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The show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt.

The show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt.
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Tubingen, Germany

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The show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt.

Language:

English

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Bei den Pferdeställen 12 72072 Tübingen Germany


Episodes

824 Drones

5/25/2018
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Today Chris talks about flying cameras, drones. About the requirements to fly them, some of the tech, image stabilization, cameras and sensors, regulations, travel and especially about what to keep in mind from the creative side when doing remote controlled aerial videography and photography. Photo by Antoine Beauvillain RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Baum, … Continue reading "824 Drones" The post 824 Drones appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:44:58

823 Tilt-Shift

5/21/2018
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Tilt-shift photography is surrounded by a lot of myths. Chris has used tilt-shift lenses for almost 10 years and he just returned from teaching a class on T/S photography in New York City. On this episode Chris shows us how a tilt-shift lens is actually seven lenses in one (actually more), how you get the … Continue reading "823 Tilt-Shift" The post 823 Tilt-Shift appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

822 Are My Pictures Any Good?

5/11/2018
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Susannah asks a seemingly simple but really essential question: Are my pictures any good? Chris goes on a deep dive into what makes us appreciate photography and how people choose their criteria to judge photo quality. The goal is to find the answer to the biggest question in photography: What makes a good photo? Photo … Continue reading "822 Are My Pictures Any Good?" The post 822 Are My Pictures Any Good? appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:19:58

821 Digitize It!

5/4/2018
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When Chris mentioned digitizing negatives using a camera on one of the last episodes, he received lots of feedback and questions. On this long awaited episode Chris finally goes into detail on how to ditch your scanner and start digitizing your negatives and slides using your camera and a cheap light table. Chris looks into … Continue reading "821 Digitize It!" The post 821 Digitize It! appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:37:24

820 13 Years of Change

4/27/2018
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Chris takes a closer look at what has changed in photography since he started making this podcast 13 years ago. From Cameras to screens to editing to storage technology, some changes have been gradual, some have been more revolutionary. Photo by Patryk Grądys RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: SPONSOR: Format.com, the online portfolio you … Continue reading "820 13 Years of Change" The post 820 13 Years of Change appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

819 13th Anniversary

4/20/2018
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This is the 13th anniversary edition of TFTTF. Chris goes over what has happened during those 13 years, and how TFTTF has enabled an entire new life for him. Also Simon has two questions regarding scanning of negatives and Chris suggests to ditch the scanner and instead switch to taking photographs of the negatives. Photo … Continue reading "819 13th Anniversary" The post 819 13th Anniversary appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:41:25

818 Spinning Heads

4/13/2018
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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 … Continue reading "818 Spinning Heads" The post 818 Spinning Heads appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

817 Alaskan Summer

4/6/2018
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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 RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Pre-order now: Wide-Angle Photography: Capturing Landscape, … Continue reading "817 Alaskan Summer" The post 817 Alaskan Summer appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:25:04

816 Gale-Force Winds

3/30/2018
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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. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW … Continue reading "816 Gale-Force Winds" The post 816 Gale-Force Winds appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

815 Sizeable Pixels

3/23/2018
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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 RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Become a member of the amazing TFTTF Slack community SPONSOR: WeTransfer.com. You make. … Continue reading "815 Sizeable Pixels" The post 815 Sizeable Pixels appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:14:48

814 Star Trails on Film

3/16/2018
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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 … Continue reading "814 Star Trails on Film" The post 814 Star Trails on Film appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:19:31

813 The Five Lines of the Histogram

3/9/2018
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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 RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: TFTTF 810 Desert Island Challenge Submit your photo to the TFTTF Slack photo Challenge, become a member … Continue reading "813 The Five Lines of the Histogram" The post 813 The Five Lines of the Histogram appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:21:11

812 Recommendation Impossible

3/4/2018
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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 … Continue reading "812 Recommendation Impossible" The post 812 Recommendation Impossible appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:19:36

811 Film Noir

2/23/2018
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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 … Continue reading "811 Film Noir" The post 811 Film Noir appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:21:06

810 Desert Island Challenge

2/16/2018
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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. … Continue reading "810 Desert Island Challenge" The post 810 Desert Island Challenge appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:19:16

809 Up Your BW Game

2/10/2018
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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. RECEIVE EMAIL … Continue reading "809 Up Your BW Game" The post 809 Up Your BW Game appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:28:08

808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand

1/26/2018
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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 … Continue reading "808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand" The post 808 Wildlife, Models and New Zealand appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:23:45

807 My New Mirrorless Camera

1/19/2018
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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. RECEIVE … Continue reading "807 My New Mirrorless Camera" The post 807 My New Mirrorless Camera appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

806 Why Bother Being a Photographer?

1/13/2018
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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 RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Photo tours with Chris Marquardt: » May … Continue reading "806 Why Bother Being a Photographer?" The post 806 Why Bother Being a Photographer? appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:20:28

805 Setting The Right Goals

1/7/2018
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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 … Continue reading "805 Setting The Right Goals" The post 805 Setting The Right Goals appeared first on PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR.

Duration:00:28:27

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