All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson writes for outlets such as Macworld, 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, Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course; and The iPad for Photographers, among many other titles.

PhotoActive Episode 57: Remote Triggered

It’s time to step away from your camera. No, not put it away for the holidays—we’re talking about triggering the camera remotely! In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about various ways to trip the shutter from afar, such as using an Apple Watch to control the Camera app on ...

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.

Newly Updated Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Second Edition

I've just updated my book Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Second Edition to version 2.0!

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 ...

How to Create Panoramas in Lightroom

At CreativePro.com, I walk through the process of creating panorama photos in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.

2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers

My latest article for DPReview is a deep-dive look at the iPad Pro for photographers. It's so close to being an ideal machine. Read why.