742 Learning to Move Sideways

Let’s watch Adam Savage look at some amazing artifacts of photography and visit the model he built for a Stanley Kubrick exhibition. Jon wants to know about Back Button Focus – what is it, why would you want to use it, what are its advantages and its pitfalls. Also find the answer to the question if intermediate ISO steps are okay to use.


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tfttf694 – Liquid ISO

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Today Chris talks about liquid ISO – how the same film can be treated with different amounts of light and still produce results, most of the time more exciting results as if used at box speed. Sina Farhat is our guest, talking about doing aerial photography from a helicopter over Gothenburg for Wikimedia. Also: another chapter of C.J. Chilver’s book A Lesser Photographer.

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tfttf539 – Solar Eclipse and Creativity

6936090435_56b42466feChris talks about how constraints make you more creative, Oliver wants to sync Lightroom between different computers and Brian is interested in solar eclipse photography.

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tfttf518 – Red Scale Lens Flare

Picture by Mary Dotson
Picture by Mary Dotson

Today: the review of the winner photo of the August Washington D.C. workshop, Carolyn has a question about an extended range XR Redscale film, and Chris talks about flare, how bad it is, or how bad it is not, and how you can avoid it. If you want to.

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tfttf476 – Wake-up Call

StopWarning, extended format today – you might want to walk an extra round with the dog, iron some more clothes or drive a few additional times around the block.

Chris reports on his recent US workshop tour, he’s be-mourning the crashed (and not backed up) hard drive in his MacBook Pro and Chris shares a few tips with you on how to avoid too much pain in case a hard disk dies (and they WILL die), the why-a-50mm-lens-on-a-crop-camera question makes a reappearance (and Chris has a lot to  tell about this too). Also: catching up on photo day questions that didn’t make it on the show, and the answer to the important question: how is digital ISO different from analog ISO?


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