The secret to making your wide angle lens even wider – for free

Every time I prepare a photo tour that centers on landscape photography, there are questions on what photo equipment to bring. The most common theme regarding lenses is: the wider the better. But while that’s a natural instinct, a super wide angle is not necessarily the best choice for your landscape photography.

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Let’s first have a look at the angle of view that our eyes can cover. Continue reading “The secret to making your wide angle lens even wider – for free”

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

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» Chris Marquardt’s photography at the Lalibela Timkat festival

tfttf701 – Flightmare

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This episode of Tips from the Top Floor is coming to you from the Autobahn, or rather from the New York thruway while Chris is on his way up to Rochester, New York. Chris talks about Adobe’s latest Lightroom update and how that didn’t quite work out as expected and made quite a few people pretty angry. Come to various locations of Chris’ latest Coast2Coast tour through the United States, including San Diego and New York. Also find out about what his plans are for Rochester and for Rhinebeck in upstate New York. Chris’ flightmare adventure includes a crew that came in late, a sick passenger, a drunk passenger and an airshow.

IMPORTANT: The registration deadline for Ethiopia 2016 is approaching quickly. If you want to join, you’ll have to sign up by October 31 2015!!!

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Photo tours with Chris Marquardt:
» Sep 2016: Donegal
» Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia
» May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
» Nov 2017: Bhutan
» all photo tours

tfttf696 – I Steal Shower Caps

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Chris and Monika call in from beautiful Donegal in Ireland where Chris together with Trevor and Ashley did a photo tour with people from all over the world in one of the most amazing landscapes that can be found in Europe. Wild coasts, beautiful beaches, high cliffs, sea arches and the most mesmerizing light. Join in as they discuss some of the details.

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Photo tours with Chris Marquardt:
» Sep 2016: Donegal
» Feb 2017: Lake Baikal, Siberia
» May 2017: Svalbard/Spitzbergen
» Nov 2017: Bhutan
» all photo tours