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.

How to Shoot Raw Photos on Your iPhone (and Why You’d Want To)

At CreativePro, I discuss how and why you'd want to shoot in raw format on your iPhone. The capability is there, but you may not know how to activate it.

PhotoActive Episode 18: Katrin Eismann

In the current episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we had a great conversation with photographer, educator, and author Katrin Eismann. She’s been present for almost the entire history of digital photography, including lugging a 12-pound external hard drive slung across her shoulders and tethered to the digital camera at the time. We discussed photographic literacy, ...

Inside the iOS 12 Photos App

For the Photos app under iOS 12, Apple is trying to get more of your attention. New features such as For You and sharing suggestions are welcome. I also rant a bit.

PhotoActive Episode 17: Prime vs Zoom Lenses

In the latest episode of my PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I get into lenses—not a nitpicky discussion of lens elements and specific technical arcana, but the subject of shooting with prime (fixed focal length) or zoom lenses. There are circumstances where each type works best, and advantages for each. Listen here, or subscribe in your ...

Aurora HDR 2019 and My Photoversity Guide

Aurora HDR 2019 is now available for pre-order! You can also now get my Aurora HDR Photoversity Guide (which covers a previous version) for free.

PhotoActive Episode 16: Buy and Sell Photo Gear

Do you buy or sell used photo gear? We talk about that on the latest PhotoActive podcast episode.

New Apple Hardware, and iOS 12 Features to Try First

In my latest Seattle Times “Practical Mac” column, I quickly run down the announcements from last week’s Apple event (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, plus Apple Watch Series 4). Then, with the iOS 12 release due on Monday, September 17, recommend a handful of features to try first. Read it here: A quick gawk ...

PhotoActive Episodes 14 & 15

I forgot to write a blog post about last week’s PhotoActive podcast episode, so here’s one with double the listening fun! Last week, Kirk and I had a great conversation with photographer and podcaster Chris Marquardt about his new book, Wide-Angle Photography. It’s a great resource, and he also talked about what prompted him to ...

New iOS 12 and macOS Mojave Take Control Books

Get Take Control books about iOS 12 and macOS Mojave now.