Apple’s Photos App Is Here


Update: I held quick periscope Q&A session. If you use the app, you can watch it here.

I just spent an hour playing with the new Apple Photos App and here are a few very early first impressions.

Let’s get the most important question out of the way right now: no, it’s not a full replacement for Aperture or Lightroom. Will that hinder its success? I don’t think it will. And here’s why.
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The Date & Time On My Camera Don’t Matter

Okay, let me admit it right at the beginning:

I never set the clock on my camera.

There. I said it.

Daylight Saving Time Defused

Germany has just switched to daylight saving time and like Groundhog Day, there is yet again a flurry of Tweets, blog posts, Facebook posts and YouTube videos reminding you to set the clock in your camera. Twice a year. Again and again. Ad nauseum.

Add some travel into the mix and, unless your camera has a fancy GPS and sets its own time, the repeated clock setting starts to become a real chore.

But you know, to be honest, I’ve had the clock in my cameras set to the wrong time for over a year. Not because I’m lazy (well, okay, there’s a little bit of that) but also because I keep forgetting. I travel to a different time zone, I meet with other photographers, daylight saving time just descends upon me, I’m distracted, I simply forget to change the time and date on my cameras.
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A Bed For A Website – Joo Kraus

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Joo Kraus did it again. Did I mention how much I love to see my work in the wild, used in real projects, while at the same time being incredibly humbled that someone likes it so much that they are willing to publicly display it on their own property?

First there was the magazine article about this extraordinary trumpet player (search his name on YouTube and you’ll find a treasure trove of wonderful music). Joo just relaunched his new website using my photography as a backdrop.