Category Archives: Ask Juan

How to take better long exposure photos! Light painting, flowing water, light trails!

Long exposure shots aren’t difficult, they just require a little patience. Here are some easy tips and tricks for improving your long exposure photos from cameras and phones!

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Galaxy S8 Camera Tour!

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Juan’s a big old camera snob, so he had to spend a little time digging through the camera software on the Galaxy S8. What are his predictions for Samsung’s shooter? Let’s take a look!

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My Samsung Camera is DEAD, my lenses are useless, I’m bummed…

It’s dead Jim. I am without a camera, and replacing this busted shooter is a frustrating endeavor. Looks like it’s finally time to properly leave the Samsung NX system and start shopping a proper replacement…

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Windows 10 tips: Ads will come to your File Explorer, disable them now!

Oh Microsoft. I’m enjoying Windows 10 as a nicely refined OS, but turning pop-up tool tips into ads for your first party services is a big NO-NO. Now, Ads are coming to the File Explorer built into Windows, and here’s how you can disable them!

I wrote a book! If you want to take your smartphone photography and video skills up a notch, you’ll want to read my book! ‘Take Better Photos: Smartphone Photography for Noobs!’ is now available – http://amzn.to/1LZMa52

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Window 10 tips: Disable those annoying Edge browser taskbar pop-up ads

I already like and use the Edge browser, so why is Microsoft spamming me with “tool tip pop-ups” (ads)? Here’s how you can turn off those annoying task bar notifications.

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LG G6 vs Huawei P10: Pretty and Powerful


Who says powerful tech gear can’t be stylish? These two phones were the highlights of MWC 2017, so it’s time for a showdown! Dual cameras, powerful processors, and fun lifestyle features. Which phone takes the “W” in our comparison? Let’s take a closer look at the LG G6 vs the Huawei P10!

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VLOG: What is HEVC video and how can you upload it to Youtube?

As we improve video quality, file size get bigger fast. New methods of compression will help reign in that bloat, but whenever we switch formats, we should expect some teething pains. HEVC is a new codec for phones, but one we’ve been using for a couple of years now on cameras like the Samsung NX1. How can you edit or upload this video to Youtube? Let’s explain what H.265 is and what you can do with it!

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LG G6 and the 18:9 Screen – Why is it so tall?

The most unique new feature of the G6 is its 2:1 aspect ratio screen. It’s tall. It’s skinny. Why make a screen with these dimensions? Let’s take a look!

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