Tag: tips

PhotoActive Podcast Ep 11: Selective Editing

The latest episode of the PhotoActive podcast tackles an advanced photo editing technique that isn’t difficult and can create great results. Selective editing in apps such as Lightroom or Luminar enable you to make adjustments to specific areas—like a sky—without affecting the overall image. Listen to the episode, and view walkthrough screenshots, at the PhotoActive ...

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 ...

Control Center Tips and More in The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I take a closer look at something that most of us probably use in the most limited way possible: Control Center on the iPhone and iPad. It’s the set of controls that appear when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or from the top-right ...

Four Under-the-Radar Lightroom CC Features Worth Knowing

Adobe's new Lightroom CC isn't as full-featured as its older sibling Lightroom Classic CC, but it's more capable than you may think. At CreativePro.com, I write about four features that aren't obvious and which add a lot to the photo editor.

Seattle Times: iPad Pro and Finder Tricks

In my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I share my thoughts after using the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro for several weeks. I also share some practical tips for working in the Finder on the Mac.

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How to Identify High-Performance GPU Apps on the MacBook Pro

Talking about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on the MacJury podcast last week brought up battery life and how initially the new machines suffered from a problem where the discrete graphics processor (GPU) was running when it shouldn’t. A system update fixed that problem, but sometimes an application might be forcing the GPU ...