TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR

TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR

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The show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt

Episodes

787 The True Foundation of All Photography  

Chris spills the beans on the big secret of how to make you a better photographer, Derrin asks about Depth of Field and Limon64 wonders why some cameras are easier to focus than others. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: … Continue reading "787 The True Foundation of All Photography"

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786 Rich and Famous  

Danny wonders how to make money with his travel photography and Chris explains his personal story around that topic. Chris has been interviewed by Photo Live Magazine and takes a closer look at the great photos that the listeners submitted to this round of the Slack Photo Challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Slack … Continue reading "786 Rich and Famous"

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785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You  

Let’s look at how a DSLR shutter works, with its spring-loaded bladed shutters and its electro magnets and how it’s possible to program and run a shutter using an Arduino. We’ll also dive into keywording strategies and have a look at where photography might go from here with the new developments in image recognition and … Continue reading "785 Canon, Nikon, I’m Looking at You"

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784 Homemade Lenses  

On this quick-fire Q&A episode Terry wonders about print sizes & aspect ratios, Michael has questions about prisms and mirrors in cameras and Oliver is looking into experimenting with home-made lenses. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Build your own lens More about building your own lens Homemade lens Download the MP3 for this episode … Continue reading "784 Homemade Lenses"

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783 Why are Lenses Round?  

On this quick-fire question and answer episode, Andy wonders why lenses are round and Chris talks about how lenses are made and how the round shape makes most sense. John has a LR workflow question and Mark is curious about digital medium format. Chris goes into detail on why medium format isn’t clearly defined and … Continue reading "783 Why are Lenses Round?"

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782 – Recovering from the Cloud  

Oliver has some follow-up regarding cloud backups, David wonders about air travel and the electronics ban and Joe wants to shoot infrared black and white film and digital. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Bumper Car Light Painting [Video] with Chris Marquardt Chris Marquardt on Patreon SPONSOR: Get 20% off at Shutterstock.com Download the MP3 … Continue reading "782 – Recovering from the Cloud"

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781 Physical Backups  

This episode features questions on broken links, printing your photos as a physical backup, the whereabouts of the Marquardt International Pinhole project, lens elements and groups and an SD card tester for Windows. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Arq: cloud backup for Mac and Windows Marquardt International Pinhole – 4×5″ Large Format Pinhole Camera … Continue reading "781 Physical Backups"

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780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts  

On this rapid-fire Q&A episode: Adam is interested in avoiding losing his photos in times of ransomware and Chris lays out his strategy from shooting through editing to archiving, to make sure he never loses a single photo. Hampus goes whale watching to Iceland and wonders what focal length makes the most sense and Heramb … Continue reading "780 Tarantino’s Lens Artefacts"

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779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera  

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 … Continue reading "779 David DuChemin: The Soul of the Camera"

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778 Arctic Sirens  

Chris is back from his Arctic photo travels on the s/v Noorderlicht around Svalbard, together with a wonderful group of photographers and he brought home some stories. Learn about Spitzbergen, the world’s biggest laboratory, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (and if it’s really flooded from melting permafrost), Ny-Ă…lesund, Barentsburg and Longyearbyen. Hear about the Svalbard … Continue reading "778 Arctic Sirens"

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777 Too Much Light  

Chris takes a closer look at ND filter systems and helps you determine what you need – and what you don’t. To make sure you have ample time to practice until this summer .. let’s do an early start and talk about how to shoot a solar eclipse. Also if you send in a question … Continue reading "777 Too Much Light"

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776 Making Dead Pixels  

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. … Continue reading "776 Making Dead Pixels"

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775 GoPros in Space  

TJ sends in a follow-up on his extension tube story and how he solved it.. Chris takes a look at SpaceX and how they make use of cameras and Doug had a creative experience with fireworks and wonders if there are more creative things you can do with photography. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: … Continue reading "775 GoPros in Space"

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774 Standardizing On Black And White  

Chris takes a look at what you can achieve with an extension tube, why you should know that there are different kinds of extension tubes and how the professionals do their macro photography. There’s talk about Nikon CPU and non-CPU lenses and Chris will also use this episode to bring you something that he just … Continue reading "774 Standardizing On Black And White"

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773 The Economics of Film  

Chris takes a closer look at the economics of monobath developer, an exploration why the Lab Box is still a great idea and how to avoid sticky fingers when trying to coax a roll of 120 film onto a development reel. On the digital side, Chris looks into free image editing tools on Windows, Mac, … Continue reading "773 The Economics of Film"

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772 Lens Resolution  

Kade asks about lens resolution (is there such a thing?), Chris discusses the Lab Box for film development, Gerald wonders which lens to buy and Chris gives some general lens buying advice. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Support TFTTF on Patreon Great ways to support Tips from the Top Floor The Film Photography Handbook … Continue reading "772 Lens Resolution"

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771 Chris Dun Goofed  

Chris messed up and answered a question that wasn’t even asked. Let’s fix that and discuss the difference between circular and rectangular ND filters. TFTTF gets some online recognition, Chris posted a 360 degree video of Lake Baikal, and double-goof: Chris had the new challenge introduction all along. Well, it’s never too late. Also a … Continue reading "771 Chris Dun Goofed"

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770 The Biggest Failures  

Chris has a closer look at failed photo-related crowdfunding campaigns, Job needs advice on a 3D camera and Gerald wonders about the difference between a linear and a circular polarizer. Plus: the review of the current Slack photo challenge. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Become a Patreon supporter and keep this show independent Failed … Continue reading "770 The Biggest Failures"

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769 Does Beer Develop?  

Chris analyzes the claim that you can develop film in beer and comes to the conclusion that that’s unlikely. But he knows how it was done. There’s a recap of the question on color-blind photography (more in the episode linked below). Also some conclusions about the ongoing Anchor experiment.. it’s not looking rosy. RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "769 Does Beer Develop?"

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768 Lightroom Speed Boost  

John Michael wonders how to speed up his Lightroom and Chris goes into the intricacies of setting up and using different preview sizes, smart previews and how the right setup can make Lightroom much faster. Chris also answers the question on why he upgraded to the 7D Mark II – the answer might be surprising. … Continue reading "768 Lightroom Speed Boost"

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