Ralph Barrueta

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Taxes For Photographers: 3 Things You Need To Do Now So You Don’t Owe Next Year

Hopefully, by now, the sting of this year’s taxes have subsided and you have dried your tears, or perhaps you are one of the lucky business owners …

Personal Finance

Photographers: Success at bridal shows

Bridal Shows. Most photographers love to hate them. They’re tedious. They’re expensive. They waste a perfectly good Sunday afternoon that you could …

How to Cut Out the Subject From the Background in Photoshop

This video by Chris from Spoon Graphics does a good job of going over many of the options available inside Photoshop for cutting things out. The most …

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

How to Relax a Client During a Portrait Photo Shoot

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of photographing people, it’s that the response to candid photos versus posed is distinctively …

How to Make V-Flats for Studio Portraiture: A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

New York City-based editorial and commercial portrait photographer Felix Kunze says that the number one question he gets asked by people is how he …

12 Essential Tips for Your Wide-Angle Photography

Wide-angle lenses - you use them to cram more stuff into your photos. Now wait... If that's what you know about this type of lens, you're missing the …

Yosemite deaths illustrate a tragic but not uncommon risk in nature

What caused a tree limb to shear off and crush two sleeping campers in<p>Yosemite on Friday has yet to be determined, but the children's deaths underscore the National Park Service's delicate and difficult mission: to manage a wild place.<p>The park's foresters don't know if the black oak tree in the …

National Parks

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

It's National Doughnut Day! Making your own isn't as hard as you think

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: National Doughnut Day! There’ll be no guilt at scarfing down a doughnut (or two) for breakfast today.<p>But what about saving that appetite and whipping up your own delicious doughnuts at home? It’s not as difficult as you think – it just takes a little time …

Baking

Shooting on Location

Often we have to break out of our favorite four-walled friend and think outside of the box to get a fresh perspective on our portfolio – whether that …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Blue Ridge Mountains

The Pros and Cons of Pinterest for Photographers

Amongst the major social media platforms, Pinterest is a bit of an odd one when it comes to photography. It is a website that you either love or …

How to Paint Realistic Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

Anatomy. It seems so simple, yet it's so complex. It is the bane of every artist—you just cannot go over a certain level of professionalism without …

7 Photography Podcasts That are Worth a Listen

There is no shortage of podcasts about photography. They cater for everyone from beginners to experienced amateurs, semi-pros and professionals. A …

Podcasting

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Some Wedding Photography Tips with Two Different Perspectives

Today I wanted to share these two videos with you that offer pretty my completely opposite ways to do wedding photography; candid storytelling and …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

Smarter Sharpening in Photoshop using Adobe Camera Raw

Sharpening in Photoshop has traditionally involved a compromise between applying it to the places in the image that you want to sharpen and avoiding …

Tutorials

Cheap Shot Challenge: Photos Taken with Expensive Gear Recreated On the Cheap

Want to make some great photos but don’t have or don’t want to spend a lot of money? A few days ago I posted photo of a Hummingbird on my Facebook …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Landscape Photography

7 Cool Photoshop Layer Tricks

When you’re using layers in Photoshop for photo editing and composting you can speed up the process of working with them if you know these cool layer …

Video: A Must-Watch Commencement Speech for Creatives at Every Stage in Their Journey

Neil Gaiman is an author, a writer whose work you have probably read at some point or another, but the advice he offers in this 20-minute …

18 Great Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading - Resource

Anthony FalcoJuly 15, 2014<p><i>Resource Magazine</i> has just recently talked about the 25 tools to better show off your work online. So now, it is important …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Tutorials

Peek Inside My Camera Bag

<i>This post contains affiliate links and codes. Thank you if you make a purchase and support Click it Up a Notch. Some of the products were given to me</i> …