tfttf649 – GAAAAH, NOT AGAIN! Cliché Photos And What To Do About Them

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You take a sunset picture. Oh no, not again. HDR? Seen it all. Or maybe a color key where a red rose sits lonely in a sea of black-and-white? Clichés are everywhere in photography. Chris explores how bad it really is if you choose to shoot a cliché picture.

A word from Chris: TFTTF needs your help. It is hard for me to ask for money, which is why I don’t do it often, but in a episode like this one that doesn’t have a sponsor paying for the servers (there are three of them), for the production time (it takes at least three hours to make one single episode) and for all the rest of the invisible but all important infrastructure, your support is crucial to help keep the Top Floor lights on.

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tfttf648 – Your Biggest Mistake Ever

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This episode is about one single panicked phone call from a photographer who wonders if he made a really bad mistake. Chris tries to find out if making mistakes can be avoided.

Quote of the day:

“Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase”
— Percy W. Harris

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May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world in storm. And to those who say “enough already”, I respond: if you don’t want to see it, ignore it.

Here’s what this is about: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. It’s a devastating disease of the nervous system and simply said: it kills in a slow and horrible way. Patients slowly lose control over their muscles. ALL their muscles. One of the more famous people with ALS is Stephen Hawking.

ALS is not fun. ALS is dead serious. And the ice bucket challenge isn’t making light of it. The challenge is a wonderful way to raise awareness, and it’s necessary because most people don’t even know what ALS is. It’s is a rare disease of the nervous system (approx. 30,000 US Americans have it) and as a result of that, the pharmaceutical industry has no incentive of making any serious investments into finding a cure.

Which is why everybody should chip in for ALS and all the other rare neurological diseases. A good place to do so is the ALS Assocication at www.alsa.org.

Back to the ice bucket and how I got involved: Jon Miller took the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged me.

After I did my part (and obviously donated too), I challenged Sean Galbraith (see his video here), Ingo Quendler (here is his video) and Sebastian “Schlingel” Wölfle (watch him get wet here).

You should seriously look up the translation for the German word “Schadenfreude” :)

tfttf647 – A Pan And A Stick Of Butter

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Today’s episode continues the amazing journey – YOUR amazing journey – to become a better photographer. Chris also got an ice bucket dumped over his head.. for a very good cause. And yes, there’s video of it.

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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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Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German]

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This one’s for the German listeners (or for those who live nearby and want to improve on their German).

September ist Fotomonat mit drei spannenden Workshops:

Es ist noch eine begrenzte Anzahl Plätze frei.

Hier geht es zum offiziellen Newsletter mit weiteren Informationen.

Foto: Thomas Hiermayer