TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR

TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR

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The show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt

Episodes

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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767 What is Sharpness?  

Joan isn’t quite happy about the sharpness of his photos of people and Chris does a few sophisticated guesses on what he means and how to counter it and get sharper photos of people. Kevin wonders how to tame the flood of RAW and JPG images in his Lightroom and if he needs both at … Continue reading "767 What is Sharpness?"

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766 The Tough Questions  

Today Chris will tackle the tough questions. Terry wonders about photography in science and Chris elaborates on a few techniques and wonders how it relates to the arts. And Kevin wonders about the ethics of photography at a women’s protest march. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: 2018 Photo Tours with Chris: Ladakh, Ireland, Norway, … Continue reading "766 The Tough Questions"

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765 All Things HDR  

Chris talks about HDR and about carrying two heavy cameras on a frozen lake. He also has a little favor to ask from you: please fill out the podcast listener survey at podsurvey.com/topfloor High Dynamic Range Photography Chris also dives into High Dynamic Range and takes a closer look at the ins and outs. The … Continue reading "765 All Things HDR"

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764 Can’t-Delete-Photos-Aholic  

James wants a camera that can shoot movie-like quality. Chris explains how to evaluate cameras and that the movie-like qualities of movies are not necessarily only due to the cameras. The soft factors include anything from lighting, color correction, editing, pacing, music, and last but not least: story. Thomas is a self-confessed can’t-delete-photos-aholic and Chris … Continue reading "764 Can’t-Delete-Photos-Aholic"

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763 The long dark winter  

Ravsitar brings us a new slack photo challenge (if you’re not on the slack, get on board here), Simone wonders about vignetting caused by leaf shutters and how that is different from focal plane shutters, T.J. wants to exercise his photo skills indoors during the dark winter season in Minneapolis and Mark asks about switching … Continue reading "763 The long dark winter"

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762 Because we have good taste  

Tour participant Jeff scored in a photo contest, Michael and Thomas wonder about how robust their cameras are, Mario needs a motivational boost for his photography and Paul wonders if you can enter a photo contest with an unprocessed RAW file. Is there such a thing as an unprocessed RAW file at all? RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "762 Because we have good taste"

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761 How Robust Is Your Camera?  

Listener Chris wonders about weather sealing and condensation on his camera, Niels tries to micro-adjust the focus on his lens and Ray is looking for opinions on Art lenses. Oh, and we take a quick look at Kodak’s new announcement to bring their 10 year discontinued slide film Ektachrome back. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES … Continue reading "761 How Robust Is Your Camera?"

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760 Do only Canon and Nikon make PRO Cameras?  

Happy New Year everyone! Chris looks back at 2016, looks out to what 2017 will bring and even takes a peek into his 2018 plans as his calendar already begins to fill up. Including some brand-new tours: Morocco and the Chadar Trek in Ladakh, Kashmere. Ben is curious about exposure modes and how they affect … Continue reading "760 Do only Canon and Nikon make PRO Cameras?"

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759 The Colorful Episode  

Doug wonders why we use red green and blue for our photography and not something else and Chris goes a bit into trichromacy and how our eyes work similar to the sensor on our cameras. Bill wonders about the colors on his screen vs. the colors on his prints and Chris visited a massive photo … Continue reading "759 The Colorful Episode"

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758 How dangerous is AI to professional photography?  

Todd is trying to find ways to bend his lens, George wonders what it takes to make sure that his photos don’t get lost when he’s gone and Chris will try to find out if the new AI-powered camera RELONCH is a threat to professional photography. Hint: it isn’t just yet. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW … Continue reading "758 How dangerous is AI to professional photography?"

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757 Affinity  

Sawyer calls in with a great tip on focusing with an ND filter and Chris has a few thoughts on the focus trap and how to reliably determine distance without autofocus. Jim wonders about the camera gear to bring on a photo tour and Chris gives an example based on some of the previous photo … Continue reading "757 Affinity"

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756 To Downsize or not to Downsize  

This is a quick-fire episode – three questions, three answers – Mark wants to downsize his camera and is looking at mirrorless, Bob has a hard time to focus with a 10 stop ND filter and Chris discusses live view, zooming in, manual focus and Ryan is thinking about going more wide angle – hear … Continue reading "756 To Downsize or not to Downsize"

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755 – I Fixed My Shutter  

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 … Continue reading "755 – I Fixed My Shutter"

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tfttf754 – Gut Feel Testing  

Andy listens to TFTTF under ground, Adam wonders how to test for maximum dynamic range of your camera and Chris dives right in, to the point where he gets out the camera and does a live test on the show. Holger calls in from Mexico and wonders if what he’s doing with his polarizer is … Continue reading "tfttf754 – Gut Feel Testing"

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tfttf753 – Fake ISO  

Chris discusses 4k video on the Canon 5D Mark IV, we hear from a lawyer turned wedding photographer, how to make your wide angle lens even wider and why most cameras end their automatic exposure at 30 seconds. Also, find out how you can become an instant hero for the rest of the TFTTF community! … Continue reading "tfttf753 – Fake ISO"

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tfttf752 – Augmented Photography  

Chris does some speculating on the future of photography, especially in light of the next big wave of computing: Augmented and Mixed Reality – this will impact photography on many different levels. There will be new technical possibilities (think 3D sensing), there will be new ways to present photography (virtual displays), new ways of teaching … Continue reading "tfttf752 – Augmented Photography"

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tfttf751 – Giveaway and Modes. Guest: Valerie Jardin  

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 … Continue reading "tfttf751 – Giveaway and Modes. Guest: Valerie Jardin"

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tfttf750 – Should you buy the new MacBook?  

Chris tells you which new laptop he just bought.. and why he made that specific choice. Hint: it’s not the new Apple MacBook Pro. You will hear from Barry who bought a refurbished lens and how he loved the experience, and Rob wants to know if it’s possible to spot edits in a photo, which … Continue reading "tfttf750 – Should you buy the new MacBook?"

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