Category: Articles Published

Why Webcams Aren’t Good Enough

Standalone webcams... stink. I wrote a big article explaining why, and was interviewed about it by MacVoices.

How to Save a Lightroom Catalog After an Epic Mistake

The best stories are told from personal experience, right?

ON1 360 First Impressions at DPReview

Photographers often focus on the cloud-sync feature of Adobe Lightroom, often objecting to the way Lightroom (the newer version, not Lightroom Classic) automatically uploads all images to Creative Cloud. The software has been out for several years, and to this day (over the weekend, in fact) I get questions from people confused because they think ...

Video call quality: webcam vs iPhone vs DSLR

Want to look better on video calls? Yes, you do, and it's not difficult! I've just published two articles for @reincubate that compare webcams, iPhones, and DSLR/mirrorless cameras, and offer tips for improving your calls.

Gift Ideas for Photographers with Too Much Junk

My latest article is now live, and if you’re a photographer, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you know a photographer, you may enjoy it even more as a glimpse into your friend’s photo-obsessed mind. I co-wrote this piece with my good friend Mason Marsh co-wrote this with me; if you’ve been on one of ...

How Machine Learning Is Winning the Photographic Face Race

My latest article for CreativePro takes a step back from individual photo applications and looks at facial recognition. Technology that started as a way to identify objects, and then specific people, is now being used in sophisticated ways to edit photos using machine learning. When the software can tell which areas are people, it can ...

How to Create Panoramas in Lightroom

At CreativePro.com, I walk through the process of creating panorama photos in Lightroom and Lightroom Classic.

2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers

My latest article for DPReview is a deep-dive look at the iPad Pro for photographers. It's so close to being an ideal machine. Read why.

Albums in Lightroom, Part 2

My latest article at CreativePro is up, which wraps up a how-to discussion of using albums and collections in Lightroom. In Part 2, I cover smart collections, which are wonderful containers that update their contents automatically based on various criteria. Want to see which photos you shot a year ago this week? A smart collection ...

Albums in Lightroom and Classic, Part 1

Lightroom and Lightroom Classic can store your entire photo library, but often they become mass containers for all the images. There must be better ways of organizing those shots to make them easy to find later. In my latest article for CreativePro, I explain how to use albums (Lightroom) and collections (Lightroom Classic). Read it ...