MCP Editing and Photography Challenge: Highlights from this Week

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MCP Editing and Photography Challenge: Highlights from this Week


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This week’s photography challenge offers you the chance to slow down and feel the sun on your face. The challenge is to take a photo using backlighting.

A real challenge, several of our members shared stunning backlight photos. Here are a few we wanted to highlight.

Submitted by Ali Ellen

Photo Ali Ellen

Submitted by Amber Bullock Owens

Photo Amber Bullock Owens

Submitted by Amy MagnetGirl 

Photo Amy MagnetGirl

Submitted by Yvonne Germond

Photo Yvonne Germond

Join us for the photo challenge. It is the perfect way to grow as a photographer.  You can be creative with your subject matter, vantage point, and editing while shooting these images for yourself.   Once submitted, you will have the support of a large group of photographers who can offer constructive criticism and give you feedback as you work on specific themes and skills.

The team would like to thank everyone who submitted a photo for the challenge. You have one more week on this theme, so come join our Facebook Group and participate now.


Our photo challenges give you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how others edit the same photographs.  Participating allows you to practice editing, learn how to give constructive criticism, and watch what steps or Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets are used in various edits.  Join us to edit the bi-weekly photos.

If you have an idea on how you’d edit the image below, or want to see and learn what others did, JOIN US HERE.

Thank you to Amber Bullock Owens  for allowing us to use this photo.  The current challenges are linked at the top of the group. Remember, you can also ask for critique on your edit.

Several of members of the group have shared great edits. Here are a few of the many favorites:

Edited by Meredith Hogarth

Edit Meredith Hogarth

Submitted by Susan Elisabeth 

Edit Susan Elisabeth

Submitted by Tabitha Presnell 

Edit Tabitha Presnell

We will have a new edit challenge starting Monday, so come back to see what image you can edit then.

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  1. Kevin Reed
    June 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm —

    I am a wannabe photographer, but dabble a lot and have found the MCP Fusion presets along with my Photoshop Elements 7 to be just what I needed to make my shots look great!! Thanks so much for the tips and help! I took this shot while on a church trip to Jamaica to see if we could help there with setting up a church and provide help to a small poverty-stricken community there. This little 10-year-old, Raymond, has no parents that he knows of, and just loved taking pictures with me on the beach. When I told him to jump “like he was going to Heaven”, I was moved by the way he threw his head and hands back with reckless abandon and launched himself. Such a special treat for me to have that moment captured forever, and tweaked with the Desire, Fantasy, and heavy vignette MCP Fusion presets!!

  2. Diane Davis
    June 21, 2013 at 10:25 am —

    Here is a photo I took recently with sunlight peeking through the trees in the background.

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MCP Editing and Photography Challenge: Highlights from this Week