Category: Articles and Books


Article: Updating Raw Process Versions

Have you ever opened an old raw image file and been confronted with an alert or warning badge? Over at, I explain what’s going on: Editing Old Photos Files? Update to Latest Raw Process. Likely the raw image was saved with an older raw process version—the algorithms that translate the raw image information into ...


Apple Broadens Its Ecosystem by Pushing at the Edges

In my latest article for The Seattle Times, I write about how Apple is now taking full advantage of the ecosystem it has developed over the years. In doing so, it’s taking an awfully big gamble with the Apple Watch and Apple Pay—a gamble that I think it could only undertake now. Read it here: ...


iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Camera Improvements

I attended Apple’s launch event yesterday for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. Although all the technical details of the devices can be found online, it was great to feel these new devices in hand. Over at the Articles page, I’ve written up details of what’s new in the cameras of ...


Raw vs JPEG in Photoshop, a Practical View

While I was traveling last week, published an article of mine that looks at the (digital) age-old question of whether to shoot in Raw or JPEG format. Often this topic is pitched as a fight, and because photographers on the Internet are photographers on the Internet, people draw battle lines and argue. The reality, ...


Photographer Etiquette Article at

When you’re shooting on location and someone stumbles into your frame, what’s the proper etiquette for dealing with the situation? In my latest article at, I offer a few guidelines and suggestions: Photographer Etiquette: Shooting on Location.


OmniFocus 2 and Overcast in Latest Seattle Times Column

Simplicity is difficult, as any developer (or writer) will tell you. My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at two app examples that demonstrate how complex tools can be simply (and well) executed. OmniFocus 2 for the Mac will appeal to people who need more power than just a simple to-do list, while Overcast ...


Part 3 of iPad Photography in the Field: Rate, Tag, and Export Photos

The third and last article in my iPad Photography in the Field series at is now up! It’s an extra long entry that covers how to use the iPad to sort your good photos from the not-so-good ones. It also explains how to apply essential metadata like keywords and IPTC information to your photos ...


Free Chapter from The iPad for Photographers, Third Edition

Want to check out the latest edition of The iPad for Photographers? Peachpit has posted Chapter 4, “The iPad in the Studio,” online and as a downloadable PDF. The PDF is a great way to get a feel for the full print or PDF edition of the book. (I absolutely love the design of this ...


Free Web Presentation July 15, Ebook Deal of the Week

This Tuesday, July 15, join me online for a free Peachpit Photo Club Web presentation about The iPad for Photographers. The video event kicks off at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), when I’ll be talking about options for using the iPad in the field, and working with Lightroom mobile, Photosmith, and other apps. Although ...


Part 2 of iPad Photography in the Field: Review Photos on Location

The second article in my series at about using an iPad in the field for photography is now posted. (You can read the Part 1 here.) This one takes us out into the field itself, where I discuss the advantages and the how-to of reviewing photos on location. I talk about using the Apple ...