JC Ruiz

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10 Pasta Ideas for Lunch Boxes — Recipes from The Kitchn

The lunch box — whether it's yours or your kid's — can feel pretty constricting sometimes. That's why sandwiches are such a mainstay. Pasta, however, …

Healthy Eating

How to Turn Your Business Into a Media Company (And Why You Should)

Invest just a few hours a day into creating quality content.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner</i><p>You might think that only huge companies with large budgets have to hire videographers, content creators and editors, who can pump out a ton of content every day. But that's not the case. Even small …

Social Media

A Lesser Known Lightroom Feature That'll Help Keep Your Photos Organized

If you come home with a lot of images from one shoot, trying to organize them all can be quite the undertaking. Luckily, Lightroom has some helpful …

Tutorials

The 15 Best Places to Travel to in October (Because You Deserve a Break)

When L.M. Montgomery wrote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” in <i>Anne of Green Gables</i>, she noted the delightful complexity of …

Travel

How to Increase Your Business's Web Traffic

Writing breathtaking content is not enough. Having a cool website design is not enough. Having a million social media followers is not enough. …

Marketing

7 crucial Instagram tips for marketers

The year 2018 will be a seen as a turning point for Instagram marketing.<p>According to Social Media Examiner’s annual report, in 2018 some 69 percent …

Social Media

The IRS Has Created a New Policy For Freelancers. Here's What You Should Know | Inc.com

We don't become entrepreneurs to do budgets or hiring or taxes. Unless you're one of those brave souls that make that your business. If so, we thank you for you service.<p>But most of us have employees, or increasingly, freelancers. The use of the gig economy has lead to a rise in the latter. Last …

Employment

Pro Tips for Photographing Iceland

As I've written before, Iceland is a must-visit location for photographers.<p>It's a land of wonder and enchantment with a variety of landscapes …

Landscape Photography

20 Great-Looking Websites You Can Easily Launch For Your Small Business

<b>A great-looking website</b> is essential for businesses these days.<p><b>For small businesses</b> with fast-changing needs, pre-built websites are great timesaving …

Web Design

7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

Tutorials

6 Life Lessons the World's Most Successful Business People Have Learned That You Still Don't Get

If you want to make it you need to start by changing your mindset.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What separates the most successful business people from the average white-collar professional? Aside from the fact that they can buy and sell your most prized possessions a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create a Cinematic Lightroom Preset for Landscape Photos

Lately, I’ve seen lots of cinematic looks on Instagram. There are mostly cold tones with a rare spark of a warm look. And so I have decided to have a …

Tutorials

How to Overpower the Sun With Flash

The sun is a wonderful natural lighting tool and, when used sympathetically, can help to produce stunning images. However the intense amounts of …

Shutter Speed

8 types of content you should use for SEO

Website owners, digital marketers, content creators and businesses have one thing in common; they are all looking to feature first on search engines. …

Infographics

15 Surprising Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

We all want our food to be tasty, but a lot of what determines how delicious our meals are happens before you even turn on your oven. Knowing how to …

Kitchens

How to Use Google Data Studio to Report on Facebook Campaigns

Want a better way to report on and visualize your social media campaign data? Have you considered Google Data Studio? In this article, you’ll …

Analytics

Fun Examples of CSS Imitating Print Design

There’s still some value in having a document or other printed product that you can hold in your hand. And as much as the web has promised a …

Web Design

Find your perfect type with the Tinder for fonts

Finding the right font, just like finding the right romantic partner, can be a long, frustrating process. Apps like Tinder have revolutionised how …

Typography

Time-saving CSS techniques to create responsive images

Photo by Kevin Ku on UnsplashAs a web developer, there is a high probability that you have encountered the two enemies of this article: <b>images</b> and</b> …

Web Development

Best 8 Quick Tips for Long Exposure Photography

If you like shooting outdoors or at night, knowing how to properly do long exposure photography will be a big help. Once you discover the wonders of …

Landscape Photography

14 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget

Portrait photography tips can run the gamut from simple tweaks to your camera settings to the seemingly impossible task of getting children to stay …

Photography Tips

Add Brilliant Catchlights Details to Eyes in Photoshop

3 Simple Steps to Add Realistic Catchlights and Amazing Details to the Eyes in Photoshop! Understand light and the concepts of compositing to add …

Photography Tips

How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

Tutorials

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

Here Are 8 Lightroom Tips & Tricks Every Outdoor Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden …

Tutorials

Top WordPress Tools & Services That Make Your Life Easier Sponsored

The WordPress team worked hard to produce the ultimate in website builders. Their hard work paid off. The ultimate builder, in this case, is a …

Web Design

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

Street Photography

Climb the Google rankings: How to master SEO

There's no point having a beautifully designed website if no one can find it. That's where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. SEO is both an …

Engines

How to Increase the Resolution of an Image

Photographers love chasing after image quality, including maximum sharpness, detail, and resolution. Most likely, you’ve wondered at some point how …

Tutorials

Instagram's Algorithm is Why Photographers Need Their Own Website

<i>If you don’t have a photography website for your portfolio, you’re doing something really stupid for your work.</i><p>This is a very, very strong opinion; …

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