The Peak Design Travel Tripod

When I traveled to Kauai in December, I needed a compact tripod I could carry and use easily. I’ve been lugging a giant Manfrotto beast for years—still do—but hiking in the jungle just requires something smaller and lighter. I ended up buying a Three-Legged Thing Punks Corey tripod, and it was exactly what I needed. ...

Picktorial 4.0 Review

For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...

Apple Watch Series 4 at The Seattle Times

Although I tend to stay up to date on new hardware for my job writing about it, I’ve owned only two Apple Watch models since the product’s introduction in 2015. I bought that first one as soon as it was available, since I was in the middle of writing my book Apple Watch: A Take ...

I’m Speaking at CreativePro Week 2019!

I’m excited to be part of the speaker lineup at the CreativePro Week 2019 conference happening June 10-14! I’ll be leading a photowalk on Friday near the event hotel, which just so happens to be in the same neighborhood as Pike Place Market, the Amazon Spheres, and other downtown photographic sights. After the photowalk, we’ll ...

It’s Time to Migrate from Aperture

We knew this time was coming, and now it’s upon us. Apple is officially announcing that Aperture, its sunsetted professional photography editing software, will no longer run under the next major version of macOS. It’s time to make a decision about where you want your Aperture libraries to live on: Photos, Lightroom Classic, or somewhere ...

PhotoActive Episode 41: Bird Photography with Marie Read

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is up! We’re excited to welcome Marie Read, author of the book Mastering Bird Photography (Rocky Nook), to the podcast. She talks about getting started with bird photography, where to find interesting birds, and, yes, we necessarily talk a bit about gear, since a good telephoto lens is ...

How to Share Photos to Social Media from Lightroom

A friend who hasn’t done much photography in a while asked me last week, “Do you tone photos for exporting to screen, or do people still worry about color separations and paper stocks?” Although the latter are certainly important when printing images, I think most people now export images to be viewed on social media ...

Shot on iPhone Critiques at the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

To highlight the photo capabilities of the iPhone, Apple runs a #ShotOniPhone contest that’s open to anyone who tags their social media photos with that hashtag. A group of celebrity judges then wades through what must be tens of thousands of photos and plucks out the best. This year’s crop was certainly impressive. Over the ...

PhotoActive Episode 40: Geotagging with HoudahGeo

New PhotoActive episode! We welcome Pierre Bernard, developer of the Mac application HoudahGeo, to talk about geotagging and how it’s beneficial for photographers (or even folks on vacation). Take a listen and subscribe to the podcast here: Episode 40: Location Exploration with HoudahGeo. Houdah is also the sponsor of this episode, and in the show ...

How to Be Smart about Applying Apple Updates

After two friends were bit hard by Apple updates, I wrote about best practices to help ensure iOS and macOS updates go smoothly in my latest Seattle Times column.

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