tfttf654 – Shooting Morgan Freeman

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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, learn about one of the best ways to raise your kids.

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tfttf653 – The Big Pile Of Digital Guilt

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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 is: what can we do to not build such a big pile of pictures in the first place? Chris explores some strategies to achieve that goal.

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tfttf652 – Passion Come, Passion Go

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How do we lose our passion for photography, and how can we get it back? That’s a tough question that many photographers wonder about, especially at the point when they are in a slump and don’t know how to get out of it.

Chris asked the TFTTF Patrons what they did when that happened to them and boy did they deliver! Passion is hard to maintain, especially when it comes to a field as creative as photography. But you’ll learn that it’s not just photography where that can happen. Other creative fields such as music or writing struggle with the same things and their solutions to things like writer’s block might lead the way to rekindling your passion for photography.

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tfttf651 – Match Machines

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Yes, you an I and everyone is a Match Machine!

We Match Patterns

Today on the show Chris will discuss cliché cameras, and why people relate to some pictures more than others. It’s quite amazing actually.

The pattern matching thing itself is pretty cool. Once you realize that humans are very pattern-driven beings, it becomes quite obvious how to improve your photography and direct the attention of the viewer to places that match certain patterns. There are match hierarchies, e.g. some things match stronger than others. There are also other hierarchies that we match on, but next to colors, patterns are one of the strongest matches that we have.

Let’s start with eyes. Eyes and the human face are on the top of the list. They are super strong matches and you can almost guarantee that a viewer will be drawn to them. And it gets weirder: we aren’t just drawn to actual faces, we are drwan to the match of a face. Or in short: to things that are similar to faces. We recognize faces in thing all the time, some unintentional (look at the clouds), but some very deliberate (look at the front of a car).

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tfttf650 – A Q and an A and an iPhone

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Chris will briefly talk about the new iPhone 6 and how that relates to photography. He’ll also try to find the elusive value of art and let’s see if we can help brad to stylize his photos through post production.

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May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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