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.

PhotoActive Episode 22: Photo Editing Apps

Do you edit photos on an iPad or iPhone? You’ll be surprised (not) that I use my iPad Pro quite often when editing photos. It’s the best way to do it on the couch instead of trudging up to my home office. On the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about ...

There is no Blue Wave

There is only your vote. Be a voter on November 6.

PhotoActive Episode 21: HDR

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is out, and this week we’re talking HDR. “HDR” used to bring to mind surreal landscapes with garish colors and very few shadows. Fortunately, high-dynamic range photography has matured beyond those early days, and is a useful technique for getting more detail out of any scene. In fact, ...

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.0

In addition to releasing Lightroom CC 2.0 (which I wrote about at DPReview earlier this week), Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC 8.0, an update to the desktop-focused version of Lightroom. Over at CreativePro, I look at what’s new in this version, including the cool HDR Panorama and Depth Range Masking features. The depth-map image of ...

Photo Browser Utilities for Mac

I write often about photo tools such as Lightroom and Apple’s Photos (and soon, Luminar), but sometimes those big applications are overkill for photographers who just want a simple way to review and cull their photos. Perhaps you keep your images filed in folders on your computer. Or, like my PhotoActive Podcast co-host Kirk McElhearn, ...

Lightroom CC 2.0, and Where Is It Headed?

Adobe announced its new lineup of software at the annual Adobe MAX event today. There are new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and a new intriguing video-editing app called Premiere Rush that I want to try. For my part, I’m most interested in what’s new with Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. For ...

Mojave Features that Stand Out

My previous Practical Mac column focused on features in iOS 12 that I recommend, and now that macOS 10.14 is out, my latest column looks at Mojave improvements to try first.

PhotoActive Episode 20: The-Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we talk background blur/depth-of-field/bokeh.

PhotoActive Episode 19: Michael Rubin

We talk to photographer and all-around interesting guy Michael Rubin for this week's episode about two great photos in his collection.

iPhone XS Gallery and Article at DPReview

How does the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max camera system compare to what's come before? At DPReview, I write about computational photography and share a large gallery of images.