Derrick StorySenior Contributor, Macworld

Derrick is author of iPad for Digital Photographers (Wiley & Sons) and is the voice of weekly photography podcasts at

The $300 photographer challenge

Mac photographer Derrick Story tries to turn a basic Mac into a fully-functional photo studio without going over budget.

Recover from digital photo disasters

Got a little too enthusiastic about pressing the Delete button on your camera? With a little know-how you can quickly recover lost photos and protect your digital memories.

Build a classic wedding slide show in iPhoto ’09

Creating a slide show of old photos that follow the bride and groom from childhood to their wedding day could take you hours of painstaking work. Or just minutes if you use the Faces tool in iPhoto ’09.

Back up iPhoto's Faces database

If you use iPhoto's face-recognition tool, don't lose all of your hard work with one stroke of bad luck. Back up your Faces data to protect against data corruption or user error.

7 tips for using Faces in iPhoto ’09

Getting started with iPhoto's face-recognition tools may seem like a time-consuming task. But these speedy shortcuts can ease the process and help you better navigate your library.

HP Photosmart C6380

The Photosmart C6380 printer is best designed for the photo enthusiast who also needs occasional plain paper output and document copying.

First Look: Olympus E-P1 digital camera

The retro-chic E-P1 blends SLR flexibility with point-and-shoot sizing. Derrick Story spent the day trying out the newest—and most interesting—entry into the Micro Four Thirds standard and shares his thoughts.

Olympus FE-5010

The Olympus FE-5010 takes good pictures and is easy to use. And if that’s all you’re looking for in a compact, then you’ll probably be satisfied with this camera.

Olympus Stylus Tough 8000

The Stylus Tough 8000 is the camera you can take anywhere, from freezing European ski slopes to the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

Olympus Stylus 7000

The Stylus 7000 certainly delivers in terms of style, ease of use, and a creative feature set.

Working with Places

Get the most out of the new Places feature in iPhoto '09, which lets you pin your pictures to a map so you can find them more easily later.

Geotag your photos on-the-go

Want to see your photos on a map? With the right hardware, you can capture location data each time you snap the shutter.

Tame your flash

Tired of washed-out digital photos with that deer-in-the-headlights look? Try toning down your camera’s flash.

Get great photos in low light

With the right camera settings, you can get gorgeous shots even when the lights are turned down—no flash required.

Review: Olympus E-30

The Olympus E-30 stacks up well against other digital SLRs in the $1,300 price range. Derrick Story finds that the E-30's creative features are plus, and it's a SLR with professional features at a reasonable price.