Tag: photography

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, ...

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.0

In addition to releasing Lightroom CC 2.0 (which I wrote about at DPReview earlier this week), Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC 8.0, an update to the desktop-focused version of Lightroom. Over at CreativePro, I look at what’s new in this version, including the cool HDR Panorama and Depth Range Masking features. The depth-map image of ...

Photo Browser Utilities for Mac

I write often about photo tools such as Lightroom and Apple’s Photos (and soon, Luminar), but sometimes those big applications are overkill for photographers who just want a simple way to review and cull their photos. Perhaps you keep your images filed in folders on your computer. Or, like my PhotoActive Podcast co-host Kirk McElhearn, ...

Lightroom CC 2.0, and Where Is It Headed?

Adobe announced its new lineup of software at the annual Adobe MAX event today. There are new versions of Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and a new intriguing video-editing app called Premiere Rush that I want to try. For my part, I’m most interested in what’s new with Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0. For ...

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.

PhotoActive Episode 19: Michael Rubin

We talk to photographer and all-around interesting guy Michael Rubin for this week's episode about two great photos in his collection.

iPhone XS Gallery and Article at DPReview

How does the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max camera system compare to what's come before? At DPReview, I write about computational photography and share a large gallery of images.

PhotoActive Episode 18: Katrin Eismann

In the current episode of the PhotoActive Podcast, we had a great conversation with photographer, educator, and author Katrin Eismann. She’s been present for almost the entire history of digital photography, including lugging a 12-pound external hard drive slung across her shoulders and tethered to the digital camera at the time. We discussed photographic literacy, ...

Inside the iOS 12 Photos App

For the Photos app under iOS 12, Apple is trying to get more of your attention. New features such as For You and sharing suggestions are welcome. I also rant a bit.

PhotoActive Episode 17: Prime vs Zoom Lenses

In the latest episode of my PhotoActive podcast, Kirk and I get into lenses—not a nitpicky discussion of lens elements and specific technical arcana, but the subject of shooting with prime (fixed focal length) or zoom lenses. There are circumstances where each type works best, and advantages for each. Listen here, or subscribe in your ...