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Get your questions answered and learn to see, no matter if you shoot digital or on film, if you shoot mirrorless or with a DSLR. You use Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Lightroom? Come in! Lean about exposure, composition, colors and the creative side of photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR Chris Marquardt

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Get your questions answered and learn to see, no matter if you shoot digital or on film, if you shoot mirrorless or with a DSLR. You use Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Lightroom? Come in! Lean about exposure, composition, colors and the creative side of photography.

    888 Bye bye … ’til 2020

    888 Bye bye … ’til 2020

    It’s the last episode for the year 2019… and we’ll talk about what I do around the holidays. This episode is also about giving your photos titles. Why should you give your photos titles and how to title your pictures?

    Photo by Kyle Glenn


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    2019/2020 Photo Tours with Chris Marquardt

    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 1

    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2

    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan

    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey

    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley

    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East

    » Jun 2020: Kyrgyz Republic - Unbelievable Landscapes

    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia

    » all photo tours

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    887 Heartwarming

    887 Heartwarming

    You’re an amazing community. And a big welcome to the new patrons who have decided to support an independent creator. I’m humbled by your support. Let me say a quick thank you to the new patrons: Sid, Jeffrey, Gerald, Wayne, Jacob, CArol, Colin, Chris, Robert, Filip, Roger, Robert-Francois, David, Terry, Earl, Hank, Manuel, Dain and John (hope I didn’t miss anyone) and also thanks to those of you who have updated their pledges! This is truly heartwarming and helps me sleep a bit better at night and take my mind a bit off that whole how-is-TFTTF-going-to-continue-in-the-new-year treadmill.

    Photo by Nine Köpfer


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    2019/2020 Photo Tours with Chris Marquardt

    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 1

    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2

    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan

    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey

    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley

    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East

    » Jun 2020: Kyrgyz Republic - Unbelievable Landscapes

    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia

    » all photo tours

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    886 The Joy of Photography

    886 The Joy of Photography

    Chris discusses the Joy of Photography. Can we define it? What makes you pick up your camera? And Matt has brought us a new Slack Challenge… so we’ll review the last one and kick off the challenge for the year.
    For picture taking time, this week’s assignment is Break (as in “break the rules”). Post your photos online and use the hashtags #tfttf #assignment #break

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    2019/2020 Photo Tours with Chris Marquardt
    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 1
    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2
    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan
    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors
    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia
    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey
    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley
    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East
    » Jun 2020: Kyrgyz Republic - Unbelievable Landscapes
    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia
    » all photo tours
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    885a Protecting My Listeners and Surviving at the Same Time

    885a Protecting My Listeners and Surviving at the Same Time

    Warning: This is not an official photo episode, but rather some background on what’s going on in the world of independent podcasts. So if you’re here for the photography, please skip this episode.
    I’ve hinted at it before, but here’s some more background. As independent podcasting is under immense pressure to include more and more detailed audience tracking (that’s you who’s being tracked), independent podcasters like me are getting more vocal because they have to.
    The last thing I want to do is sell out to big ad tech in podcasting and throw my audience under the bus by allowing in more and more tracking of what you listen to, how much you listen to (down to the second) and where you listen to. If you’ve ever wondered why after searching for something you got ads for the same article everywhere, that’s what big ad tech does. And your podcast listening information should be your thing. It should be private. But big ad tech is trying to take over all control and integrate podcasting into this follow-you-around advertising scheme.
    I won’t let that happen, I won’t sell out my audience. So I’m leaving my ad agency Midroll, who used to be awesome. They let me have a say in what I advertised on the show, how I advertised it, where I placed it in the show and above all, they allowed me to protect my audience’s privacy by not forcing me into their hosting and tracking.
    This is changing at this very moment.
    More and more podcasters are forced to choose
    * either switch the show to a new hosting platform that includes all the bells and whistles to track the audience
    * or leave Midroll and forego all sponsorship earnings connected to it in the future
    I’ve made my choice. My audience comes first. You come first.
    Starting in January, I won’t be with Midroll anymore. No audience tracking. No big ad tech.
    While this is a tough decision from a finanicial standpoint, it’s the only one that feels right to me.
    That’s why I want to thank all of you patrons (and everybody who’s thinking about becoming one) for your continued support.
    There’s a good chance the show might change from January on. If I don’t find a way to replace the income I had through Midroll, I will have less resources (aka $$$) to dedicate time to the show. But if that’s how it has to play out, then so be it. At least I can look myself in the eye.
    What can you do to help? Support your favorite podcasters, so big ad tech has less leverage to force our hands. This is the biggest assault that independent podcasting has seen and Patreon is cuurrently the biggest factor to help (if you’re in Germany, a monthly “Dauerauftrag” would be the best choice, ask me for more info). And if financial support would be a stretch for you, then that’s fine too. There are more ways to support the show. Every bit helps.
    Thanks for your attention.
    Chris
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    2019/2020 Photo Tours with Chris Marquardt
    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 1
    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2
    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan
    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors
    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia
    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey
    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley
    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East
    » Jun 2020: Kyrgyz Republic - Unbelievable Landscapes
    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia
    » all photo tours
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    885 The Biggest Misconception in Photography

    885 The Biggest Misconception in Photography

    Chris looks at wind speeds, slow drones, a mini assignment AND you’ll learn that telephoto compression isn’t really a thing.

    This week’s assignment is Aperture. Post your photos online and use the hashtags #tfttf #assignment #aperture


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    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2

    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan

    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey

    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley

    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East

    » Jun 2020: Kyrgyz Republic - Unbelievable Landscapes

    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia

    » all photo tours

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    884 Let Me Talk You Out of the Mavic Mini

    884 Let Me Talk You Out of the Mavic Mini

    Let Chris talk you out of buying the new Mavic Mini, the sub 250g flying camera that I KNOW a lot of you are eyeing right now. Chris puts it in perspective for you.


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    » Feb 2019: Arctic: Fantastic Fjords Tour 2

    » Jun 2019: Silk Road Kyrgyztan

    » Oct 2019: Romaina Fall Colors

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Siberia

    » Feb 2020: Lake Baikal, Big Ice Journey

    » Mar 2020: Ethiopia, Omo Valley

    » Apr 2020: Bhutan, The Untouched East

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    » Sep 2020: Cappadocia

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pod survey

I filld out the pod survey mentioned on the podcast It would not let me give ctual an honest answers. specificly when I answered that I listened to other podcasts, the next question was a large list of podcasts to check the ones that I listened to. Unfortunately I don't listen y\to any on the list, and the ones that I listen to were not on the list. Also, there was not an other option nor an none of these. It woud not send until did something. I ended up clicking on that
i don't listen to other podcasts.

Cristian Fatu ,

Must Listen

This podcast is a must listen for anyone passionate about photography. Been listening since 2006 and throughout the years learned a lot from
what Chris is generously sharing. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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TFTTF is the best photography shows on the planet

Whether you are experienced or just getting started, Photography Tips from the Top Floor by Chris Marquadt is a great show. Even if nothing else, it inspires you to get out and make amazing photographs. But the show is so much more than that. It is help with tough situations and highly informative about everything photography related.

Give it a listen, you won’t regret it.

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