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!
Help With Drive Space and Backups For Photographers
2:27:42Hard 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.  ... The post Help With Drive Space and Backups For Photographers appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Dimensions and Quality For Social Media Photo Sharing
1:18:56What 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 ... The post Dimensions and Quality For Social Media Photo Sharing appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
13 Steps To Troubleshooting Lightroom Problems
37:19Common 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 ... The post 13 Steps To Troubleshooting Lightroom Problems appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Find Your Lens Diffraction Point
36:03What 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 ... The post Find Your Lens Diffraction Point appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Lens Variance vs Bad Copy
37:08This 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 ... The post Lens Variance vs Bad Copy appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Fire Full Moon – How I Shot The Moon With A Foreground
1:09:14The 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 ... The post Fire Full Moon – How I Shot The Moon With A Foreground appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
What Does Apple Silicon Mean For Photographers?
58:07No 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. ... The post What Does Apple Silicon Mean For Photographers? appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
AMD vs Intel For Lightroom and Photoshop With Puget Systems
48:31Puget 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 ... The post AMD vs Intel For Lightroom and Photoshop With Puget Systems appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.
Intel NUC – Inexpensive Photo Editing Computer
1:05:57Can 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.
Slash The Import Time Of Lightroom Classic By 90%!
46:15How 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 ... The post Slash The Import Time Of Lightroom Classic By 90%! appeared first on Photo Taco Podcast.