Category: Books

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 ...

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The Connected Apple Family

I’ve mentioned my latest book in a few earlier posts, but allow me to formally introduce it: The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, coauthored with Dan Moren, is available now in print and as an ebook! Click here to order the book for as low ...

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Read a Sample Chapter of My Canon EOS M Book

Peachpit has posted Chapter 4 of my latest book “Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots.” The chapter covers the Creative Zone (as Canon refers to it), an overview of the semi-automatic modes (P—Program, Tv—Shutter Priority, and Av—Aperture Priority) and the M—Manual mode. View the chapter on the Web or download it as a ...

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Canon EOS M Book Now in Stock

Yay! Print copies of my latest book, Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots, are now in stock at Amazon.com and direct from Peachpit. It’s just $14 at Amazon, which is a great deal for a full-color photography book. Read more about the book in Available Now: Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

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Available Now: Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots

(Or, Why I’m Inordinately Proud of this Book.) I’m happy to announce that my latest book is now available: Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Clicking the link takes you to a page listing all of my current books with links to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Peachpit Press for print and ebooks—whatever ...

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This Week Only: Photoshop Elements 11 VQS for $9.99

The ebook version of my “Photoshop Elements 11: Visual QuickStart Guide” is just $9.99 (normally $31.99) this week only. If you’re not up to date on Photoshop Elements, version 11 is a dramatic overhaul of the Elements interface, with all of the same photo-editing power you’d expect. Click here to get the discount. Whether you’re ...

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I’m in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune

Apparently it’s Jeff-in-the-Media Day! Nick Bilton at the New York Times wrote a great overview article about using the iPad with photography: The iPad as a Hand-Held Darkroom. Jeff Carlson, author of the book “The iPad for Photographers,” sometimes bypasses the iPad camera connection kit in favor of an EyeFi SD card and an app ...

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Announcing the OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide!

This doesn’t directly relate to the iPad and photography, but I’m excited to announce that my latest book, OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide, is now available. It covers all of Apple’s new operating system, is packed as full of tips as I could make it, and all in just 264 pages. Best of all, the ...