Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

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I just gave away 5 copies of The iPad for Photographers ebook

Giving stuff away feels good, even after Christmas, and I’m happy to say that five of my readers just received codes good for downloading the ebook copy of The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition! My continued thanks to the folks at Peachpit Press for providing the codes and to the readers who signed up already ...

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Hear Me on Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIV

I was invited to participate in the last Macworld Pundit Showdown episode of 2013, and it was a lot of fun. Host Philip Michaels asks questions about the tech industry (such as, “Who will we be making fun of this time next year as the CEO of Microsoft?”), and the participants all vie for points ...

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Ebook Deal of the Week: 50% Off The iPad for Photographers

[Alas, the deal has expired. However, you can still get the 45% off print books using the code CMPRI2013 and up to 60% off ebooks and videos using the code CMDIG2013 for Peachpit’s Cyber Monday deals.] For this week only, The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition is Peachpit’s Ebook of the Week! Get the book ...

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Leaves at 120fps

Inspired by Duncan’s and Sam’s posts tonight, here’s my entrant into the new genre called “slow-motion autumn leaves shot with an iPhone 5s”: my daughter and the twins who live next door playing in our leaves. I captured the video, scored the music (using loops in GarageBand), and edited the video (in iMovie) entirely on ...

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New Seattle Times Column: Nature and Technology

I’m still on a fantastic photography workshop (led by Mason Marsh), so I took the opportunity to write about the collision of technology and humanity among the participants. Nature plus technology can focus on improving our lives

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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 ...

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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 Peachpit.com, 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

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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.

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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. ...

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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 ...