Category: Articles and Books


Article: Life After Aperture and iPhoto

Macworld has just published my latest article, “Life after Aperture and iPhoto: What to do with your image library.” While my TidBITS article last week was about looking to the future of the upcoming Photos for OS X application, this one offers solid advice on just how to prepare for a move to another program.


New Article: iPad Photography in the Field, Part 1

I have a new article up at, the first in a series of “iPad Photography in the Field” pieces that takes you on location to see how an iPad is useful for photographers. Part 1, “Prepare for Adventure,” is all about the preparation: Using an iPad (and/or iPhone) to scout photo locations, plan ahead, ...


iPad for Photographers 3rd Edition Gets 5-Star Review in Photoshop User Magazine!

Photoshop User Magazine, one of the top resources for Photoshop users and photographers, reviewed the latest edition of The iPad for Photographers and gave it a 5-star rating! The author introduces and discusses more than 50 iPad apps that can be used for everything from wirelessly downloading from your camera to your iPad to editing ...


Aperture’s Golden Hour

It seemed fitting that I heard the news that Apple is sunsetting Aperture while I was attending a photo seminar. Aperture has been largely dormant for the past three years, and as I commented to Jackie Dove in an article at The Next Web, “I have to admit, on one level I’m a bit relieved ...


Optrix PhotoProX Review

Spending your days at the pool or going to a watery destination? Want to capture photos and video with your iPhone? More important, do you want to not destroy that iPhone? At Macworld I review the Optrix PhotoProX, a protective case with four interchangeable camera lenses. And apparently I can’t resist goofy photos of my ...


TriggerTrap Mobile Review at Macworld

Looking for a way to trip your DSLR’s shutter that’s more advanced than your fingers? TriggerTrap Mobile is an iOS app that controls the camera in numerous creative ways from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. I reviewed it for Macworld: TriggerTrap Mobile review: control your camera’ shutter with your iOS device


Yosemite, iOS 8 in New Seattle Times Column

In my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I look at OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, and how they’re converging. Plus, I recommend a few ways to get the same features now that are coming in the new system releases. Read it here: Apple blurs line between Mac, iOS platforms and that’s OK


New Articles: Lightroom mobile 1.1 and Adobe Photoshop Mix

Coinciding with the latest announcements from Adobe, two articles of mine were published this morning. Lightroom mobile 1.1 For my first article at, I looked at Lightroom mobile 1.1. On the surface it appears to be an incremental update that delivers iPhone compatibility (which Adobe promised was coming when Lightroom mobile came out in ...


New Article: Kinsgston MobileLite Wireless Review

Is the storage on your iPad or iPhone filling up? At Macworld, I reviewed the Kingston MobileLite Wireless, a small device that stores media files on SD or micro SD cards and streams them via Wi-Fi to any iOS device. It can also charge your iPhone in a pinch! Read all about it: Kingston MobileLite ...


Apply Styles from the Keyboard in InDesign

A quick, in-the-weeds-of-book-production post: I’m an oddity among book authors in that most of my books are written directly into layout. Most people write a manuscript in Microsoft Word or Scrivener or some other word processor, then hand it off to design and production folks who lay it out with styles and artwork in an ...