Chris tells you which new laptop he just bought.. and why he made that specific choice. Hint: it’s not the new Apple MacBook Pro. You will hear from Barry who bought a refurbished lens and how he loved the experience, and Rob wants to know if it’s possible to spot edits in a photo, which prompts Chris to try his best at photo forensics.
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 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.
On this special Photokina episode of Tips from the Top Floor, Chris talks gear with his guest Allan Attridge of the Two Hosers Photo show. They go over anything that they find worth mentioning, including Nikon’s new KeyMission action cameras, the Leicas Sofort (how do you pronounce that in the US?), the new GoPro Karma drone with the HERO5, and the Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless digital medium format camera. And of course Chris and Allan also brush the Canon 5D Mark IV.