshops Workshops with Chris » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » [...] …


tfttf508 - Almost off the grid

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2011-04-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris sends in his first episode from the 2011 Himalayan Workshop. He and Monika talk about gear, about alternatives and about about how to get the temperature of developer chemistry right at 18,000 feet elevation. Show Links: Himalayan Workshops Workshops with Chris » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » [...] …


tfttf507 - Blame Canada (Everything About The Invisible Camera)

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2011-03-31 :: Chris Marquardt
Listen to Chris Marquardt and Allan Attridge talk about all things Invisible Camera » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Watch the video, part 1 - part 2 Allan Attridge - Filmmaker Spürsinn - Analog Photography Supplies Chris Marquardt - Photographer, Photography Instructor » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf507 - Blame Canada (Everything About The Invisible Camera)

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2011-03-31 :: Chris Marquardt
Listen to Chris Marquardt and Allan Attridge talk about all things Invisible Camera » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Watch the video, part 1 - part 2 Allan Attridge - Filmmaker Spürsinn - Analog Photography Supplies Chris Marquardt - Photographer, Photography Instructor » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf506 - Special: The Invisible Camera Q and A

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2011-03-22 :: Chris Marquardt
The Invisible Camera has stirred up a whole lot of questions. Chris answers them on this special episode. Show Links: The Invisible Camera Music by lastfuture » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf506 - Special: The Invisible Camera Q and A

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2011-03-22 :: Chris Marquardt
The Invisible Camera has stirred up a whole lot of questions. Chris answers them on this special episode. Show Links: The Invisible Camera Music by lastfuture » Download the MP3 for this episode » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf505 - Light Meters, Landscapes, Beanbags - Donate for Japan at http://tfttf.com

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2011-03-16 :: Chris Marquardt
Just in case you wondered, “Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor” is now “Photography Tips from the Top Floor”. Today Wallace wants to know if you really have to shoot landscapes with f/22, Andreas asks what a light meter is good for, Simon wants to know more about beanbags and I talk about traveling with [...] …


tfttf504 - Compression Myth

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2011-03-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris will once and for all give you the answer to the question if long focal lengths really compress perspective or if that’s just a myth. Peter wants to find out about shooting indoors, Shakeel tells us about old town Alexandria and the Washington D.C. workshop and AJ wonders how hard it is to [...] …


tfttf504 - Compression Myth

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2011-03-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Today Chris will once and for all give you the answer to the question if long focal lengths really compress perspective or if that’s just a myth. Peter wants to find out about shooting indoors, Shakeel tells us about old town Alexandria and the Washington D.C. workshop and AJ wonders how hard it is to [...] …


tfttf503 - The Marquardt International Pinhole

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2011-02-17 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is building a camera: the Marquardt International Pinhole, a camera built by a German that is designed to accept graflok 4×5″ international backs.. what could go wrong? Francois wants to travel with his camera gear and make sure that he won’t have to put any of it into checked luggage and Sean Galbraith wants [...] …


tfttf503 - The Marquardt International Pinhole

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2011-02-17 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is building a camera: the Marquardt International Pinhole, a camera built by a German that is designed to accept graflok 4×5″ international backs.. what could go wrong? Francois wants to travel with his camera gear and make sure that he won’t have to put any of it into checked luggage and Sean Galbraith wants [...] …


tfttf502 - 5000 Slides

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2011-02-10 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris tells the story of an unusual vertical panorama group shot from the first workshop of this season. Also: the inverse hybrid process where you create wet prints of digital images, and what to look out for when scanning 5000 negatives. Show Links: The 2011 workshops with Chris PocketChris, the photo instructor in your pocket The double vertical panorama [...] …


tfttf502 - 5000 Slides

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2011-02-10 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris tells the story of an unusual vertical panorama group shot from the first workshop of this season. Also: the inverse hybrid process where you create wet prints of digital images, and what to look out for when scanning 5000 negatives. Show Links: The 2011 workshops with Chris PocketChris, the photo instructor in your pocket The double vertical panorama [...] …


tfttf501 - Bromoil

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2011-02-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Photo: George Smyth Today Chris will talk about setting up a photo blog, he has just built his own large-format camera and the guest on the show is photographer George Smyth who will tell us about the bromiol process, a very special way to make photographic prints Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Early Bird Special extended [...] …


tftff500 - Effing 500

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2011-01-26 :: Chris Marquardt
We did it! Five hundred episodes of Tips from the Top Floor. Actually YOU did it!! Why? Because without anyone listening to Tips from the Top Floor and appreciating it, the should would’ve vanished long ago, so thanks to every single one of you out there for being around and making it a pleasure for [...] …


tftff500 - Effing 500

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2011-01-26 :: Chris Marquardt
We did it! Five hundred episodes of Tips from the Top Floor. Actually YOU did it!! Why? Because without anyone listening to Tips from the Top Floor and appreciating it, the should would’ve vanished long ago, so thanks to every single one of you out there for being around and making it a pleasure for [...] …


tfttf499 video - What Color Actually Is 3/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2011-01-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt and Ray Maxwell talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf499 video - What Color Actually Is 3/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2011-01-21 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt and Ray Maxwell talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf498 - Learning Learning Learning

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2011-01-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Today’s show is packed with photography goodness. Justin wants to know how much noise is too much noise, Steve talks about photographer Brad Washburn and his amazing pictures, Rick asks for tips on how to teach photography to his friends and Chris has a guest: Frederick van Johnson of This Week in Photo. Show Links: The NEW PocketChris [...] …


tfttf498 - Learning Learning Learning

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2011-01-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Today’s show is packed with photography goodness. Justin wants to know how much noise is too much noise, Steve talks about photographer Brad Washburn and his amazing pictures, Rick asks for tips on how to teach photography to his friends and Chris has a guest: Frederick van Johnson of This Week in Photo. Show Links: The NEW PocketChris [...] …


tfttf497 video - What Color Actually Is 2/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2011-01-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt and Ray Maxwell talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf497 video - What Color Actually Is 2/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2011-01-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt and Ray Maxwell talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf496 - Weapon Of Choice

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2011-01-03 :: Chris Marquardt
In this slightly differently formatted episode, Chris muses about changing his most important motto: It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer, dummy! Is it? Really? This episode has a companion blog entry here. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Monika’s Pentax 6×7 blog entry (in German, with pics) Chris’ photos from the same photo session The blog entry [...] …


tfttf496 - Weapon Of Choice

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2011-01-03 :: Chris Marquardt
In this slightly differently formatted episode, Chris muses about changing his most important motto: It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer, dummy! Is it? Really? This episode has a companion blog entry here. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Monika’s Pentax 6×7 blog entry (in German, with pics) Chris’ photos from the same photo session The blog entry [...] …


tfttf495 - From 2010 to 2011

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2010-12-30 :: Chris Marquardt
In this year-end show, Chris goes over some of the successes and failures of 2010, he announces the new version of PocketChris and talks with his guest Monika about developing film in coffee. At 16,000 ft elevation. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: TFTTF get together in Farnborough get-together Mar/5/2011 PocketChris Advanced Photography out any time [...] …


tfttf495 - From 2010 to 2011

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2010-12-30 :: Chris Marquardt
In this year-end show, Chris goes over some of the successes and failures of 2010, he announces the new version of PocketChris and talks with his guest Monika about developing film in coffee. At 16,000 ft elevation. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: TFTTF get together in Farnborough get-together Mar/5/2011 PocketChris Advanced Photography out any time [...] …


tfttf494 video - What Color Actually Is 1/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-12-20 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Ray Maxwell (http://maxwellmultimedia.com/Site/Welcome.html) talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf494 video - What Color Actually Is 1/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-12-20 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Ray Maxwell (http://maxwellmultimedia.com/Site/Welcome.html) talk about what color actually is. And it’s not as straightforward as one might think… Show Links: Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf493 - PocketChris

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2010-12-17 :: Chris Marquardt
Another round of great questions from the listeners! Why is Chris still on flickr? What microphone to use for a DSLR? Taking pictures of a choir, from 60 ft away, with a 70mm lens. Scanning cross processed film the right way. Also: latest news about PocketChris, the iPhone App to help you learn photography in a [...] …


tfttf493 - PocketChris

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2010-12-17 :: Chris Marquardt
Another round of great questions from the listeners! Why is Chris still on flickr? What microphone to use for a DSLR? Taking pictures of a choir, from 60 ft away, with a 70mm lens. Scanning cross processed film the right way. Also: latest news about PocketChris, the iPhone App to help you learn photography in a [...] …


tfttf492 - A Journey

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2010-12-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks about an image work-flow using folders, he answers questions about ND filters and flash diffusers and he discusses the 2011 Himalayan Trek with Jon Miller, host of The Rest of Everest. You will also find out about Chris’ journey into the realm of large format photography. Show Links: The Plaubel large format camera Get your question on [...] …


tfttf492 - A Journey

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2010-12-01 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris talks about an image work-flow using folders, he answers questions about ND filters and flash diffusers and he discusses the 2011 Himalayan Trek with Jon Miller, host of The Rest of Everest. You will also find out about Chris’ journey into the realm of large format photography. Show Links: The Plaubel large format camera Get your question on [...] …


tfttf491 video - Marketing Your Photography 3/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-11-26 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Frederick van Johnson (http://www.frederickvan.com) talk about how to market your photography in the world of social media. Show Links: Frederick van Johnson Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf491 video - Marketing Your Photography 3/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-11-26 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Frederick van Johnson (http://www.frederickvan.com) talk about how to market your photography in the world of social media. Show Links: Frederick van Johnson Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf490 video - Marketing Your Photography 2/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-11-19 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Frederick van Johnson (http://www.frederickvan.com) talk about how to market your photography in the world of social media. Show Links: Frederick van Johnson Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf489 video - Marketing Your Photography 1/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-11-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Frederick van Johnson (http://www.frederickvan.com) talk about how to market your photography in the world of social media. Show Links: Frederick van Johnson Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf489 video - Marketing Your Photography 1/3 - Photo Day 2010

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2010-11-13 :: Chris Marquardt
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Chris Marquardt (http://www.chrismarquardt.com) and Frederick van Johnson (http://www.frederickvan.com) talk about how to market your photography in the world of social media. Show Links: Frederick van Johnson Checkout the Photoday 2009 Videos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS …


tfttf488 - The Post Digital Photography Era

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2010-11-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Follow Chris on his journey learning lots of new things about a medium he was sure to have thoroughly understood. Also learn about telephoto extenders and categorizing your images. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: How do you fight the flood of pictures on your computer? Let’s get your story or your question on the [...] …


tfttf488 - The Post Digital Photography Era

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2010-11-03 :: Chris Marquardt
Follow Chris on his journey learning lots of new things about a medium he was sure to have thoroughly understood. Also learn about telephoto extenders and categorizing your images. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: How do you fight the flood of pictures on your computer? Let’s get your story or your question on the [...] …


“You Know What” reminder for show 500

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Just another short reminder that I’m putting something special together for TFTTF show 500. To join in just send an email to tfttfsecret (at) gmail.com and you’ll get instructions on what to do. -Ravsitar the Release Pixie » Download the MP3 for …


“You Know What” reminder for show 500

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Just another short reminder that I’m putting something special together for TFTTF show 500. To join in just send an email to tfttfsecret (at) gmail.com and you’ll get instructions on what to do. -Ravsitar the Release Pixie » Download the MP3 for …


tfttf487 - The Canada Video Episode

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Guest on today’s show: Allan Attridge, film maker from Canada. In this slightly unusual episode, Chris and Allan discuss DSLR video shooting, the technology and what film making is really about. Also on the show: is there a mathematical way to deter…


tfttf487 - The Canada Video Episode

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Guest on today’s show: Allan Attridge, film maker from Canada. In this slightly unusual episode, Chris and Allan discuss DSLR video shooting, the technology and what film making is really about. Also on the show: is there a mathematical way to deter…


tfttf486 - Does Digital Photography Make Us Unhappy?

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Today’s show features an intro by Olivia, an overview of Chris’ upcoming projects, a discussion of Back Button Focus and how it can help you get better exposure, and some food for thought: does digital photography make us unhappy? Dan Gilbert&…


“You Know What” for show 500

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Forthose of you who have been around awhile, I’ve done some special surprises for Chris every now and again. And I think it’s time for another one for show 500. To join in just send an email to tfttfsecret (at) gmail.com and you’ll get i…


tfttf485 - Toronto Urban Photography

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
It’s the end of the second day of the 2010 Toronto Urban Photography Workshop, the group is having a blast (and a slice of pizza) and we’re about to leave to the roof of the building to take some spectacular night skyline pictures. Chris is jo…


tfttf485 - Toronto Urban Photography

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
It’s the end of the second day of the 2010 Toronto Urban Photography Workshop, the group is having a blast (and a slice of pizza) and we’re about to leave to the roof of the building to take some spectacular night skyline pictures. Chris is jo…


tfttf484 - Practice, Experiment, Delete - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris says he takes pictures with the purpose of deleting them later. Often, he just does it to practice his style and shooting much like an athlete who practices his sport. This frees up Chris to experiment, make mistakes and try things he wouldn’t nor…


tfttf484 - Practice, Experiment, Delete - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris says he takes pictures with the purpose of deleting them later. Often, he just does it to practice his style and shooting much like an athlete who practices his sport. This frees up Chris to experiment, make mistakes and try things he wouldn’t nor…


tfttf483 - Photokina 2010 is upon us - live guest: Ibarionex Perello

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
This show was recorded via video chat before a live online audience, my guest is Ibarionex Perello of The Candid Frame. Among other things we discuss what triggers a photographer select a photo (or not select one) and some tea leaf reading around Photokin…


tfttf482 - Depicting Scale - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
This week’s subject is SCALE, and it’s hard to do with landscape photography. Some think that if it’s big, the more wide angle the better. But that’s contrary to what you really should do. Wide Angle distorts things making things that are close lo…


tfttf482 - Depicting Scale - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
This week’s subject is SCALE, and it’s hard to do with landscape photography. Some think that if it’s big, the more wide angle the better. But that’s contrary to what you really should do. Wide Angle distorts things making things that are close lo…


tfttf481 - People Photography - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
But how do you approach them? Leo says he’s too shy to go up and ask, especially when in another country. Chris says that asking is not only the nice thing to do, but also the legal thing to do. The easiest way is to signal and use gestures that explain…


tfttf481 - People Photography - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
But how do you approach them? Leo says he’s too shy to go up and ask, especially when in another country. Chris says that asking is not only the nice thing to do, but also the legal thing to do. The easiest way is to signal and use gestures that explain…


tfttf480 - Review Assignment “TIME but no clocks” and new “AIR with no balloons!” - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Salton Seas Relentless Time is the first one. A time lapse shot which shows the stars moving along the night sky while an old, rusty trailer continues vigil. Leo also says the sepia color adds to the aged concept of the trailer. Well done. Unwanted, from …


tfttf479 - Stereo

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
It’s an Autobahn show again! Chris is in the middle of finishing up workshops and preparing for new ones, coming up next: Dresden, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Latest news on the broken hard drive issue: everything is back to normal. Don’t for…


tfttf479 - Stereo

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
It’s an Autobahn show again! Chris is in the middle of finishing up workshops and preparing for new ones, coming up next: Dresden, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Latest news on the broken hard drive issue: everything is back to normal. Don’t for…


tfttf478 - Back from Everest - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is back from Mount Everest and is here to talk about his trip and the high climbing photography he did. Chris says that Everest was wonderful. Physically exhausting, but refreshing to the soul. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - [...] …


tfttf478 - Back from Everest - Tech Guy

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0000-00-00 :: Chris Marquardt
Chris is back from Mount Everest and is here to talk about his trip and the high climbing photography he did. Chris says that Everest was wonderful. Physically exhausting, but refreshing to the soul. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - [...] …


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Photography Tips from the Top Floor

TFTTF - the free show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt

Photography Tips from the Top Floor