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Photo Taco Podcast

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Rank #71 in Visual Arts category

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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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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!

iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Love the geekyness

By Block109 - Apr 17 2019
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I never get into the geek part of photography but I like listening to Jeff do it. Great podcast.

Great show!

By Nater81 - Mar 03 2017
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This is a great photography podcast with quick practical advice!

iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
Average Ratings
263
9
9
1
3

Love the geekyness

By Block109 - Apr 17 2019
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I never get into the geek part of photography but I like listening to Jeff do it. Great podcast.

Great show!

By Nater81 - Mar 03 2017
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This is a great photography podcast with quick practical advice!
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Photo Taco Podcast

Latest release on Mar 16, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: Histogram Explained

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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

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Rank #2: Instagram Like A Pro

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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

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Rank #3: Starting With Video

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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

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Rank #4: Astrophotography

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

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Jul 23 2015

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Rank #5: Metering Explained

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

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Jan 05 2016

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Rank #6: Inexpensive Flash

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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

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Rank #7: Back Button Focus

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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

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Rank #8: Aspect Ratio

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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

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Rank #9: Telling True Stories with Photography

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Telling True Stories with Photography by phototaco

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Oct 13 2015

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Rank #10: Exports For Printing

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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

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Rank #11: Exposure Compensation Explained

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

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Apr 16 2016

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Rank #12: The Beginner’s Trap

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

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Mar 10 2015

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Rank #13: Adding Photo Mechanic to Your Lightroom Workflow

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Oct 13 2015

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Rank #14: Lightroom Organization

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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

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Rank #15: Taking the Intimidation Out of Photoshop With Aaron Nace

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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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: 7 Deadly Sins Of Landscape Photography

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

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May 07 2015

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Rank #17: Photographing Women

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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

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Rank #18: ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers

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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 ...

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May 14 2018

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Rank #19: Focus Points

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

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Feb 23 2016

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Rank #20: Weird Photography Tips That Actually Work (6 – 9)

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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

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Topaz DeNoise AI vs Lightroom and Photoshop

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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

1hr 28mins

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Performance of External Drives With Lightroom Classic

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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

1hr 6mins

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Photographer’s Checklist For Sharper Photos

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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

40mins

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How To Do Water Droplet Photography With Don Komarechka

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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

39mins

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Photography Lens Filters Explained!

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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

1hr 13mins

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Best Background for Composites

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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

55mins

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Taking the Intimidation Out of Photoshop With Aaron Nace

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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

1hr 8mins

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How To Use The Texture Slider in Lightroom Classic

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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 ...

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Jun 17 2019

32mins

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Getting Started In Macro Photography With Don Komarechka

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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 ...

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Jun 14 2019

52mins

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Concert Photography Tips With Steve Brazill

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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 ...

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Apr 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Adobe’s New Enhance Details Feature Explained!

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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 ...

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Mar 18 2019

57mins

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Why Photographers Should Choose Their Top Ten Photos Annually!

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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 ...

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Feb 11 2019

46mins

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What Is Luminosity Masking?

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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 ...

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Nov 12 2018

53mins

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Ultimate Guide to Digitizing Prints and Negatives

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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 ...

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Oct 03 2018

50mins

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What’s New with Lightroom CC 1.5?

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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 ...

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Sep 10 2018

35mins

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Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom

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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 ...

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Aug 13 2018

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Lightroom Computer 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 ...

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 24mins

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XMP Explained!

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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 Guide ...

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Jun 11 2018

1hr 5mins

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ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers

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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 ...

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May 14 2018

59mins

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Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!

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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 ...

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May 01 2018

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iTunes Ratings

285 Ratings
Average Ratings
263
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Love the geekyness

By Block109 - Apr 17 2019
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I never get into the geek part of photography but I like listening to Jeff do it. Great podcast.

Great show!

By Nater81 - Mar 03 2017
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This is a great photography podcast with quick practical advice!