tfttf588 – A Japan Wildlife Adventure


Get a more in-depth view at shooting wildlife in Hokkaido, Japan and listen to Chris talk about equipment, culture, washlets, video, cranes, snow monkeys, white-tailed eagles, steller’s sea eagles, big lenses and of course how to deal with the cold conditions, both for yourself and in terms of your gear.

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tfttf524 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Winter Wildlife Wonderland

Snow Monkeys 2010

Martin Bailey and Chris Marquardt are teaming up to bring you a series of amazing winter wildlife workshops in Japan! You have the chance to see and photograph the world famous snow monkeys, the red-crowned cranes of which there only a few hundred left in the world, sea eagles and much more, and all under the guidance of Martin Bailey, Chris Marquardt or even both together! In English and in German!

There are three tours planned around early February:

Tour #1: Jan 23rd-Feb 3rd, 2012 with Chris and Martin (in English)
Tour #2: Feb 6th-17th, 2012 with Chris (in German)
Tour #3: Feb 13th-24th 2012 with Martin (in English)

Tour #3 will take place for sure, tours #1 and #2 will only take place if there is enough interest. And TIME IS TICKING AWAY, we have extended the registration deadline to November 15th, 2012.

Time is of the essence!

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tfttf515 – Martin Bailey

screen-shot-2011-08-05-at-05-aug-223238Chris speaks with Martin Bailey, photographer in Japan. They discuss printing, portraiture and how to make a 2100 (yes, two thousand one hundred) millimeter lens and avoid camera shake from passing cars while shooting video of the moon.

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tfttf505 – Light Meters, Landscapes, Beanbags – Donate for Japan at


Just in case you wondered, “Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor” is now “Photography Tips from the Top Floor”.

Today Wallace wants to know if you really have to shoot landscapes with f/22, Andreas asks what a light meter is good for, Simon wants to know more about beanbags and I talk about traveling with film.

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tfttf230 – Traveling Photographer

Rebecca and Chris talk about traveling with tons of photo gear, about upgrading from one DSLR to another and they get an unexpected visit from a fellow podcaster.

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