Tag: photography

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 8: Gordon Laing Interview

We’re thrilled to welcome Gordon Laing, of Camera Labs fame, as our guest this week to talk about capturing photos in-camera—which is also the name of his book. Gordon was a joy to talk to, and just 30 minutes of discussion made me reevaluate some of my own shooting techniques. Listen to it here: Episode ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 7: Do You Need All that Gear?

We’ve sworn to not be a photo gear podcast, but it’s impossible to talk about photography without a little discussion of gear. In this case, we’re letting go. In episode 7 of the Photo Active podcast, we talk about the gear we’ve left behind—not during photo shoots (though I’m sure that’s happened), but the stuff ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 6: Raw vs JPEG

When I got my first digital camera that could shoot in raw format, I faced the modern existential question: raw or JPEG? Raw offers more image data and higher dynamic range, but the files are large and require processing. JPEG throws away image data in-camera, but the JPEG algorithm itself, especially in modern cameras, can ...

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 5: Guest Wenmei Hill

This week's PhotoActive podcast features guest Wenmei Hill to talk about personal projects and inspiring women photographers.

PhotoActive Episode 4: iPhone Photography

You know how sometimes you think you know everything about something, and then you run into new surprises? Kirk and I both discovered some iPhone shooting shortcuts that we either didn’t know or had forgotten when we did the latest episode of our PhotoActive podcast. The episode is now out—give it a listen! And please ...

PhotoActive Episode 3: Black and White

Episode 3 of my new podcast features black and white photography, processing, and shooting.

Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast

Subscribe and listen to PhotoActive, a new podcast from Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn.

Using Lightroom Profiles

The latest updates to Lightroom CC (1.3), Lightroom Classic CC (7.3), and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR, 10.3) add profiles, an updated way to define colors in your photos. Profiles are a lot like presets, but they work at a more fundamental level. You can assign a profile as a starting point and then build adjustments ...

Back Issues of Photoshop Elements Techniques

The entire back issue archive of Photoshop Elements Techniques is now available for download.

Pike Place Market Photo Workshop in April

[Update: We had a great time shooting and editing photos at the market. I’m currently working on scheduling the next one. Interested? Send me an email to help me figure out the best date!] I’m leading a one-day photo workshop on April 21 at Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, and a few spots are still ...