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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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» Oct 2018: Morocco
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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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» May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift
» Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway
» Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords
» Oct 2018: Morocco
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Feb
10

809 Up Your BW Game

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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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» 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
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Jan
26

808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand

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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.

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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
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Jan
19

807 My New Mirrorless Camera

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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.

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» May 2018: New York Tilt-Shift
» Aug 2018: Ireland — Giant's Causeway
» Sep 2018: Norway — Lofoten Fantastic Fjords
» Oct 2018: Morocco
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Jan
13

806 Why Bother Being a Photographer?

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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

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Jan
7

805 Setting The Right Goals

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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

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    Dec
    24

    804 GEAR GEAR GEAR

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    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.

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    Dec
    15

    803 Bubble Sort Your Photos

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    Chris looks at three very different methods to select the best photo from several that are equally good: 1) the nerdy method, 2) the work smarter method and 3) the get over it method.

    What are your plans for May 2018? Here’s the New York Tilt-Shift Architecture and Street Photography Workshop

    Photo by Sebastian Pichler

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    Dec
    8

    802 Ice Packs

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    Chris talk about the ice packs on his cheek, he looks at the photos of the November challenge winners (thanks Chris, Cedomil and Roan), Bob wonders about web photo consistency (is there any at all?) and Chris is giving Anchor another shake and … we’ll have to talk about Patreon.

    Photo by Evan Kirby

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