Tag: photography


Adobe Create: How to Shoot Great Holiday Photos

The holidays offer a ton of prime photo-making opportunities, and many of those can be challenging. Shooting groups of people? Capturing Christmas morning? Getting details in low-light situations? Yep, I’ve been there, and I’m sure you have too. Adobe Create contacted me and a few other photographers recently to ask for some holiday photo tips, ...


Holiday Gift Idea: Stuffie Stickers

Kids love stickers. When my daughter was a toddler, we gave her pages and pages of stickers to play with—many of which ended up on the legs of an old table. You can buy stickers of almost anything, from current movies and books to abstract shapes. But that plethora of options is also somewhat numbing—what’s ...


Trinidad State Beach HDR from Google Photos

Last night, the Google Photos Assistant popped up this HDR made from bracketed shots from last year. Google Photos scans through the photos you’ve uploaded and looks for brackets with varying exposures (among other things) and automatically creates HDRs out of them. I don’t know why it waited a year and a half to process ...



No surprise, I’m depressed by the election result and think it portends terrible things for our country. There’s work to be done, art to be made, and a million tiny positive things we can do that will add up to repel darkness and hatred. “But the thing that got me through that moment, and any ...


Puget Sound Sunset

I live in an awfully beautiful place. On the way to my daughter’s piano practice the other day, the light was amazing. I dropped her and my wife off, then headed to Sunset Hill Park, a little grassy overlook that’s aptly named. I also took this opportunity to set up a 360-degree camera (the 360fly ...


Photos Crash Course for macOS Sierra

Sometimes, it feels as if I’m a lone defender of Apple’s Photos app under macOS. Many people find it too different from iPhoto, or think it’s too basic (even though it’s actually quite sophisticated), or… I don’t know, they just don’t like change. Except for Aperture users who were abandoned by Apple—their discontent is understandable. ...


Quoted in B&H Photo Article

With so much focus on the iPhone 7, which started trickling into customers’ hands today, more people are thinking about mobile photography. Jill Waterman at B&H Photo wrote an article containing tips that go beyond the typical rules of composition and lighting. I’m quoted talking about the software behind the lens (a topic I’ve found ...


How Lightroom for iOS 2.4 Changes the Mobile Photo Landscape

Over at TidBITS, I write in more depth about the changes in Lightroom for iOS 2.4, and they’re doozies: Lightroom for iOS 2.4 Changes Mobile Photo Workflow. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, adding native raw file format support to Adobe’s mobile photo editor is a big deal, especially for people who are ...


Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon Review in Macworld

Looking for an image editor on the Mac but don’t need the full power (or cost) of Adobe Photoshop? In Macworld, I just reviewed Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon, a great $30 alternative. This new version focuses on the application’s selection tools, adding a Quick Selection tool and a Magnetic Selection tool to make it easier to ...


Macworld on Upcoming Photos App Features

Glenn Fleishman at Macworld does a great job running down the new features in the Photos app under the upcoming macOS Sierra and iOS 10 (both available in beta to developers and via public beta). Read it here: Hands on with the new Photos features in macOS Sierra and iOS 10.