Featured Photo Tour: Donegal 2016

You might have been to Ireland, but have you seen Donegal? This landscape in the northwest of Ireland is a dream for every photographer. The light is soft and ever-changing, the people and culture are among the most inviting I’ve ever experienced and the spirit among photographers is wonderful.

Coming up September 4th 2016: a stunning landscape and seascape photography playground in Donegal. No hiking. Price from € 1499.


See Dunfanaghy, Horn Head’s Cliffs, Rosquile Peninsula, Boyeeghter Bay, Poisoned Glen, Dunlewy, Cara Na Mara, Bloody Foreland, Fanad Lighthouse.


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The Film Photography Handbook Is Here!

The Film Photography Handbook (written by Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae) is now available as an ebook. The print version will follow soon.

To mark the occasion, publisher rocky nook is giving a whopping 37% discount with coupon code FILM20 bringing the price for the ebook to $20!

» get The Film Photography Handbook here

Ethiopia Blew My Mind – Again

Timkat festival, Lalibela, Ethiopia www.discoverthetopfloor.com
Timkat festival, Lalibela, Ethiopia www.discoverthetopfloor.com

Ethiopia was an absolute thrill to photograph this year. It’s a poor country and yet everyone there seems so full of joy, the smiles are contagious. The annual Timkat festival in Lalibela turned out to be one of the most energetic events I’ve ever attended. And I managed to get right into the middle.

» Chris Marquardt’s photography at the Lalibela Timkat festival




» Chris Marquardt’s photography at the Lalibela Timkat festival

Send Chris to the Icebergs. And Penguins.

When Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) found out about a contest to win a 30-day tour to Antarctica, he told me “YOU’VE GOT TO ENTER!” – I had a look and was pretty quickly convinced that I want to do that.

So here I am, I’ve entered the contest and if I manage to get enough votes from you, there’s a chance to win and bring you some great photography, videos and podcast episodes from the tour.

If you like, please cast your vote here (Facebook account required) – and while you’re at it, there are several other TFTTF listeners who would be happy if you could give them a vote too!

And if you enter yourself (yes, you can enter too!), please send me a link, so I can add them to a post here on the site to send people your way too.