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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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Jan 2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
Mar 2016: Lake Baikal, Siberia
Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway
Sep 2016: Donegal
May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
Nov 2017: Bhutan
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tfttf580 – Why Photography Is Like Gardening


Kew Gardens, © 2006 Chris Marquardt

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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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Jan 2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
Mar 2016: Lake Baikal, Siberia
Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway
Sep 2016: Donegal
May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
Nov 2017: Bhutan
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5 Weeks (5): Toronto – Beer, Big Cameras, 4×5

The 2012 North American tour recap continues, from one cost to the other, after San Francisco came Toronto, Canada.

Toronto fun fun fun this year – two weekends, two workshops. And the fact the Monika flew over from Germany and joined me for the next three weeks, made it even greater! <3

Let’s start with the first weekend: BIG cameras, large format 4×5.

3 Brewers TorontoNo wait, let’s start with beer 🙂 I met with a bunch of Torontonians (and non-Torontonians) the evening before the workshop. I even tried poutine for the first time. It’s almost like Pommes mit Soße, a staple of German cuisine, heheh.

MicrophoneI discussed big cameras on TFTTF with Sean Galbraith. Talking analog and large format with Sean is always a good thing and having a microphone around to bake it into a TFTTF episode is even better.

VideoThen on the weekend we held a 4×5 large format film workshop in Toronto. I shot some footage, edited it into a video and posted the video here.

Large format photography (and especially 4×5) really is an incredibly organic process and if you love film photography, you’ll love the video!

And if you don’t understand why some people fall in love with film photography, the video might help you understand.

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tfttf555 – GAS On Film

Oli has some deep thoughts on GAS*, Chris finds out about wind and sails, and Allan has a serious case of analog gear envy, he wants to buy a medium format camera.

Photo Day 2012 is coming up on August 18, please submit your suggestions here.

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* SHEEESH, stop sniggering, GAS stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome

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Jan 2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
Mar 2016: Lake Baikal, Siberia
Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway
Sep 2016: Donegal
May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
Nov 2017: Bhutan
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tfttf553 – What A View

In this episode of Tips from the Top Floor Huba has a tip on how to deal with new memory cards, Chris explains how he primes his memory cards before he first uses them and Andrew is interested in what makes a view camera tick.

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
Jan 2016: Ethiopia - Danakil Desert
Mar 2016: Lake Baikal, Siberia
Jun 2016: Lofoten, Norway
Sep 2016: Donegal
May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
Nov 2017: Bhutan
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