tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success

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Did hell just freeze over? Chris is talking about how gear and toys can help make you a better photographer. That’s unheard of.. unless you’re listening to this episode of Tips from the Top Floor!

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Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate

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Chris discusses the death of Aperture and what that means for photographers (hint: the future is not too bleak). He will also talk about shooting in the Dublin Docks with an iPhone and about the idea that was born from that. If you are a photographer, “Straight Cam” might literally change your perspective. If you are an iOS developer, make sure you don’t miss this unique idea for an app, and it even includes marketing!

Quote of the day:
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf642 – Blown Away By A Tornado – Interview with Dr. Mac

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Chris talks with Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus, author of great books (such as iPad for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, OS X Mavericks For Dummies, and more), host of his soon-to-be-released tv show, who claims his middle name should be “paranoid” – why? Because he keeps copies of his data (including his photos) in at least three different places. Just in case his house gets blown away by a tornado – not too unlikely, given that he lives in Texas.

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Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf641 – Turn Around With Your Camera In Your Hand

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Chris reviews how he sometimes opens workshops and photo tours – with a list of great photography secrets he found last year.

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf640 – Comfort Is The Wrong Concept

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On today’s episode Chris talks about why it’s important for a photographer to make yourself uncomfortable, we’ll also dive a bit deeper into the flickr question from last week.. why on earth is it that some pictures get so many more favorites than others?

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
all workshops