Category: Articles Published

Unlock Your Smartphone Camera’s Hidden Features

My awesome editor at Popular Photography, Dan Bracaglia, reached out with an idea: what sort of photo fundamentals could be covered that related to the computational photography space? The first thing that came to mind was the AI-boosted cameras we all carry around these days. iOS and Android devices can do amazing things, but many ...

AI Photo Software Is Converging

Companies are consolidating AI photo tools. What does this mean for you? I explore this move in my latest Smarter Image column.

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.

Presets Don’t Have to Be Lame

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

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 ...

WWDC with an Eye Toward Photography

Apple announced the new M2-powered MacBook Air at WWDC this week, but what else is of interest to photographers, specifically related to computational photography? I look at some features to come in my latest Smarter Image column at Popular Photography.

Turbocharge Wedding Edits with the Help of AI

For Popular Photography's Wedding Week, I wrote about using AI tools to speed up the process of editing wedding photos.

Sky’s the Limit(ed)

In my latest Smarter Image column for PopPhoto, I look at three tools for replacing skies in photos.

Eat Your (Cook)Books at TidBITS

I have a new article at TidBITS about an utterly charming service: Eat Your Books. It’s a site that lets you search your physical cookbooks for recipes and ingredients. Eat Your Books doesn’t store the recipes themselves. Instead it’s a database of more than 160,000 cookbooks. You tell it which ones you own, and then ...

The Smarter Image Column at PopPhoto

My first Smarter Image column is up at the new, relaunched Popular Photography, covering computational photography and how it's significantly changing photography.