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BusyContacts in the Seattle Times

My latest article for The Seattle Times looks at BusyContacts, a new Mac application from Seattle-based BusyMac that replaces the built-in Contacts app: “A contact manager you’ll actually want to use“.

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Moving Forward with Photos for OS X

Do you use iPhoto or Aperture to manage your photos on a Mac? In my latest article for Lynda.com, I look at what you need to start considering as Apple shifts to the new Photos for OS X application (currently available as a preview version for developers). I talk about the iCloud aspect of the ...

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New Article: How to Hire a Model

One of the model walls at SMG (Seattle Models Guild) One of the best things about being a freelance writer and photographer is being able to get paid to track down answers to my own questions. Recently I wondered what’s involved in hiring a model for a photo shoot. I’ve not found myself in that ...

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New Article: MyPhotostream Review at TidBITS

Over the weekend I published a short review of MyPhotostream at TidBITS, a simple application on the Mac that lets you view your iCloud Photo Stream photos without having to open iPhoto or Aperture (the only official methods for viewing them on a Mac). I like the app’s approach, although it has some interface oddities. ...

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New Article: Become a Better Photographer This Year

I enjoyed writing this latest article for Lynda.com, which came about from a question asked by a friend. “What can I do to be a better photographer?” is something I think we all ask. The quick and easy answer is to buy a new camera, but that doesn’t necessarily make you a better photographer; it ...

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New Article: Get Out There and Shoot

It’s the new year, are you making photography resolutions? (Besides 2048 x 1365 or similar, ha ha.) My editor at Lynda.com asked if I had any New Year’s article ideas and I was excited to write this one: “Want to Be a Better Photographer? Get Out There and Shoot.” I know, I know, it sounds ...

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Article: Portable Power Options

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at power—specifically how I found a few gadgets useful during the holiday break for charging devices. I also mention the WD My Passport Wireless, which was quite useful for backing up the photos I captured while out of town. Read it here: More device power and storage ...