Category: Photography

Fixing Challenging Shots in Luminar 4 Webinar

Can you save a photo that seems beyond saving? In my latest webinar for Rocky Nook, I grabbed a handful of difficult shots and showed how editing them in Luminar 4 can bring out tones and details you may not have realized were there.

Luminar Webinar May 27, 2021

For my latest live webinar for Rocky Nook, I edited some difficult photos in Luminar 4. The replay is available now.

PhotoActive Podcast: Bryan William Jones on How We See

One of the great joys of co-hosting the PhotoActive Podcast is getting to talk to smart, interesting people related to photography. In the latest episode, we chat with retinal neuroscientist and photographer Bryan William Jones about how we see the world, and how that translates to what our cameras see. I was surprised to learn ...

[April Fools’ Day] Exclusive: Luminar AI for Apple Watch

Skylum just announced a revolutionary Apple Watch companion app for Luminar AI, using onboard machine learning to make your photos great.

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?