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.

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.

PhotoActive 118: Scott Kelby’s Travel Tips

Scott Kelby joins us this week on the PhotoActive podcast to talk about travel photography, using the years of experience he’s gained and now collected into his new book, The Travel Photography Book.

Turbocharge Wedding Edits with the Help of AI

For Popular Photography's Wedding Week, I wrote about using AI tools to speed up the process of editing wedding photos.

Take Control of Your Digital Storage v2.2

You'd think the topic of storage would be pretty unchanging, but that's not the case at all. I've revised the book in several ways to bring the book up to speed on the latest changes in macOS and associated storage.