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Photography Tips from the Top Floor: Episodes

<p>Chris briefly explores a 40-year old film format, the 110 pocket film. He has a few observations on what&#8217;s the best time to buy a new camera (hint: not two weeks before an important vacation as you won&#8217;t have time &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/04/18/tfttf633-magical-muscle-memory/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf633-magical-muscle-memory">Continue ...
<p>Chris teaches you at least three ways why using a hole instead of a lens to take pictures can really make you a better photographer &#8211; and why with the analog taste to it, it is still easy to approach &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/04/11/tfttf632-f213/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf632-f213">Continue ...
<p>Chris explains why we see a 3D effect in photos without 3D glasses, Rob thinks Chris might be selling the show a bit short and goes to the solar system, until April 8th 2014 you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/03/28/tfttf631-the-adapter-matte/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf631-the-adapter-matte">Continue ...
<p>Chris talks about camera shame, that&#8217;s when you feel inferior to the other photographers around you when you don&#8217;t have the latest and greatest camera. David is looking for a camera for real-estate photography. Alan learns about skin tones in &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/03/21/tfttf630-camera-shame/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf630-camera-shame">Continue ...
<p>Today we&#8217;ll hear from a pilot, Rohan asks about auto focus (AF) accuracy and Chris will take you LIVE to a night photo shoot in Iceland. Show Links: Aurora Borealis &#8211; Iceland tour Feb 1-7 2015 1 Hour 1000 Pics &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/03/14/tfttf629-smurfs-in-iceland/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf629-smurfs-in-iceland">Continue ...
<p>Show description: Chris plays catch-up with his friend CC Chapman, Tom wants to know what the dead sea has done to his colors, Rich has an interesting question about WB when shooting black-and-white and Denis from Montreal has an interesting &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/03/06/tfttf628-black-and-whitebalance/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf628-black-and-whitebalance">Continue ...
<p>Chris reports on his photoshoot with a band and how he got to take pictures of &#8220;sole music&#8221;, Denis from Montreal has questions about the missing bits in JPG, Alexander is awesomely giving away a freebie extension to 1 Hour &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/02/28/tfttf627-the-tin-parachute/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf627-the-tin-parachute">Continue ...
<p>Pauline asks a question about the Canon SL1/100D, Chris tries to find out why the comments for the last episode exploded and George wants to know how to find the great photo locations when on vacation &#8211; and yes, there&#8217;s &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/02/21/tfttf626-exploding-comments/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf626-exploding-comments">Continue ...
<p>George from Colombia is looking for the magic solution to his crop sensor issue (hint: the solution is probably to get a wider lens), John brings up a very interesting thought about the difference between music and photograpy: why are &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/02/13/tfttf625-finally-chris-got-a-new-camera/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf625-finally-chris-got-a-new-camera">Continue ...
<p>Chris clearly needs help. From you. To decide about something important: what compact camera to get. Nick needs his camera serviced and Andy goes all philosophical on us when it comes to the question: who owns the photons… Show Links: &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/02/07/tfttf624-who-owns-the-photons/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf624-who-owns-the-photons">Continue ...
<p>Chris presents his latest project: 1 Hour 1000 Pics &#8211; Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow. He discusses travel to exotic places and what that means for your camera gear, presents a method to customize the fonts and font sizes in your &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/01/31/tfttf623-1000-pictures-in-1-hour/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf623-1000-pictures-in-1-hour">Continue ...
<p>Gordon tells us a horror story with a happy ending, Jay has a hint for us about a customer response gallery, George tries to find out how to shoot in bad weather in Lyon, France and Chris finally pulls the &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/01/24/tfttf622-behind-the-scenes-video-production/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf622-behind-the-scenes-video-production">Continue ...
<p>TFTTF Special. It&#8217;s the new year, and one of the bit things coming up is the Everest Trek in May 2014. On this tour Chris, Jon and Monika will take photographers up to Everest Base Camp, through the gorgeous Gokyo &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/01/11/tfttf621-special-brothers-and-mountains/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf621-special-brothers-and-mountains">Continue ...
<p>Join Chris to do some detective work finding out why the Sony RX100 seems to use a really bad Zeiss lens. Look into a smart phone picture and ask yourself seven questions before upgrading to a new camera. Show Links: &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2014/01/09/tfttf620-horrible-lens-great-pictures/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf620-horrible-lens-great-pictures">Continue ...
<p>Not that much photography in this episode, even though everything is kind of inter-related. In this last episode of 2013, Chris talks about his five biggest things of 2013, and it&#8217;s not about gear: Chris lost 40 pounds of weight, &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/12/27/tfttf619-five-things-that-changed-my-life-in-2013/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf619-five-things-that-changed-my-life-in-2013">Continue ...
<p>Chris reviews a black and white image, Rob wants to find out why they still build crop sensor cameras, and let&#8217;s find out what Adam Savage of the Mythbusters thinks about digital point-and-shoot cameras (hint: it&#8217;s not just love). Show &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/12/19/tfttf618-adam-savage-on-point-and-shoots/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf618-adam-savage-on-point-and-shoots">Continue ...
<p>Does photography make you dumb? Chris tries to get to the root of the discussion. Also: photo borders, the quickest way to mark a photo location on a map and the usefulness of small sensors. Show Links: Get TFTTF push &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/12/12/tfttf617-photography-makes-you-dumb/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf617-photography-makes-you-dumb">Continue ...
<p>This episode of TFTTF is full of great news! Chris just finished recording a Lightroom Video Workshop, the new push notification system is online, so from now on you&#8217;ll never again miss important TFTTF news and the Marquardt International Pinhole &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/11/28/tfttf616-great-great-news/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf616-great-great-news">Continue ...
<p>Find out the easiest way to take care of dust on your sensor, Chris revisits a model photoshoot and now that Sony has the A7 and the A7R out and Nikon just announced their retro Df, let&#8217;s talk full frame &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/11/08/tfttf615-new-full-frames-from-sony-and-nikon/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf615-new-full-frames-from-sony-and-nikon">Continue ...
<p>In this episode Chris tries to answer Gil&#8217;s question &#8220;How do I shoot in the style of Vogue?&#8221; &#8211; he takes you on a journey through what is important when shooting fashion: hair, makeup, posing, lighting, composition and post production. &#8230; <a href="http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/2013/11/01/tfttf614-the-mysterious-world-of-fashion-photography/?pk_campaign=feed&pk_kwd=tfttf614-the-mysterious-world-of-fashion-photography">Continue ...
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