Category: Photos by Jeff

Photos captured by Jeff Carlson

Unlock Your Smartphone Camera’s Hidden Features

My awesome editor at Popular Photography, Dan Bracaglia, reached out with an idea: what sort of photo fundamentals could be covered that related to the computational photography space? The first thing that came to mind was the AI-boosted cameras we all carry around these days. iOS and Android devices can do amazing things, but many ...

Photographing Grief

It’s unfortunate that this comes up in the saddest of circumstances, but I was reminded again recently of why it’s better to make photos even when I might feel hesitant about doing so.

Una Mattinata Frustrante a Roma

Dealing with photographic frustration in Rome, from unexpectedly closed vantage points to run-ins with Italian military.

Sky’s the Limit(ed)

In my latest Smarter Image column for PopPhoto, I look at three tools for replacing skies in photos.

Photocombobulate Episode 7: The iPhone 13 Pro

We took the iPhone 13 Pro on an epic Sierra Nevada photo adventure! It could be the best camera you own.

Blue Potato Portrait Photo Shoot

My first post-pandemic-lockdown portrait photo session was with a good friend who has just launched her ADHD coaching business, Blue Potato.

Editing RAW and ProRAW Photos Using RAW Power 3

RAW Power 3 is a great app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad that brings raw editing controls not found elsewhere.

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.

Giving Thanks for Distraction

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