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Dockside, Downtown Seattle 

A pause while unloading trucks at a dock in downtown Seattle. (Click the image to view it larger.) If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my low-volume newsletter that I use to announce new projects, items, and giveaways that I think my readers would be interested in.

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Photo Guides at The Wirecutter

The Wirecutter just published two enormous guides about photo accessories, which includes a couple of pieces I wrote for them. The guides cover a huge range of topics, from flashes to storage to camera straps and more. It was great to work with the Wirecutter editors, a truly top-notch bunch of professionals who know their audience well. ...

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5 Easy Steps to Back Up Your Photos and Videos

Your photos and videos are valuable, irreplaceable…and fragile. Digital photography makes it possible to capture and store thousands of photos, but a malfunctioning disk or power surge can rip them all away in a moment. But that’s not going to happen to you. Not because the heavens favor your computer over all others (they don’t), ...

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Talking Photos Apps on The Committed Podcast

Speaking of my Photos for OS X and iOS book, one of the highlights of my week so far was talking to Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths, and Kirk McElhearn this morning for The Committed podcast about Photos for OS X. We cover the strengths and weaknesses of Photos for OS X and Photos for iOS, ...

The Hidden Editing Power of Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is a consumer application, replacing iPhoto, but you’ll be surprised at how capable it is as a photo editor. In my latest article for Macworld, I look at several unexpected ways the editing features are more powerful than it appears, from keyboard shortcuts to the sophisticated Levels tool. Read it here: ...

New Book! Photos for OS X and iOS

Apple is in the middle of a dramatic overhaul of its photo software, discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with the new Photos for OS X. Since iPhoto was the pre-installed, easy-to-use application for managing digital photos on the Mac, millions of people use it for their photo libraries. But Photos for OS X ...

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How to Tell Photos to Buzz Off for Now

I like the new Photos for OS X application on the Mac (I just finished writing a book about it!), but not everyone is ready to switch from iPhoto or Aperture. However, Apple is certainly ready, because it opens Photos automatically whenever you connect a camera or a memory card. In my most recent column ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Store Photos for OS X Libraries on Dropbox

Dropbox is now as much a part of my work experience as my Mac, so naturally it would be great to put a Photos for OS X library into a Dropbox folder to create an off-site backup that I wouldn’t have to think about. However, that’s a bad idea. Brian Webster at Fat Cat Software ...

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Advice on Testing the Photos for OS X Beta

Apple recently made the new Photos for OS X application available as a public beta, which means anyone who signs up for the Apple Beta Software Program can install it. But there’s a catch: you must install the entire OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta in order to run the application. In my latest article for ...

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Branches and Rust

(Click to view the image larger at Flickr.) This old wooden warehouse at the southeast edge of Lake Union is covered in vines and branches, currently bare for the winter. In an area where a lot of development is ongoing (a big portion of Amazon.com is located there now), this rustic patch is a nice ...