tfttf680 – Zoom Lens Bicycle Pump

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IT’S 10 YEARS OF TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR!!

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

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Oct 2015: San Diego, CA
Oct 2015: New York City
Sep 2015: Ireland - Donegal Dreamscapes
2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
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tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable

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Lisa wants to know what filters to take on her trip to Nepal, Kathmandu and the Khumbu valley in the Himalayas. Chris goes over the three most recommended ones: the protective filter, the polarizer and the ND grad filter … and why he’ll leave all three at home. Pauline wonders how she can squeeze as much as possible out of her photo gear in a slightly sub-optimally lit situation, doing dog photography. Also, the beautiful, the stunning, the amazing Donegal Ireland workshop in September 2015 is finally ready for registration!

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Oct 2015: San Diego, CA
Oct 2015: New York City
Sep 2015: Ireland - Donegal Dreamscapes
2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
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tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App

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Chris talks about Apple’s new Photos app and if it’s fit to replace Apterture (hint: not really) of if it’s even a Lightroom replacement (hint: you’ll have to wait). Also: a deep dive into an interesting thread on the photography subreddit.

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Oct 2015: New York City
Sep 2015: Ireland - Donegal Dreamscapes
2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
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tfttf677 – Roll Your Own

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Chris talks about using color filters on your black and white camera. This goes back to the oldest recorded methods of creating color pictures and it has been done way back when there was only black and white film.

He has also started to do short photo Q&A sessions on his Periscope video live stream. Keep an eye on Chris’ Twitter stream so you won’t miss any of these ad-hoc sessions. A great opportunity to ask your questions live and get instant answers.

Also find out why Chris doesn’t set the date and time on his cameras anymore. Hint: it is easier for Chris to batch change the time after the fact, using a simple Lightroom trick.

Today’s guest Sina Farhat talks about how he saves a ton of money by rolling his own film.

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
May 2015: India - Darjeeling First Flush
Oct 2015: San Diego, CA
Oct 2015: New York City
Sep 2015: Ireland - Donegal Dreamscapes
2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
» all workshops