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.

Bring the Noise: AI De-Noise Software

In my latest Smarter Image column for Popular Photography, I look at how AI-assisted de-noising tools can make you a better photographer while you're shooting.

Photographing Grief

It’s unfortunate that this comes up in the saddest of circumstances, but I was reminded again recently of why it’s better to make photos even when I might feel hesitant about doing so.

One Year of Photocombobulate!

For our one-year anniversary of the Photocombobulate podcast, we tackle a big topic: where do you find joy in photography?

Presets Don’t Have to Be Lame

Good old-fashion presets are more powerful when combined with AI-assisted subject masking.

Una Mattinata Frustrante a Roma

Dealing with photographic frustration in Rome, from unexpectedly closed vantage points to run-ins with Italian military.

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.