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5 Easy Steps to Executing a Successful Senior Rep Program

So there you have it. By carefully choosing my reps, choosing them early, making it worth their while, giving them incentives for referrals, and helping them out on social media, I was able to create the most successful Senior Rep Program I’ve ever used, for the least amount of money.

Adding Faux Snow and Seasonal Flare Into Your Photos

Sometimes it’s fun to change the feel of your image by changing the weather. While you cannot actually make it snow, that didn’t stop us from making it look that way. Here’s how to add snow to your photos now.

Free Photography Cheat Sheet

Use this easy-to-understand photography cheat sheet to help you next time you get confused about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field.

MCP Photo A Day Challenge for 2015

For the past number of years, MCP has done some form of a photo challenge. We did Project 52, Project MCP, Project 12, Photo Challenges and Edit Challenges. Last year we moved our photo-a-day mainly to Instagram (though those without it could participate on Facebook...

A Photographer’s Parody of a Taylor Swift Song

“Make You Look Like Taylor” – Blank Space Parody I’ve always been a fan of satire, especially parody songs I can relate to, such as Weird Al’s eBay Parody Song…. Well, now there’s one by Dabe Shores of Love Dot Photography...

Elements 13 Release and Free Actions Update

Have you purchased the new Elements 13 upgrade yet? Thinking about doing so? If so, this post is for you.   Elements 13 was released a few months ago and it has a few helpful new features: The Refine Selection tool is handy for those who create selections often....

A Quick Step by Step Edit

Learn how to edit quick — use these easy-to-follow steps with our photoshop actions and lightroom presets.

Which Is Better? The Film vs Digital Debate

It’s confession time. I used to think that modern photographers who used film cameras had lost their minds. I admit it, I judged them a bit. Who would use film vs digital? Who on earth would PAY for film and then PAY again for developing and WAIT for the images?...

Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

  With the holiday prep in full swing, you may be looking for that ideal gift for that photographer friend of yours, or items to put on your own wish list. Below is a list of some great tools that I have on my own wish list, or that I have come across and thought...

MCP Photo A Day Challenge: November Themes

To learn more about MCP Photo A Day. For November, we keep free theme Fridays, and add in some fun “Saturday” themes – plus we ease into the Thanksgiving holiday and all the shopping about to take place.  Have fun! We are excited to see what you come...

4 Go-To Poses for Senior Girls

Senior photography is super fun and can be very lucrative but it is challenging coming up with fresh new ideas. So today I’m going to share with you 4 sure-fire poses that work for just about any senior girl at any location.

Make Your Fall Photos POP with Rich Autumn Tones

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Make Your Fall Photos Pop The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after...

How to Fix Your Photoshop Brush When It Looks Like Cross-Hairs

Grrr, the first time this happens to you, you’ll want to pull your own hair out.  Your Photoshop brush (or Elements brush) shows as cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  The typical response is to visit the preferences area and see an area called...

How to Get The Look of Faux Snow and a Winter Feel in Photoshop

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Manual Edits Complemented with MCP Photoshop Actions The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always...

Funny Friday for Photographers

If you love funny photography humor, check out our attempt at making you chuckle. We may not be real comedians, but you’ll likely relate and enjoy.

MCP Photo A Day Challenge: October Themes

To learn more about MCP Photo A Day. For October, we are thinking of Autumn, Halloween, and a bunch in between. We are excited to see what you come up with. Remember to use your creativity – anything goes.  We cannot wait to see how you interpret these! Use your...

Bring Out Rich Color and Detail in Your Photos

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to really make the details in your photos come to life with rich color edits The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and...

How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones...

How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always...

Do You Need an Ice Light to Help Light Your Photography?

I have posted here before on how to solve lighting challenges with the Ice Light by Westcott and now I am back to visit the topic one more time.  Here in Michigan, I think my favorite season may be Fall.  The excitement of back to school, the changing colors on the...

MCP Lightroom Presets That Will Make Your Color POP!

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Highlighting Fall Colors The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after...

Deleting Preferences To Fix Issues in Photoshop and Elements

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at some time you will feel like the program has gone crazy and weird things keep happening.  While there are other reasons for it too, if you delete the preferences, your troubles often vanish. This is a quick fix for many quirks that...

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