Tag: iphone

PhotoActive Podcast 45: Photo Editing Apps

Maybe you’ve used Apple Photos and are looking for more editing features, or perhaps you’re in the Lightroom ecosystem and weary of subscription pricing. In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, Kirk and I talk about a handful of Adobe Lightroom alternatives you may not be aware of, from Affinity Photo to Picktorial and ...

Bypass the Camera Roll in iOS 13

At Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, previews of iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and even a new iPadOS were shown to whet developers’ appetites and upcoming caffeine levels between now and fall, when these versions will be released. One thing in particular stood out for me, given my history with the iPad and photography: we ...

PhotoActive Episode 41: Bird Photography with Marie Read

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is up! We’re excited to welcome Marie Read, author of the book Mastering Bird Photography (Rocky Nook), to the podcast. She talks about getting started with bird photography, where to find interesting birds, and, yes, we necessarily talk a bit about gear, since a good telephoto lens is ...

Shot on iPhone Critiques at the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

To highlight the photo capabilities of the iPhone, Apple runs a #ShotOniPhone contest that’s open to anyone who tags their social media photos with that hashtag. A group of celebrity judges then wades through what must be tens of thousands of photos and plucks out the best. This year’s crop was certainly impressive. Over the ...

PhotoActive Episode 40: Geotagging with HoudahGeo

New PhotoActive episode! We welcome Pierre Bernard, developer of the Mac application HoudahGeo, to talk about geotagging and how it’s beneficial for photographers (or even folks on vacation). Take a listen and subscribe to the podcast here: Episode 40: Location Exploration with HoudahGeo. Houdah is also the sponsor of this episode, and in the show ...

How to Be Smart about Applying Apple Updates

After two friends were bit hard by Apple updates, I wrote about best practices to help ensure iOS and macOS updates go smoothly in my latest Seattle Times column.

PhotoActive Episode 39: Tripods with Mason Marsh

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we’re talking about an essential tool for most photographers: the tripod. You might be thinking, “Big deal, it’s just three legs and a ballhead,” but once you start looking at tripods, things get complicated (and potentially expensive!), fast. In the new episode, we chat with photographer, educator, ...

PhotoActive Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

The new episode of my PhotoActive podcast takes a detailed look at using Levels and Curves controls to adjust tones in photos. I first learned how to edit using levels, so for me, although I’ve written about them and used them, curves have never been intuitive. This episode was a real eye-opener. Kirk McElhearn and ...

A Look at Privacy Features at The Seattle Times

Apple has been in the news a lot lately regarding privacy, from the now-fixed Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to eavesdrop on audio before the other person picked up to tussles with Facebook and Google. You’ve probably also noticed that you need to click through more privacy-related dialogs lately. In my latest Practical Mac ...

Recently, on PhotoActive…

I’ve been remiss in posting links to the latest PhotoActive episodes (holidays, work, etc., etc.), so here’s the most recent batch pointing to the podcast that Kirk McElhearn and I produce. Also, starting this week we’re shifting to a fortnightly (every two week) schedule, instead of publishing one episode every week. We both have a ...