Introducing LaunchCuts

I’m happy to announce the release of LaunchCuts, a powerful, customizable, and elegant launcher for shortcuts on iOS. Built entirely as a shortcut with over 2,600 action steps, LaunchCuts lets you organize your shortcuts into folders manually or automatically generate lists of them using keywords. Folders: Create a nested folder hierarchy for storing your shortcuts. … Continue reading Introducing LaunchCuts

Canon EOS R seems to lack in-camera FTP capability

One of the features that I really like in my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is its ability to connect to FTP/FTPS servers with its built-in Wi-Fi. It’s enabled a very unique wireless photography workflow for me over the past two years. According to the product specifications document, the upcoming mirrorless EOS R supports the … Continue reading Canon EOS R seems to lack in-camera FTP capability

James Dempsey and the Breakpoints at WWDC 2018

Had the pleasure of photographing James Dempsey and the Breakpoints at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year’s performance was held at The Ritz in San Jose, which was a smaller venue than at the City National Civic in 2017. While it made for a more intimate venue, there was far less space to roam … Continue reading James Dempsey and the Breakpoints at WWDC 2018

Sony A9 Supports FTPS Transfers

The blisteringly fast Sony A9 camera supports both FTP and FTPS file transfers from its built-in Ethernet port. From the product specifications section: “Using a new terminal for wired LAN connection, you can conveniently transfer still image files to a specified FTP server for viewing and management as needed. A wired LAN connection gives you the highest … Continue reading Sony A9 Supports FTPS Transfers

Power Outages and the Connected Home

Just one day after writing about powering the secure, automated, wireless workflow, I experienced the one thing that can throw the whole system into disarray. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re experiencing a strong seasonal storm, and this morning, a power outage hit our neighborhood. While my primary computer is backed by an … Continue reading Power Outages and the Connected Home

Powering and Charging the Secure, Automated, Wireless Photography Workflow

My secure, wireless, and automated photography workflow relies heavily on power-hungry devices, from a portable Wi-Fi travel router, a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, and an iPhone 6S Plus. I have a definite need for supplemental power for each critical component in this workflow. I’ve been down this path before. In 2009, months before … Continue reading Powering and Charging the Secure, Automated, Wireless Photography Workflow

Set It and Forget It – Automated, Secure, and Wireless Photography with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Imagine you’re at Disneyland with the family. You’ve decided to tote around your DSLR or mirrorless camera with you on the trip. You’re happily taking photos of your little ones as they experience their first time on Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It’s a Small World, Haunted House, Pirates of the Caribbean and other rides that … Continue reading Set It and Forget It – Automated, Secure, and Wireless Photography with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV