Photo Help Desk

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Getting you on the right track...

Getting you on the right track...

Photo Help Desk was created to share answers to questions that Derrick Story responds to on a daily basis.

Topics include gear, technique, software, and mobile photography. All you have to do is submit your question, and our team will craft a response. We'll drop you a note once the answer is posted in our Questions & Answers section..

About Derrick

Derrick publishes a weekly photography podcast, The Digital Story, maintains a journal on The Nimble Photographer, and is the author of more than a dozen books including The Digital Photography Companion and iPad for Digital Photographers.

Private Consultation

Derrick is also available for Private Consultation on Saturdays. You can ask your questions directly via a phone call or on Skype. Topics include photo gear, technique, workflow, organization, Mac computing, mobile computing using iOS devices (iPhone and iPad), printing, and archiving. You can reserve an appointment for the next Saturday by visiting the Private Consultation page.

Derrick can also be reached via email at 


Additional Contributors to Photo Help Desk

Bureau Chief

Tom Northenscold is a people and nature photographer based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Tom has been photographing the world around him since first picking up a Kodak Duo-620 camera over forty years ago. Tom's work has been shown in exhibitions at the Minneapolis Photo Center, the Jaide Salon and the Westminster Gallery. Tom is now firmly entrenched in the digital camp, shooting Nikon DSLRs and Panasonic Lumix micro four-thirds systems.

Tom was fortunate to have a successful 34-year business career in the high-tech and medical technology fields, the last several years serving as the Chief Information Officer for a Fortune 500 medical device company. Now that he has stepped off the corporate track, Tom is devoting more of his time and energy to his photography passion. You can see Tom's work at

Bureau Chief

 Jeremy Verinsky has been a part-time professional photographer since 2004. His professional work has involved shooting weddings and events, portraits, and comercial product photography. Jeremy is also an expert in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. You can see his work on Flickr and Instagram as jeremyv10 and find him on Google+.