Something different on this episode of Tips from the Top Floor.. let’s do a quick-fire episode.. Three questions, Three answers.. one about filter therapy, one about sharpening grain, and the question of all questions: what on earth is an f-stop.
Chris listens in in on the Accidental Tech Podcast with John Siracusa, Casey Liss and Marco Arment and tries to bust a few myths around dust in your camera. He just released a video that takes you behind the scenes of a photo shoot with a band. Also Jeremy wonders how much of a disappointment the new Canon 5D Mark IV really is and Chris gives his take on the critique that has been voiced online.
When I did the photo shoot with musician Joo Kraus last year, he and the Tales in Tones Trio were still in the process of mixing their new album JooJazz – and I believe that album name was actually coined during that photo session.
Chris talks about shooting the aurora from a moving ship, what the challenges are and how to overcome them and incorporate them into your photography in a creative way. Thomasz asks why not just do long exposures from a tripod instead of buying a new camera. Also Chris finally gets around to review the September slack challenge – and release pixie Matt comes on the show to introduce the next photo challenge: OPPOSITE (with a twist)
Richard wants to shoot the northern lights in Iceland with a 12 year old DSLR and you can hear Chris finally say that sometimes it’s in fact the gear., Andy points us to a cause that’s worth volunteering for, Joe reports back on his brother-in-law’s successes with his box camera and Ryan wonders about the advantages of shooting ETTL flash over manual. Also Chris will tell you a very embarrassing story about how he got his creative butt kicked by a lens with the wrong filter diameter.