Tag: iphone

PhotoActive Episodes 26 and 27

We’ve been so busy creating PhotoActive episodes that I almost missed that last week’s episode marks half a year of podcasting the show! I love how they’re turning out, and the great feedback we’ve been getting from listeners. From the PhotoActive reviews on iTunes: This is the only photography podcast I can think of that ...

PhotoActive Episode 25: iCloud Photo Library

If you use Apple’s Photos app on your Mac or iOS device, are you also synchronizing your images via iCloud Photo Library? In this week’s episode, Kirk and I talk about the pros and cons of Apple’s cloud service for photos. Why should you consider it? What are the downsides? And if your images are ...

Fun with Depth Map Photos

When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...

PhotoActive Episode 23: Printing with Rick LePage

I know I should print my photos, but I rarely do. I don’t own an inkjet printer, for one thing, but the other impediment is that I just don’t know as much about printing as I’d like. On this week’s episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I welcome Rick LePage, a great photographer and ...

PhotoActive Episode 22: Photo Editing Apps

Do you edit photos on an iPad or iPhone? You’ll be surprised (not) that I use my iPad Pro quite often when editing photos. It’s the best way to do it on the couch instead of trudging up to my home office. On the latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I talk about ...

PhotoActive Episode 21: HDR

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast is out, and this week we’re talking HDR. “HDR” used to bring to mind surreal landscapes with garish colors and very few shadows. Fortunately, high-dynamic range photography has matured beyond those early days, and is a useful technique for getting more detail out of any scene. In fact, ...

PhotoActive Episode 20: The-Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we talk background blur/depth-of-field/bokeh.

How to Shoot Raw Photos on Your iPhone (and Why You’d Want To)

At CreativePro, I discuss how and why you'd want to shoot in raw format on your iPhone. The capability is there, but you may not know how to activate it.

New Apple Hardware, and iOS 12 Features to Try First

In my latest Seattle Times “Practical Mac” column, I quickly run down the announcements from last week’s Apple event (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, plus Apple Watch Series 4). Then, with the iOS 12 release due on Monday, September 17, recommend a handful of features to try first. Read it here: A quick gawk ...

PhotoActive Episodes 14 & 15

I forgot to write a blog post about last week’s PhotoActive podcast episode, so here’s one with double the listening fun! Last week, Kirk and I had a great conversation with photographer and podcaster Chris Marquardt about his new book, Wide-Angle Photography. It’s a great resource, and he also talked about what prompted him to ...