Jeff L. Carlson

Writer, photographer, late-nighter.
Owner, Never Enough Coffee Creations

Email: jeff@jeffcarlson.com
Web: jeffcarlson.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jefflcarlson
Twitter: @jeffcarlson


Author of dozens of how-to books covering a wide range of technology topics such as photography, video editing, general computing, and handheld devices. Most recent titles include Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac, Second Edition and Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course (Take Control Books); Photos for OS X and iOS and The iPad for Photographers (Peachpit Press). Other recent titles can be found at jeffcarlson.com/my-books/. (Contact me for electronic or print examples.)

Frequent writer of articles on technology and other topics for outlets such as Macworld, iMore, Lynda.com, TidBITS, The Wirecutter, and others. Able to write and edit to assigned word count, short or long. See jeffcarlson.com/category/articles-published/ for examples.

Columnist for The Seattle Times, publishing the “Practical Mac” column since 2003. www.seattletimes.com/author/jeff-carlson/

Proficient in modern office applications; able to write in Markdown or HTML.


Contributing editor to TidBITS (tidbits.com), a weekly newsletter and Web site covering the Mac, iOS, and other personal computing topics.

Editor of several books, including A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, and Security in iOS 9; Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network; Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac; Take Control of Recording with GarageBand.


Publisher and author of Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide (Photoversity). Created the book design and wrote and composited book using Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. photoversity.com

Unlike most authors, I package all of my books—I work in InDesign (or, less often, QuarkXPress) to write and lay out all text and images, and deliver press-ready files to the publisher. I’m also fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, and other modern publishing applications.

Longtime online publisher since the early days of the Web (including founding eScene, the world’s first anthology of Internet-published short fiction). Proficient in HTML/CSS.


Published photographer specializing in landscape and slice-of-life photography. My work appears on several book covers for Peachpit Press, and has hung in the Art Wolfe Gallery in Seattle, WA.

Co-leader of guided Northern California Redwoods photography workshop, May 2015 (14 days leading a dozen attendees).

Photography galleries online:
500px: 500px.com/jeffcarlson
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcarlson/


Frequent speaker at Macworld Expo, 2005-2013, leading sessions as varied as managing photo libraries, editing digital video, and using iPads and other devices. I also speak remotely to user groups, and have made many appearances on podcasts and interviews.


Whitworth University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1992

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