Tag: how-to

How-to: Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Learn how to use focus stacking to get really sharp images.

How to Download Your Flickr Photos Before It Deletes Them

Soon after SmugMug bought Flickr from Yahoo last year, we knew there would be changes. Today, the most significant change for some people goes into effect. Previously, a Flickr Free account gave you 1 TB of storage for nothing (well, for the opportunity to expose you to other Yahoo services and likely sell your information ...

The Power of Lightroom Gradient Tools

My latest article for CreativePro.com looks at a set of underrated editing tools in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC: the gradient tools.

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.

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Take Control of Slack

[Update, January 28, 2019: The book links now point to the new edition of the book, Take Control of Slack, a single volume that covers everything.] If you’re not using Slack, there’s a good chance you will soon. Slack is a service for exchanging messages and data among groups. It’s not the first attempt at ...

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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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How to Use the News App in iOS 9

iMore has published another article of mine, this one detailing how to set up and use the new News app under iOS 9: How to use the News app on your iPhone or iPad. News is an interesting beast. It’s one way for Apple to get customers’ attentions in an area where they’re already looking: ...

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How to Use Home and Lock Screens on iPhone 6s

Are you enjoying your new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? Or perhaps you or a friend are new to iOS? I’ve just published my first article for iMore, a how-to primer on everything related to the Home screen and Lock screen under iOS 9. Did you know that when you’re viewing the new Search ...

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TripMode Keeps You Under Your Data Cap While Traveling

When I was co-leading a photo workshop in May, we spent several days at a hotel that had meager (to be polite) Internet access. Fortunately, my cellular-equipped iPad picked up an LTE signal easily. So, using the iOS Personal Hotspot feature, I connected my MacBook Pro to the iPad… …and swiftly burned through my cellular ...

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How to Remove Duplicate Events on Apple Watch

Yesterday my Apple Watch started showing duplicate events in the Calendar app and on the watch face (when events overlap, an exclamation point icon appears before the next event on the face). I’m not sure what spurred the issue, but for some reason this week my iPhone stopped updating iCloud information until I re-entered my ...