Category: Books

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Aurora HDR 1.1 Update Released

That was quick: Just a couple weeks after the initial release, MacPhun has released Aurora HDR 1.1 and Aurora HDR Pro 1.1, which fine tunes many features and adds a few, too. Read all about it (and pick up a copy of my new book about Aurora HDR!) at the Photoversity blog.

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Apple Watch Dissatisfaction, Cyber Monday, and Other Distractions

I’m easily distracted, so one of the things I try to do is reduce distractions or at least be distracted by things that are worth my time. A lot of things I run across during the day are saved to Instapaper for reading or viewing later, but some items are relevant to something I’m working ...

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New Book! Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide

For years when I’ve been out photographing landscapes, I’ve dutifully shot bracketed exposures: three or more images that represent light, dark, and balanced views of a scene. The advantage of brackets is to combine them later into a single HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo that includes more detail than what a camera sensor by itself ...

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Now Available: Second Edition of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac

I’m happy to announce that the big second edition of my ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac is now available! The first edition came out two years ago, and in that time a lot has changed for Mac-owning photographers. The biggest shift for many people was Apple discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture, ...

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Help me evaluate the state of the iPad for photography

In 2012 I saw the potential of the iPad (then on its second generation) as a tool that photographers could take advantage of, and pitched my editors at Peachpit Press to write a book about it. The result was The iPad for Photographers, which is currently in its third edition. The iPad is now five ...

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Free Chapter of Photos for OS X and iOS Book

Are you confused about the differences between iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Photo Sharing, and My Photostream? (You’re not the only one.) Peachpit has published a sample chapter of my book Photos for OS X and iOS on their site, and chose “iCloud Photo Library” as the chapter to share. View the chapter on the Web ...

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Take Control 50% Off Back-to-School Sale Happening Now!

I don’t post about many back-to-school sales because there are so many (as a technology journalist, my email is full of them), but this one’s special. Take Control Books is currently having its annual 50%-off sale on all ebooks, including mine! Yes, this post is partly self-serving, but when you look at the breadth of ...

New Book! Photos for OS X and iOS

Apple is in the middle of a dramatic overhaul of its photo software, discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with the new Photos for OS X. Since iPhoto was the pre-installed, easy-to-use application for managing digital photos on the Mac, millions of people use it for their photo libraries. But Photos for OS X ...

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Talking Photos for OS X and iOS Book at MacVoices

Chuck Joiner invited me to talk about Apple’s Photos for OS X app and my new book, Photos for OS X and iOS. During a conversation where I think I forgot to give Chuck any chance to talk, we covered iCloud Photo Library, why it was time to move on from iPhoto, and how Aperture ...

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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

In the time since Apple introduced the Apple Watch in September, I’ve fielded two questions many times: “Should I buy one?” and “Which one should I get?” Now I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a book that helps answer those questions and plenty more: Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. But wait, the ...