Category: Third-Party

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Talking iPad Photography on Mac Power Users Podcast

I’ve had the great pleasure to do several podcasts and interviews about The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition. Last week I talked to the wonderful David Sparks and Katie Floyd for their Mac Power Users Podcast (listen to the episode here). In it, we talk about all sorts of iPad photography topics, but mostly I’m ...

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Man Taking Photo with iPad Oblivious to How Badass He Looks

Man Taking Photo with iPad Oblivious to How Badass He Looks

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BorrowLenses Lighting Cookbook

BorrowLenses.com just released a neat reference for iPad-toting photographers: The BL Lighting Cookbook. The cookbook is a free iPad-only app that includes several common off-camera lighting situations with examples and behind-the-scenes diagrams for achieving the effects. Of course, there are also links to the gear being used to get the shots to encourage you to ...

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Article: Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?

Macworld has just published an article of mine that was fun to write: “Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?” I look at three devices that control a DSLR wirelessly using an iOS device: the CamRanger, CameraMator, and iUSBportCamera. Although similar in general, each device has its own advantages and disadvantages, which I detail in ...

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Article: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up

My latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times appeared this weekend: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up. Although I didn’t set out to focus on the subscription aspect of Adobe’s Creative Cloud—the newest apps are available only via monthly or yearly subscriptions, not as a standalone price—I couldn’t help but dig into it ...

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iUSBportCamera Update Adds Features

HyperDrive has released an update to its iUSBport app that drives the iUSBportCamera wireless device. The iUSBportCamera connects to your DSLR’s USB port and enables you to control the camera from your iPad. According to the (minimal) release notes, the new app adds HDR and Time Lapse capture modes, background downloading, and updated firmware for ...

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Canon EOS M Firmware Update Improves Autofocus

This is encouraging: A new 2.0.2 firmware update finally improves the laggy autofocus of the Canon EOS M. The EOS M is a great camera that was initially hobbled by pretty bad autofocus (a reality I address in my book Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots). Check out a video comparison of the ...

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Triggertrap Flash Adapter Enables High Speed Shots

Here’s a cool new invention: Triggertrap, which makes an iOS app for triggering a camera, just announced the Triggertrap Flash Adapter. I wrote about Triggertrap in the second edition of the book because it does much more than just remotely activating the camera’s shutter—you can set up long-exposure or intervalometer-timed shots and set them off ...

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Goodbye PhotoForge and KitCam: Yahoo Buys Ghostbird

Yahoo is buying Ghostbird Software, the makers of the PhotoForge 2 editing app and KitCam, an iPhone photo capture app, to improve Flickr. According to a report at PetaPixel, the apps are being pulled from the App Store and won’t be updated. If you own them already, they can still be used. It sounds like ...

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Using ShutterSnitch on the iPhone

On my iPad for Photographers blog, I wrote about how I turned to ShutterSnitch on my iPhone—more often than on my iPad—to transfer many of my photos at Disneyland. Although the iPad is much lighter than a laptop, I found it easier to carry just the iPhone around the park. (I know, lots of ShutterSnitch ...