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.

Watch My Luminar Webinar Replays

To help get the word out about my new book The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4, I’ve done a couple of webinars with my friends at Rocky Nook (my publisher). If you weren’t able to watch them live, you can rewatch them here. I’ve enjoyed doing these more than I expected. I’ve appeared on many ...

Take Control of Apple Watch

I’ve just released a new book—and it’s not the one you think! Yes, it’s been less than two weeks since my Luminar 4 book was published (and thank you for the great response to it), but I’m back to announce the immediate availability of a book all about the Apple Watch. Take Control of Apple Watch is a ...

The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4, Now Available!

My newest book, The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4, is now available! Learn how to master this friendly but deceptively deep photo editing application.

Elizabeth Warren’s Unique Moment

Elizabeth Warren’s Unique Moment: With the surprise contraction of the primary field, I believe Warren has the opportunity for voters to see why she's the best candidate on Super Tuesday.

The Value of Returning to Your Photos

It’s easy to finish a shoot or a vacation and then move on to the next one. But invariably I find gems and worthwhile photos when I return to them later, even more than a year later in this case.

Elizabeth Warren in Seattle

The last presidential candidate I saw in person was Bill Clinton when he was running for re-election in 1996. I waited at Pike Place Market and, as these things go, the schedule was slipping. At one point a staffer got on the microphone and said, “The President should be here in a few minutes,” just ...

Recently on PhotoActive, Episodes 59-61

Kirk McElhearn and I have started 2020 with some great episodes of the PhotoActive podcast, if you’ll indulge my immodesty. As a reminder, PhotoActive is published every two weeks, and you can subscribe in your favorite podcast player or go to PhotoActive.co. < ul> Episode 59: Luminar 4 and Its AI Emphasis. We’ve talked about ...

Discussing Pete Souza on the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

I was a guest on Bart Busschots’s Let’s Talk Photography podcast, discussing the photography of former White House Photographer Pete Souza.

PhotoActive 58: Rule of Turds

I wrote the title of today’s new PhotoActive episode as a joke, and then knew immediately it needed to stay in: “Rule of Turds.” You’ve heard Kirk mention often that the Rule of Thirds doesn’t exist, so I decided to dig deeper and find out why. It’s a good discussion about composition, expectations, and shooting ...

Gift Ideas for Photographers with Too Much Junk

My latest article is now live, and if you’re a photographer, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you know a photographer, you may enjoy it even more as a glimpse into your friend’s photo-obsessed mind. I co-wrote this piece with my good friend Mason Marsh co-wrote this with me; if you’ve been on one of ...