Photo Taco Podcast

By Jeff Harmon

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 Feb 9, 2021

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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!

Episode Date
Making DeNoise AI Faster
1:02:01

Right up front I want to set some expectations on the speed of DeNoise AI. Even on the best of computer hardware here in early 2022 DeNoise AI is not “fast”. The fastest I was able to get raw images to be processed in DeNoise AI was about 6 seconds per image. 6 real seconds, not the amount of time ...

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Mar 02, 2022
Help With Drive Space and Backups For Photographers
2:27:42

Hard Drive Space Problems for Photographers Let’s talk about the problems that photographers face with hard drive space.  The more technical term for that is “storage”.  Don’t confuse this with “memory” or “RAM”.  Memory is a form of storage but it only stores information while your computer is on.  Memory today comes in sizes like 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or more.  ...

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May 10, 2021
Dimensions and Quality For Social Media Photo Sharing
1:18:56

What Dimensions and Quality Should Photographers Use When Posting To Social Media? Nearly a constant debate online, I constantly get questions on the pixel dimensions, quality setting, and DPI that photographers should use when exporting out of Lightroom and Photoshop for posting the image on social media. The answer may change over time as the social networks make constant changes ...

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Mar 26, 2021
13 Steps To Troubleshooting Lightroom Problems
37:19

Common Lightroom Problems Lightroom is really complicated software here in early 2021. Not complicated as a tool that can help photographers get the most out of their photos. Complicated in that so many things can go wrong we couldn’t possibly list them all here. Lightroom problems can range from seeing strange artifacts on the screen, to performance issues, to system ...

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Feb 18, 2021
Find Your Lens Diffraction Point
36:03

What Is Diffraction In Photography? Let’s start off by very briefly defining diffraction.  I want to encourage all of you to go and check out the video recently released over on DPReview where Don explains diffraction really well using some simple visual experiments. https://www.dpreview.com/videos/0286755323/dpreview-tv-understanding-diffraction As a very simple explanation, your camera has to bend light to take a photo. Just ...

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Jan 28, 2021
Lens Variance vs Bad Copy
37:08

This post was heavily influenced by and will reference an excellent two part article that the great Roger Cicala published at DPReview.com in 2020.   Difference Between Sample Variation and Bad Copies Part 1 Difference Between Sample Variation and Bad Copies Part 2 Why Lens Variance vs Bad Copy? I get the question very regularly, probably about once a week, of ...

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Dec 31, 2020
Fire Full Moon – How I Shot The Moon With A Foreground
1:09:14

The details of how I created a picture of a full moon that includes a foreground and looks more like a sunrise than a moonrise The Creative Vision Your chances of creating a good photo increase dramatically when you start out your shoot with a creative vision. Having a good idea of the image you want to create and then ...

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Aug 17, 2020
What Does Apple Silicon Mean For Photographers?
58:07

No doubt you have heard that Apple made big news at their annual developer’s conference (WWDC) announcing they are moving from long-term partner Intel to using custom built processors they are calling Apple Silicon. What does this move to Apple Silicon mean for photographers? Apple switching from Intel to Apple Silicon should mean faster Mac computers with longer battery life. ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Can Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta Do 1080p?

Chances are you are here because you are trying to figure out how to get 1080p video out of your Canon camera when used as a webcam. Canon has FINALLY provided their EOS Webcam Utility Beta (v0.9.0 released April 2020) to make their DSLRs and mirrorless cameras work as webcams. Unfortunately, even though Canon cameras have been able to record ...

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Jun 30, 2020
AMD vs Intel For Lightroom and Photoshop With Puget Systems
48:31

Puget Systems Lightroom and Photoshop Benchmarks Before we tell photographers if AMD or Intel runs Lightroom and Photoshop better, it is important to know why it is Matt Bach from Puget Systems is so qualified to speak to the topic. In 2019 Puget Systems began offering a suite of tools that are extremely helpful for testing the performance of creative ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Intel NUC – Inexpensive Photo Editing Computer
1:05:57

Can the relatively inexpensive and tiny form factor Intel NUC be a good photo editing computer? The PC counterpart to Apple’s Mac Mini, this is the first in a series of videos taking a look at the Intel 10th generation Next Unit of Computing (NUC) to see how well it can run Lightroom and Photoshop. What Is an Intel NUC? ...

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May 25, 2020
Slash The Import Time Of Lightroom Classic By 90%!
46:15

How To Make Lightroom Classic Import 90% Faster This is not a new topic here on Photo Taco.  I have talked about this magical process, something Adobe calls the Embedded Preview Workflow (added to Lightroom Classic back in Oct 2017), here on the show before.  I did an episode called Lr Embedded Preview Workflow back in April 2018, so about ...

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Apr 24, 2020
Topaz DeNoise AI vs Lightroom and Photoshop
1:28:39

Episode Sponsors Phlearn – When Phlearn reached out I was really excited because my friend Aaron Nace and the folks over at Plearn.com produce video training for Photoshop that I can’t recommend strongly enough. It is incredible. Aaron has forgotten more Photoshop than I have ever learned.  A huge portion of what I know about Photoshop has come from video ...

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Mar 16, 2020
Performance of External Drives With Lightroom Classic
1:06:03

Note: If you just want to skip straight to the results go to 43:19 in the episode! One of the questions I have had asked hundreds of times over the past few years is how photographers should setup their catalog and photos using external drives. Does it matter if the external drive is an SSD, or are spinning drives good ...

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Feb 17, 2020
Photographer’s Checklist For Sharper Photos
40:19

Create Photography Retreat I am so excited to be presenting at the Create Photography Retreat again in 2020.  It is being held in beautiful Greenville South Carolina October 15-17 when all of the fall colors will be breathtaking.  Come join me and others from the Master Photography Podcast network in interactive, hands-on sessions and make some serious progress towards mastering ...

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Dec 20, 2019
How To Do Water Droplet Photography With Don Komarechka
39:42

Water Droplet Refraction Photography I am sure you have seen photos featuring water droplet refraction, but you have to check out some of the images Don has on his website over at http://www.donkom.ca/category/macro-water/ under the Macro Water menu.  There are a number of images there where Don has done an incredible job of creating images that emphasize the beauty of ...

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Nov 12, 2019
Photography Lens Filters Explained!
1:13:03

What and Why of Lens Filters Every photographer, no matter the genre of photography they enjoy and do the most, should have a neutral density (ND) and circular polarizing (CPL) filter for the camera lenses. Photographers should skip the ultra-violet (UV) filter and may want to skip the graduated neutral density (GND) filter. Read on or listen to the podcast ...

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Oct 14, 2019
Best Background for Composites
55:52

Lightroom Hardware Testing Project Update Still working on this.  I know that is disappointing to many of the listeners because it meant I didn’t get an episode out in August 2019.  I really thought I would be close to finishing up the testing I am doing of the Develop module in Lightroom and what the impact of hardware is on ...

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Sep 23, 2019
Taking the Intimidation Out of Photoshop With Aaron Nace
1:08:46

Do You Find Photoshop Intimidating? If you find Photoshop to be intimidating you are not alone! We constantly hear from photographers that they know they need to learn how to use Photoshop but they can’t figure out how to use the program. Hopefully you have found this post and podcast episode because you need that help and we are going ...

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Jul 18, 2019
How To Use The Texture Slider in Lightroom Classic
32:09

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 ...

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Jun 17, 2019
Getting Started In Macro Photography With Don Komarechka
52:35

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 ...

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Jun 14, 2019
Concert Photography Tips With Steve Brazill
1:02:50

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 ...

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Apr 15, 2019
Adobe’s New Enhance Details Feature Explained!
57:43

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 ...

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Mar 18, 2019
Why Photographers Should Choose Their Top Ten Photos Annually!
46:26

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 ...

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Feb 11, 2019
What Is Luminosity Masking?
53:52

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 ...

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Nov 12, 2018
Ultimate Guide to Digitizing Prints and Negatives
50:49

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 ...

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Oct 03, 2018
What’s New with Lightroom CC 1.5?
35:23

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 ...

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Sep 10, 2018
Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom
52:13

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 ...

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Aug 13, 2018
Lightroom Computer 2018
1:24:54

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 ...

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Jul 09, 2018
XMP Explained!
1:05:44

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 Guide ...

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Jun 11, 2018
ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers
59:14

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 ...

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May 14, 2018
Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!
41:06

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 ...

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May 01, 2018
Lr Embedded Preview Workflow
29:21

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 ...

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Apr 09, 2018
SAU Q1 2018 and Memory Card Hygiene
32:46

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 ...

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Mar 12, 2018
Lr Classic CC 7.1 With The Lightroom Queen
37:57

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 ...

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Feb 12, 2018
DPI With Don Komarechka
57:32

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 ...

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Feb 05, 2018
Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update & Composite Portraits
1:49:27

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 ...

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Jan 08, 2018
Holiday Gift Guide 2017
41:08

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): https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D3400-NIKKOR-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B01KITZKDE/ref=sr_1_12?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1512248217&sr=1-12&keywords=nikon+d3300 SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB ...

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Dec 04, 2017
Is Lightroom CC Classic?
41:37

Jeff Harmon goes over the details about the two new Lightroom programs now available to Creative Cloud subscribers, the costs of the various Creative Cloud options, and a healthy number of bugs that have been reported making his recommendation be that photographers who need to get work done using Lightroom wait to update. Not Ready For Professional Use I know ...

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Nov 13, 2017
Inexpensive Flash
44:36

Jeff answers a listener question about hobbyist photographers getting into flash photography from listener Jose Lopez “I’ve primarily been taking photos of landscapes, events, and other natural light subjects, but recently wanted to do more photography where a flash would be beneficial. I’ve watched the Improve Photography tutorials and spent hours looking online at YouTube and I find that it’s ...

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Oct 09, 2017
Online Backup
49:59

Jim Goldstein, from cloud backup provider Backblaze, comes on to talk with Jeff about 7 important questions photographers should have about backing up their photos and Lightroom catalog to the cloud: 1) How can a cloud backup provider help with the “1” of the “3-2-1” backup strategy? 2) Does adding an external hard drive change how cloud backup providers can ...

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Sep 11, 2017
HIGTS – Millers Park Wedding Photo
34:32

Jeff Harmon does a detailed “How I Got The Shot” (HIGTS) for the first portrait shot he felt like he created instead of just captured. It happened to be a wedding photo taken in the summer of 2017. He talks about how he actually had a sad ending to the story because the Lexar USB drive he was using to ...

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Aug 14, 2017
AFMA Revisited
23:19

Jeff Harmon revisits one of the most popular Photo Taco topics ever published and talks about his experience doing Autofocus Micro Adjustment (AFMA) tuning over a 5 month period. There are things he has learned that are important for portrait photographers to understand. Resources Mentioned: Photo Taco AMFA Explained! : https://phototacopodcast.com/2017/04/25/afma-explained/ Other Photo Taco Resources: Vote for Jeff’s “Cull” module ...

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Jul 31, 2017
Photographic Dynamic Range
55:17

Jeff Harmon talks with Bill Claff about his Photographic Dynamic Range testing and math that can be seen on his photonstophotos.net website. Jeff goes over the following questions with Bill: 1) Who is Bill Claff and what do you do with photography? 2) What is the story or background of your excellent photonstophotos.net website? Why did you create it? 3)You ...

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Jul 10, 2017
2017 iMac For Photogs

Jeff Harmon talks about a few changes to the show with some consolidation to a single Improve Photography podcast feed and a single Facebook group and then answers a question from listener Katie Shipley who asked: “I had just finished listening to the podcast and taking notes on what to look for when buying a new computer when Apple announced ...

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Jun 19, 2017
PhotoPills Tour

Jeff Harmon takes listeners on a surface level tour of the PhotoPills app with 5 stops on the tour: 1) What does the PhotoPills app do? 2) How photographers should learn to use the app? 3) Why is the app called PhotoPills? 4) What do each of the Photo “Pills” do? 5) What are in the MyStuff and Academy sections ...

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Jun 07, 2017
Take Your PhotoPills

Jeff Harmon is joined by Rafel Pons of the PhotoPills app team to talk about how photographers can learn to use the fantastic PhotoPills app: 1) Best way to get started? 2) Free, online videos are great (photopills.com) but are there good cheat sheets available? 3) Advice for photographers overwhelmed by the app? 4) Most used feature? 5) Least used ...

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May 27, 2017
Photographers, Don’t WannaCry

Jeff Harmon offers advice on how photographers can defend themselves from ransomware like WannaCry (aka Wanna Decrypter and WannaCrypt) through following 3 primary computing habits: 1) Keep your computer updated. Only install software you went out to get, keep all of the software on your computer updated, if you don’t need software then get rid of it. 2) Do NOT ...

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May 24, 2017
Shooting A Solar Eclipse

Jeff Harmon is joined by Brent Bergherm to talk about shooting a solar eclipse. For the first time since 1979 a total solar eclipse will be visible from locations across the continental United States and Jeff goes over 6 questions with Brent about how a photographer can prepare now to be ready to capture such an event: 1) What is ...

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May 17, 2017
When is it Time to Upgrade Your Camera?

Jeff Harmon answers a question from listener Melanie Rice who on the Facebook page asked: Question about upgrading equipment: Started 10 years ago with a Canon 30D. Upgraded to Canon 60D 3 years ago when photography played a bigger role in my graphic design business. Now photography is becoming my main focus – mainly stock images, fashion and real estate. ...

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May 09, 2017
Lightroom: 2 Bugs and Catalog Backup

Jeff Harmon talks about 2 Lightroom bugs that he has had a lot of questions on from listeners: 1) In 2015.10 / 6.10 when round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop an error message saying that the Camera Raw plug-in is not version 9.10 is coming up even though Photoshop is fully updated and has the very latest version of the ...

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Apr 29, 2017
AFMA Explained

Jeff Harmon answers year old listener question from Improve Photography writer Aaron Taylor: Here’s a Photo Taco episode if there ever was one: AF Microadjust/Fine Tune. Why do it? When to do it? How important? Is it obsessive or necessary? Use a Lenscal device or just something you print yourself? Jeff talks about how autofocus micro adjustment (AFMA) is something ...

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Apr 25, 2017
Keyword Like A Pro

Jeff Harmon talks through three mini-topics and then shares how to use the keywording features of Lightroom like a Pro including the Keyword Tags box, Keyword Suggestions box, and the Keyword Set box of the Keywording panel along with the Keyword List panel in the Library Module. The three mini-topics covered: 1)Lightroom bug with macOS where panels and film strip ...

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Apr 17, 2017
State Of The Updates Q1 2017

Jeff Harmon provides his view on the current state of major software updates for photographers including Windows 10 Creator’s Update, Apple macOS Sierra (10.12.4), Lightroom CC 2015.9/6.9, Luminar, and On1 Photo 2017. ====================== Advertisers for this episode: 1) improvephotographyplus.com, free two week trial and only $19.99 to subscribe 2) Luminar post-processing software $69 but get $10 off using coupon code ...

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Apr 11, 2017
Memory Cards Explained

Get $10 off MacPhun Luminar by using coupon code PHOTOTACO at checkout! Jeff Harmon is joined by special guest Jeff Steinwand of cameramemoryspeed.com to talk about memory cards. They walk through the following questions: 1. Jeff’s process for testing cards to get the data for his website at cameramemoryspeed.com 2. How photographers can test cards in their specific camera 3. ...

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Apr 04, 2017
Hyperfocal Distance Explained!

Jeff Harmon explains aperture, depth of field, and hyperfocal distance as well as why hyperfocal distance is a concept EVERY photographer should understand regardless of what type of photography they do. Advertisers: improvephotographyplus.com MacPhun Luminar Software Coupon Code: PHOTOTACO Links mentioned in the episode: Photo Pills “The Ultimate Photography Guide to Depth of Field” article: http://www.photopills.com/articles/ultimate-guide-depth-field Photo Pills Online Calculators: ...

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Mar 25, 2017
Lightroom On Two Computers

Jeff Harmon offers 3 Lightroom tips based on questions that were asked at or just after the Improve Photography Retreat in March 2017. Tip #1: Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts. It will increase the speed of your photography workflow if you will learn the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts. Bring up an overlay of the shortcuts available where you are at in Lightroom by ...

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Mar 18, 2017
Retreat 2017 Top 10

Jeff Harmon share the top 10 things he learned during the 2017 Improve Photography Retreat. Advertisers for this episode: improvephotographyplus.com $19.99/mo macphun.com/luminar offer code “PHOTOTACO” for $10 off Top Ten from IP Retreat 2017: 1. Not a “relaxing” vacation, exhausting, yet amazing 2. So much fun to be around a lot of photographers-share interest of photography-nerd out together 3. Fail ...

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Mar 14, 2017
Client Proofs And Culling

Jeff Harmon answers listener question from Angela Norton who loved the Culling Like a Pro episode but came away from it wondering something: Angela: Jeff Harmon LOVED this episode. I ignored it in my feed, because I thought I was doing good with culling…LOL… My question is, how are you presenting client proofs? If they are able to give stars, ...

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Mar 06, 2017
Instagram Like A Pro

Jeff Harmon gets expert advice from Instagrammer Josh Packer (@packtography) on how to grow your Instagram account. Within a couple of year Josh has grown his following to better than 50,000 without following many people. They walk through the following questions and more in the episode: How did you build up the following you have today? With only 385 posts ...

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Feb 25, 2017
Luminar Vs Lightroom

Jeff Harmon goes over 10 observations he has made comparing the new Luminar software from MacPhun with the old market leader in Adobe Lightrooom. 1. Non-live histogram 2. Layers Concept 3. Eraser tool (spot removal) 4. Deniose tool (noise reduction) 5. Filters 6. Presets 7. Before/After views 8. Saving 9. Overall speed 10. Pricing Jeff LOVES where MacPhun is going ...

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Feb 20, 2017
Lightroom Organization

Jeff Harmon and guest Victoria Bampton, better known as the Lightroom Queen, talk about 5 key principles that should guide how they organize their photos both inside and outside of Lightroom: 1. Scalable 2. Easy Backup & Restore 3. No Duplication 4. Standard Characters 5. Consistent Resources mentioned in the podcast: Photo Taco – Lightroom Queen: http://improvephotography.com/40799/photo-taco-lightroom-queen/ Why not organize ...

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Feb 11, 2017
Kaby Lake And Lightroom

Jeff Harmon talks about the very latest, 7th generation processors from Intel code named Kaby Lake and if they are meaningful to the performance of Lightroom and Photoshop. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Windows Photo Editing SUPER Guide: http://improvephotography.com/35216/windows-photo-editing-super-guide/ Lightroom CC 2015.8 and Kaby Lake: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Lightroom-CC-2015-8-Intel-Core-i7-7700K-i5-7600K-Performance-880/ Photoshop CC 2017 and Kaby Lake: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Photoshop-CC-2017-Intel-Core-i7-7700K-i5-7600K-Performance-879/ Premiere Pro 2017 and Kaby Lake: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-2017-Intel-Core-i7-7700K-i5-7600K-Performance-884/ ...

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Feb 07, 2017
Choosing Which Lens To Buy

Jeff Harmon brings on guest host Brent Bergherm to answer two listener questions about buying lenses: Steve Blacket: I need to upgrade a lens. I keep looking at different lenses; Nikon, Tamron, Sigma…. It is really tough to decide as every lens has reviews that point out faults. Do you have any advice on choosing lenses or maybe a Podcast ...

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Jan 31, 2017
What Makes A Lens Fast and T-Stops

Jeff Harmon answers two listeners questions, that became 3 listener questions: Amber Davidson: Have you ever done a podcast on lens speed? I’ve heard people refer to a lens as “fast” but not all same aperture lenses are considered equal. Could you explain which lenses are ideal for sports and or children due to their ability to focus faster than ...

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Jan 21, 2017
Getting Started With A Graphics Tablet

Jeff Harmon walks through the things he has learned as he has incorporated a graphics tablet into his post processing workflow and some specific settings to look at in Photoshop. Check out Brian Pex’s very well done article at improvephotography.com called “8 Reasons You Need a Wacom”: 8 Reasons Why You Need a Wacom Tablet: http://improvephotography.com/43742/43742/ Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ ...

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Jan 19, 2017
Lightroom Virtual Copies

Jeff Harmon answers a question from listener Mike West about Lightroom Virtual Copies and history. He also talks about how to request Adobe add features to Lightroom and a little about the snapshots feature in Lightroom. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Lightroom: New virtual copies should inherit develop history (vote for the idea): https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/new_virtual_copies_should_inherit_develop_history Add “Cull” Module to Lightroom (vote ...

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Jan 07, 2017
Culling Like A Pro

Jeff Harmon shares a tip on how it is he quickly and effectively culls his images using the star rating system in Lightroom and why it is photographers should consider doing the same. Other episodes mentioned: Why and How of Annual Top Ten: http://improvephotography.com/43254/photo-taco-annual-top-10/ Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Photo Taco Instagram: ...

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Dec 31, 2016
Raw Bit Depth

Jeff Harmon answers listener question from Ruben Zaldaña about bit depth setup for Nikon Raw files between 12 and 14 and what choosing 12 would give up in order to get a higher frames per second. =============================== Other articles referred to in the episode: 14 bit vs 12 bit Raw – Can You Tell The Difference? https://photographylife.com/14-bit-vs-12-bit-raw The Canon sRaw ...

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Dec 28, 2016
Breaking Comfort Zone

In this episode of the Photo Taco Podcast, host Jeff Harmon asks listeners to share their Top Ten photos of 2016 on social media and tag them with #phototaco and #topten. Then he talks about how breaking out of his photography comfort zone to take on a new style of photography really helped him to gain confidence and improve as ...

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Dec 22, 2016
Why And How Annual Top 10

Jeff Harmon goes through the why and the how of an annual Top 10 process that helps him make significant progress year after year in improving his photography. He walks through his own setup using the collections feature of Lightroom so that listeners can get setup to make this process much easier next year. Other photo taco episodes mentioned: Photo ...

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Dec 15, 2016
Sizing For Sharing

Jeff Harmon takes on the question for listener Scott Spain who asked: “On the heels of this great topic (JPEG Mini), I’d love to hear an episode that contains your thoughts on what image dimensions to use for various avenues. What size for Instagram? Facebook? 500px? What about your Web site… Do you sacrifice a fast loading image to accommodate ...

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Dec 06, 2016
Bought Lightroom – Now What

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question listener David Medranda asked on the Photo Taco Listeners Facebook group: “I have an idea for a PT. I just got Lightroom. What next? It would be a run down of the top, say 5 things you should 1) learn first, 2)prepare (before installing?) 3) incorporate into your new workflow as a novice user.” ...

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Nov 26, 2016
Supermoon HIGTS

Jeff Harmon does a “how I got the shot” (HIGTS) by walking through the minute details that went into his late November 2016 supermoon shot. You can see the shot at http://improvephotography.com/ptsm Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Photo Taco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phototacopodcast/ Photo Taco email: phototacopodcast@gmail.com Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ ...

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Nov 22, 2016
5 Lightroom Performance TIps

Jeff Harmon shares 5 ways to squeeze the very most performance out of the Adobe Lightroom post-processing software. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Photo Taco – Photo Editing Computer Hardware: Photo Taco – Photo Editing Computer Hardware Windows Photo Editing Super Guide: The Super Guide to Buying a Windows PC for Photo Editing Mac vs. PC for Photographers: The ULTIMATE ...

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Nov 15, 2016
Auto Exposure Lock

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about the what, why, and how of exposure lock. Other episodes mentioned: June 2015: Why Shoot in Manual Mode Photo Taco – Why Shoot in Manual Mode? January 2016: Metering Modes Explained: Photo Taco – Metering Modes Explained May 2016: Exposure Compensation Explained: Photo Taco – Exposure Compensation Explained March 2016: In-Camera White Balance: ...

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Nov 05, 2016
Microsoft Vs Apple Hardware 2016

Jeff Harmon shares his thoughts on the hardware announcements made by both Microsoft and Apple in the last week of October 2016 and what it means to photographers. Mac vs PC for Photographers: http://improvephotography.com/31242/mac-vs-pc-for-photographers/ Windows Photo Editing SUPER Guide: The Super Guide to Buying a Windows PC for Photo Editing Macdaddy: Stuck between a rock and a hard place http://macdaddy.io/apples-new-macbook-pros/ ...

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Nov 02, 2016
JPEG Mini Review

Jeff Harmon walks through an frequently requested review of the JPEG Mini product from BEAMR, what it claims to do, how good it does it, and if photographers should consider purchasing the product.

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Oct 25, 2016
Starting With Video

Jeff Harmon and guest host Dave Dugdale talk about how to get started shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Check out Dave’s website at http://improvevideo.com Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Photo Taco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phototacopodcast/ Photo Taco email: phototacopodcast@gmail.com Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: ...

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Oct 18, 2016
Getting Beyond Amateur

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question asking for advice on how to get beyond the amateur results they have been getting.

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Oct 10, 2016
Bracketing Explained

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about Auto Exposure Bracketing, specifically how far apart the brackets should be. Help Jeff out with his JPEGMini experiment: http://bit.ly/lrvjmini Tony Northrup’s excellent video demonstrating trading time for money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-GbuXU8YMQ Other Photo Taco episodes mentioned: What is EV: http://improvephotography.com/36036/photo-taco-what-is-ev/ Metering Modes Explained: http://improvephotography.com/36333/photo-taco-metering-modes-explained/ Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco ...

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Oct 02, 2016
Making Sense Of Lenses

Jeff Harmon asks for help with his JPEGMini experiment and answers a listener question about how to make sense of lenses and the numbers photographers throw around when talking about them.

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Sep 25, 2016
TIFF Or PSD For External Editing

Ever wondered if you should “round trip” between Lightroom and Photoshop using TIFF or PSD? Jeff Harmon walks through the details about the pros and cons of each and provides a recommendation on which to use.

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Sep 17, 2016
Exports For Printing

Jeff Harmon walks through important details in understanding how it is you export your photos for printing from Lightroom, Photoshop, or other photo editing software.

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Sep 13, 2016
Spot Metering Gotcha

Jeff Harmon takes a deep dive into spot metering and talks about a potential “gotcha” to be aware of specific to spot metering that if unaware could cause photographers not to use it. Links to other Photo Taco episodes referenced in this episode: Metering Modes Explained: http://improvephotography.com/36333/photo-taco-metering-modes-explained/ Shooting/Exposing to the right (ETTR): http://improvephotography.com/34062/photo-taco-how-to-ettr/ Photo Taco Archive: http://improvephotography.com/category/taco/ iTunes review link: ...

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Sep 03, 2016
Sports Photography With Sharky James

Jeff Harmon and Sharky James (of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast) walk through everything you need to know to jump into sports photography in the fall of 2016.

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Aug 30, 2016
Photo Editing Computer Hardware

Jeff Harmon is joined by custom PC building specialist William George from Puget Systems to talk about the computer hardware that actually matters with photo editing.

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Aug 23, 2016
Edit Capture Time

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question on how to update the date/time of photos so that two cameras are in sync.

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Aug 13, 2016
Ps Roundtripping Collections

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop when using collections in Lightroom.

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Aug 09, 2016
Lightroom Queen

Jeff Harmon talks with Victoria Bampton, the Lightroom Queen, about Lightroom performance, tips on organization, GPU acceleration, and a number of other nuances.

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Jul 30, 2016
What And Why Tethering

Sandy Dorau, a professional commercial product photographer, talks the what and why for tethering your camera.

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Jul 26, 2016
Jumping Into Drones

The fabulous Nick Page talks about his experience doing photography and video with a drone. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonjeff/

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Jul 18, 2016
Windows 10 Upgrade

Jeff Harmon talks about the things photographers need to know about upgrading their Windows PC to Windows 10 and how it will cost $120 more after July 29th 2016. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonjeff/

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Jul 12, 2016
Hard Drive Full

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about what a “non-techie” photography is supposed to do when the computer is telling them their computer has not more space. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonjeff/

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Jul 12, 2016
Ps JPEG Exports

Jeff Harmon walks through the 3 ways to export from Photoshop to JPEG (Save As, Save for Web, Export As) and what every option on all the screens means and how he recommends they be set – including the quality levels. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com ...

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Jul 03, 2016
Photographing Fireworks

A special episode made just for your holiday listening pleasure with the 4th of July coming up in the USA where Brian McGuckin gives you 20 glorious minutes of tips on how to photograph fireworks. Enjoy and have a great holiday for those in the USA!

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Jul 01, 2016
HIGTS Milky Way

Jeff Harmon walks through how he got a recent photo of the Milky Way taken while helping out a local Boy Scout Troop on an overnight camp. He goes over how he chose the composition, the gear that was used (and how you don’t need thousands of dollars in gear to do this), how he arrived at the settings for ...

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Jun 29, 2016
Photo Website Hosting

Jeff Harmon shares his tips on how to choose a photo website hosting provider. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonjeff/

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Jun 18, 2016
Lr Smart Previews

Jeff Harmon explains the Smart Previews feature that Adobe put into Lightroom 5 in 2013 and how it can be used to make your culling go 4x faster even if you don’t use an external hard drive.

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Jun 11, 2016
Lightroom Vignetting

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about the 3 different post-crop vignette modes in Lightroom. iTunes review link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photo-taco-quick-photography/id980781096?mt=2# Facebook Photo Taco Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/phototaco/ Jeff’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmon_jeff Jeff’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jsharmonphotos/ Jeff’s Portfolio: http://jsharmonphotos.com Jeff’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmonjeff/

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Jun 04, 2016
What Is Diffraction

Jeff Harmon explains what diffraction is, what it does, and what you can do about it.

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May 30, 2016
Image Stabilization On or Off

Jeff Harmon tackles the question of whether leaving image stabilization on all the time could make your photos not tack sharp.

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May 21, 2016
Portrait Retouching

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about portrait retouching and offers a tip on something you probably don’t know about Lightroom!

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May 17, 2016
DOF Button And Monitor Inputs

Jeff Harmon answers two different and unrelated listener questions about the depth of field (DOF) button on DSLR cameras and what inputs to use connecting a computer to a monitor.

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May 10, 2016
TTL Or Not To TTL

Jeff Harmon answers a question from the podcast Facebook group about TTL and remote controlling the power of flash.

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Apr 23, 2016
Lightroom Develop Module

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about the order of using the various panels in the Lightroom Develop module.

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Apr 23, 2016
Exposure Compensation Explained

Jeff Harmon explains exposure compensation, what it does, and how to use it.

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Apr 16, 2016
Histogram Explained

Jeff Harmon explains histograms and how to use them in photography including what it means to “clip” and “blow out” when taking a photo.

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Apr 12, 2016
Photography And Storage

Jeff Harmon outlines the storage workflow he is currently using keep all of his photos online at once in Lightroom and suggests a good strategy for photographers with much bigger disk needs.

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Apr 04, 2016
In-Camera Picture Styles

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about in-camera picture profiles (landscape, portrait, etc) and what they are for.

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Mar 29, 2016
In – Camera White Balance

Jeff Harmon answers a question about in-camera white balance, what it is and if you should use it.

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Mar 22, 2016
Min Shutter Speed Max Sharpness

Is the old 1/focus length a good rule for getting maximum sharpness, or is it a wives’ tale now with digital cameras? Jim Harmer tells you what his testing has shown.

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Mar 14, 2016
Large Lightroom Catalogs

Jeff Harmon tells photographers (in very technical detail) if they should plan to split their Lightroom catalog after putting a large number of photos in there. WARNING: Content ahead is super geeky.  Today’s topic comes from the Facebook group where CA Eccles asked: Hey Jeff! I read on the adobe forum that lightroom struggles when catalogues exceed x number of ...

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Mar 08, 2016
Periscope For Photographers

Brian McGuckin shares some tips on how to use Periscope as a photographer

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Mar 01, 2016
Focus Points

Jeff Harmon talks about contrast vs. phase detection and single vs. cross-type focus points.

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Feb 23, 2016
Shooting Real Estate

Guest host Brian McGuckin offers some tips on shooting real estate photography.

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Feb 17, 2016
Portrait Backgrounds

Jeff Harmon shares tips on how to get an all white background in a portrait and something that may save you some time with large group portraits indoors.

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Feb 09, 2016
Roundtripping Lr And Ps

Jeff Harmon answer a listener question about roundtripping between Lightroom and Photoshop, then finding the image that was edited.

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Feb 02, 2016
Fast Lightroom Editing Tips

Jeff Harmon shares tips to speed up editing sessions with thousands of photos using presents, copy/paste, sync, and other Lightroom features.

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Jan 23, 2016
Lenses On Crop Sensors

Jeff Harmon explains how lenses behave differently on crop sensor cameras compared to full frame.

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Jan 20, 2016
JPEG Compression Levels

Jeff Harmon talks about JPEG compression levels and what photographers should set the “Quality” level to as they export files to JPEG.

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Jan 10, 2016
Metering Explained

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about metering, metering modes, and when to use each.

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Jan 05, 2016
To DNG Or Not To DNG Part 2

Jeff Harmon finishes up his discussion on the Adobe DNG file format and tells you whether he thinks photographers should be using it as they process their images in Lightroom

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Dec 30, 2015
To DNG or Not to DNG – Part 1

First part of a two part episode where Jeff Harmon talks about the DNG file format and if it is something that photographers should be using.

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Dec 22, 2015
Syncing Lightroom 2 Computers

Jeff Harmon talks about how you can sync a Lightroom catalog between two computers.

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Dec 14, 2015
Photo Taco – HDR Panoramas

Nick Page talks about how to combine HDR and panorama

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Dec 10, 2015
Lightroom Dark/Light Sliders

Jeff Harmon takes on explaining the difference between the 8 sliders dealing with the dark and light portions of a photo in the basic and tone curve panels of the develop module in Lightroom

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Dec 05, 2015
What Is EV

Jeff Harmon does his best to explain the term “EV” in photography.

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Dec 03, 2015
Tethering

Darin Mellor outlines 4 setups for tethering along with the pros and cons of each one.

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Nov 26, 2015
Aspect Ratio

Jeff Harmon explains aspect ratio and how to use it correctly to make sure your photos aren’t squished or stretched.

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Nov 24, 2015
The Talent Myth

Nick Page talks about the “talent myth” and photography.

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Nov 16, 2015
Upgrading To Full Frame – Part 2

Jeff Harmon shares part 2 of his thoughts about what a person wanting to upgrade a crop sensor camera to full frame should know.

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Nov 10, 2015
Upgrading To Full Frame – Part 1

Part 1 of 2 part episode where Jeff Harmon explains some important things to consider when thinking about upgrading that crop sensor body to a full frame sensor body.

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Nov 03, 2015
Move Lightroom To New Computer

Jeff Harmon describes the process for moving Lightroom to a new computer.

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Oct 27, 2015
Color Spaces

Jeff Harmon explains color spaces and photography

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Oct 20, 2015
Telling True Stories with Photography

Telling True Stories with Photography by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
How To Make Your Photos Look More Professional

How To Make Your Photos Look More Professional by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
Adding Photo Mechanic to Your Lightroom Workflow

Adding Photo Mechanic to Your Lightroom Workflow by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
How Big Can My Camera Print?

How Big Can My Camera Print? by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
What is an EVF?

What is an EVF? by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
Capture One: Can it replace Lightroom?

Capture One: Can it replace Lightroom? by phototaco

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Oct 13, 2015
MS Surface Product Line

Jeff Harmon geeks out of the possibilities for photographers to use the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book for their photo editing needs!

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Oct 13, 2015
Budget Friendly Assitants

Erica Kay talks about how to get an assistant involved at a reasonable cost

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Oct 08, 2015
Video Sizes

Jeff Harmon nerds out about the size of 4K video and how long you can record on 32GB SD cards

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Oct 06, 2015
Keeping Clients Happy

Erica Kay shares some tips on how to keep your clients happy and coming back for more!

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Oct 01, 2015
Wedding Networking

Erica Kay shares tips about how to network as a wedding photographer.

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Sep 29, 2015
Productivity Tools – MTCB and Stand Up!

Jeff Harmon shares a couple of things he is doing to make his editing sessions more productive.

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Sep 24, 2015
Symbiotic Partnership

Erica Kay talks about the importance of establishing partnerships the mutually benefit the photographer and the partner.

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Sep 22, 2015
Intro To Drone

Jim Harmer provides an introduction to drone photography

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Sep 18, 2015
Instagram Posting

Jeff Harmon shares tips on how to share your edited photos to Instagram.

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Sep 15, 2015
USB – C And Thunderbolt 3

Jeff Harmon nerds out about how USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 technologies and how it will help photographers.

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Sep 10, 2015
Sky Replacement Part 2

The long anticipated second part of Sky Replacement tips by Nick Page!

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Sep 08, 2015
Sky Replacement – Part 1

First episode in a two part series where Nick Page walks you through how to replace the sky in a photo through a technique called compositing

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Sep 03, 2015
Chromatic Aberration

Jeff Harmon explains “chromatic aberration” and gives 4 things you can do about it.

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Sep 01, 2015
Focal Length Explained

Jeff Harmon does his best to explain focal length

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Aug 27, 2015
What The F – Stop

Jeff Harmon does his best to explain f-stop in a way for beginners to understand it.

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Aug 25, 2015
Braving The Streets

Darrin Mellor shares his top tips for shooting street photography

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Aug 20, 2015
5 Photography Business Tips

Darrin Mellor shares his 5 tops tips about running a photography business.

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Aug 18, 2015
Essential Landscape Photography Gear

Nick Page details the “essential” pieces of photography gear for landscape photography

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Aug 13, 2015
How I Do HDR

Jeff Harmon walks through all the steps taken to get an HDR shot of a sunset on the Oregon coast.

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Aug 11, 2015
Starburst Effect

Brian McGuckin shares how to get a starburst effect on the lights in your shot

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Jul 30, 2015
Shooting Meteor Showers

Nick Page shares how to shoot a meteor shower

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Jul 30, 2015
How To ETTR

Jeff Harmon shares how he does the ETTR (expose to the right) technique

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Jul 30, 2015
Giving Up The RAW

Jeff Harmon provides information photographers can send clients to for educating them on RAW files and what it means to ask for them as part of a paid shoot.

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Jul 27, 2015
Astrophotography

Nick Page shares tips on the gear and techniques to do astophotography

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Jul 23, 2015
Focus Lock

Jim Harmer talks about the proper way to lock in focus on your camera.

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Jul 21, 2015
Book More Now

Erica Kay shares several tips that will help you get more bookings now!

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Jul 16, 2015
Good V Evil Super Powers

Jeff Harmon talks about the super powers photographers have to be used for good v evil

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Jul 13, 2015
Dominate Social Media

Erica Kay shares her tips on how to DOMINATE social media.

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Jul 09, 2015
Bit By The Travel Bug

Brian McGuckin talks about being bitten by the travel photography bug.

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Jul 07, 2015
Photographing Couples

Erica Kay shares some tips on how to shoot couples

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Jul 02, 2015
Travel Tips

Brian McGukin shares his best travel photography tips

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Jun 30, 2015
Photographing Women

Erica Kay, co-host of the Portrait Session Podcast, shares her best tips on how to pose women to get shots that she will love.

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Jun 24, 2015
Travel Photography Prep

Brian McGuckin, the host of the Thoughts on Photography Podcast, shares his tips on how to prepare for a travel photography trip.

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Jun 22, 2015
Killer Ring Shots

Erica Kay tells you how to get “killer” ring shots as part of shooting a wedding.

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Jun 17, 2015
What Is An Intervalometer

Jeff Harmon talks about the basics of what an intervalometer is and why you need one for some types of photography.

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Jun 15, 2015
Wedding Gear

Erica Kay shares information about here favorite gear to shoot weddings.

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Jun 10, 2015
Why The Noise

Jeff Harmon explains why digital cameras produce noise and what you can do about it.

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Jun 09, 2015
Wedding Day Prep

Erica Kay shares some tips on how to make the day of your wedding shoot a good one.

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Jun 03, 2015
Why Manual Mode

Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about why anyone would shoot in manual mode.

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Jun 02, 2015
Wedding Photography Preparation

Erica Kay shares 5 tips on perfect preparation for shooting a wedding

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May 27, 2015
RAW vs JPEG

Jeff Harmon compares RAW to JPEG and talks pros and cons

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May 26, 2015
Softboxes vs. Umbrellas

Nick Page talks about the differences between softboxes and umbrellas

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May 21, 2015
New Lr CC 2015 Preferences

Jeff Harmon goes over two new preference options available in the new Lightroom CC 2015

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May 19, 2015
Lightpainting Tips

Nick Pages walks you through some basic lightpainting techniques in photography

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May 14, 2015
Hobbyist Pricing

Jeff Harmon walks through some suggestions on how a hobbyist should price their photo shoots.

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May 12, 2015
7 Deadly Sins Of Landscape Photography

Nick Page hosts this episode that outlines the 7 deadly sins of landscape photography

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May 07, 2015
Lightroom Secret Weapon – HSL

Jeff Harmon talks about a secret weapon in Lightroom many photographers don’t seem to use or know about with the HSL panel and how it can help with colors in a photo

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May 05, 2015
Special Episode – Preset Deal & Lr CC Speed

This is a special episode of Photo Taco announcing a couple of things from improvephotography: the bi-annual presets deal and how to speed up Lightroom CC

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May 02, 2015
Don’t Corrupt Your SD Cards

Jeff Harmon shares 7 quick tips to help you avoid corrupting your SD cards

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Apr 16, 2015
Lightroom Collections

Jeff Harmon, Hobbyist Editor at improvephotography.com, offers a tip of why it is he thinks photographers should use collections instead of folders to organize their photos

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Apr 15, 2015
Screen Size

Jeff Harmon talks about how screen size and screen resolution plays into photo editing

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Apr 14, 2015
The Beginner’s Trap

A tip for those just starting out with photography on avoiding “the beginner’s trap!” Visit improvephotography.com for great articles on news, gear, and other photography tips.

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Mar 16, 2015
Real Estate Do’s And Dont’s

Nick Page, professional photography and host of the Portrait Session podcast on the Improve Photography network goes over the do’s and don’ts of real estate photography

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Mar 11, 2015
Photo Taco – 5 Sport Tips

Professional photographer and host of the Portrait Sessions podcast on the Improve Photography podcast network outlines 5 tips every photographer should know about sports photography

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Mar 11, 2015
How to Get More Feedback on Your Photos

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Mar 10, 2015
It’s a diopter, dodo!

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Mar 10, 2015
Contrast vs. Phase Detect Autofocus Modes

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Mar 10, 2015
Macro Photography on the cheap!

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Mar 10, 2015
Change Your Settings Faster!

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Mar 10, 2015
Focus Breathing

Learn what “focus breathing” is and if it is something you should be worried about.

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Mar 10, 2015
Free Photo Backup Tool For PC

A quick tip in a free utility for PC users to automatically backup their photos to an external hard drive.

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Mar 10, 2015
Lightroom Solo Mode

A quick tip on a simple configuration change to make using Lightroom go faster.

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Mar 10, 2015
The Beginner’s Trap

An episode discussing the “beginner’s trap” in photography and how to avoid it.

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Mar 10, 2015
Back Button Focus

A quick review of what back button focus is and why you may want to enable it on your camera – at least for some types of shooting.

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Mar 10, 2015
Weird Photography Tips That Actually Work (6 – 9)

Photo Taco is a photography tips podcast where each episode last only the time it would take for you to eat a taco, or maybe a burrito! Jeff Harmon, Hobbyist Editor at improvephotography.com, as the host for this episode shares weird photography tips 6 through 9 that actually work! Be sure to check out the other weird tips that work ...

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Mar 08, 2015
Weird Photography Tips That Actually Work (1 – 5)

Photo Taco is a photography tips podcast where each episode last only the time it would take for you to eat a taco, or maybe a burrito! Jeff Harmon, Hobbyist Editor at improvephotography.com, as the host for this episode shares 5 out of 9 weird photography tips that actually work. Catch a follow-up episode to hear the other 4. You ...

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Mar 03, 2015
Weather Sealing: Some things you probably don’t know

Tips on choosing a camera with weather sealing, how weather sealed cameras actually are, and more.

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Feb 23, 2015