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Apr
13

818 Spinning Heads

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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

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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

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Apr
6

817 Alaskan Summer

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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

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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

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Mar
30

816 Gale-Force Winds

Filed Under Digital Photography Tips, Video

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.

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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

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Mar
23

815 Sizeable Pixels

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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

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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

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Mar
16

814 Star Trails on Film

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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

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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

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Mar
9

813 The Five Lines of the Histogram

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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

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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

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Mar
4

812 Recommendation Impossible

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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.

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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

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Feb
23

811 Film Noir

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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

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» 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

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Feb
16

810 Desert Island Challenge

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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

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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

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Feb
10

809 Up Your BW Game

Filed Under Black & White, Digital Photography Tips

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.

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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

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