Category: Photos by Jeff

Photos captured by Jeff Carlson

App-Based Camera Triggers at DPReview

I write about two devices, the Alpine Labs Spark and Miops Mobile Dongle, that can trigger a camera shutter remotely.

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 11: Selective Editing

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast tackles an advanced photo editing technique that isn’t difficult and can create great results. Selective editing in apps such as Lightroom or Luminar enable you to make adjustments to specific areas—like a sky—without affecting the overall image. Listen to the episode, and view walkthrough screenshots, at the PhotoActive ...

Using Lightroom Profiles

The latest updates to Lightroom CC (1.3), Lightroom Classic CC (7.3), and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR, 10.3) add profiles, an updated way to define colors in your photos. Profiles are a lot like presets, but they work at a more fundamental level. You can assign a profile as a starting point and then build adjustments ...

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Over at TidBITS, I compare the new Lightroom CC application to Apple's Photos.

Affinity Photo for iPad Review

As someone who’s been using the iPad for editing and working with photos since the very beginning, even I was surprised by how capable Affinity Photo for iPad is. The power of the iPad Pro makes a big difference, yes, but Serif has delivered a full-featured image editor that doesn’t feel compromised. Over at DPReview, ...

Looking at iPhone 8 Plus Auto HDR at DPReview

The Auto HDR feature in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus works remarkably well. I write about it at DPReview.

iPhone 8 Plus Sample Gallery at DPReview

Take a look at how the iPhone 8 Plus camera performs.

Long Exposure Photos in iOS 11

At TidBITS, I write about how to use the Long Exposure effect in iPhone photos to get silky waterfall photos.

Affinity Photo for Desktop 1.5.2 Review

At DPReview, I review Affinity Photo for Desktop (the Mac version), an affordable image editor with nearly all the features you need, minus a monthly subscription fee.

The Great Book Larder Bakeoff: Savory Bakes

Judging savory bakes inspired by the Great British Baking Show is a burden, but I'm willing to do my part.