All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson writes for outlets such as Popular Photography, DPReview, Creative Pro, and others, and is a contributing editor for TidBITS. He is the author of Take Control of Your Digital Photos; The Photographer's Guide to Luminar AI, Take Control of Apple Watch, and Take Control of Your Digital Storage, among many other titles.

One Year of Photocombobulate!

For our one-year anniversary of the Photocombobulate podcast, we tackle a big topic: where do you find joy in photography?

Presets Don’t Have to Be Lame

Good old-fashion presets are more powerful when combined with AI-assisted subject masking.

Una Mattinata Frustrante a Roma

Dealing with photographic frustration in Rome, from unexpectedly closed vantage points to run-ins with Italian military.

Is Bird AF Really Cool AF?

Popular Photography is running a bird-photography theme this week, so my contribution with my Smarter Image column is a look at the Bird AF (autofocus) features in some of the newest camera models. The big question is: does it really make a difference? I don’t own a camera with the feature, so I reached out ...

Photocombobulate #22: Travel Lessons Learned

Mason and I both went on vacation and took different approaches to making photos.

Photocombobulate #21: Camping!

Who wouldn't want to roll out of a tent and be greeted by the sunrise you've trekked to capture? Just as photography benefits from having the right tools at hand, having a good camping experience can lead to better photos and a more satisfying experience.

Talking Digital Storage at MacVoices

On the latest MacVoices, I talk about the latest revision to my book Take Control of Your Digital Storage

PhotoActive #119: WWDC and New OSes

The latest episode of PhotoActive is out, in which Kirk and I talk about the most intriguing announcements for photographers.

WWDC with an Eye Toward Photography

Apple announced the new M2-powered MacBook Air at WWDC this week, but what else is of interest to photographers, specifically related to computational photography? I look at some features to come in my latest Smarter Image column at Popular Photography.

Photocombobulate #20: Outdoor Clothing

What we wear as photographers can be just as important as the gear in our camera bags. In this episode of the Photocombobulate podcast, we talk all about clothing.