Paul Valenzuela

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Here's how to nail focus every time even at f/1.4

Getting precise and sharp focus at f/1.4 isn’t always an easy task, even with autofocus. In this video, Manny Ortiz shares some techniques that help …

Cameras

How To Choose The ” RIGHT” Watermelon This Summer!

Summer time is fully on its way! For me, it screams – yeah, watermelon time! As I simply adore watermelons, I am looking forward to eating them fresh …

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

IPad Pro

An easy way to create luminosity masks for perfect landscape selections

Luminosity masks are one of my favourite things about editing images in Photoshop. They offer so much more power than you can get in Lightroom or …

Tutorials

A 4-In-1 Sitting, Standing, and Draft Desk, Plus Easel!

Four months ago, I had a vision. I looked at a drafting table purchased for my wife–too shaky to ever draw on. I considered its adjustable height and surface angle. And I realized, this piece of crap drafting table would make the perfect, budget standing desk. Two hastily placed screws later, I …

How to Use Photo Mechanic and Adobe Lightroom Together For Faster Image Reviewing

While Adobe Lightroom has the capability to import and cull images, it's not necessarily the best tool for the job. For high-volume photographers, …

Tutorials

Awesome Dad Builds DIY Artificial Pancreas for His Diabetic Son

When little Andrew Calabrese’s pancreas gave out at age three, leaving him with a lifelong diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, his parents Heidi and Jason …

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa - Quiet Corner

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2×4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!<p><b>Cut Your …

Woodworking

How to Strongly Encrypt a File (for free) in OS X

There are many tools for encrypting files in OS X. GUI apps to do that have varying prices. Unfortunately, OS X itself doesn't have many built-in …

Flip Top Vanity { Free DIY Plans } Rogue Engineer

OUR LATEST VIDEOS<p>I’ve been trying to figure out what to get my wife for Christmas when one day it hit me. I walked into the bathroom while she was …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need

Woodworking jigs ensure that cuts are straight, holes are plumb and parts are square—among many other things. And jigs are worth the time it takes to …

Artificial Raspberry Pi Pancreas

Every now and then a project turns up that makes us blink hard and wonder what on earth we’ve started with this Raspberry Pi thing. This is one of …

Raspberry Pi

Building a Serverless Dynamic DNS System with AWS

Modern workers are mobile and connected, and they expect to have access to the tools they need from anywhere. When people need to access systems on …

Cord cutters face a sea of streaming options

Like millions of other consumers, Evan Hartstein was fed up with pay TV.<p>The 40-year-old father of two was paying nearly $250 a month for a bundle of phone, high-speed Internet and hundreds of cable channels that he and his family barely watched.<p>So Hartstein and his wife recently ditched their …

Streaming

Review: TarDisk Pear increases your MacBook’s storage in one-click with an SD card fusion drive

Adding extra storage to a MacBook using an SD card is easy, but it works like a thumb drive or external hard drive and not like your permanent, built-in storage. That means you’ll have to manually manage the storage, dragging files to and from the drive. But TarDisk Pear lets you add extra flash …

Canon 5D Mark II Officially Awesome: 21MP DSLR First to Shoot Full HD Video

Easily the most anticipated camera in the galaxy, Canon's 5D Mark II is official, and officially <i>excellent</i>. The full-frame, 21-megapixel DSLR is the …

Pugz: Tiny phone-charged wireless earbuds kill it on Kickstarter

Pugz earbuds draw your attention with this claim on Kickstarter: "Pugz-World's smallest wireless earbuds charged through phone."<p>The Kickstarter promo video features a couple of guys in pug dog masks explaining why current wireless earbud options suck and how Pugz will make it all better. It's …