PhotoActive 58: Rule of Turds

I wrote the title of today’s new PhotoActive episode as a joke, and then knew immediately it needed to stay in: “Rule of Turds.” You’ve heard Kirk mention often that the Rule of Thirds doesn’t exist, so I decided to dig deeper and find out why. It’s a good discussion about composition, expectations, and shooting ...

Gift Ideas for Photographers with Too Much Junk

My latest article is now live, and if you’re a photographer, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you know a photographer, you may enjoy it even more as a glimpse into your friend’s photo-obsessed mind. I co-wrote this piece with my good friend Mason Marsh co-wrote this with me; if you’ve been on one of ...

Twenty-Six

My wife and I have been married for 26 years today, and yet we're still utterly crap at one area of communication.

It’s Here: Direct Lightroom Import on iOS 13.2

Adobe released updates to the Lightroom ecosystem today which finally brings the ability to import photos directly from a memory card or camera to the Lightroom library, bypassing the iPad’s Camera Roll or Files app. I’ve been waiting for this feature since the first version of Lightroom on iOS. The Lightroom Queen blog has more ...

A Few Podcast Updates: MacVoices, Clockwise, PhotoActive

In addition to the writing I've been doing lately, I've also spent a fair amount of time in front of a microphone. The PhotoActive podcas turned one year old this fall, and we continue to release new 30-minute episodes every two weeks. I was also recently a guest on the MacVoices and Clockwise podcasts.

It’s Coming: Direct Lightroom Import on iPad and iPhone

Since the release of iOS 13/iPadOS 13, the options for importing photos directly from a camera or memory card reader have increased, letting you import to the Files app or the Photos app. Now, Adobe has previewed an upcoming version of Lightroom Mobile that allows you to import photos directly into Lightroom on the iPad ...

Photography Advice at Adobe.com

Adobe picked my brain and others' to assemble a lot of great photographic advice on several topics.

How Machine Learning Is Winning the Photographic Face Race

My latest article for CreativePro takes a step back from individual photo applications and looks at facial recognition. Technology that started as a way to identify objects, and then specific people, is now being used in sophisticated ways to edit photos using machine learning. When the software can tell which areas are people, it can ...

macOS 10.15 Catalina Release Advice

Hi friends and family! It's me, your friendly Mac tech expert with an update on the latest version of macOS, Catalina. Read this before you upgrade.

PhotoActive Episode 52: iPhones 11 and Semantic Rendering

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast: Kirk and Jeff both bought the latest models of Apple’s digital camera – sorry, we mean the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Does adding a third camera make a difference? Is the ultra-wide camera just a gimmick? And what is “semantic rendering” anyway? We explain why ...

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