Jeff CarlsonContributor, Macworld

Author and photographer Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times and a senior editor for TidBITS. He is the author of numerous books including The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition; The iPad & iPad mini Pocket Guide; and Photoshop Elements 11: Visual QuickStart Guide.

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First look: Adobe Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe's pro photography editing software has come to the iPad: Take an in-depth tour of its features with Macworld contributor and photographer Jeff Carlson.

Take better DSLR shots using...your smartphone?

Wireless DSLR tethering gadgets let you compose and shoot remotely

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Four things Apple could do to improve iPhoto right now

iPhoto is good, but it’s sure not great. Jeff Carlson thinks he knows the steps Apple should take to cure what ails the app.

Review: iStabilizer Dolly creates smooth, stable tracking shots with your phone or camera

The iStabilizer Dolly is a compact, configurable device for taking smooth, stable tracking shots using an iPhone or small camera.

How to make DVDs as holiday gifts

A DVD (and increasingly, a high-definition Blu-ray disc) is still a near-universal way to share your photos and videos as a holiday gift. Here's how.

Create iMovie titles or watermarks with creative overlays

Want more control over how text appears or want a custom graphic or logo to appear in the corner of your video? It’s easy to do in iMovie '11.

Photos to movies: How to transform images into a motion picture

Here's a creative way to make a fun movie out of still images.

How to time-stamp your video in iMovie

Sometimes you just need that video to have a time stamp. If so, Jeff Carlson walks you through some simple steps.

Creative audio workarounds in iMovie for iOS

These techniques go a long way toward making the process of working with audio easier in iMovie's mobile app.

OmniOutliner for iPad

From its emphasis on speedy outline creation to its ability to work deeply within outlines without having to pass it off to the Mac, the iPad version of The Omni Group's outline tool gets the job done.

Import camera videos directly into iMovie '11

Instead of taking a trip through iPhoto, it is possible to import movies created with still cameras directly into iMovie '11.

gfxCardStatus 2.1

With gfxCardStatus, you can see when your dual-video-card-equipped MacBook Pro uses each GPU. You can even force the laptop to use integrated graphics when you're trying to conserve battery power.

Create a sports highlight in iMovie '11

iMovie's Sports theme gives you the tools to create your own sports video channel.

iMovie for iOS 1.2

iMovie for iOS 1.2 for the iPad makes movie editing tactile and engaging. While the app isn't perfect, it offers a surprising amount of flexibility. Jeff Carlson weighs in with this review.

Tips and tricks for iMovie transitions

Transitions can lend needed context to your videos. Jeff Carlson walks us through the basics of setting up transitions in iMovie '11.