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.

Take Control of Apple Watch Third Edition

The third edition of my Take Control of Apple Watch book is out now!

PhotoActive #127: Hands-On with the iPhone 14 Pro Cameras

Apple says every new iPhone is the Best Ever iPhone, but when it comes to the cameras in the iPhone 14 Pro, could that be more than just hyperbole?

Pete Souza Interview about West Wing and Beyond

My latest article for DPReview is an interview with Pete Souza about his new book documenting his time as the Chief Official White House Photographer.

Using Location Data in Lightroom

My new article about using location data in the Lightroom apps is now available to subscribers of CreativePro Magazine.

PhotoActive #126: Portfolios with William Neill

The latest PhotoActive episode features William Neill, talking about his new book The Photographer's Portfolio Development Workshop.

Photocombobulate #25: Pete Souza!

We interviewed Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer on the latest episode of the Photocombobulate podcast about his new book and his historic time in the White House.

Unlock Your Smartphone Camera’s Hidden Features

My awesome editor at Popular Photography, Dan Bracaglia, reached out with an idea: what sort of photo fundamentals could be covered that related to the computational photography space? The first thing that came to mind was the AI-boosted cameras we all carry around these days. iOS and Android devices can do amazing things, but many ...

PhotoActive #124: Food Photography with Lauren Caris Short

How do you make mouth-watering photos of food? In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we’re joined by Lauren Caris Short, author of the beautiful new book The Complete Guide to Food Photography to talk about what it takes to be a food photographer. Lighting, food styling, composition… photographing food is a multi-disciplined photo ...

Photocombobulate #24 – Photographing Strangers with Valérie Jardin

In the latest Photocombobulate episode, Mason and I talk to the wonderful Valérie Jardin about street photography and making photos of strangers.

AI Photo Software Is Converging

Companies are consolidating AI photo tools. What does this mean for you? I explore this move in my latest Smarter Image column.