Category: Photos by Jeff

Photos captured by Jeff Carlson

PhotoActive Episode 49: Panoramas

The latest PhotoActive podcast episode is live, in which Kirk and I talk about creating panoramas to get the widest scope of any scene. We start with making panoramas in the iPhone’s Camera app, which is revolutionary to folks who’ve been stitching images from traditional cameras together. In the second half of the show, we ...

Albums in Lightroom, Part 2

My latest article at CreativePro is up, which wraps up a how-to discussion of using albums and collections in Lightroom. In Part 2, I cover smart collections, which are wonderful containers that update their contents automatically based on various criteria. Want to see which photos you shot a year ago this week? A smart collection ...

PhotoActive Episode 47: Jeff Shoots an Event

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is all about my experience as the event photographer at the CreativePro Week 2019 conference in Seattle.

Alien Skin Exposure X4 Review

It's fascinating to me how Adobe's switch to all-subscription pricing continues to ripple throughout the photo industry. I review Alien Skin Exposure X4 for DPReview.

Picktorial 4.0 Review

For Mac users who want more than the built-in Photos app, but aren’t wedded to the Lightroom ecosystem, there are now several photo editing application alternatives. One of those is Picktorial, a Mac-only app with sophisticated image editing and organization features. At Macworld, I review the latest version, Picktorial 4.0, paying attention to the search ...

How-to: Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Learn how to use focus stacking to get really sharp images.

Straighten Up with Lightroom’s Geometry Tools

Have people ever told you to "straighten up?" Maybe they think it's your attitude… or maybe it's your photos.

Fun with Depth Map Photos

When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...

Lightroom CC 2.0, and Where Is It Headed?

Adobe announced its new lineup of software at the annual Adobe MAX event today. There are new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and a new intriguing video-editing app called Premiere Rush that I want to try. For my part, I’m most interested in what’s new with Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. For ...

PhotoActive Episode 20: The-Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we talk background blur/depth-of-field/bokeh.