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.
Stuart has a question on compression. And he doesn’t mean JPG compression, but the visual compression that you get when using a telephoto lens. Is it really the focal length that does it? Or the angle of view? Or maybe the distance between the camera and the subject? Chris explores some of these thoughts. Special guest on today’s show is Allan Attridge who thanks to having two kids, has become an expert in children photography.
Chris and Allan (of The Two Hosers’ fame) dissect the rule of thirds and its implications on your photography. What many of you might see as a bland and boring topic that could be discussed within five minutes turns into an engaging discussion of over half an hour. Plenty of new insights here.
Chris has taken on the role of camera man in a movie project by Allan Attridge and the two sit down over some pumpkin pie to discuss the implications of shooting movie footage with a DSLR and how much permission you’ll need to film at a German train station.