All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor for TidBITS, and writes for outlets such as Macworld, DPReview, Creative Pro, and others. He is the author of Take Control of Lightroom CC; Take Control of Your Digital Photos; Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course; and The iPad for Photographers, among many other titles.

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Macworld Reviews DV Camcorders

Macworld Magazine has put up a review of current DV camcorders. Their favorite? Canon Optura 40.

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Spin vs. Reality

Here’s another reason I think Kerry is a better choice than Bush. The Bush re-election effort really comes across more as a product ad than a political one. For Bush, it’s *all* spin. A few examples: Bush is always seen with adoring, cheering crowds. But those crowds are very selective: you have to sign an ...

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Lunar Eclipse Video

Tonight was a total lunar eclipse, which won’t happen again until 2007. Uncharacteristically, the Seattle sky was completely clear, so I was able to point my video camera out the window and tape the eclipse. I used iStopMotion to take a snapshot every 15 seconds. As you’ll be able to see, I had to move ...

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Lunar Eclipse Video

Tonight was a total lunar eclipse, which won’t happen again until 2007. Uncharacteristically, the Seattle sky was completely clear, so I was able to point my video camera out the window and tape the eclipse. I used iStopMotion to take a snapshot every 15 seconds. As you’ll be able to see, I had to move ...

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What Has Bush Done Right?

It’s easy to find examples of what the Bush administration has done wrong (see yesterday’s post). My question is: what has Bush done right? Can he count any successes? The only thing I can come up with is the invasion of Afganistan and the overthrow of the Taliban for harboring and supporting Bin Laden and ...

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MacCompanion Reviews iMovie/iDVD VQS

MacCompanion published a nice review of my iMovie 4 & iDVD 4 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide: This is a comprehensive book that communicates the knowledge of integrating iMovie4 and iDVD and is a superb value for the price. It has great pictures of equipment and setups, screen shots of what to do ...

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Vote for Kerry, Save the USA

I’ve been trying to come up with just a few things that illustrate why the U.S.A. should no longer support Bush. Even if you don’t like Kerry, I believe it’s clear that Bush has been bad for the country and can only make things worse if re-elected. Today’s New York Times reports that the Bush ...

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Mount St. Helens Eruption Movies

We Seattleites have been keeping an eye on our sister Mount St. Helens as she lets off some steam. I’m not worried about a massive eruption, but it’s still pretty cool to see nature at work on a large scale. Now, you can see the volcano cam images as movies! (The enormous fly that appears ...

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Bush Campaign Concerned about Sliding Popularity?

Since the presidential debates began and many outlets and polls judged Kerry the winner (or at least a strong tie), it’s been hard to find any good news for the Bush administration. I’m astounded at how often they’ve been caught blatantly lying or taking quotes wildly out of context. So I guess it’s no surprise ...

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My iMac G5 Review in Seattle Times

My colleague Glenn Fleishman and his wife recently had a baby, so I’ve been writing his Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times. The latest is a hands-on review of the iMac G5: "User-friendly iMac G5 keeps it simple". Here are links to the previous three I’ve written: "DVD led to digital shake-up" (Seattle Times, ...