Tag: advice

NAS: What to Know Before Buying

My approach to storing all of my digital files—from documents to terabytes of digital photos—has been pretty straightforward over the years. I buy new hard drives when the old ones fill up. It’s helped that drive prices have steadily declined per-gigabyte. But that’s left me with a lot of unused drives lying around, and active ...

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Image Rotation Is Complicated

My pal Glenn Fleishman bit off more than he was expecting when a Macworld reader asked why some photos weren’t correctly oriented after importing them into his photo software. It turns out that rotating image files is a lot more complicated—and interesting—than you’d expect! Read about it here: How to solve incorrect photo rotation after sync ...

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Epic Photography Fails…Can Be Awesome

My latest article for Lynda.com is now posted, wherein I rebel against good photo settings and make the point that even mistakes are better than nothing. Go see the errors I made and how I compensated for them: Epic Photography Fails…Can Be Awesome (The headline is a little hyperbolic, but hey, it gets your attention, ...

“You Are a Real Photographer”

Multiple amens and hallelujahs for Chuq Von Rospach’s post about how we view and act around other photographers: You are a real photographer.

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Advice on Testing the Photos for OS X Beta

Apple recently made the new Photos for OS X application available as a public beta, which means anyone who signs up for the Apple Beta Software Program can install it. But there’s a catch: you must install the entire OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta in order to run the application. In my latest article for ...

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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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Letter to Family about iOS 8

Whenever a significant new Apple update appears for the computers or devices that my family members own, I send out a quick note giving advice on whether they should upgrade or not, and when. With the release of iOS 8 today, I thought I’d share my letter; feel free to copy it and send it ...

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So You Want to Attend a Photo Workshop

Frequent readers here know that I thoroughly enjoyed a photo workshop I attended last October. It was a chance to focus solely on my photography, experiment with styles I didn’t have much experience with, and drink a fair amount of really good coffee. But what other aspects of a photography workshop are important? I enjoyed ...