5 Weeks (5): Toronto – Beer, Big Cameras, 4×5

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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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tfttf565 – Talking Big Cameras

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Chris and Sean Galbraith talk big cameras, long lenses and high resolutions.

Also Chris spent a day at the TWiT studios in Petaluma, CA to record a photo day with Leo Laporte and other guests. The video of the entire Photo Day is linked below.

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tfttf548 – A 300 Millimeter Wide-Angle In Toronto

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Toronto photographer Sean Galbraith is back to discuss 300 millimeter wide angle lenses, cameras that have 40 times the resolution of a 35mm negative, an opportunity for you to try out 4×5 large format photography and what makes the Toronto Urban Photography workshop tick.

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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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tfttf519 – Workshop Special: Meet Napoleon

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Toronto Urban Photography 2011 Group Shot by Chris MarquardtThis episode has been recorded together with the participants of the Toronto Urban Photography workshop. Hear them discuss how much you can trust the display on your camera, how much you can trust the histogram, what to look for at exposure around brickworks and how to compensate for it.

And say hi to Napoleon, the new Tips from the Top Floor show mascot!

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tfttf512 – Circle of Confusion

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Chris gives a quick update on the Marquardt International Pinhole, Adrian has a question about the music on the show, Justin got caught in the circle of confusion and what to watch out for if you want to use a lens on your camera that has not been made for it.

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