Category: Photography

PhotoActive Podcast: Jordan Drake on Shooting Video

The PhotoActive podcast that I co-host is all about photography, but nearly all of our cameras now have the ability to record video. Shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera is different from the camcorders of old, so even though there’s a lot of overlap between stills and video, the latter can be daunting. ...

Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a Book

Did I mention that 2020 was a busy year for me? One of my regular projects for the last couple of years has been updating the Adobe Photoshop Elements Classroom in a Book for Adobe Press/Pearson. I originally worked on it in 2013 when the authors were too busy to update the title, and then ...

PhotoActive #83: Raw and ProRAW on the iPhone

On the latest PhotoActive podcast episode, we dig into Apple's new ProRAW photo format, and Kirk McElhearn explores further in a post on his site, Kirkville.com.

Giving Thanks for Distraction

Thanksgiving close to home has me thinking about focused photography elsewhere.

Photographing a Military Honors Service

A friend contacted me with an unusual request: Would I be willing to photograph the honors service for her parents? When a United States service member is laid to rest, they’re eligible to receive a military honors ceremony, which includes a rifle salute, military escort of the remains, and presentation of the U.S. flag. Of ...

How to Save a Lightroom Catalog After an Epic Mistake

The best stories are told from personal experience, right?

Editing Portrait Photos in Luminar 4

If you missed my webinar on editing portraits in Luminar 4 today, the replay is now available.

Watch Now: Editing Black and White Photos in Luminar 4

The replay of the webinar I presented today is online and free to view. Learn how to edit black and white photos using Luminar 4.

Webinar: Editing Black & White Photos in Luminar, Aug. 27

I'm doing another free Luminar webinar that covers editing black and white photos, on August 27. Join me!

What’s New in Luminar 4.3

Skylum recently released Luminar 4.3, the first update to the Mac and Windows photo-editing software that goes beyond what's covered in my book The Photographer's Guide to Luminar 4. Here's what's new.