Tag: photography

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Chapter 5 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Up

In the latest chapter of my book, which we’re serializing at TidBITS, I encourage you to be judgmental during the review of your imported photos: “Judge Your Photos.” That means scrutinizing them with specific quality levels in mind. Sure, it’s easy enough to say one photo is okay and another isn’t so hot, but where ...

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More MacVoices: Talking about Take Control of Your Digital Photos

When Chuck Joiner interviewed me for his MacVoices show last week, we spent part of the time talking about The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition (see here) and the rest of the session talking about my current Take Control of Your Digital Photos ebook. Watch or listen to the episode here: MacVoices #13166: Jeff Carlson ...

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Chapter 4 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Posted

The next chapter of my serialized ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos is now published and available for TidBITS members. In this section, “Best Practices for Importing Photos,” I dig deep into a step that most people gloss over: copying photos from a camera or memory card into the computer. By applying metadata presets ...

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Chapter 3 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Live

The next chapter of my latest book, serialized at TidBITS.com, is now available for TidBITS members: Choose a Photo-Management Application. To recap, we’re publishing my ebook one chapter at a time for TidBITS members only; when it’s done, it will be bundled into a proper ebook (PDF, EPUB, Kindle) and sold as a complete book. ...

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Watch Me Talk about The iPad for Photographers on “Your Mac Life”

I want to extend my thanks to Shawn King, who had me as a guest on his Your Mac Life show this week. We talked about the book, and what’s new in the second edition, wireless photo transfer devices, and more. We even gave a free copy of the book to a listener in Sweden! ...

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New Book! With a Twist: Take Control of Your Digital Photos

We’re drowning in digital photos. It’s so easy to capture a photo these days—from dedicated cameras as well as camera-enabled smartphones—that we’re storing more shots than ever. That’s good news! People are capturing memories that would otherwise fade away, and learning more about how to view the world. But the volume of photos has become ...

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Canon EOS M Firmware Update Improves Autofocus

This is encouraging: A new 2.0.2 firmware update finally improves the laggy autofocus of the Canon EOS M. The EOS M is a great camera that was initially hobbled by pretty bad autofocus (a reality I address in my book Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots). Check out a video comparison of the ...

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Photographing the Fremont Solstice Parade

For many years while living in Seattle, I didn’t attend the Fremont Solstice Parade. The reasons had more to do with logistics and timing—it wasn’t convenient when we lived in Renton, which is further south, but now we’re a short bus ride away from the Fremont neighborhood (which hails itself as “the center of the ...