Category: Articles Published

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 ...

Strategies to Tame Apps and Storage on iPhone and iPad

My iPhone is ridiculously overpopulated with apps. Some I’ve downloaded and stopped using, some I’ve ignored, and more than a few that I’ve just forgot were there. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I offer strategies to find those apps you’re not using, as well as how to free up valuable ...

Alien Skin Exposure X4 Review

It's fascinating to me how Adobe's switch to all-subscription pricing continues to ripple throughout the photo industry. I review Alien Skin Exposure X4 for DPReview.

Big Iron and More from WWDC

My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times looks at some of the interesting news from last week’s Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference). The Mac Pro, and especially its price tag, got much of the attention—deservedly so—and I argue that this is a machine developed by teams that feel they have something to prove. ...

Lightroom in Black and White

Converting a photo from color to black and white isn’t just a matter of reducing the color saturation to zero. Lightroom and Lightroom Classic offer several ways to go gray, from easy one-click options to manipulating each color value for distinctly different looks. In my latest article for CreativePro, I walk through the options for ...

Picktorial 4.0 Review

For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...

Apple Watch Series 4 at The Seattle Times

Although I tend to stay up to date on new hardware for my job writing about it, I’ve owned only two Apple Watch models since the product’s introduction in 2015. I bought that first one as soon as it was available, since I was in the middle of writing my book Apple Watch: A Take ...

How to Share Photos to Social Media from Lightroom

A friend who hasn’t done much photography in a while asked me last week, “Do you tone photos for exporting to screen, or do people still worry about color separations and paper stocks?” Although the latter are certainly important when printing images, I think most people now export images to be viewed on social media ...

Interview with Pro Photographer Brian Ach

This one has some history. I bumped into professional photographer Brian Ach at a photo conference in Seattle in 2015, and we bonded over a display of early digital cameras. Brian was a featured speaker at the event, and I was struck by his expertise and experience as a full-time professional photographer. Brian shoots celebrities, ...