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Five Reasons To Consider Mentoring with Erica Kay

As many of you know, many of the authors and podcasters affiliated with Improve Photography are ‘homegrown.’  I remember hearing on a podcast episode quite some time ago how both Erica and Nick met Jim Harmer at one of the Free Photography Workshops hosted by Improve Photography.  Every good creative, be it a photographer, musician, painter… whatever, tend to share …

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Best L-Bracket For Pentax Cameras

As a Pentax shooter, there are just some facts of life that I have learned to accept. The fact that the lens and accessory market is very limited compared to Canon and Nikon. So when I find a piece of gear that I need/want that works with Pentax, I feel like I just won the World Series. Well, not really …

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Top Ten Photo Tacos of 2016

Top Ten Photo Tacos of 2016 I want to thank all of the readers of this site and the listeners of the Photo Taco Photography Podcast for making 2016 such a great year!  Based on your feedback there were some format changes made to the podcast and I think it really helped make the show better, so thank you for …

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5 Tips To Speed Up Lightroom

5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Created: 12-29-2016 Introduction Hey everybody, this is a quick and rough adaptation of a Photo Taco podcast episode called “5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom” you can listen to here.  I offered a couple of tips for squeezing the most speed out of Lightroom that you can.  As I recorded the episode in mid-November …

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Lightroom Photoshop Roundtrip 101

Lightroom to Photoshop & Back! Roundtrip 101 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (The Applications official name) and Photoshop are two extremely powerful and therefor popular image editing applications. In addition to the many tools available to us in Lightroom, we also get an exceptionally good file management system that keeps our thousands of files neat and orderly. On the editing side of …

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Advanced Blending Using BLEND IF in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has tools on top of tools and they have many uses. There isn’t really a “wrong way” to use many of the tools. There are so many ways of doing things – the end result is really the only thing that matters. You will often  get results that you didn’t even have in mind during your workflow.  You …