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Photography Tips from the Top Floor: Episodes

<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/12/20/tfttf622-three-hundred-seventy-thousand-wide-angels-qs/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf622-three-hundred-seventy-thousand-wide-angels-qs">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/12/11/tfttf661-permission-forgiveness-legalities-street-photography/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf661-permission-forgiveness-legalities-street-photography">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/12/04/tfttf660-living-breathing-burping-organism/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf660-living-breathing-burping-organism">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/11/27/tfttf659-deep-sky-photography/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf659-deep-sky-photography">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/11/21/tfttf658-fanning-flame-bovine-intervention/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf658-fanning-flame-bovine-intervention">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/11/13/tfttf657-three-qs-three/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf657-three-qs-three">Continued</a></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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/11/07/tfttf656-grover-explains-near-far/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf656-grover-explains-near-far">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/10/31/tfttf655-useless-photo-gear/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf655-useless-photo-gear">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/10/23/tfttf654-shooting-morgan-freeman/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf654-shooting-morgan-freeman">Continued</a></p>
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<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, &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/10/16/tfttf653-big-pile-digital-guilt/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf653-big-pile-digital-guilt">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/10/09/tfttf652-passion-come-passion-go/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf652-passion-come-passion-go">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/10/02/tfttf651-match-machines/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf651-match-machines">Continued</a></p>
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<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. &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/09/21/tfttf650-q-iphone/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf650-q-iphone">Continued</a></p>
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<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 &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/09/11/tfttf649-gaaaah-cliche-photos/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf649-gaaaah-cliche-photos">Continued</a></p>
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<p>This episode is about one single panicked phone call from a photographer who wonders if he made a really bad mistake. Chris tries to find out if making mistakes can be avoided. Quote of the day: &#8220;Skill in photography is &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/09/05/tfttf648-biggest-mistake-ever/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf648-biggest-mistake-ever">Continued</a></p>
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<p>Today&#8217;s episode continues the amazing journey &#8211; YOUR amazing journey &#8211; to become a better photographer. Chris also got an ice bucket dumped over his head.. for a very good cause. And yes, there&#8217;s video of it. Show Links: Chris &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/08/22/tfttf647-pan-stick-butter/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf647-pan-stick-butter">Continued</a></p>
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<p>Chris wants you to become a better photographer &#8211; come with him on a journey to explore photography and learn! The technical side is important, but the non-technical side is even more important &#8211; that&#8217;s where many photographers today want &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/08/08/tfttf646-first-step-journey-become-better-photographer/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf646-first-step-journey-become-better-photographer">Continued</a></p>
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<p>Here comes the long awaited Q&#038;A show! Allistair asks about filters, Gavin wonders about the focus on his lens, Joanne shot the picture of her lifetime and needs marketing advice, Satchin has a question about depth of field in full-frame &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/08/01/tfttf645-oh-many-questions/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf645-oh-many-questions">Continued</a></p>
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<p>Did hell just freeze over? Chris is talking about how gear and toys can help make you a better photographer. That&#8217;s unheard of.. unless you&#8217;re listening to this episode of Tips from the Top Floor! Show Links: Photo tour: Aurora &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/07/18/tfttf644-toys-key-photographic-success/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf644-toys-key-photographic-success">Continued</a></p>
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