Let Chris take you to the rim of a live volcano as he interviews PHow hard is it to focus your camera at night? Or on a white sheet of paper? Find out how to find or create the required contrast to help your camera do it. Or switch to manual mode and use a few simple tricks that will help you achieve your goal. Chris also talks about how to organize your photos so you will be able to find them even years later.
As Monika prepares her next episode of Monis Motivklingel (her photography podcast in German) Chris talks to her about the topic of this episode: anger in photography. Marcus wonders how to price his photography and it’s a bit more involved than one might imagine. You’ll have to think about your cost of doing business, the photo gear you buy, the rent you pay, the time you spend, the training you might need, any markup that you might need to charge in order to be able to re-invest back into your photography. Last but not least, Sonny of Pocketlenses brings us some great tips for smart phone photography.
Warning: this episode might be a little bit morbid. Chris talks to his guest lawyer Mike Diamond about what happens to your digital photos when you die, especially if most of your photos live in the cloud. It’s harder than you think to retrieve digital assets from Yahoo, Facebook or others if they don’t belong to you and if the person who they belonged to is no longer alive. Chris will also discuss a recent episode of Radiolab that is about a set of pictures taken by a war photographer and the question who can see them and who decides if they can be published. Chris also asks for help.
This episode explores if there’s such a thing as “photoshopped to death” – Chris opens up his top secret before and after comparisons, the Nepal fundraiser has made over $10k and that’s just because of you (THANK YOU!!!)
Chris will also do an unplanned surprise visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the fundraiser ebook will be available in a printed version some time later this year.
Dave is curious about sensor dust, how bad it is and what you can do about it. Chris doesn’t really worry too much about dust. Modern cameras do a good job in shaking the dust off the sensor, but if you have something seriously stuck to the filter sandwich in front of your sensor, there are ways to remove it and Chris goes into his favorite method of sensor cleaning.
Dougal wonders why his pictures don’t pop as much as he thought they would when he shot them. Chris explains how this is due to a mix of Photoshop is 25 years old
Oh, and it’s the 10 year anniversary of Tips from the Top Floor