Category Archives: How To

Fading Color Balance

When I am shooting babes – I notice how pink/red/purple their skin can be. I just wanted to show a quick post of how I change the color balance for a newborn photo. Here is the original file – shot raw with settings: ISO 400, SS 1/640s, and f/2.8 I open in Adobe Camera Raw […]

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annie You’re just amazing for sharing all these tips with other photographers! Thank you for the time you spend to share that incredible knowledge!
You’re very creative.
p.s. love the headband… notice you were wearing it in another post–I’m gonna try to get my daughter to wear mine too! 😉September 23, 2011 – 8:48 pm

Anina This is SO very helpful:-) Thanks a lot!!September 13, 2011 – 9:49 am

Heidi Williams I appreciate your candid sharing so much! I’m just an amateur but I am continually inspired by your work. You are amazingly talented, but you also have a gift for teaching. Posts like this, your posing post, your camera bag post and of course your amazing birth story post keep me coming back for more. Thank you for sharing MORE than just your final product with us!September 11, 2011 – 1:42 pm

Lisa Laposata Arden, I follow your photography through fb, as I have always had an interest in the art. I’m a “dabbler”, though, as cake design has always been the primary channel for my artistic expression. So I find it incredibly generous, that you share your photo tutorials, as it removes the guessing work for those of us who appreciate producing a more refined photo, without being a pro. Tips and techniques are merely ingredients, but the true “secret” in the recipe of your success is your vision. Thanks for realizing your talent and style remain yours, even in sharing your knowledge!September 11, 2011 – 11:48 am

mel arden you are amazing…i have been in ‘lurkdom’ !! for quite some time now…admiring and loving everything you do…but this time i can’t go by without commenting…thankyou for these sorts of posts…thankyou for being so generous and giving…i just eat up and crave the information you share :) …God has blessed you with amazing talents….please never stop being you…
from your biggest fan down under…australia, mel xxxSeptember 11, 2011 – 10:22 am

annie This is such a wonderful post!! Thank you for all your suggestions and tutorials! You’re incredible!September 11, 2011 – 10:22 am

Kyla So nice! Nice of you to share, nice photo, nice edit, NICE baby! :-)September 11, 2011 – 10:09 am

Meghan Love your fine art edit – it’s gorgeous. This is so super helpful – I just hope I can end up with awesome results like yours. :) I will be shooting my first newborn session this week and find all of your posts so helpful! Thanks for sharing so much.September 11, 2011 – 9:46 am

A little Q [and] A:

 I was in a talkative mood – on the FB page and asked if anyone had any Qs for me. Well, I got some decent feedback – and decided to put them in a post… so I didn’t have answers scattered everywhere! Here are what some peeps asked: One thing I’ve noticed when you post […]

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Marcela I met you through pinterest and I love your style in pictures and posts, follow you in FB now, you’re very natural and open with your work.
Thanks! I really enjoy it.November 11, 2011 – 2:04 pm

Cindy Meisch Found you on Inspire Me Baby and have gotten totally lost in your blog! Gorgeous work! Thank you for being generous with your information!September 28, 2011 – 9:59 am

Mae Thank you so much for this Arden! I have been experimenting with higher SS and ISOs, this post has given me the extra bit of confidence I need :]September 9, 2011 – 10:14 am

Karin Thank you so much for this post! I am so hungry to learn and it helps to have someone spell it all out. I listened to the interview you posted and heard what you said about getting a mentor. I so wish that I had that, but for now, I can only be taught online by other photogs willing to post tutorials. So thank you for taking the time to help!September 9, 2011 – 9:07 am

Marylie Mach Thank you Arden. You are a wonderful teacher!September 8, 2011 – 7:38 pm

Kimmy holy WOW! I just checked out the noiseware software you suggested – umm, I might have to get that cause it’s INSANE!! (I hate noise, kinda with a passion). I think I might be more comfortable with shooting in higher ISOs (I have a good camera for ISO, but I’m so afraid of it that I don’t even want to bump it higher than 500 even though I know it can handle way more)

Thanks for sharing all your fun tips and tricks! Love it!September 8, 2011 – 3:54 pm

Sarah Potter Seriously… think about hosting a workshop…I’d pay to see you!!September 8, 2011 – 3:18 pm

Amy Great Q&A Arden! Your blog-post are always enjoyable to read 😉September 8, 2011 – 3:12 pm

Amanda Arden, you HAVE to be one of the nicest and most down to earth gals ever! Thanks for…being you!September 8, 2011 – 3:02 pm

Edit: How to POP

Another tutorial – how to add POP to an image – very easy… and FAST! Now some Before and Afters images of my kiddos, using similar techniques as above! Normal Photos of my babes!

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Kristin Peaks Again, I love the bubble bath pics. Gosh they are awesome. And P girl is just beautiful. Especially love the first one of her in the bath. Those lips are so cute. And her eyes “POP” :)June 25, 2011 – 6:56 pm

sandra bludau Thanks Arden. : ) What lovely children you have!June 25, 2011 – 10:11 am

Laurie Arriaga Thanks for sharing! I have been playing around with it and I finally got it! So quick and easy!June 6, 2011 – 11:37 pm

Kelsey I tried this but I must have done it completely wrong!! My pic went super dark. Is there a way to make the pictures bigger so I can see a little better what you did in the begining? I am so confused haha! I love this and really wanted to try itJune 1, 2011 – 12:41 am

Miss Giny / Au Pays des Merveilles So so cute !
Thanks Arden for tuto !May 28, 2011 – 6:56 am

DebbieSmith Thanks Arden! This tutorial has been very helpful!! Thanks for sharing!May 27, 2011 – 1:00 pm

sara donaldson Ohhhhh the bubble bath pictures.. Melt my heart….May 27, 2011 – 12:47 pm

Carolina Ok, your kids are beyond cute! I love the picture of your little one crying right next to the dog. I know she was upset, but it is a very very sweet photo.May 27, 2011 – 12:28 pm

Nevada McNeeley Thank you for sharing, but how can I concentrate on the editing info when I can’t take my eyes off these adorable photos of your babies! <3May 27, 2011 – 12:18 pm

Fix It Friday #100 {5/27/2011} | Photo By Holly […] the eyes (great tutorial by Arden Prucha can be found here on how to do it – I love her work).  I used the brush to “pop” the eyes, hair, […]May 27, 2011 – 4:04 pm

How to EDIT baby on hands

I had YET to ever capture the well known image of baby on hands. Well, luckily for me these parents were bound and determined along WITH ME to get their sweet boy doing the pose that we LOVE! It is NOT easy in the slightest and I only took TWO shots of little P in […]

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Robin in Toronto Great post! Thanks for the tips. Do you use a tripod when you do these shots? They seem to be so perfectly aligned.May 17, 2011 – 3:15 pm

Meg I am wondering if you use a flash when inside? What if you go somewhere and they do not have enough natural light – I recently tried to do a shoot inside but there was not enough light and I went to use my external flash, however, daddy wouldnt let me, even when baby was asleep. Have you ever had this issue, what lense do you use in order to let in enough light??
Thanks, this is a great post!May 8, 2011 – 8:52 pm

Amy Great edit Arden! Thank you for creating that – I’m sure it was a lot of work! 😉May 3, 2011 – 11:18 am

Amy Worley THANK YOU!! I love to learn new things and as a newbee step by step WITH photos is a HUGE help!May 2, 2011 – 1:48 pm

Wish I’d Known That: Editing Newborn Photos » Kathryn Farritor […] Arden Prucha Blog: How to Edit Baby on Hands (This one is great – step by step guide to editing out hands!) […]January 23, 2014 – 6:22 am

Before After: Bride+Groom

Just a short post… of my post processing on an image from yesterday’s fantastic wedding! The first image has gone through ACR and tweaked slightly from SOOC. Then I have my two ‘fine art edits.’ Happy Sunday!!! (taken around 6:45pm with my 45mmTS 2.8, shot from about 7 feet above and that blurring is created […]

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Life with Kaishon Oh so PRETTY! Love the great effects Arden. You merge art and photography seamlessly! Congratulations on winning at I heart faces last week. I loved your entry!March 20, 2011 – 11:47 pm