Monday, December 31, 2007

tfttf262 video- Canyonlands Photo Adventure Part 2 - SendMeRSS

[See post to watch Flash video] Watch in high quality (right click to save) Join Chris, Rebecca, and Jon Miller on part 2 of their adventure in the Canyonlands. Show Links: Music by beeblebrox The 2008 TFTTF Workshops Jon Miller's podcast: The Rest of Everest » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS Promo codes [...]
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[See post to watch Flash video] Watch in high quality (right click to save) Join Chris, Rebecca, and Jon Miller on part 2 of their adventure in the Canyonlands. Show Links: Music by beeblebrox The 2008 TFTTF Workshops Jon Miller's podcast: The Rest of Everest » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS Promo codes [...]
Ever wondered about the secret tricks of the food photographers? Listen in as Chris and Leo discuss how you can get your own food photography to the next level. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network The 2008 TFTTF Workshops » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » [...]
[See post to watch Flash video] Watch in high quality (right click to save) Join Chris, Rebecca, and Jon Miller on part 1 of their adventure in the Canyonlands. Show Links: Music by beeblebrox The 2008 TFTTF Workshops Jon Miller’s podcast: The Rest of Everest » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS Promo codes [...]
What a nice Christmas present! The UK iTunes store included Tips from the Top Floor in its BEST of 2007 podcasts list under the category “Classics: Videos” (yeah, I’m a classic now ) right next to such illustrious shows as Ask a Ninja, Happy Tree Friends, GeekBrief.TV and Doctor Cockney. This award is for [...]
Chris and Leo review the “frame” assignment. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network The 2008 TFTTF Workshops » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any order! Use promo code TIPS2 in the UK [...]
Last show for this year. Sorta… Chris will take a 2-week break over the holidays but TFTTF will continue with fun video content (Canyonlands Photo Adventure) and more audio from the Tech Guy show. Thanks everyone for your support throughout 2007 - let’s see what 2008 will bring. Show Links: More about bokeh The 2008 TFTTF Workshops If you [...]
Did you ever have trouble to take pictures of your kids? Learn how to master this tricky subject on today’s show. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network The 2008 TFTTF Workshops » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo [...]
Is it worth upgrading your camera? What filters do you need for Mt. Everest? How to win a free seat on a 2008 workshop? This and more on today’s Tips from the Top Floor! Pixie Lee is looking for a job in the printing/publishing industry! Lee has owned and operated her own printing company for over 20 [...]
[See post to watch Flash video]Watch in high quality (right click to save) It’s time to lift the curtain and find out who won Matt’s cookie contest! » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any order! Use promo [...]
Find out about the main differences between a Point-and-Shoot camera and a digital SLR. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network The 2008 TFTTF Workshops » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any order! [...]
User comment: tfttf253 - Bokeh
Today we’ll take a closer look at Bokeh, there’s an assignment review, we’ll hear a word about Ravsitar’s cookie contest, Flat Chris has disappeared, and you can still meet Chris on the Germany tour, tomorrow and on Friday in Düsseldorf. The “travel” assignment is closed. See all entries here. View all the entries in Ravsitar’s 2007 Holiday [...]
User comment: Last chance
Ravsitar the Release Pixie here with your final reminder to get your photos in for the 2007 Holiday Cookie Contest! I will be gathering up the entries from Flickr tomorrow (December 1) evening and forwarding them on to Chris for judging. What do you need to do to enter? Go out and take a photo (or [...]
Chris and Leo discuss what filters make sense for your camera and which ones to avoid. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network Details for Ravsitar's 2007 Holiday Cookie Contest The 2008 TFTTF Workshops Want to know what to expect on a TFTTF workshop? Check out some photos from the 2007 workshop tour: Fort Collins, San [...]
It’s time for a new episode of Focus Ring, the photography roundtable show of the Photocast Network. Jeff Curto, Ibarionex Perello, Rolf Steinort and Chris discuss 2007 and what it has brought them in terms of photography and other things. » Download the MP3 here » Go to the Photocast Network web site
That’s right…. Chris missed a bit of important time sensitive information in show 250. (BTW Congratulations on 250 shows!) -Release Pixie Details for Ravsitar's 2007 Holiday Cookie Contest » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off [...]
We all know the JPG format and we all know how to edit it. And it’s the default on our cameras, so why should we change it? On today’s show Chris and Leo talk about why the RAW format is a great option for both, beginners and professionals, and why not everyone uses it. Show Links: Leo [...]
Unbelievable that this little show made it to 250! And nobody sent in a happy birthday voice mail… Today: MacLive Expo, Leo Laporte asks “Am I getting suckered here?” and don’t forget you can WIN a free seat on one of the 2008 workshops! Links: Help promote the 2008 workshops and WIN a free seat! Chris on Tour (Nov/24 [...]
User comment: tfttf249 - CCC
The three Cs - COMMUNITY - COOKIES - CHROMATIC ABERRATION Show Links: Details for Ravsitar’s 2007 Holiday Cookie Contest More info on the TFTTF Melbourne Get-Together on Nov/25 The 2008 TFTTF Workshops Ravsitar’s entry for the Workshop-a-loompa baking contest. » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 [...]
Today we’ll answer an open question from the last video show [tfttf248 Tequila, Baby!] - how to set up your camera’s exposure in order for your strobes without using a flash meter? Make sure you participate in the “travel” assignment - shoot a new picture (!) - submit a travel-related picture to flickr - add it to the [...]
[See post to watch Flash video] Watch in high quality (right click to save) Today it’s DIY time! Join us to find out how to build your own lightbox for $10 and take beautiful pictures of bottles and glass. No drinks where harmed during the production of this episode. Drink responsibly!. Show Links: On the Tequila Trail JapGo - American Bar & [...]
Today we’ll look at what tricks our brain can play on us. Blue bananas aren’t that uncommon apparently. If you’re interested in the 2008 workshops, go to www.discoverthetopfloor.com Meet Chris in Germany at a Gravis Pro-Night, it’s like a free mini-workshop! More info here. If you can’t make it to one of those Pro-Nights, you might want to [...]
[See post to watch Flash video] » Download the high quality video (mp4) Reviewing a gadget for the holidays. Apple’s iPod Touch is an excellent photo viewer and more. » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any order! Use [...]
It’s design principles time again - today we’ll look into which sort of framing elements can help you direct more attention towards your subject. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo [...]
Last workshop, last show from the USA, getting ready to head back home. Questions and answers on today’s show from workshop participants Scott, Pete, Leandro, Lee, Hugo and Doug (thanks all for being here!) - and the cat Show Links: Wilson Photography, Stuart, FL Media Artist Secrets with Franklin McMahon LensPro toGo Morikami Museum - Center for Japanese culture [...]
Ever happened to take pictures that have horizons or houses on? Hard to avoid actually. Find out why it might be a good idea to avoid slightly tilted water surfaces and buildings. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » [...]
Today we have a fun show from the Minneapolis workshop, talking about cookies, baby girls, release pixie duties, professional product photography, studio photography, strobist setups with 4 flashes and switching to a DSLR. Show Links: Photos of John & Ruth Arnold’s new baby girl on Flickr. David Hobby The Strobist Check out some of the first photos from the [...]
Release Pixie here with a quick reminder/announcement for a TFTTF member Get Together in the Philadelphia, PA area. Check it out on the forum. -Ravsitar the Release Pixie » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any [...]
What does a podcaster do when he’s stuck on an airport for 10 hours? Podcast of course!! This episode shows us the wonders of social media. I got stuck, I twittered about it and asked for photo questions, and I received tons of good questions in a very short time. Incredible! This is what new media [...]
Flight cancelled. Stuck for 10 hours. Making use of the time by producing a show. It’ll be Q&A, so post your question as a comment to this post NOW and I’ll try to get it on the show! What are you waiting for?
Oh well, maybe not quite as many as a gazillion, but the list is growing! Images from the first workshop in Ft. Collins, CO and images from the workshop in San Diego, CA are starting to pour in and if that happens to whet your appetite, don’t despair.. instead click here to get more info [...]
Today’s show is coming to you from beautiful San Diego where we are having tons of fun at another TFTTF “Learning to See” workshop! There are two more workshops coming up soon! Want to sign up? Oct/11-14 Minneapolis, MN and Oct/18-21 in Port St. Lucie, FL - click here to find out everything about the [...]
It’s so convenient to have that flash right there in the camera, ready to light a scene whenever it’s necessary. On today’s show Chris and Leo discuss why your camera’s built-in flash might not be your best option to light pictures. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network Tips from the Top Floor - [...]
Just a quick update from the trip. Let’s briefly talk about the P(N)ME, portrait photography and breathtaking landscapes. Show Links: Podcast and New Media Expo Chris’ Flickr Account Follow Chris on Twitter Meet Chris in the USA (Oct/10 MN, Oct/17 FL) even if you're not a workshop participant Geoff Smith’s web site » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the [...]
Not much about photography in this one, but it’s still worth a look if you want to see what the atmosphere is like here at the Podcast and New Media Expo (I believe that’s their official title this year). » Direct link to the video file (mp4, 320×240) » Trucker Tom’s podcast » Get the show for [...]
Have you ever wondered why your lens came with this big black plastic hood that only seems to take away space in your camera bag? Learn why a lens hood is more than just an impressive piece of decoration for your camera. If you don’t have one, there are free printable lens hoods available from [...]
If you want to meet me at the PME, drop by on the show floor. I’ll be hanging out there during most of the afternoons of Fri/Sat/Sun. If you want to come to the SoCal Get-Together on Sunday in the Yard House in Ontario and meet me there, check out this forum thread for more info! I’ll [...]
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Rebecca, Jon and Chris head off to spend a weekend in Canyonlands National Park in Utah. And of course there is a lot of photography to be expected. Watch this preview and look forward to more!. Show links: Canyonlands National Park Jon’s video podcast The Rest of Everest Rebecca’s pictures on Flickr Meet Chris [...]
Today’s show is co-hosted by Trucker Tom and Jon Miller and a ton of happy shooters … or participants of the workshop for that matter. We’ll learn everything about knobs and topless models and have some great fun while waiting for the workshop pizza. Show Links: Learning to See - THE workshop Trucker Tom’s podcast Trucker Tom’s HD video [...]
Not only is Trucker Tom a podcaster, he is also a participant of the TFTTF workshop that is taking place right now in Ft. Collins, CO. And in addition to learning loads about photography, Trucker Tom reports virtually live from the workshop on his own podcast. Check out the first day here (direct link to the mp3) Check [...]
Effective use of depth-of-field is an important creative tool in photography. Find out about the three factors that you need to watch if you want to control it: aperture, focal length and subject distance. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network Tips from the Top Floor - sign up for the Learning to See [...]
User comment: Meet & Greet Reminder
Chris is busy vacationing, so I got control of the mic for a little bit. Just a short reminder about the Meet & Greets that will be happening during the workshops. Everyone is invited (even if you’re not attending a workshop). So stop by and get Chris’s autograph -Release Pixie Show Links: Tips from the [...]
Watch in high quality (right click to save) Join Chris and Rebecca as they travel to the United States having fun with photography. Show Links: Thanks to Jon Miller of The Rest of Everest for letting me use his video suite Music by B.D. Lenz Follow Chris on Twitter Rebecca’s Photos Chris’ Photos » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the [...]
Chris and Leo discuss why it is important in today’s digital times to only select and show your best pictures to the world. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network Tips from the Top Floor - sign up for the Learning to See workshops NOW! Meet Chris in the USA (Sep/21 CO, Sep/30 CA, Oct/10 [...]
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. Show Links: Tips from the Top Floor - sign up for the Learning to See workshops NOW! Martin Bailey’s workshop in Hokkaido, Japan. John Arnold’s workshop in the UK. Loren from San [...]
Chris and Leo review the alphabet assignment. It’s also time to hand out a new assignment. If you want to participate in the latest assignment, please check out the Tech Guy assignment page to get up-to-date information. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the [...]
Thanks Jan for sending in the first picture of TFTTF on a new iPod Nano. The device looks pretty good and from what I can tell from the picture, TFTTF also doesn’t do too bad.
Meet Chris while he’s in the United States! Where? See the Get-Together link below. Also on today’s show: listener questions about how to get the old shows and how Photoshop CS3 compares with Photoshop Elements. Warning: Do NOT respond to Quechup invites, they are SPAM of the worst sort! (No, I wasn’t affected other than receiving [...]
» Watch video in high quality (right click to save) Chris gets ready for the big trip to the United States. But first, it’s time to pack the camera bag. Come along and find out about lenses, filters, cleaning devices, white balance tricks and more. Show Links: Torchwood - new series on BBC America, premiere on Sep/8 The Mercedes-Benz [...]
User comment: Focus Ring Episode 8
It’s time for a new episode of Focus Ring, the photography roundtable of the Photocast Network. » Download Focus Ring Episode 8 here (MP3, 30MB) On this episode: Jeff Curto: Using media tools together with still photographs. Soundslides is a great tool to put together multi-media slide shows. Jeff’s pick: Griffin Technologies iTalk Pro. Find Jeff’s Exhibition at [...]
Find out about photo positions, learn about what separates expensive pro lenses from “normal” ones, help an iPhone programmer to write a depth-of-field calculator and if you’re a lurker (yes, I mean YOU!) it’s time for you to come out of the closet! Your 2 action items for the week: #1 - Send your favourite podcaster an [...]
User comment: Schwag Galore!
The things I do for the workshops… well, actually Lee did most of this, she organized the writing pads, ordered the pens, the patches, she does the beanbags, .. she even took this picture! I guess we’ll have to call her the Schwag Queen from now on If you come to one of the workshops, [...]
HUGE big show. This is what happens if I don’t produce one in over 2 weeks The workshop excursions are finally public: Port St. Lucie, Florida, Oct/18-21: Morikami Museum with one of the highest rated Japanese gardens in the US! Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oct/11-14: Historic Fort Snelling, restored stone fortress, once an 1820s military outpost, now a [...]
User comment: Show delay
Chris is a bit busy this week so there wont be a show until later in the week. -Release Pixie.
What is camera shake and how can we avoid it? Tune in as Chris and Leo Laporte discuss this and more. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves [...]
The original plan was to bring out a fresh show today - but paid customer projects and a Happy Shooting workshop to prepare (Thu thru Sun) just made it impossible for me to produce anything this week. Which of course is a perfect opportunity to do some more catching up on the Leo Laporte segments. Today we’ll [...]
Chris and Leo Laporte talk about photography. Today we will find out what white balance is all about. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 saves 10% off any [...]
While Chris is out on a well-deserved vacation, let’s catch up on the Leo Laporte segments to get a bit more current. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code TIPS1 [...]
After a few pretty busy weeks with fun activities like organizing the Fall 2007 US “Learning to See” Photography Workshop Tour (yey, it’s gonna be so much fun, you have no idea, sign up as long as there are still open spots!!), after experimenting with a new area of video (see the Concept Car series), [...]
Just in case you haven’t noticed yet - there is a chance for you to get a free seat on one of the 2008 workshops! How? » Have a look here and find out! And while we’re at it.. did you vote today?
Another segment where Leo Laporte and Chris talk photography basics. Today we’ll find out why assignments are so important to advance your creativity. Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Promo code [...]
All voting and workshop stuff aside… there are things that are more important than that. I know the Tips from the Top Floor community has a lot of members from the Minneapolis area, the most prominent being Matt Armstead, our release pixie. I have just received the good news that he’s alright. If you are from the [...]
[See post to watch Flash video] Watch in high quality (right click to save) Missed out on any of the 3 parts? » Watch part 1 » Watch part 2 » Watch part 3 Yeah, it even looks good on an iPhone (Thanks John Davenport for the image) Today is the last part of the 3-part series about the [...]
Doug from Alexandria, VA sent me this email: I’m going to remind myself to vote by changing my browser homepage to the Podcast Awards site for the duration of voting. Very cool! If you have found your own cool way of remembering to vote at PodcastAwards.com, please post it as a comment to this post. If [...]
Find out how Chris and Leo Laporte discover the Histogram. This segment originally aired on The Tech Guy radio show #355 on the Premiere Radio Networks on May 26th 2007 Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show for free using RSS » Download MP3 [...]
Get ready to cast your vote for your favourite podcasts! Voting starts on July/28 and ends on August/11 and you can - no, you SHOULD - vote daily. Canon iPF5000, Epson R2400, HP Photosmart Pro B9180. Do you have experience with any of these printers? Chris is in the market for a bigger printer and needs [...]
[See post to watch Flash video]Watch in high quality (right click to save) Missed out on any of the 3 parts? » Watch part 1 » Watch part 2 » Watch part 3 Find out how a cloudy sky, an ND Grad filter, a low perspective, a wide angle lens and some stunning architecture can make a car look really [...]
It’s time again for Leo Laporte and Chris Marquardt to talk photography on the Tech Guy radio show. Today’s question: How do you make sure to get the focus exactly where you want it on your pictures? Show Links: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network » Get the show for free in iTunes » Get the show [...]
With the advent of professional-grade image quality in DSLRs being in reach of many amateur photographers, is there any future in professional photography? Chris answers this very interesting question submitted by listener Matt. If you want to get your questions answered on the show, call the voice mail line at 206-202-3757 (US) or leave a voice [...]
Visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Let’s find out how to design a concept race car and how to photograph it. [See post to watch Flash video] » Download high quality version here Missed out on any of the 3 parts? » Watch part 1 » Watch part 2 » Watch part 3 Promo codes / Coupon code: Use promo code TIPS1 to [...]
Chris and Leo talk about the rule of thirds. Links for this episode: Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy The TWiT netcast network Promo codes / Coupon code: Use promo code TIPS1 to save 10% off any order! Use promo code TIPS2 in the UK to save 20% off any order of 25 Pounds or more! (Some restrictions may apply, [...]
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