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5 photographers (Brent Bergherm, Jeff Harmon, Connor Hibbs, Erica Kay, Brian McGuckin) take turns covering listener questions, photography news, and the famous photography “doodads” of the week with each round table discussion episode. This is the podcast for enthusiast and professional photography nerds who want to level up and master their photography–without the fluff of a “talk show.” The team has a special skill for covering advanced level photography techniques in a way that less experienced photographers can understand. They don’t talk down to newer photographers yet provide tips that help advanced photographers. Come join us as we all work to master our photography together!

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5 photographers (Brent Bergherm, Jeff Harmon, Connor Hibbs, Erica Kay, Brian McGuckin) take turns covering listener questions, photography news, and the famous photography “doodads” of the week with each round table discussion episode. This is the podcast for enthusiast and professional photography nerds who want to level up and master their photography–without the fluff of a “talk show.” The team has a special skill for covering advanced level photography techniques in a way that less experienced photographers can understand. They don’t talk down to newer photographers yet provide tips that help advanced photographers. Come join us as we all work to master our photography together!

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By Sept. 4, 2011 - Mar 08 2020
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I have a few podcasts I listen to regularly and this one is right at the top of my list! I love the content that is discussed, the guests have been fantastic and I have learned so much over time. I can really relate to Jeff because I am also a hobbyist photographer, doing jobs here and there for pay but primarily it’s my hobby. I just felt that I could relate to him through his personal photography journey. The hosts on this podcast are so professional, yet relatable. I would love to meet them someday at one of their events!

Thank you !💙

By rahafly - Mar 18 2019
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Going to archive all of my Instagram photo and starts all over again ✨

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1292 Ratings
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Love This Podcast!

By Sept. 4, 2011 - Mar 08 2020
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I have a few podcasts I listen to regularly and this one is right at the top of my list! I love the content that is discussed, the guests have been fantastic and I have learned so much over time. I can really relate to Jeff because I am also a hobbyist photographer, doing jobs here and there for pay but primarily it’s my hobby. I just felt that I could relate to him through his personal photography journey. The hosts on this podcast are so professional, yet relatable. I would love to meet them someday at one of their events!

Thank you !💙

By rahafly - Mar 18 2019
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Going to archive all of my Instagram photo and starts all over again ✨
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Master Photography

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5 photographers (Brent Bergherm, Jeff Harmon, Connor Hibbs, Erica Kay, Brian McGuckin) take turns covering listener questions, photography news, and the famous photography “doodads” of the week with each round table discussion episode. This is the podcast for enthusiast and professional photography nerds who want to level up and master their photography–without the fluff of a “talk show.” The team has a special skill for covering advanced level photography techniques in a way that less experienced photographers can understand. They don’t talk down to newer photographers yet provide tips that help advanced photographers. Come join us as we all work to master our photography together!

Rank #1: PASS’ing The Test!

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Darin sits down with Nick & Brian to answer questions from listeners of the podcast ranging from beginner to advanced. Nick & Darin get nerdy while Brian attempts to keep them grounded. The three tackle the benefits of online galleries & replacing the sky in Photoshop.

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Aug 28 2015

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Rank #2: A Beginner’s guide to photographic terms Part 1

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Let’s get into today’s main topic. Defining photography jargon. I’ve written down some starting points here to get us started, but I really like having the three of us on to each provide our own perspective. Also, these are in no particular order. Stop, or Stops or f-stop Quite literally comes from the idea of the aperture ring on older ...

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Jun 27 2019

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Rank #3: Tripod: State of the Landscape Photography Industry

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Oct 03 2017

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Rank #4: Portrait Session: Pre-Production Tips for Styled Shoots

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Erica & Connor talk about their recent experiences producing styled shoots and major campaigns, and share their tips for successful shoots Erica’s most recent production Hanga 55 unique photos and videos Production manager and photographer Connor’s most recent styled shoot Styled Shoot for Course Composite Starting work on a series of personal projects to push myself to incorporate more and ...

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Sep 27 2017

38mins

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Rank #5: Photo Taco: Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update and Composite Portraits

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Jeff nerds out about the Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update and Composite PortraitsJeff 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 ...

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Jan 09 2018

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Rank #6: Six Creative Portrait Images With Connor Hibbs

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Anatomy of Six Creative Portrait Images We are going to do a detailed walk through of the backgrounds, lighting, and camera settings for six creative portraits recently shot by Connor Hibbs. Camera Settings For All Images Shutter on the camera was 1/125 for shutter, set just under the max sync speed (the maximum shutter speed before you get black bars ...

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Mar 19 2020

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Rank #7: Latitude [12]

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Sep 12 2017

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Rank #8: Portrait Session: Advice to Our Younger Photography Selves

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Connor and Erica offer advice to their former beginner selves as they were starting into portrait photographyKey Points of Advice Get out and shoot, but shoot with specific goals in mind. If it doesn’t look the way you want it out of camera, you’re not going to get it that way in Post. Look at other photographers for inspiration and ...

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Jul 26 2017

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Rank #9: Portrait Session: Strobe & Speedlight Modifiers

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Erica and Connor talk about their preferred light modifiers in a variety of photographic situations What is your Overall favorite modifier and why? Do you have a specific brand you love? Favorite Modifier to go out on a location with

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Oct 24 2017

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Rank #10: Simple Ways to Improve a Portrait

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Jeff is joined by Connor to talk about some simple ways to improving a portrait. Episode Resources: Suzy’s Facebook group post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ImprovePhotographyListeners/permalink/1956774681291859/ Portrait Session Podcast – https://www.portraitsessionpodcast.com/ Photo Taco Podcast: AFMA Explained! – https://phototacopodcast.com/afma-explained/ Photo Taco Podcast: AFMA Revisited – https://phototacopodcast.com/afma-revisited/ Photo Taco Podcast: Back Button Focus – https://phototacopodcast.com/back-button-focus/ Episode Sponsors: Create Photography Retreat Join several hosts from the Master ...

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Nov 22 2018

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Rank #11: Outdoor Portraits with Levi Sim

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Post-Processing Listener Survey  Let’s get to our main topic. That is Outdoor portraits. As you all know I’m big in to the travel/outdoor genres of photography. Sometimes this involves photos of people in the various places I go. But I also like to dabble in the occasional portrait and I’ve been thinking of this show topic for a while and ...

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Nov 21 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #12: 6 Common Lighting Mistakes

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Jeff and Brent talk about 6 common mistakes photographers make with artificial lighting Resources: Petapixel: How to NOT Use a Reflective Umbrella – https://petapixel.com/2018/11/08/how-not-to-set-up-lighting-gear/ How to Get Good Exposure Indoors With a Flash – https://masterphotographypodcast.com/how-to-get-good-exposure-indoors-with-a-flash/ Expose to the right (ETTR) Uses and Techniques: https://masterphotographypodcast.com/ettr-uses-and-technique/ Episode Sponsors Create Photography Retreat Join several hosts from the Master Photography Podcast network at the 3rd ...

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Nov 15 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Lies From Camera Companies

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Based on Tony and Chelsea Northrup’s discussion on their Picture This podcast, Jeff and Brent talk about lies that camera companies tell photographers. In this episode I want to talk about the lies camera companies tell photographers.  I have to say right up front I stole the idea from Tony and Chelsea Northrup and their Picture This podcast.  I love ...

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Feb 07 2019

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Rank #14: Portrait Session: 2017 Reflections and 2018 Goals

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Erica and Connor reflect on their 2017 goals and share their goals for 2018 Erica 2017 Reflections Taking time for myself, not overbooking – success! Creating epic multiple exposures – failure! Book 5 weddings at my highest collection – success! Connor 2017 Reflections Become a full time photographer – Success!? Focus more on Commercial Clients – failure/success? Sell tickets to ...

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Dec 29 2017

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Rank #15: 10 tips for photographing fall color

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Fall Colors In the Northern Hemisphere summer is basically over and we’re looking forward to the changing seasons. Fall is coming and we figured we’d talk about ideas for shooting fall colors today. I love shooting fall colors when I get a chance to do it anyway, but in my area we don’t get a whole lot of fall colors. ...

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Sep 05 2019

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Rank #16: Latitude: Travel Bags, Releases of Landmarks, 2018 Goals

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Topic 1:    Brent: Bags: I’ve been on the hunt for the “perfect” backpack since I’m wanting to distribute the weight better than a shoulder bag will do. I looked far and wide and Here’s what I found that isn’t available at B&H. WolfePack Capture. It’s a backpack with a release mechanism allowing you to lower the pack and swing it ...

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Jan 26 2018

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Rank #17: How To Headshots and Light Paint Portraits

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Topic 1: Minimum Gear for Headshots Jeff: We have had a good thread going in the Facebook group this week about gear for headshots.  By the way listeners, if you aren’t in that group you are missing out on a really fun community of photographers helping each other out and you should consider joining by searching for “Master Photography Podcast” ...

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Aug 02 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #18: Photo Taco: Is Lightroom CC Classic?

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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. Links mentioned in the episode: Jeff’s Post-Retreat ...

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Nov 12 2017

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Rank #19: How To Do Your First Lighting Setup

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Really quick reminder here that we have a listener survey we would love everyone to help us with.  It is a single question survey about what post-processing software you primarily use to edit your photos. Several hundred of you have already answered the survey, so thank you, but I would love to get a few thousand responses if you would ...

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Oct 31 2019

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Rank #20: Listener Spotlight: Chris Wesley (Photos to Paintings)

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Jim Harmer spotlights listener Chris Wesley who transforms photos into images that look like they were paintedChris Wesley — http://www.chriswesley.com

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Dec 29 2017

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5 Things Photographers Need In A Computer Monitor

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Software Update Status Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 here in the last part of May 2020.  This release is called Windows 10 2004 and as always I highly recommend that photographers wait before installing the new build. There isn’t a ton of new functionality that photographers should be excited about.  There actually isn’t much in the ...

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May 29 2020

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5 Things That Should Be On Every Photographer’s Pre-Shoot Checklist

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Five things every photographer should have on their pre-shoot checklist to make sure they are ready for whatever comes their way 5 Things That Should Be On Every Photographer’s Pre-Shoot Checklist I don’t know if full-time photographers have the same challenge, but as a hobbyist photographer fitting in client shoots wherever I can, it seems like I am always rushing ...

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May 22 2020

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Shoot Your Fruits and Vegetables!

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Shooting Fruits and Veggies This shoot comes from way back in 2015. I was wanting a unique way to test out a new macro lens and I remembered something sort of like this and wanted to make it happen myself. The basic setup is: Select your fruit or veggie. In this case we’re going for internally lit produce, you’ll need ...

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May 14 2020

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Creative Juices Contest Winner – Dee Cusick

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About Dee Cusick Dee picked up a camera five or six years ago.  She grew up in the Pacific Northwest on and around cattle farms, which has greatly influenced what she shoots.  She had intended to try and get her PRCA photography card so that she could be a full time professional photographer here in 2020, but a little world-wide ...

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May 07 2020

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Creative Juices Photo Contest Winners

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April 2020 Updates from Adobe Good to go to on Lightroom Classic 9.2.1.  Minor problems most photographers won’t run into. No go on Photoshop 21.1.2.  Still massive issues with popular extensions plus other problems. Canon Webcam Canon released this YouTube video showing how to use a new beta version of a USB driver that turns a few of their supported ...

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Apr 30 2020

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Canon R5 Confirmations and Rumors

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April 2020 Updates from Adobe Before we get into the meat of the show, many of you rely on my Photo Taco status for updates to Adobe products and Adobe just released a number of minor updates for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.  I have yet to give my Photo Taco seal of approval for Photoshop 21.1.  That release has been ...

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Apr 23 2020

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Raw Defaults in Lightroom Classic 9.2

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April 2020 Updates from Adobe Before we get into the meat of the show, many of you rely on my Photo Taco status for updates to Adobe products and Adobe just released a number of minor updates for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.  I have yet to give my Photo Taco seal of approval for Photoshop 21.1. That release has been ...

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Apr 16 2020

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Different ways of shooting macro with Levi Sim

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Welcome to the Master Photography Roundtable part of the Master Photography Podcast Network!  You are joined by thousands of photographers listening to this show who are all on the same journey to master their photography.  I am Brent Bergherm, the host for this episode and I am joined by Levi Sim! What’s up Levi? Levi: Spring is here and the ...

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Apr 10 2020

1hr 11mins

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Quarantine Resources For Photographers

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Quarantine Resources For Photographers Brian, you are a full time school teacher and part time professional photographer, how has COVID-19 impacted you? Brian: Wow. Where to begin? Our school building closed down two weeks ago and we have moved to teaching online. Fortunately, I’m in a community where students have the technology and we’ve used aspects of it in the ...

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Apr 02 2020

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20 Steps To a Professional Self Portrait

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Tips For Taking a Professional Self Portrait Kenny Huffman, a long-time listener and alumni of the Create Photography Retreat, asked a question I thought would be good to answer in the episode today given the contest we are running (again we will talk about it at the bottom of the show). Kenny asked me “any method of focusing on the ...

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Mar 26 2020

1hr 1min

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Six Creative Portrait Images With Connor Hibbs

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Anatomy of Six Creative Portrait Images We are going to do a detailed walk through of the backgrounds, lighting, and camera settings for six creative portraits recently shot by Connor Hibbs. Camera Settings For All Images Shutter on the camera was 1/125 for shutter, set just under the max sync speed (the maximum shutter speed before you get black bars ...

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Mar 19 2020

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Wet Scanning Developed Film

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What Is Wet Scanning For Digitizing Film? Wet scanning is a process not for the faint of heart, but if you want the very best image quality digitizing film this may be your best option. Wet scanning is a technique for digitizing film that involves liquids (one is kerosene, so toxic and dangerous) on a flatbed scanner. Why Do Wet ...

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Mar 12 2020

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Six Fine Art Photography Business Tips

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Software Updates Status – Don’t Update Photoshop to 21.1.0! Lots of issues being reported to Adobe and by some of the power users of Photoshop I associate with.  Lots of activities are crashing Photoshop, including something as simple as using the Text tool. I am pretty sure my advice will be to skip 21.1.0 and wait for at least one ...

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Mar 05 2020

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Photoshop Has Turned 30!

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Software Updates Status Another little step back on my recommendation of MacOS Catalina getting the Photo Taco Seal of Approval.  I am hearing from some who still have problems with getting tethering to work in Lightroom with Catalina and Lightroom version 9.2.  If tethering is something you rely on for your business then you want to hold off there. I ...

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Feb 27 2020

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Photography is all about ____?

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Thought exercise on how to boil down all of the elements that makeup the incredible art of photography down to a single sentence. Photography is all about ______? How would you finish that sentence? Software Updates Status A little step back on my recommendation of MacOS Catalina getting the Photo Taco Seal of Approval.  It was brought to my attention ...

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Feb 20 2020

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Challenging Portrait Shoot

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Software Updates Status Just last week I gave my Photo Taco Seal of Approval on all of the latest updates from Adobe, Microsoft, and Apple.  Here in early February 2020 Adobe released an update to Lightroom Classic as part of their February 2020 updates with version 9.2.  Nothing I think most of you listening will think is a really big ...

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Feb 13 2020

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Software Updates Stats and Listener Q&A

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Software Updates Status I am finally giving my Photo Taco seal of approval on the most current releases of Lightroom, Photoshop, and even MacOS Catalina! You can always find my most current Photo Taco status updates on which software updates are “safe” to apply by going to my page dedicated to tracking that information at https://phototacopodcast.com/software-updates-status/ The one caveat I ...

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Feb 06 2020

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Photoshop for iPad with Aaron Nace

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Photoshop for iPad I’ve been really hopeful that Photoshop for iPad will be everything I ever wanted in a mobile working platform. But as a long time (20+ years) photoshop user, I’ve got a lot of baggage to deal with. Help me get over this “hump” of sorts and better understand this newer way of working with images. Topics of ...

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Jan 30 2020

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Back Button Focus Irrelevant in 2020?

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What Is Back Button Focus Back button focus sounds could sound like a difficult and technical thing, but it really is a simple concept.  It is changing the configuration of your camera so that the autofocus system is engaged by pressing a button on the back of the camera instead of pressing the shutter half way down.   That is all ...

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Jan 23 2020

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Portraits, Locations, and Gear with Connor Hibbs

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Breakdown of a Recent Portrait Shoot Connor recently did a personal project portrait shoot, which is code for didn’t make money but got to shoot with a model who reached out to him. These kinds of shoots are really fun, especially when you have a model who knows what they are doing as far as posing is concerned. They don’t ...

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Jan 16 2020

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Love This Podcast!

By Sept. 4, 2011 - Mar 08 2020
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I have a few podcasts I listen to regularly and this one is right at the top of my list! I love the content that is discussed, the guests have been fantastic and I have learned so much over time. I can really relate to Jeff because I am also a hobbyist photographer, doing jobs here and there for pay but primarily it’s my hobby. I just felt that I could relate to him through his personal photography journey. The hosts on this podcast are so professional, yet relatable. I would love to meet them someday at one of their events!

Thank you !💙

By rahafly - Mar 18 2019
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Going to archive all of my Instagram photo and starts all over again ✨