tfttf701 – Flightmare

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This episode of Tips from the Top Floor is coming to you from the Autobahn, or rather from the New York thruway while Chris is on his way up to Rochester, New York. Chris talks about Adobe’s latest Lightroom update and how that didn’t quite work out as expected and made quite a few people pretty angry. Come to various locations of Chris’ latest Coast2Coast tour through the United States, including San Diego and New York. Also find out about what his plans are for Rochester and for Rhinebeck in upstate New York. Chris’ flightmare adventure includes a crew that came in late, a sick passenger, a drunk passenger and an airshow.

IMPORTANT: The registration deadline for Ethiopia 2016 is approaching quickly. If you want to join, you’ll have to sign up by October 31 2015!!!

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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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tfttf641 – Turn Around With Your Camera In Your Hand

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Chris reviews how he sometimes opens workshops and photo tours – with a list of great photography secrets he found last year.

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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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tfttf588 – A Japan Wildlife Adventure

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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.

Shh don't tell Chris this is here

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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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tfttf576 – Making Choices

Pauline asks Chris to explain how and why he chooses the pictures for the episodes of this show, Rafael has a question about how much sharpening you should apply to your images and Jon Miller comes on the show to discuss the next Himalayan Workshop.

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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
» all workshops

A Toronto Group Shot

I often make the group shot part of the actual workshop as opposed to it just being an add-on. This way the group can see the photo from inception to completion and be part of the process rather than just having their picture taken. The theme was urban, so we decided to use a parking garage as our set.

This time we’ve ended up with a behind-the-scenes iPhone shot taken by Sean Galbraith:

Group shot from behind

and the actual group shot from the front:

Toronto 2012 Group Shot

We had fun, can you tell?