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Jeff Harmon, passionate hobbyist photographer, works as an Information Security professional by day and loves to break down complicated and/or technical photography topics so that the newest of photographers can understand them. No topic is too simple or too complicated for the show. If he doesn’t know the answer then he brings on an expert to help him break it down. Get photography tips in the time it takes to eat a taco, or perhaps a burrito!

Jeff Harmon, passionate hobbyist photographer, works as an Information Security professional by day and loves to break down complicated and/or technical photography topics so that the newest of photographers can understand them. No topic is too simple or too complicated for the show. If he doesn’t know the answer then he brings on an expert to help him break it down. Get photography tips in the time it takes to eat a taco, or perhaps a burrito!
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Jeff Harmon, passionate hobbyist photographer, works as an Information Security professional by day and loves to break down complicated and/or technical photography topics so that the newest of photographers can understand them. No topic is too simple or too complicated for the show. If he doesn’t know the answer then he brings on an expert to help him break it down. Get photography tips in the time it takes to eat a taco, or perhaps a burrito!

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Episodes

How To Use The Texture Slider in Lightroom Classic

6/17/2019
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Most of photographers already know a little about the texture slider that Adobe added to Lightroom Classic in the release of version 8.3 in May 2019. In this episode I want to try and help photographers know what the Texture slider does and when and how to use it. Where Is the Texture Slider? Let’s start with where photographers can ... The post How To Use The Texture Slider in Lightroom Classic appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:32:08

Getting Started In Macro Photography With Don Komarechka

6/14/2019
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Beginning Macro Photography Don, let’s start off the show by talking about what a competent photographer who has never done any macro can do to get started. Let’s say this photographer is one who knows their way around their camera, knows how to control their settings to get good exposure, but has never done any macro shooting. How would you ... The post Getting Started In Macro Photography With Don Komarechka appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:52:34

Concert Photography Tips With Steve Brazill

4/15/2019
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Permission to Shoot Let’s start off with how photographers can get permission to shoot at a concert. There have been so many stories in the photography world over the last year or two of artists who don’t allow photography in their concerts. I have never tried to go and shoot a concert but I assume that you can’t just buy ... The post Concert Photography Tips With Steve Brazill appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:38:20

Adobe’s New Enhance Details Feature Explained!

3/18/2019
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What Does the New Enhance Details Feature of Lightroom Do? The Enhance Details feature in Lightroom and Photoshop uses artificial intelligence to interpret the color information in a raw file from a camera and provide better fine detail. It can be used on the raw photos you already have on your hard drive and Adobe says you can get as ... The post Adobe’s New Enhance Details Feature Explained! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:57:43

Why Photographers Should Choose Their Top Ten Photos Annually!

2/11/2019
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Jeff explains why photographers should choose their top ten image annually and what benefit he saw from doing that for 2018. Why Should Photographers Do a Yearly Photography Top Ten? Photographers should really consider going through the thousands of photos taken over a year and choosing the ten best they created to help them see trends in their photography, the ... The post Why Photographers Should Choose Their Top Ten Photos Annually! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:46:26

Photographer’s Guide to RAID

1/12/2019
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Jeff and Greg Benz discuss the what, why, and how of RAID for photographers. What Is RAID Storage? RAID is a way to make a few hard drives work together to look like they are all one drive to your computer that can be very fast and more reliably than a single drive. We try hard here on Photo Taco ... The post Photographer’s Guide to RAID appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:01:12:05

What Is Luminosity Masking?

11/12/2018
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Greg Benz joins Jeff to answer the question of “What is Luminosity Masking?” Episode Sponsors: Squarespace has beautiful templates to make your website look great and 24 hour support if you do happen to get stuck. Head over to squarespace.com/improve for a free trial and when you are ready to launch use offer code IMPROVE to save 10% off the ... The post What Is Luminosity Masking? appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:53:51

Ultimate Guide to Digitizing Prints and Negatives

10/2/2018
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Chris Marquardt talks with Jeff about everything you need to know about digitizing prints and negatives/slides using scanners and cameras. Episode Sponsor: Squarespace We love squarespace and are sure you will too for showing off your best work. Head over to squarespace.com/improve for a free trial and use offer code IMPROVE to save 10% off your first purchase of a ... The post Ultimate Guide to Digitizing Prints and Negatives appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:50:48

What’s New with Lightroom CC 1.5?

9/10/2018
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Jeff is joined by good friend of the show, Victoria Bampton (better known as the Lightroom Queen), to talk about the new desktop and mobile features of Lightroom CC 1.5 released in August 2018. There are 2 new features of Lightroom CC 1.5 on the computer (local albums and album membership), 4 new features for on iOS (better organization, updated ... The post What’s New with Lightroom CC 1.5? appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:35:22

Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom

8/13/2018
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Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about how it is that adjustment syncing between two or more photos should work in Lightroom. He describes some important details about how photo selections work, the role of the “active” photo in selections and adjustment syncing, and some reasons why it may be that adjustment syncing may fail. Episode Resources Photo Taco: Fast ... The post Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:52:12

Lightroom Computer 2018

7/9/2018
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Jeff talks with computer building expert Matt Bach of Puget Systems about the best choices for building a Lightroom computer in 2018. They talk about all of the decisions to make to custom build a Windows computer, as well as the recommendations for where it is worth spending the money if you are buying a Mac or a PC from ... The post Lightroom Computer 2018 appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:01:24:54

XMP Explained!

6/11/2018
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Jeff walks through the details of XMP, what it is, why photographers should care, the pros and cons, multiple options to turn in on in Lightroom, and a couple of lesser known options. Episode Resources Adobe XMP Page: https://www.adobe.com/products/xmp.html Photo Taco – Large Lightroom Catalog: https://phototacopodcast.com/2016/03/07/large-lightroom-catalogs/ Photo Taco – Lightroom On Two Computers: https://phototacopodcast.com/2017/03/18/lightroom-on-two-computers/ Photo Taco – The ULTIMATE...

Duration:01:05:43

ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers

5/14/2018
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Jeff refreshes information from his 2015 article, the ULTIMATE Backup Workflow for Photographers, with information from 2018 including the two “storage walls” photographers slam into in their photographic journey and how to recover from hitting both of them. First Advertiser – Udemy: This episode is brought to you by Udemy*, the largest marketplace for online learning. Whether you’re looking to ... The post ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:59:13

Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!

4/30/2018
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Jeff walks through a revamp of the profiles feature in the release of Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 and Camera Raw 10.3. Even though profiles have been around for nearly 20 years, Adobe made a lot of changes to them in this release. Jeff walks through: There are now two types of profiles. Camera-specific and creative. Let’s dig into each type ... The post Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:41:06

Lr Embedded Preview Workflow

4/9/2018
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Jeff Harmon walks through how to significantly speed up you culling process in Lightroom by using the Embedded Preview workflow: Disable background processes (pause syncing to Lr CC, pause addresses lookup, pause face detection) Set critical preferences (Camera Raw Cache at least 50GB, enable “Use Smart Previews instead of Originals for Image Editing”, enabled Generate Previews in Parallel if you ... The post Lr Embedded Preview Workflow appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:29:20

SAU Q1 2018 and Memory Card Hygiene

3/12/2018
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Jeff Harmon provides go/no go on the State of Adobe Updates Q1 2018. The he outlines 8 steps of good hygiene for memory cards: 1) Turn off Camera 2) Wait for 5 seconds 3) Carefully remove card and put it in a card reader 4) Use a GOOD card reader 5) Copy the photos to the computer using Finder on ... The post SAU Q1 2018 and Memory Card Hygiene appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:32:45

Lr Classic CC 7.1 With The Lightroom Queen

2/12/2018
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Jeff is joined by Victoria Bampton, a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen, to talk about Lightroom Classic CC 7.1. They talk about her new Lightroom Classic CC The Missing FAQ book and go over 6 questions (including tips on faster culling in Lightroom, the magic alt/option key, Range Masks, and why you should use Quick Adjustments in Library): What is the future ... The post Lr Classic CC 7.1 With The Lightroom Queen appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:37:57

DPI With Don Komarechka

2/5/2018
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Jeff and Don Komarechka geek out over one of the most misunderstood concepts of DPI or dots per inch. They talk about how file size, pixel dimensions, and DPI don’t really have anything to do with each other, how Adobe isn’t doing photographers any favors with how DPI is so prominently displayed in Photoshop and Lightroom, and how even the ... The post DPI With Don Komarechka appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:00:57:32

Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update & Composite Portraits

1/8/2018
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Jeff updated his Lightroom Classic CC status with version. 7.1 from “WAIT!” to “cautiously proceed”. He recommends backing up your catalog prior to updating and then checking out the new version at a point where you don’t have a huge client Jon to process and see how it works. He also found Classic to be about 25% faster with import ... The post Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update & Composite Portraits appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

Duration:01:49:27

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

12/4/2017
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Jeff Harmon goes over gift ideas for the 2017 holiday season in budget categories from $20 to $2,000. Don’t forget about the Improve Photography Retreat 2018 and Jeff’s post-Retreat workshop “Be a Ninja With Your Camera” that you can sign up for at http://www.jsharmonphotos.com/workshop. Links to gift ideas: Canon T5i ($550): https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-EF-S-18-55/dp/B00BW6LWO4/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1512247923&sr=1-5&keywords=canon+t5i Nikon D3400 ($400):...

Duration:00:41:08