Luis O. Nieves, PhD

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Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

7 Supplements to Take When Your Stress Levels Are Sky-High

When those intense "Do I have an ulcer?" moments of stress kick in, it'd be nice to have a little outside help to get back to a state of zen (or at …

Wellness

5 Considerations for Hiking the Inca Trail.

At the top of the bucket lists of thousands of travelers around the world is hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is a historical route as it …

South America

Using the Power of Curves to Make Effects in Photoshop

For any one thing you want to do in Photoshop, there are probably at least 50 ways to go about accomplishing it. However, perhaps no tool is more …

Tour Packages

How to use the histogram when working with digital photography

Have you ever taken a photo and thought it looked great on your digital camera’s LCD, only to get home and discover an overexposed mess on your …

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a pocket storage powerhouse

SanDisk's speedy new rugged SSD is water-resistant and comes in capacities up to 2TB.<p>Sarah Tew, CNET's photographer here in New York, shoots tons of products for me. But rarely have I seen her as excited about a product as San Disk's new Extreme Portable SSD.<p>That's because the 38.9-gram Extreme …

Gear & Gadgets

The greatest threat to your life

Ask anyone, what’s the greatest medical risk of dying? And they’ll answer heart attack.<p>The correct answer is a blood clot (thrombosis) that occurs in …

Medical Research

Understanding The Tripod Ban

This past January, a newsflash spread like wildfire through the landscape photography community. According to a report circulating online, Zion …

National Parks

The Best Way to See the U.S. Is by Train

Trains have long endured as a fixture of American industry, transporting goods and people across the country and forging what has become the United States as we know it. They still do a lot of that stuff, but long ago they stopped being a primary mode of long-haul transportation. Now they’re mostly …

The Best Way to Score an Empty Seat Next to You on Your Next Flight

Use these tips on your summer vacation booking ASAP.<p>When it comes to being comfortable on an airplane, having an empty seat next to you can be the …

10 Photoshop editing skills every photographer should know

9. Quick Mask mode for selections<p>Making selections is the key to compositing and making precise localized adjustments. There are a number of tools …

Why PDF is the Future for Photography

Dear friend, get out of the Instagram and Facebook ghetto, and instead, build your own platform, build your own kingdom (start your own website and …

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

13 Ways to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

- Jun 29, 2018<p>Capturing a screen, taking a screenshot, or in PC talk, printscreening are different terms for the same desired outcome. macOS and OS X …

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

Navigate back to civilization.<p>Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and …

Single Image Star Trails – a Powerful Technique to Create Star Trails in Minutes Using Phototoshop

If you are reading this, you must be among those who have a special place in their hearts for stars, galaxies and the wonders of the universe. With …

Best Lenses For Milky Way Photography

When it comes to Milky Way nightscape photography, the limiting factor is always light. Starlight isn’t bright enough to give you a strong ambient …

Here’s an easy way to sharpen upscaled photos in Photoshop CC

We have seen a couple of algorithms capable of upscaling low-res images. But you can also increase the resolution of your photos in Photoshop and …

Want to Retire Abroad? These Are the Friendliest Countries for Expats

Thinking of working or retiring abroad? Some countries look upon foreign residents with suspicion or unease. Wherever you go, you'll probably want to …

The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with …

This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning …

¿Y quién es Carmen Yulín?

<p>Después del huracán tuve una experiencia que me demostró claramente quién es Carmen Yulín Cruz. Yo tenía una idea por experiencias previas, pero …

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s …

How to Quickly and Easily Sharpen Any Blurry Photo

If you thought you couldn't use or rescue blurry, pixelated photos, think again. This tutorial will not only show you how to rescue and sharpen …

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

The Only 2 Core Exercises You Really Need

When it comes to strengthening your abs, keeping it simple is key. These core exercises are classic for a reason.<p>Two exercises keep proving to be …

Backyard Bird Photography With A Super-Telephoto Zoom

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Digital Photo Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>I don’t know much about birds, but I know …

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

You Need to Know About This Noise Reduction Trick Before You Start Photographing

Poor image quality cameras such as drones or older DSLR cameras benefit particularly well from this technique, but it does work with any camera.<p>It …