Tag: photography

Interview with Pro Photographer Brian Ach

This one has some history. I bumped into professional photographer Brian Ach at a photo conference in Seattle in 2015, and we bonded over a display of early digital cameras. Brian was a featured speaker at the event, and I was struck by his expertise and experience as a full-time professional photographer. Brian shoots celebrities, ...

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 ...

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, ...

How to Use Lightroom Mobile while Traveling

One of my photo workshop participants wrote with a question: She’s going on a trip and wants to use her iPad and Lightroom Mobile just for the trip, without syncing her existing photo library to the device. Is it possible? In my latest article for CreativePro, I explain how to use the iPad as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Straighten Up with Lightroom’s Geometry Tools

Have people ever told you to "straighten up?" Maybe they think it's your attitude… or maybe it's your photos.

How to Download Your Flickr Photos Before It Deletes Them

Soon after SmugMug bought Flickr from Yahoo last year, we knew there would be changes. Today, the most significant change for some people goes into effect. Previously, a Flickr Free account gave you 1 TB of storage for nothing (well, for the opportunity to expose you to other Yahoo services and likely sell your information ...

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 ...

Fixing Dust and Artifacts in Lightroom

There’s a unique feeling in your gut when you come back from a great photo shoot, basking in the beauty of a glorious sunrise or sunset, and then you view your photos onscreen and…spots. Dust spots. They’re everywhere. You couldn’t see them on the camera’s LCD, but now they’re all you can see. What to ...