tfttf694 – Liquid ISO

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Today Chris talks about liquid ISO – how the same film can be treated with different amounts of light and still produce results, most of the time more exciting results as if used at box speed. Sina Farhat is our guest, talking about doing aerial photography from a helicopter over Gothenburg for Wikimedia. Also: another chapter of C.J. Chilver’s book A Lesser Photographer.

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tfttf690 – Analog Is For Hipsters

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Does a mirrorless full frame camera really save a lot of weight compared to a DSLR? Some manufacturers claim their cameras are half as heavy as their mirrored brethren. But how do things look when you take the weight of the lenses into account? Because here’s the secret: the size of the lens depends on the size of the sensor. So all things being the same, a full frame mirrorless camera will have the same size (and weight) lenses as a full frame DSLR.

An anonymous caller asks about photo organization.

Also: shooting on film is for hipsters, or is it? Some argue that shooting film presents you with tremendous learning opportunities. With opportunities that you can never have in the digital world, because you are too deep inside your comfort zone and learning is only possible at the edge. Some argue that that’s BS and that you should look forward and drop the ballast that is the past. Chris is in the first camp and he’s on the lookout for ways to emulate the analog learning experience for those who are in the latter camp.

Any suggestions on how to achieve that? Leave a comment.

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tfttf633 – Magical Muscle Memory

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Chris briefly explores a 40-year old film format, the 110 pocket film. He has a few observations on what’s the best time to buy a new camera (hint: not two weeks before an important vacation as you won’t have time to build your muscle memory). In this episode we’ll also take a closer look at two pictures from two of the Iceland 2014 tour members, Don Komarechka has a question on lenticular photography and the Nimslo camera and Tony wants to find out the best way to get pixel-accurate crops of his pictures in Lightroom.

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tfttf590 – Photographer Lingo Eplained

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Kirk wants to buy 35mm film and Chris takes him through several alternatives, where to buy and how to develop, Rob has a question about contrast and Chris explains some photographer’s lingo and what “one stop” exactly means.

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tfttf580 – Why Photography Is Like Gardening


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Find out the secret behind the reflection picture on the last episode, Release Pixie Matt Ravsitar Armstead has a great tip with regards to coin photography, James wants to start a photo club, we’ll look into the differences of sharpness in film and digital and we’ll find out what photography and gardening have in common.

Yes, gardening.

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