Category: Photography

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 11: Selective Editing

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast tackles an advanced photo editing technique that isn’t difficult and can create great results. Selective editing in apps such as Lightroom or Luminar enable you to make adjustments to specific areas—like a sky—without affecting the overall image. Listen to the episode, and view walkthrough screenshots, at the PhotoActive ...

PhotoActive Interview with Quintin Lake

On the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we talk to Quintin Lake, who is walking the perimeter of the UK and photographing every stage.

Palette System Review

I review the Palette system for editing photos (and video) at DPReview.

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 7: Do You Need All that Gear?

We’ve sworn to not be a photo gear podcast, but it’s impossible to talk about photography without a little discussion of gear. In this case, we’re letting go. In episode 7 of the Photo Active podcast, we talk about the gear we’ve left behind—not during photo shoots (though I’m sure that’s happened), but the stuff ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 6: Raw vs JPEG

When I got my first digital camera that could shoot in raw format, I faced the modern existential question: raw or JPEG? Raw offers more image data and higher dynamic range, but the files are large and require processing. JPEG throws away image data in-camera, but the JPEG algorithm itself, especially in modern cameras, can ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 5: Guest Wenmei Hill

This week's PhotoActive podcast features guest Wenmei Hill to talk about personal projects and inspiring women photographers.

PhotoActive Episode 4: iPhone Photography

You know how sometimes you think you know everything about something, and then you run into new surprises? Kirk and I both discovered some iPhone shooting shortcuts that we either didn’t know or had forgotten when we did the latest episode of our PhotoActive podcast. The episode is now out—give it a listen! And please ...

PhotoActive Episode 3: Black and White

Episode 3 of my new podcast features black and white photography, processing, and shooting.

Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

Subscribe and listen to PhotoActive, a new podcast from Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn.

Using Lightroom Profiles

The latest updates to Lightroom CC (1.3), Lightroom Classic CC (7.3), and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR, 10.3) add profiles, an updated way to define colors in your photos. Profiles are a lot like presets, but they work at a more fundamental level. You can assign a profile as a starting point and then build adjustments ...