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How To Use The Lightroom Texture Slider

6/15/2019
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Jeff talks with the Lightroom Queen, Victoria Bampton, about the new Texture slider Adobe added to Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw in May 2019. They talk about how it works and when to use it to adjust your photos.

Duration:00:32:08

Macro Photography With Don Komarechka

6/13/2019
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Jeff talks with world renowned macro photography Don Komarechka about how to get started with macro photography.

Duration:00:52:34

Concert Photography with Steve Brazill

4/13/2019
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Jeff talks with concert photographer expert Steve Brazill about the tips, tricks, and techniques photographers should know about getting into concert photography.

Duration:00:38:20

Adobe Enhanced Details Feature

3/16/2019
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Jeff Harmon explains what the new Enhance Details feature introduced by Adobe in February 2019 in Lightroom and Photoshop does and when photographers should use it.

Duration:00:57:43

Why Choose Your Top Ten Images

2/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:46:26

Photographers Guide To RAID

1/12/2019
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Jeff and Greg talk about the what, why, and how of RAID for photographers.

Duration:01:12:05

What Is Luminosity Masking

11/12/2018
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Greg Benz joins Jeff to answer the question "What is Luminosity Masking?"

Duration:00:53:51

Ultimate Guide To Digitizing Photos

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.

Duration:00:50:48

What's New In Lr CC 1.5

9/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:22

Lightroom Adjustment Syncing

8/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:52:12

Lightroom Computer 2018

7/7/2018
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Jeff Harmon talks with custom PC building expert Matt Bach of Puget Systems about the components that are worth spending money on to run Lightroom fast.

Duration:01:24:54

XMP Explained!

5/28/2018
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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.

Duration:01:05:43

ULTIMATE Guide To Backup For Photographers

5/11/2018
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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. Photoshop Feedback forum post on the Wacom tablet drive problem: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/wacom-touch-ring-for-zoom-in-out-closes-select-and-mask-workspace The ULTIMATE Backup Workflow for Photographers...

Duration:00:59:13

Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!

4/30/2018
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Jeff walks through changes made to the profile feature of Lightroom and Camera Raw with the release of Lightroom Classic CC 7.3 and Camera Raw 10.3.

Duration:00:41:06

Embedded Preview Workflow

4/8/2018
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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 have a quad core CPU) Import using Build Previews of "Embedded & Sidecar". Do NOT check the box...

Duration:00:29:20

SAU and Memory Card Hygiene

3/11/2018
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Jeff Harmon provides go/no go on the State of Adobe Updates for Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC 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 Mac or Explorer on Windows, not Lightroom 6) Copy the photos to another place besides the hard drive you just did 7) Eject the memory card using Finder or...

Duration:00:32:45

Lr Classic CC With The Lightroom Queen

2/11/2018
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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 of Lightroom Classic CC? Many are very concerned that the Lightroom they have used for years is going away, is there hope that it will stick...

Duration:00:37:57

DPI With Don Komarechka

2/4/2018
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Jeff Harmon 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 best of pros don’t really seem to understand the concepts. Two listener questions that represent hundreds of requests to help with DPI: 1) I did a...

Duration:00:57:32

Lr Classic CC Update And Composite Portraits

1/7/2018
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Jeff’s Post-Retreat Workshop: http://www.jsharmonphotos.com/workshop 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 and moving from Photo to Photo in the develop module! Jeff also goes over his process for...

Duration:01:49:27

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

12/3/2017
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Jeff Harmon goes over gift ideas for the 2018 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