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DATE: Sun, 26 Sep 2010
SIZE: 60.7 MB
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tfttf485 - Toronto Urban Photography

It’s the end of the second day of the 2010 Toronto Urban Photography Workshop, the group is having a blast (and a slice of pizza) and we’re about to leave to the roof of the building to take some spectacular night skyline pictures. Chris is joined live on this episode by Toronto photographer Sean Galbraith, Monika [...]

DATE: Mon, 13 Sep 2010
SIZE: 7.82 MB
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tfttf484 - Practice, Experiment, Delete - Tech Guy

Chris says he takes pictures with the purpose of deleting them later. Often, he just does it to practice his style and shooting much like an athlete who practices his sport. This frees up Chris to experiment, make mistakes and try things he wouldn’t normally try when wanting to take a “keeper.” Then, when it [...]

DATE: Thu, 09 Sep 2010
SIZE: 38.0 MB
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tfttf483 - Photokina 2010 is upon us - live guest: Ibarionex Perello

This show was recorded via video chat before a live online audience, my guest is Ibarionex Perello of The Candid Frame. Among other things we discuss what triggers a photographer select a photo (or not select one) and some tea leaf reading around Photokina 2010. » Download the MP3 for this episode Show Links: Join the Live Chat [...]

DATE: Mon, 06 Sep 2010
SIZE: 7.76 MB
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tfttf482 - Depicting Scale - Tech Guy

This week’s subject is SCALE, and it’s hard to do with landscape photography. Some think that if it’s big, the more wide angle the better. But that’s contrary to what you really should do. Wide Angle distorts things making things that are close look closer and far things look even further away. The real key [...]

DATE: Tue, 31 Aug 2010
SIZE: 7.76 MB
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tfttf481 - People Photography - Tech Guy

But how do you approach them? Leo says he’s too shy to go up and ask, especially when in another country. Chris says that asking is not only the nice thing to do, but also the legal thing to do. The easiest way is to signal and use gestures that explain what you are wanting [...]

DATE: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
SIZE: 8.51 MB
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tfttf480 - Review Assignment “TIME but no clocks” and new “AIR with no balloons!” - Tech Guy

Salton Seas Relentless Time is the first one. A time lapse shot which shows the stars moving along the night sky while an old, rusty trailer continues vigil. Leo also says the sepia color adds to the aged concept of the trailer. Well done. Unwanted, from Badokun, is a good shot of “junk,” that has been [...]

DATE: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
SIZE: 25.4 MB
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tfttf479 - Stereo

It’s an Autobahn show again! Chris is in the middle of finishing up workshops and preparing for new ones, coming up next: Dresden, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Latest news on the broken hard drive issue: everything is back to normal. Don’t forget to back up your photos! Today’s photo questions are about JPG vs. RAW [...]

DATE: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
SIZE: 10.0 MB
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tfttf478 - Back from Everest - Tech Guy

Chris is back from Mount Everest and is here to talk about his trip and the high climbing photography he did. Chris says that Everest was wonderful. Physically exhausting, but refreshing to the soul. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - [...]

DATE: Mon, 09 Aug 2010
SIZE: 8.38 MB
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tfttf477 - Flash Synchronization Times - Tech Guy

Chris wants to talk about the difference between flash times on a DSLR. A DSLR has a mirror that shows the image in the viewfinder and when you press the shutter, the mirror swings out of the way. There’s also a curtain which also flips up to clear the way for the light be cast [...]

DATE: Thu, 05 Aug 2010
SIZE: 53.3 MB
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tfttf476 - Wake-up Call

Warning, 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 [...]

DATE: Mon, 02 Aug 2010
SIZE: 7.95 MB
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tfttf475 - Video with the 5D MK2 and firmware update - Tech Guy

Chris is preparing to go back to Mount Everest for more high climbing photography. Leo’s Canon 5D Mk II got a firmware upgrade that allows for 24p recording. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - [...]

DATE: Mon, 26 Jul 2010
SIZE: 7.72 MB
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tfttf474 - Review Assignment “Spring, with no flowers” and next “Time, but no clocks” - Tech Guy

The first one is from Pixel Pusher and is called Spring. A very colorful shot of two ladybugs getting “randy.” Secondly, Mat Frazier’s Handoff. Lastly, “Planting Seeds” by Laura Joquist. Showing planting, which is always done in the Spring. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - [...]

DATE: Mon, 19 Jul 2010
SIZE: 8.85 MB
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tfttf473 - Taking pictures of people - Tech Guy

First, always try and shoot images that are candid. Natural shots of people being themselves and don’t realize their being photographed. Show Links: » Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy » The TWiT netcast network » Tech [...]

DATE: Mon, 12 Jul 2010
SIZE: 8.22 MB
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tfttf472 - Depth of Field in Macro Photography

A true macro is where the image is as big as the picture itself. With DSLRs, you can get a dedicated macro lens which gives you a LOT of depth of field, whereas shooting on a point and shoot macro setting gives you very little depth of field. There is a technique for Macro photography lovers [...]

DATE: Fri, 09 Jul 2010
SIZE: 29.9 MB
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tfttf471 - Do I Need That New Lens?

Let’s try to find out how important that new lens really is. Chris talks about some of the behind-the-scenes things around PocketChris. Also, Chris will speak about his work at the San Francisco Apple store on Jul/26 at 6:30pm. The Trek Shirt Contest is over! The winning entries are: Adventure - it’s round Triptych from a Snowy Day Baja2005triptych001 Congratulations!! » [...]

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Teaching me a lot about photography.

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