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Photography Tips from the Top Floor: Episodes

<p>Finally the detailed version of how to tell visual stories. Chris has been experimenting and now added a second layer to his Lightroom workflow, not just boiling down photos to the best of the best, but also sorting them into stories that can include pictures from all quality levels. He then uses ...
<p>Chris talks about visual storytelling, selfie-sticks (yes, again), finding the right macro lens (or faking it) and finally: how to do manual exposure the right way? Follow along with his walk-through to learn something today. The Oatmeal: Should you buy a selfie stick? Russian Space Selfie &#8211; ...
<p>Well.. isn’t it all photography? Doesn’t it feel kinda wrong to look down on those who shoot with a smartphone? And honestly, we’re doing it all, aren&#8217;t we? Is it any less serious than shooting with a big DSLR? Chris discusses this and more questions. Also: Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick&#8230; ...
<p>Happy New Year! Chris kicks off the new year by answering some listener questions and making sure we don&#8217;t lose sight of the most important things in photography. Jose has a question about buying a computer for editing photos and videos, Graham needs a way to exercise his photographic eye and ...
<p>In this last episode of the year, Chris will touch on Deep Sky Photography vs. Nightscapes (and why he might have used that term slightly wrong). There are a few questions about zones (is it really the holy grail of exposure?) and Chris interviews Sina Farhat from Gothenborg, Sweden, who tells us ...
<p>Today Chris goes through a bunch of listener questions and feedback. Jonathan asks about deleting pictures in camera, Chris says he never deletes pictures in camera. Mark wants to know if it&#8217;s a good idea to switch from automatic mode right to manual mode, skipping aperture priority. Jim needs ...
<p>Today we’ll hear feedback about Ethiopia from Nina, Michael from Sydney helps Chris with his English (yes, he blanked out on &#8220;udder&#8221;) and John has a question about the legalities of street photography. Chris tries to find some answers on this very difficult topic that&#8217;s much more ...
<p>Chris tells about his Ethiopian adventure, about how divers the culture, history, people and landscapes are, about how colorful this country is and how little tourism he encountered while traveling Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, the Danakil desert, the salt flats and Erta Ale, a live volcano. Chris elaborates ...
<p>Chris will do some night sky photography in Ethiopia. In this episode he goes over how he prepares for that, what lenses he&#8217;ll bring and how he applies the &#8220;600 rule&#8221; to get the right shape of stars. This episode includes a bonus part: revisiting the infamous thunderstorm episode. ...
<p>Even while he&#8217;s in Ethiopia, Chris finds time for a quick episode. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 72 days to go » Download the MP3 for this episode</p>
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<p>Sometimes it&#8217;s not just you who gets in a slump about photography, it can be entire groups. Kyle asks the question how to keep his photography club from coming and going like so many before. Also: let&#8217;s meet our bovine friends again. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 73 days to go » Download ...
<p>Chris prepares for his Ethiopia trip and answers three intertwined questions by Gabriel, Dave and Brian, all around exposure, grey cards and zones (promise: I only briefly ramble about this). Show Links: Grey cards at B&#038;H Grey cards at Enjoyyourcamera.com » Download the MP3 for this episode</p>
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<p>Chris is about to travel to Ethiopia in Africa. This has brought up a few questions and triggered the main topic of an entire episode of TFTTF. Listen in to find out what the Africa trip has to do with Grover from Sesame Street and of course with photography. Show Links: Bye Bye Mac Pro &#8230; <a ...
<p>On this episode of Tips from the Top Floor let&#8217;s try to find out about the most useless pieces of photo gear that you&#8217;ve ever bought.. with contributions from Kyle, CarmineWorx, Michael, Lisa and Oliver. Show Links: 10 GB at10MBits/s &#8211; Wolfram&#124;Alpha helps you find out how long ...
<p>NY photographer Richard Hutchings talks with Chris about his time working as a photographer for Sesame Street, about his time working with Morgan Freeman and the way the business has dramatically changed over time, resulting in the need to repeatedly reinvent himself as a photographer. As a bonus, ...
<p>Chris talks about building a pile of digital guilt that we build by delaying decisions in photography to the post processing phase. Not only does that move the issue from the front to the back of the workflow (and yes, there are ways to effectively deal with big piles of images) but the actual question ...
<p>How do we lose our passion for photography, and how can we get it back? That&#8217;s a tough question that many photographers wonder about, especially at the point when they are in a slump and don&#8217;t know how to get out of it. Chris asked the TFTTF Patrons what they did when that happened to ...
<p>Yes, you an I and everyone is a Match Machine! Today on the show Chris will discuss cliché cameras, and why people relate to some pictures more than others. It&#8217;s quite amazing actually. The pattern matching thing itself is pretty cool. Once you realize that humans are very pattern-driven beings, ...
<p>Chris will briefly talk about the new iPhone 6 and how that relates to photography. He&#8217;ll also try to find the elusive value of art and let&#8217;s see if we can help brad to stylize his photos through post production. Show Links: (For the German listeners) ABZUG FM Ask a question on the show ...
<p>You take a sunset picture. Oh no, not again. HDR? Seen it all. Or maybe a color key where a red rose sits lonely in a sea of black-and-white? Clichés are everywhere in photography. Chris explores how bad it really is if you choose to shoot a cliché picture. A word from Chris: TFTTF needs &#8230; ...
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