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Photo Taco Podcast

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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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. The post Back Button Focus appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

10 Mar 2015

Rank #1

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Photographer’s Checklist For Sharper Photos

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 ... The post Photographer’s Checklist For Sharper Photos appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

40mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Shooting Real Estate

Guest host Brian McGuckin offers some tips on shooting real estate photography. The post Shooting Real Estate appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

17 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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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 ... The post Instagram Like A Pro appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

25 Feb 2017

Rank #4

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What Is Diffraction

Jeff Harmon explains what diffraction is, what it does, and what you can do about it. The post What Is Diffraction appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

30 May 2016

Rank #5

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ULTIMATE Guide to Backup for Photographers

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

59mins

14 May 2018

Rank #6

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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. The post Photography And Storage appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

4 Apr 2016

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Astrophotography

Nick Page shares tips on the gear and techniques to do astophotography The post Astrophotography appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

23 Jul 2015

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Intel NUC – Inexpensive Photo Editing Computer

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? ... The post Intel NUC – Inexpensive Photo Editing Computer appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

1hr 5mins

25 May 2020

Rank #9

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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: ... The post Hyperfocal Distance Explained! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

25 Mar 2017

Rank #10

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How To Make Your Photos Look More Professional

How To Make Your Photos Look More Professional by phototaco The post How To Make Your Photos Look More Professional appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

13 Oct 2015

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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 ... The post HIGTS Milky Way appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

29 Jun 2016

Rank #12

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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. The post Exports For Printing appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

13 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Roundtripping Lr And Ps

Jeff Harmon answer a listener question about roundtripping between Lightroom and Photoshop, then finding the image that was edited. The post Roundtripping Lr And Ps appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

2 Feb 2016

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Change Your Settings Faster!

Change Your Settings Faster! by phototaco The post Change Your Settings Faster! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

10 Mar 2015

Rank #15

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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 ... The post Choosing Which Lens To Buy appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

31 Jan 2017

Rank #16

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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 ... The post Large Lightroom Catalogs appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

8 Mar 2016

Rank #17

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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 ... The post PhotoPills Tour appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

7 Jun 2017

Rank #18

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Photo Taco – HDR Panoramas

Nick Page talks about how to combine HDR and panorama The post Photo Taco – HDR Panoramas appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

10 Dec 2015

Rank #19

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TTL Or Not To TTL

Jeff Harmon answers a question from the podcast Facebook group about TTL and remote controlling the power of flash. The post TTL Or Not To TTL appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.

23 Apr 2016

Rank #20