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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 exper ...
 
Listen to the Classic Car show with Tom Cox and Richard Lentinello. If you're into classic cars, then you'll love this show. Every Saturday at 8 am eastern, with your first cup of coffee! Tom Cox Tom Cox has been buying and selling antique cars since before he could drive. A steady diet of Matchbox and Hot wheels cars coupled with an interest in engines of all kinds as a young boy led him on an automotive juggernaut that not only continues to this day but intensifies by the week. Tom has bou ...
 
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Everyone needs headshots. It used to only be those at high positions in bigger companies were the only people who needed professional headshots, but thanks to social media it is something everyone needs. Here is how a photographer can get started into meeting some of that demand. Headshots Are About People The first thing you have to do is work ...…
 
The common mistakes made by photographers that prevent their websites from begging noticed by people looking for their services and/or images. Should Photographers Have A Website Here In 2021? With so many social media options today, does a photographer really need a website? Instagram is made for photos, and there so many people are active on soci…
 
What Is An L-Bracket? Unlike other pieces of equipment, like say the intervalometer where it seems like the name of the thing is overly complicated, an “L” bracket is a pretty simple thing. A piece of metal in the shape of an “L”. The long side of the L goes under your camera and screws into the tripod mount, the ... The post 5 Reasons Every Photog…
 
What Is Luminosity Masking? Check out Photo Taco episode What Is Luminosity Masking from November 2018. What’s New In Lumenzia v9? Check out Greg’s release notes page and the video demonstrating the new features. Here are Greg’s favorite new features: Fade slider Reload the last orange preview layers. Sky button (sample from all layers, choose repl…
 
2020 Photography Predictions Nick – Sony releases the A7iv – I think this camera will be a minor update from the riii, mostly ergonomic, with some minor tweaks in the internals. Same sensor, better view finder, bigger grip, better eye and animal AF. After the massive success of the a7iii.. The A7iv will be a little lackluster, but a decent ... The …
 
We are coming to the close of another year. I highly recommend every photographer go through the photos they created in 2020 and choose the ten best. I have talked about this many times here on Master Photography and did an episode of why and how to choose your top ten photos over on Photo Taco. Doing a top ten ... The post Stretch Your Photography…
 
Check out the full instructions and show notes for this episode in the Practical Guide To Color Space Workflow For Photographers. Doodads of the Week Jeff: SMALLRIG Multi-Functional Ballhead Clamp Magic Arm Adapter ($11). Very helpful little gadget that allows me to attach things to my light stands or tripod. I use it mostly for a receiver of a wir…
 
Tips on how to get started in doing team and individual (T&I) sports photography, including a way to quadruple your potential for income! Check out the full how-to article that goes along with this episode over at https://phototacopodcast.com/getting-started-with-team-sports-photography/ The post Getting Started With Team and Individual Sports Phot…
 
What is White Balance? White balance is the color temperature of the light illuminating what you are shooting. It can range from 1,000 Kelvin through 10,000 Kelvin. Different types of light sources have different color tints that will affect the colors in your photo. Light Type Color Temperature in Kelvin (K) Candle Flame (orange) 1,000 – 2,000 Hou…
 
Shooting Family Portraits We have a studio space in our house where we can do some portrait shooting, but our clients far and away prefer to be outdoors for their family portraits. Not sure that is true everywhere, and maybe it has to do with the beautiful mountains and canyons available to us within a very short time here in ... The post HIGTS – F…
 
Why Should Photographers Care About Shutter Count? Shutter count, more specifically the shutter actuation count, is something that I think every photographer should know about. Now this isn’t something that will make you a better photographer. It won’t improve your image quality. So maybe some of you won’t find this episode very interesting, but I …
 
$200 Isn’t Much For a Photographer, Right? I am betting your reaction is similar to what mine was and many others had to the post. $200 just isn’t a lot for a photographer. However, the more I thought about it, and saw comments on the post from other listeners, the more I liked the topic and the suggestions. I think ... The post What Can a Photogra…
 
This topic has really been on my mind recently as I’m in the final stages of building my home office from scratch. I literally mean, there was nothing, but a garage shell. I put up three walls, a raised subfloor on the concrete floor, the ceiling and then ran all the electrical etc. It’s small, but it’s a beautiful space ... The post Our Creative S…
 
The Master Photography Facebook group has had a lot of questions posted recently about how photographers go about pricing and licensing their photos. Most have never done this before. Here is the advice from an expert, Jim Harmer, a trained but non-practicing attorney who also spent over 10 years as a professional photographer. Photographers should…
 
Sharing Images On Social Media Matthew Wells posted this question on the Master Photography Facebook Group “I am not sure what is happening with Instagram. I have noticed that with some pictures when I start to post them, it strips out some of the editing. But only with the jpegs I have saved out of Photoshop. Lightroom exports post ... The post Sh…
 
I have tried creating photos using a telescope and my camera. It didn’t go well. I asked my friend Steve Brazill, who has used a telescope to create some incredible photos of the moon, in hopes that I could figure out what I have been doing wrong. I am thinking/hoping that most of the problem was the crummy telescope I ... The post How To Take Phot…
 
In August of 2020 the news hit that Canon had become an official third-party integration partner to Google by enabling their new image.canon service to send photos to Google Photos. What does that mean for photographers? Is this the wireless workflow photographers are dreaming about? What Is The image.canon Service? Canon released a new cloud servi…
 
Learn how to add the 5 fields Google requires for new licensing information to be shown in their Google Images Search engine to your photos using Lightroom Classic Some big changes are coming in 2020 to Google Images Search. If photographer provide the right information to Google’s bots constantly indexing the Internet, image results in Google Imag…
 
In this solo episode of the podcast I decided to ask listeners what they would like the topic to be this week. I gave them one hour to offer suggestions and then went through most of them. How To Deal With Ugly Greens In Photos First up as a suggested topic came from Breanna Miller who asked: “I struggle a ... The post Most Fun With Photography app…
 
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