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Topics: [COOL] Register Now: Eastern European Photo Road Trip : The 10-day Eastern European Photo Road Trip from Berlin via Dresden/Prague/Vienna/Budapest to Transylvania is now officially open for registration! The dates are: Tour 1 (Berlin to Transylvania) Sep 2-11 2023 and Tour 2 (Transylvania to Berlin) Sep 14-23 2023. If you’re interested, sen…
 
(Photo by Jon Tyson) This is an important episode. Probably more important than other episodes. And more urgent too. Why? You need to prepare yourself for a dramatically and very quickly changing creative landscape. And Chris is here to help you with the first steps. Topics: [NEWS] Affinity 2 Is Here : Affinity Photo/Designer/Publisher 2 are here. …
 
Convenience always wins. That’s why the iPhone camera app is by far the most used one. Not because it’s the best but because it’s the quickest to reach from the iOS lock screen. Not any longer. Chris presents a method to launch ANY camera app to the lock screen with a single tap. Glorious! Also: a new tool that adds English subtitles to any video o…
 
Chris’ main workstation is still out, but a replacement is getting closer, in form of a fan-less compact laptop that will outperform the previous iMac Pro by a decent margin. This is mainly possible thanks to your support! Topics: [PHOTO] Flat Lenses Are Here : Flat lenses are finally becoming a reality. Just not in your camera. Metalenz received a…
 
Chris brings you a bit of a different episode today because his main production machine has just died. Want to support? Go to tfttf.com/support Topics: [OTHER] Pellworm : We spent a week on Pellworm, a 37 square kilometer island located in the Wadden Sea. We’ve taken pictures too. [COOL] Lost Places – Horror-Hospital … AI : Here’s one for spooky Oc…
 
Chris invites you into the world of building new neural pathways by talking about one of the biggest learning experiences he had in a long time. Also: how about using video tools to inspire some new photo editing tools? Topics: [AI, PHOTO] Greg Rutkowski : Fantasy artist Greg Rutkowski is not happy. His name shows up in a substantial number of AI a…
 
Chris is catching up on the latest developments in the world of camera makers (Nikon goes 3D printing?!), new papers (awesome noise reduction), a train set with 10 miles of tracks (and photography thereof) and of one big question to Getty: is it really just about copyright questions? Really? Topics: [PHOTO, NEWS] Nikon vor 620 Millionen Euro Überna…
 
A look at exponential growth (it’s the smartphones), an update about the state of satellite streak mitigation to keep the astro photographers happy, two history lessons (hello Lytro, hello Magnum) and a ground-breaking photo of a planet. Topics: [PHOTO] Have the Smartphones Won? : Here’s an interesting animation that shows various cameras since the…
 
Image style transfer, 12k motion picture scan, a different kind of photo bomb, the moon photo conspiracy and of course the new iPhone 14 with its new 48MP camera. Topics: [AI, PHOTO] Stable Diffusion: image2image : Stable Diffusion has just added Image 2 Image functionality to their web interface. So you can drop in a crayon drawing and make it int…
 
We’re at the verge of a truly fundamental shift in creativity. AI is seeping into a lot of visual fields, including visual medicine. Also Sigma’s good old Foveon sensor is seeing some new life and we’ll have a look back at the birth of a truly remarkable instant camera, the Polaroid SX-70. Topics: [NEWS, PHOTO] Foveon Alive and Kicking : Sigma has …
 
Chris is back from the Eastern Europe Photo Road Trip Scouting Tour (EEPRTST ) and if you haven’t watched his vlog about the tour, what are you waiting for? Today’s episode includes the re-issue of 1 Hour 1000 Pics – Supercharge your Lightroom Workflow, some deep philosophical (and very meta) questions about deep fakes, a disruptor in the field of …
 
As Chris is on his way to Transylvania (you can follow him on his vlog), he talks about face fixers, an amazing photo and headline combo, re-dubbing movies and if your job as a photographer is safe from our new A.I. overlords. (Episode artwork: DALL-E 2) Topics: [NEWS] Scouting Eastern Europe : As you hear this episode, Chris is on his way to Trans…
 
What do locksmiths have to do with photography? How about expoplanets? Find out on today’s episode. (Episode artwork: DALL-E 2) Topics: [TOOL] SD Recovery : An amazing look at the technology that is used in data recovery to read a broken SD card. [SPACE, PHOTO] Finding Exo Planets : Finding exoplanets has everything to do with the tech that we have…
 
The James Web Telescope is arguably the best camera.. not on the planet though. Chris looks at zoomable content, at being there and how that’s different from the limited senses that we can capture with our photography. Also: another quick look at DALL-E and what it has to do with pizza. Topics: [PHOTO, SPACE] IR: Areas of star formation : The James…
 
Let’s talk about photo road trips, dongles, an exercise in spotting humanity, smartphones closing in on us, astrophotography and big satellite constellations. Plus: Where is TFTTF really located on the spectrum of photography podcasts? Topics: [OTHER] Welcome to Dongle Town : Chris has figured out an interesting way to vlog from his car with a mult…
 
Chris has now received the magical tool to generate photography out of thin air. But OpenAi’s DALL-E 2 is turning out to be quite a learning curve that is very different from actual photography. Topics: [PHOTO, AI] I’m a Generator : I finally got access to DALL-E 2, OpenAi’s image generator. And boy is it fun. I’m slowly building new neural pathway…
 
AI is going to enrich our lives and at the same time it’ll pull the rug out from under some people’s legs. Let’s explore things. Feedback? Reach Chris at voice@tfttf.com, or follow @tfttfphoto on Twitter for show announcements. Topics: [PHOTO, AI] AI in Photography : What will the AI revolution do to your photography? Will it enrich your way to wor…
 
Hi, it’s Chris. Remember me? Photography Tips from the Top Floor is back and better than ever. I’ll still talk photography, but the show will also branch out into other topics here and there, where I discuss things from my other podcasts The Future of Photography and Happy Shooting as well as my German production CM MAGAZIN. Of course this goes bot…
 
Chris takes worldwide pinhole day as an excuse to talk a bit about the oldest photography technique. The discussion with director, writer and photographer Jeremiah Chechik takes the two into the depths of the latest tech in Hollywood: virtual production. RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Watch this on YouTube Jeremiah Chechik – Homepage Worldwi…
 
Today: Starlink, Apple’s new webcams and Don Komarechka. Enjoy! RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Watch the interview from this episode on video SPONSOR: eneloop pro – get your rechargeable eneloop pros here (Germany) and here (UK) Use code TFTTF to get $5 off of Don Komarechka’s Macro Photography Book Apple’s 95 patents World Pinhole Day Downl…
 
Chris talks about a profound realization he had a few years ago. It’s about the way we learn and why we might benefit from a bit of Dunning Kruger Syndrome in the process. Guest on today’s show: Allan Attridge. We talk about our own obsolescence. A fun topic for a weekend for shure Watch our discussion on video RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links:…
 
The Invisible Camera is now 10 years old. Chris and Allan discuss how things were behind the scenes at the time and what came of it. If you don’t know what The Invisible Camera is then please pause the podcast and watch the original video first, link below. SPONSOR: eneloop pro RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: SPONSOR: eneloop pro – get your r…
 
Chris talks about wearing multiple hats, he’s bringing back the MIP, a project that was 10 years in the making, and he talks with his guest Don Komarechka about image theft and about Don’s latest book on macro photography. Check out Don’s Macro Photography book RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Video: Discussion with don Komarechka Don Komarech…
 
Chris and Jon discuss the latest in 360 degree video, exemplified by Jon’s latest video series VIRTUAL 360 Everest Trek RECEIVE EMAIL FOR NEW EPISODES Links: Watch this episode on video VIRTUAL 360 Everest Trek Podcast: The Future of Photography Download the MP3 for this episode Receive TFTTF updates via email Support the show on Patreon or via SEP…
 
Watch this episode on YouTube UFOs (as the knitting community calls their UnFinished Objects) are projects that you put on hold. And hopefully dig out later, so you have something to go to when the big pandemic hits. Or any other reason you might need some distraction. Chris explains why creating UFOs isn’t a bad thing and might come in handy. Join…
 
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