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Photoshop Elements 14 or Photoshop CC?

Adobe released Photoshop Elements 14 this week, and over at Lynda.com I help to answer the question: Which Do You Need? Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop CC A lot of people think they need “Photoshop” to edit images, but Photoshop CC is usually overkill for their needs. The advantage of Photoshop Elements is that it uses ...

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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, ...

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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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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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Moving Forward with Photos for OS X

Do you use iPhoto or Aperture to manage your photos on a Mac? In my latest article for Lynda.com, I look at what you need to start considering as Apple shifts to the new Photos for OS X application (currently available as a preview version for developers). I talk about the iCloud aspect of the ...

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New Article: How to Hire a Model

One of the model walls at SMG (Seattle Models Guild) One of the best things about being a freelance writer and photographer is being able to get paid to track down answers to my own questions. Recently I wondered what’s involved in hiring a model for a photo shoot. I’ve not found myself in that ...

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New Article: Become a Better Photographer This Year

I enjoyed writing this latest article for Lynda.com, which came about from a question asked by a friend. “What can I do to be a better photographer?” is something I think we all ask. The quick and easy answer is to buy a new camera, but that doesn’t necessarily make you a better photographer; it ...

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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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Review: WD My Passport Wireless Hard Drive

Ever since I started writing the first edition of The iPad for Photographers, one aspect of the process has been a sticking point: image backup. I know, that sounds like the most boring part of being a photographer, but it’s also vitally important. Importing photos onto the iPad for review is one option, but it ...

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Article: Make Photo Gifts Right from Your iPhone or iPad

Still looking for holiday gift ideas? Start with the photos in your iPhone or iPad! Over at Lynda.com, I’ve written about methods for making photo gifts without requiring a trip to your computer. Apps and services can make prints, photo books, and other creations while you wait in line to see Santa. I also spotlight ...