Category: Articles and Books

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New Seattle Times Column: Nature and Technology

I’m still on a fantastic photography workshop (led by Mason Marsh), so I took the opportunity to write about the collision of technology and humanity among the participants. Nature plus technology can focus on improving our lives

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Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now at Apple and Amazon

The initial response to my latest book, Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac, has been wonderful. Now I’m happy to see that the ebook is available from Apple’s iBooks Store and also from Amazon for the Kindle. When you buy from Take Control directly, you get versions that can be easily imported ...

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Article: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching

The iPad is a great photo viewer, but does it have enough oomph to handle photo retouching? Yes! In my latest article at Peachpit.com, I look at several ways to edit photos on the iPad, including red-eye removal, removing unwanted objects in the image, and compositing: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching

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New Seattle Times Column: iPhone 5s

My latest column for the Seattle Times is out, and I look at the iPhone 5s. Given Apple’s reluctance to focus on technical specifications in recent years, what’s underneath the screen in the newest flagship iPhone is an important baseline for what’s to come. iPhone debuts with focus on what’s inside.

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Announcing: Ebook of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac

It’s a book! I’m excited to announce that Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac is now available as a standalone ebook. Although this was always destined to be a Take Control ebook, we turned it into a (highly successful) experiment. As I finished each chapter, we published it at TidBITS, with everything ...

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Chapter 9 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Available

Here it is, the last chapter of my book Take Control of Your Digital Photos, available for free to TidBITS members: Move Photos from iPhoto to Aperture or Lightroom! Originally the book was going to be eight chapters, but thanks to feedback from readers, I wrote up the process of moving one’s library out of ...

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Article: Take Great Photos with Your iPad

It’s getting hard to escape it. This weekend, I visited the Ballard Locks and in the below-ground viewing area for the fish ladder (a series of “gates” the Army Corps of Engineers created to enable salmon to safely pass through the locks and spawn in fresh water) a tourist was taking photos of the fish…using ...

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Article: Tag summer travel photos with GPS info

Summer isn’t over yet, and my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column looks at options for capturing GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) location data to record where your photos are taken. I talk about using an iPhone or other GPS-enabled smartphone to grab locations by shooting reference photos alongside the shots you take with a digital ...

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Article: Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?

Macworld has just published an article of mine that was fun to write: “Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?” I look at three devices that control a DSLR wirelessly using an iOS device: the CamRanger, CameraMator, and iUSBportCamera. Although similar in general, each device has its own advantages and disadvantages, which I detail in ...