Category: Photography

The Value of Returning to Your Photos

It’s easy to finish a shoot or a vacation and then move on to the next one. But invariably I find gems and worthwhile photos when I return to them later, even more than a year later in this case.

Elizabeth Warren in Seattle

The last presidential candidate I saw in person was Bill Clinton when he was running for re-election in 1996. I waited at Pike Place Market and, as these things go, the schedule was slipping. At one point a staffer got on the microphone and said, “The President should be here in a few minutes,” just ...

Recently on PhotoActive, Episodes 59-61

Kirk McElhearn and I have started 2020 with some great episodes of the PhotoActive podcast, if you’ll indulge my immodesty. As a reminder, PhotoActive is published every two weeks, and you can subscribe in your favorite podcast player or go to PhotoActive.co. < ul> Episode 59: Luminar 4 and Its AI Emphasis. We’ve talked about ...

Discussing Pete Souza on the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

I was a guest on Bart Busschots’s Let’s Talk Photography podcast, discussing the photography of former White House Photographer Pete Souza.

PhotoActive 58: Rule of Turds

I wrote the title of today’s new PhotoActive episode as a joke, and then knew immediately it needed to stay in: “Rule of Turds.” You’ve heard Kirk mention often that the Rule of Thirds doesn’t exist, so I decided to dig deeper and find out why. It’s a good discussion about composition, expectations, and shooting ...

Gift Ideas for Photographers with Too Much Junk

My latest article is now live, and if you’re a photographer, I think you’ll enjoy it. If you know a photographer, you may enjoy it even more as a glimpse into your friend’s photo-obsessed mind. I co-wrote this piece with my good friend Mason Marsh co-wrote this with me; if you’ve been on one of ...

It’s Here: Direct Lightroom Import on iOS 13.2

Adobe released updates to the Lightroom ecosystem today which finally brings the ability to import photos directly from a memory card or camera to the Lightroom library, bypassing the iPad’s Camera Roll or Files app. I’ve been waiting for this feature since the first version of Lightroom on iOS. The Lightroom Queen blog has more ...

PhotoActive Episode 57: Remote Triggered

It’s time to step away from your camera. No, not put it away for the holidays—we’re talking about triggering the camera remotely! In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about various ways to trip the shutter from afar, such as using an Apple Watch to control the Camera app on ...

A Few Podcast Updates: MacVoices, Clockwise, PhotoActive

In addition to the writing I've been doing lately, I've also spent a fair amount of time in front of a microphone. The PhotoActive podcas turned one year old this fall, and we continue to release new 30-minute episodes every two weeks. I was also recently a guest on the MacVoices and Clockwise podcasts.

Photography Advice at Adobe.com

Adobe picked my brain and others' to assemble a lot of great photographic advice on several topics.