Category: Photography


My PowerShot G12 Book Is Now Available!

It’s a book!* I returned to the office to find a stack of author copies of my new book “Canon PowerShot G12: From Snapshots to Great Shots“. It looks great: Full color, high quality printing, and wow, look at that cover! (Okay, I’m biased; that’s my photo on the front. But I think it really ...


Two Recent MacVoices Appearances

One of the fun parts of my job is being able to talk to people about new stuff. In this case, I recently did two podcast recordings with Chuck Joiner to talk about the new iMovie ’11 and Photoshop Elements 9. Take a listen: MacVoices #10126: Jeff Carlson Helps You QuickStart with Photoshop Elements 9 Jeff ...


My Macworld iMovie ’11 Review

Macworld has now posted my review of iMovie ’11. I gave it 4.5 mice, up from the 4 mice I gave iMovie ’09 largely due to the inclusion of audio editing features that have finally caught up (and slightly exceeded) those of the late, lamented iMovie HD 6. Putting together a video last night drove ...


Fremont Fog

Looking for some serenity? This is what greeted me when I came to work this morning. Be sure to view it in HD. Shot with a Canon PowerShot G12, edited in iMovie.


Talking about G10/G11 Book on MacVoices

On a recent MacVoices podcast, I joined Chuck Joiner to talk about the making of my (almost ridiculously long-titled) book “Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots.” What’s great about this episode is that we were joined by photographers Jeff Lynch and Justin Van Leeuwen, who contributed photos for the book through an experimental ...


Love This Photo of Coffee and Tylenol

Marco Arment (developer of Tumblr and Instapaper) has a cold. And a really great photo illustrating how he’s fighting it:


This May Be My Fave Photo Ever

Okay, I’m biased by the fact that I just shot it the other day without giving the image any distance, but I really really love this shot. It’s even better when viewed large.


A Day of (Anonymous) Fame

On Wednesday, Glenn Fleishman and I caught an early flight to San Francisco to attend Apple’s media event where the company introduced the iPad. It was fun to be there for the announcement, not just because it’s a new Apple product but because there’s a lot of energy and interest among the assembled journalists. (I ...


Recover Erased Photos from a Memory Card

Have you done the bone-headed thing I did recently? I erased a memory card in my camera, and then realized I hadn’t transferred the latest photos to my computer. Fortunately, they’re easy to recover as I write about in an article at TidBITS: Recover Erased Photos from a Memory Card (2009-06-03). I look at four ...