BACK with a vengeance!!

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TFTTF Community, we are BACK IN BUSINESS!

What a scare that was, when a few days ago TFTTF simply vanished from Apple’s podcast directory, still one of the really important places where podcasts are discovered by a new audience.

Of course this had to happen while I’m in Japan and on a tight schedule, quite a few time zones away from the US.

I immediately fired off a few emails and filed a support request, asking for the show to be put back in the directory, and was presented with the standard list of things that could have caused the disappearance and that I should simply re-submit the show. If I had done that, it would have lost TFTTF over eight years of ratings, reviews and a good standing in the directory.

So I asked you guys to help me raise importance of this with Apple by submitting support requests of your own – and man, how you delivered! That’s one heck of an awesome community we have here. You guys rock the house and then some! I don’t know how many of you followed up, but from all I’ve heard and seen, it must have been at least a hundred within the first day. Thank you all, you are the best community any podcaster could wish for. I’m floored.

Long story short: the show is back, with everything that is attached to it, almost as if nothing ever happened. And you can pat your own back for that, you had a big role in this!

And as to the reason why TFTTF disappeared in the first place? Nobody messed anything up, nothing objectionable had happened on the show, nobody reported anything, it simply looks like somewhere for some mysterious reason a lonely bit on Apple’s directory servers got flipped. Flipping it back was all it took. Complex computer systems sometimes work in mysterious ways I guess…

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tfttf574 – 4 Days Of Food Photography

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In this episode Chris talks about his latest foray into food photography, Oliver asks about white balance for panoramas, Mason wants to know what gear to take to china, Andre needs to take notes for his analog photography and John has questions on the workflow around medium format pictures.

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
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May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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A Toronto Group Shot

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I often make the group shot part of the actual workshop as opposed to it just being an add-on. This way the group can see the photo from inception to completion and be part of the process rather than just having their picture taken. The theme was urban, so we decided to use a parking garage as our set.

This time we’ve ended up with a behind-the-scenes iPhone shot taken by Sean Galbraith:

Group shot from behind

and the actual group shot from the front:

Toronto 2012 Group Shot

We had fun, can you tell?

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tfttf567 – First Kodak, now Efke – Making Sense Of It All

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Jail Kitchen by Monika Andrae

Chris and Monika discuss the current changes in the film industry, including Kodak’s plans to sell their film division and Efke’s announcement to stop making photographic films and papers. Find out why Chris and Monika are not too concerned about these developments. Also learn how you can enter 4×5 large format photography for as low as $300.

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Twice The Effort But Double The Pleasure (4×5 Large Format Preview)

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The last weekend in Toronto was dedicated to 4×5 (and 8×10) large format photography. Here’s a quick sneak peak, full workshop video to follow soon:

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