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.

Hands-On with Mobile by Peak Design

I've been using prototypes of the new Mobile phone case system by Peak Design. Here are my quick hands-on impressions.

Take Control of Apple Watch v1.1, Updated for watchOS 7 and New Models

I’ve just completed a big update to my book Take Control of Apple Watch to include the changes and improvements in watchOS 7 and the new Apple Watch Series 6 and SE models.

Editing Portrait Photos in Luminar 4

If you missed my webinar on editing portraits in Luminar 4 today, the replay is now available.

Watch Now: Editing Black and White Photos in Luminar 4

The replay of the webinar I presented today is online and free to view. Learn how to edit black and white photos using Luminar 4.

Webinar: Editing Black & White Photos in Luminar, Aug. 27

I'm doing another free Luminar webinar that covers editing black and white photos, on August 27. Join me!

Take Control of Storage 2nd Edition on MacVoices

One of the pleasures of releasing new projects is the knowledge that I’ll get to talk to Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about it. I’ll be deep into the end stages of a deadline and I’ll get an email from Chuck: “Hey, I hear you’re about to release something new. Want to talk about it on ...

What’s New in Luminar 4.3

Skylum recently released Luminar 4.3, the first update to the Mac and Windows photo-editing software that goes beyond what's covered in my book The Photographer's Guide to Luminar 4. Here's what's new.

Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Second Edition

The topic of storage in your Mac mostly recedes into the background. Until something goes wrong. Or you need more of it. Or you get a new computer and realize that what you really should do is re-evaluate your entire storage system. So you dig in…and it’s like opening a wall in your house. Which ...

ON1 360 First Impressions at DPReview

Photographers often focus on the cloud-sync feature of Adobe Lightroom, often objecting to the way Lightroom (the newer version, not Lightroom Classic) automatically uploads all images to Creative Cloud. The software has been out for several years, and to this day (over the weekend, in fact) I get questions from people confused because they think ...

Video call quality: webcam vs iPhone vs DSLR

Want to look better on video calls? Yes, you do, and it's not difficult! I've just published two articles for @reincubate that compare webcams, iPhones, and DSLR/mirrorless cameras, and offer tips for improving your calls.