tfttf640 – Comfort Is The Wrong Concept

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Sun And Mountains - Volume Light

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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Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf639 – Analyzing Flickr Favs

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Shoes in Khumbu Valley

Chris tries to analyze why certain types of pictures in his photo stream get more flickr favs than others. Is it because he doesn’t shoot to accommodate the taste of the platform?

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Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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Kathmandu Night Street Photography

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Kathmandu Night Street Photography

Kathmandu is a special place, both during daytime and at night. Not just for tourists, but especially for photographers. And if the opportunity arises to do some Kathmandu night street photography, Chris is right on the ball. This opportunity came up around the Boudanath Stupha, when the 2014 Everest Trek group stayed for an additional night in Kathmandu before taking off to Lukla airport in the mountains. It’s amazing how busy the streets can be after dark. You can buy anything, from butter lamps to meat, from incense to Fanta. And of course the ubiquitous Tiger Balm. Our hotel was just a few minutes away from the market that surrounds the big stupha, so we snuck out to see what the night life in this part of town had to offer. And Kathmandu didn’t disappoint, especially when it came to street photography. The merchants had their shops open, each one specialized in their own field.

By the way, there are no street lights, so after dark all that illuminates the roads is the light from the shops, which makes street photography even more interesting and a bit of an exposure challenge. The shops light the streets even when there’s a power outage – which does happen on a daily basis. The shops then simply bring out their own little generators.

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tfttf638 – My Greatest Fear

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Above Namche

Chris talks about how to survive as a digital photographer while not being able to charge batteries for a whole week. Also find out about Chris’ greatest fear and how he overcame it on the 2014 Everest Trek.

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Feb 1-7 2015: Aurora Borealis, Iceland
May 2014: Mt. Everest
May 2015: Darjeeling First Flush
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tfttf637 – Interview: Don Komarechka on Sky Crystals and Pinholes

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Chris talks with photographer Don Komarechka from Barrie, Canada about his Snowflake Photography, running a Kickstarter campaign, making a book, scrapping an entire print run and re-printing it, infrared photography and what you can do with pinholes.

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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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