Category: Shooting

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Bridge

Two years ago today, I stood under a canopy of fog at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove of redwood trees near Orick, California.

Tulip Trekking in Skagit County

Not being a morning person doesn't stop me from trekking an hour north to shoot the sunrise at the Skagit County Tulip Festival.

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New Book! Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide

For years when I’ve been out photographing landscapes, I’ve dutifully shot bracketed exposures: three or more images that represent light, dark, and balanced views of a scene. The advantage of brackets is to combine them later into a single HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo that includes more detail than what a camera sensor by itself ...

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New Article: Get Out There and Shoot

It’s the new year, are you making photography resolutions? (Besides 2048 x 1365 or similar, ha ha.) My editor at Lynda.com asked if I had any New Year’s article ideas and I was excited to write this one: “Want to Be a Better Photographer? Get Out There and Shoot.” I know, I know, it sounds ...

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Article: iPhone Video Beyond Basic: FiLMiC Pro

One promise of the video-capture capabilities of the iPhone and iPad is being able to create movies without a lot of other expensive hardware. That can be shooting short movies, action clips, interviews, or even news segments. But when you need more than just the basics, turn to the app FiLMiC Pro. I write about ...

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An Impromptu Lightning Photo Opportunity

Seattle experienced a record-setting high temperature of 96 degrees (F) yesterday, and with it came an unexpected lightning and thunder show. We don’t often see lightning here, so I was thrilled to sit in my living room with all the windows open and watch the display. And then I realized I should try to take ...

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Free Chapter from The iPad for Photographers, Third Edition

Want to check out the latest edition of The iPad for Photographers? Peachpit has posted Chapter 4, “The iPad in the Studio,” online and as a downloadable PDF. The PDF is a great way to get a feel for the full print or PDF edition of the book. (I absolutely love the design of this ...

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Part 2 of iPad Photography in the Field: Review Photos on Location

The second article in my series at Lynda.com about using an iPad in the field for photography is now posted. (You can read the Part 1 here.) This one takes us out into the field itself, where I discuss the advantages and the how-to of reviewing photos on location. I talk about using the Apple ...

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TriggerTrap Mobile Review at Macworld

Looking for a way to trip your DSLR’s shutter that’s more advanced than your fingers? TriggerTrap Mobile is an iOS app that controls the camera in numerous creative ways from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. I reviewed it for Macworld: TriggerTrap Mobile review: control your camera’ shutter with your iOS device

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Canon EOS M2 Announced, Might Be Asia-Only

Canon has unveiled the successor to the EOS M, the EOS M2, but there’s no indication yet (says CanonRumors) that it will be sold in the Americas or Europe. According to PetaPixel, the biggest shortcoming of the EOS M has been addressed: autofocus is much improved thanks to a better processor. Otherwise the M2 seems ...