On today’s episode Chris reveals the winners of the last TFTTF Slack Challenge (join the Slack here)- and Release Pixie Ravsitar reveals the new one.
Chris and David DuChemin discuss what’s more important, the tech, or The Soul of the Camera (which happens to be the title of David’s new book too).
David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, when he’s home, David leads a semi-nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. His work can be found at DavidduChemin.com
In this special episode we’ll find out if “having something” is better than “needing something”, we’ll learn what’s so magic about dipping your fingers in chemistry, and you get to listen in while Chris talks to a particle physicist at the Large Hedron Collider project about how to produce dead pixels on your camera sensor.
Today’s episode is about overcoming fears, about doing something you haven’t done before and about repairing a shutter. Chris also does a quick detour into photo history, talking about Prontor and Compur shutters and how they defined a standard that has been part of many cameras and still is even until today: the PC Sync port. Hear Chris and Nick Fancher talk about his new book Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light – they talk about reducing gear, getting visually stunning results from small flash and learning to get more out of the things you already own.
Get the eBook 1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow for free. David wonders what shutter modes Chris uses and prompts him to go deep into his reasoning for or against certain modes. Chris will also look into why over- and underexposure are absolutely fine and sometimes even necessary in some of his photography and illustrates his thoughts with several photos, including group shots from previous photo tours and workshops and a couple of example of his street photography from New York. Certain types of photos can really benefit from over- or underexposure.
Street photography is also what today’s guest is known for.
Valerie Jardin is a storyteller, a photographer and just fun to be around. Valerie is known for her street photography and looks for those right moments where stories unfold – just to capture them with her camera.
On this special Photokina episode of Tips from the Top Floor, Chris talks gear with his guest Allan Attridge of the Two Hosers Photo show. They go over anything that they find worth mentioning, including Nikon’s new KeyMission action cameras, the Leicas Sofort (how do you pronounce that in the US?), the new GoPro Karma drone with the HERO5, and the Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless digital medium format camera. And of course Chris and Allan also brush the Canon 5D Mark IV.
Receive free updates Chris talks to Sina Farhat about handing around exposed film that’s many years over its best-before date, just to have it exposed again. Find out how to make your own redscale film. Show Links: Sina Farhat » Download the MP3 for this episode Workshops with Chris Marquardt Jan 2016: Ethiopia - Danakil … Continue reading "tfttf711 – Interview: Expose It Again"
Receive free updates Chris talks to Allan Attridge of The Two Hosers about success and how he landed an important job in London with radio host, actor and podcaster Adam Carrola. It’s not always a straight line. Show Links: The Two Hosers Photo Show with Adam and Allan The Adam Carrola Show » Download the … Continue reading "tfttf710 – Interview: Success And Getting The Job"
Receive free updates Chris talks to Sonny Portacio about the challenges and opportunities shooting with small cameras. The electronic viewfinder (ELV) is one of the most important and helpful tools when it comes to mirrorless cameras and according to Sonny, the current ELVs have come a long way. Show Links: Pocketlenses – Sonny Portacio » … Continue reading "tfttf709 – Interview: Finding the Electronic View"
Today you’ll find out if it ever rains in southern California (here’s a hint: yes it does) and how that affects your photography. Listen to part two of the discussion Chris had with San Diego photographer Sonny Portacio. Including the answer to the all important question on carrying a shower cap as a photographer. Show … Continue reading tfttf706 – Yes, It Rains In California
Chris discusses his year-end-panic-mode, which is surprisingly not caused by Christmas approaching. He also lets you in on his new lens: an update to his all-time favorite Canon TS-24 3.5 L. Guest on a reverse interview: Sonny Portacio of Pocketlenses.com » Download the MP3 for this episode