Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm


Autumn Change, Shot with the iPhone 5s

[Be sure to view it larger in Flickr’s Lightbox interface.] On a walk today, I spied a backlit leaf that demanded to be photographed. (It’s fall, so this becomes a frequent occurrence.) Although I was carrying my Canon PowerShot G12 in my bag, I of course reached for my iPhone to grab the shot. I ...


Article: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching

The iPad is a great photo viewer, but does it have enough oomph to handle photo retouching? Yes! In my latest article at, I look at several ways to edit photos on the iPad, including red-eye removal, removing unwanted objects in the image, and compositing: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching


New Seattle Times Column: iPhone 5s

My latest column for the Seattle Times is out, and I look at the iPhone 5s. Given Apple’s reluctance to focus on technical specifications in recent years, what’s underneath the screen in the newest flagship iPhone is an important baseline for what’s to come. iPhone debuts with focus on what’s inside.


Patrick Rhone: Worth a Thousand Words

Patrick Rhone is spot-on in this post about the impact the camera capabilities of the iPhone 5s is going to have on the industry—the camera industry: Worth a Thousand Words. As I was following the press event, I realized that just the camera functions of the iPhone 5s are smarter than any camera I own. ...


Talking iPad Photography on Mac Power Users Podcast

I’ve had the great pleasure to do several podcasts and interviews about The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition. Last week I talked to the wonderful David Sparks and Katie Floyd for their Mac Power Users Podcast (listen to the episode here). In it, we talk about all sorts of iPad photography topics, but mostly I’m ...


Article: Take Great Photos with Your iPad

It’s getting hard to escape it. This weekend, I visited the Ballard Locks and in the below-ground viewing area for the fish ladder (a series of “gates” the Army Corps of Engineers created to enable salmon to safely pass through the locks and spawn in fresh water) a tourist was taking photos of the fish…using ...


Link: Regular People Have No Idea How to Manage Photos on Their iPhone

This post by Bradley Chambers is spot on: Regular People Have No Idea How to Manage Photos on Their iPhone. It’s really bizarre that Apple is so consistently behind when it comes to iCloud storage and photo management. Key point: Also, photo stream needs to be reversed. Apple should store ALL photos/video taken with your ...


Article: Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?

Macworld has just published an article of mine that was fun to write: “Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?” I look at three devices that control a DSLR wirelessly using an iOS device: the CamRanger, CameraMator, and iUSBportCamera. Although similar in general, each device has its own advantages and disadvantages, which I detail in ...


I Talk iPad for Photogs at MacVoices

Last week I had the pleasure to talk to Chuck Joiner for his MacVoices show about The iPad for Photographers. In this discussion, we talk about why the iPad makes a good photographer’s companion and plenty of tools and apps that can help in the field and in the studio. Audio and video versions of ...


Watch Me Talk about The iPad for Photographers on “Your Mac Life”

I want to extend my thanks to Shawn King, who had me as a guest on his Your Mac Life show this week. We talked about the book, and what’s new in the second edition, wireless photo transfer devices, and more. We even gave a free copy of the book to a listener in Sweden! ...