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Is Bird AF Really Cool AF?

Popular Photography is running a bird-photography theme this week, so my contribution with my Smarter Image column is a look at the Bird AF (autofocus) features in some of the newest camera models. The big question is: does it really make a difference? I don’t own a camera with the feature, so I reached out ...

Turbocharge Wedding Edits with the Help of AI

For Popular Photography's Wedding Week, I wrote about using AI tools to speed up the process of editing wedding photos.

Eat Your (Cook)Books at TidBITS

I have a new article at TidBITS about an utterly charming service: Eat Your Books. It’s a site that lets you search your physical cookbooks for recipes and ingredients. Eat Your Books doesn’t store the recipes themselves. Instead it’s a database of more than 160,000 cookbooks. You tell it which ones you own, and then ...

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.

Refresh Your Old AirPods with a Podswap

After using my original-model AirPods nearly every day for three years, the batteries finally got to the point where they would deplete after only 20 minutes or so. I replaced them with a set of AirPods Pro, and put the first set into a drawer (next to an old iSight camera). I didn’t want to ...

Video call quality: webcam vs iPhone vs DSLR

Want to look better on video calls? Yes, you do, and it's not difficult! I've just published two articles for @reincubate that compare webcams, iPhones, and DSLR/mirrorless cameras, and offer tips for improving your calls.

2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers

My latest article for DPReview is a deep-dive look at the iPad Pro for photographers. It's so close to being an ideal machine. Read why.

Albums in Lightroom, Part 2

My latest article at CreativePro is up, which wraps up a how-to discussion of using albums and collections in Lightroom. In Part 2, I cover smart collections, which are wonderful containers that update their contents automatically based on various criteria. Want to see which photos you shot a year ago this week? A smart collection ...

Albums in Lightroom and Classic, Part 1

Lightroom and Lightroom Classic can store your entire photo library, but often they become mass containers for all the images. There must be better ways of organizing those shots to make them easy to find later. In my latest article for CreativePro, I explain how to use albums (Lightroom) and collections (Lightroom Classic). Read it ...

Strategies to Tame Apps and Storage on iPhone and iPad

My iPhone is ridiculously overpopulated with apps. Some I’ve downloaded and stopped using, some I’ve ignored, and more than a few that I’ve just forgot were there. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I offer strategies to find those apps you’re not using, as well as how to free up valuable ...