Recent Episode Show Notes

Below are the show notes for the most recent 100 episodes! Don’t forget that you can use the search box to find episodes and articles that cover all kinds of photography topics.

  • Fire Full Moon – How I Shot The Moon With A Foreground
    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 Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • What Does Apple Silicon Mean For Photographers?
    My thoughts on what Apple’s switch from Intel to Apple Silicon processors means for photographers. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Can Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta Do 1080p?
    You’re not crazy. With the beta (v0.9.0) of the Canon EOS Webcam Utility the maximum resolution of video is 576p30 (1024×576 at 30fps). Here is why. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • AMD vs Intel For Lightroom and Photoshop With Puget Systems
    Conversation with Matt Bach from Puget Systems about AMD vs Intel for running Lightroom and Photoshop in mid-2020. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. …
  • Slash The Import Time Of Lightroom Classic By 90%!
    Learn how to use the embedded preview workflow with Lightroom Classic to slash 90% off the time to import raw files! Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Topaz DeNoise AI vs Lightroom and Photoshop
    After more than a month of putting hundreds of images through the DeNoise AI product from Topaz Labs, is it worth the $80? Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Performance of External Drives With Lightroom Classic
    More than 60 hours of testing different ways to have your Lightroom Classic catalog and photos stored on external drives proves that four features are 50% faster with your photos on an external SSD. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Photographer’s Checklist For Sharper Photos
    A checklist of things to work on if your photos don’t seem like they are as sharp as you would like Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • How To Do Water Droplet Photography With Don Komarechka
    Learn how to do stunning water droplet photography from Don Komarechka, one of the world’s leading experts in macro photography! Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Photography Lens Filters Explained!
    Learn about neutral density (ND), graduated nuetral density (GND), circular polarizing (CPL), and ultra-violet (UV)filters for camera lenses. We explain what they are, when to use them, and recommend a best value brand for all types of photographers. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Best Background for Composites
    Learn why photographers new to composite photography should use a white background instead of green. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Taking the Intimidation Out of Photoshop With Aaron Nace
    Jeff and Aaron Nace provide 7 steps photographers can use to take the intimidation out of Photoshop so that it can become the tool they need to achieve their creative vision. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • How To Use The Texture Slider in Lightroom Classic
    Jeff talks with the Lightroom Queen, Victoria Bampton, about the new Texture slider Adobe added to Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw in May 2019. They talk about how it works and when to use it to adjust your photos. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Getting Started In Macro Photography With Don Komarechka
    Jeff talks with world renowned macro photography Don Komarechka about how to get started with macro photography. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Concert Photography Tips With Steve Brazill
    Jeff talks with concert photographer expert Steve Brazill about the tips, tricks, and techniques photographers should know about getting into concert photography. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Adobe’s New Enhance Details Feature Explained!
    Jeff Harmon explains what the new Enhance Details feature introduced by Adobe in the February 2019 release of Lightroom and Photoshop does and when photographers should use it. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Why Photographers Should Choose Their Top Ten Photos Annually!
    Jeff explains why photographers should choose their top ten image annually and what benefit he saw from doing that for 2018. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • What Is Luminosity Masking?
    Greg Benz joins Jeff to answer the question of “What is Luminosity Masking?” Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Ultimate Guide to Digitizing Prints and Negatives
    Chris Marquardt talks with Jeff about everything you need to know about digitizing prints and negatives/slides using scanners and cameras. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • What’s New with Lightroom CC 1.5?
    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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Adjustment Syncing and Selection in Lightroom
    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. …
  • Lightroom Computer 2018
    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 …
  • XMP Explained!
    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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Lightroom 7.3 Profiles Explained!
    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. …
  • Lr Embedded Preview Workflow
    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 …
  • SAU Q1 2018 and Memory Card Hygiene
    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 …
  • Lr Classic CC 7.1 With The Lightroom Queen
    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 …
  • DPI With Don Komarechka
    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 …
  • Lr Classic CC 7.1 Update & Composite Portraits
    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 …
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2017
    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): …
  • Is Lightroom CC Classic?
    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. Did this …
  • Inexpensive Flash
    Jeff answers a listener question about hobbyist photographers getting into flash photography from listener Jose Lopez Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Online Backup
    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 …
  • HIGTS – Millers Park Wedding Photo
    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 …
  • AFMA Revisited
    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: …
  • Photographic Dynamic Range
    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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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: …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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: …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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: …
  • 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. …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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/ …
  • Getting Beyond Amateur
    Jeff Harmon answers a listener question asking for advice on how to get beyond the amateur results they have been getting. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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 …
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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 …
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Ps Roundtripping Collections
    Jeff Harmon answers a listener question about round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop when using collections in Lightroom. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • What And Why Tethering
    Sandy Dorau, a professional commercial product photographer, talks the what and why for tethering your camera. Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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/ Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • 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/ Did this article help …
  • 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/ Did this article help you? Buy …
  • 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 …
  • 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! Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet …
  • 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 …
  • 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/ Did this article help you? Buy Jeff a Diet Coke
  • Lr Smart Previews
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