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Project 12: January “Resolutions” In Review

The first month of Project 12 has come to an end! It has been both a visual and psychological journey following each of the links to view each photo and read the stories behind them. There were resolutions both big and small; serious and funny and concrete and...

The Ultimate Pinterest Guide for Photographers

What is Pinterest? Chances are good that you’ve heard of Pinterest. You may be active on it already or you may just be beginning your own boards. If you don’t know what it is, from the Pinterest site’s about page: “Pinterest lets you organize...

The BEST Way to Install Actions into Photoshop Elements

Installing Actions into Photoshop Elements is just not the easiest thing in the world.  But it can be done.  After much trial and error, I’ve decided that the method below is the most efficient way to get those actions into Elements. We included a video below...

One Day Contest: Win a 2 Hour MCP Actions Photoshop Training

Super quick contest – who wants to play? I am in the mood to do something nice.  I am eating healthier (cooking and watching what I eat) and exercising a lot (spinning class) – and I just am feeling good. The better my mood, the more giving I feel. ...

The BEST Way to Install Lightroom Presets

Installing Lightroom Presets is easy! While there are many ways to install presets, we are going to share you the best way which keeps them organized. Once you download our Free Lightroom Presets or our photographer-tested, time-saving Quick Clicks Collection LR...

MCP Project 52: The Final Week

We made it!  3965 members, 15,398 photos and 52 weeks later we have reached the end of MCP Project 52.  It is New Years Eve and what a perfect time to look back over our 52 weeks together and celebrate what made this project so special.  This week we want to focus on...

5 Inexpensive Props Every Photographer Should Own

There are so many great photography props out there. If you don’t know where to start you can end up spending LOTS of money without much reward. I recommend starting simple. Here are a few inexpensive props that can add a nice flair to your photos

MCP Project 52: Week 51 Featured – Week 52 Launch

Happy Holidays! This thread was written and selected in advance due to the fact that a lot of us are celebrating/taking time to spend with our families. The top 10 for this week were chosen based on a thread on Flickr where participants were able to nominate others...

A Lot Has Changed In The Past 10 Years

Happy Birthday to Ellie and Jenna! Today you turn 10 years old. WOW. No more single digits.  10 years ago this morning, with my stomach protruding more than you can imagine, I drove myself to the hospital thinking you’d be in this world in a few weeks. A short...

Shootsac and Tote & Shoot Winners are…

My twins turn 10 tomorrow, 12/19.  They picked the numbers of the times they were born to pick the winners.  3:56 and 3:57. The winners of the Shootsac and Tote & Shoot are: SHOOTSAC WITH BAROQUE COVER: Comment number 356 – Cassandra C. TOTE & SHOOT:...

MCP Project 52: Week 50 Featured – Week 51 Launch

Guess you all are busy with preparing things for the holidays. Looking for recipes to cook, searching for words to write on the Christmas card, listening to Christmas songs. Telling your (grand)children about Santa Claus, decorating the tree and your house and much...

Winner of the Tamron 18-270mm Lens

The winner of the Tamron 18-270mm Di II Lens for Nikon, Canon, Sony dSLR Cameras for a Nikon, Canon or Sony d-SLR Cameras is: Entry number – 1957 – Marie Myler.  We will be contacting you via email.  Be on the lookout....

MCP Project 52 :: Week 49 Featured – Week 50 Launch

I think I said it back in the middle of the summer, but doing the Project 52 has made me realize how fast this year has flow.  Now it has really hit me.  We are coming into week 50 which means 2 weeks until Christmas and 3 until we ring in the new year.  Hard to...

MCP Project 52: week 48 re-cap and introducing week 49

Twinkle, twinkle…. little stars that you all are! So impressive to see how many people have their Christmas trees up already! Plenty of wonderful glimmering bokeh-licious images in the pool this week. But it isn’t just the Christmas lights that twinkle as...

Project 52 Recap of Week 47 & Launch of Week 48

Water water everywhere, well all over our MCP P52 Flickr group at least!  Looks like everyone had a lot of fun with this theme, it makes me so happy when I see our themes inspire you to take out your camera and shoot. There was so much variety I struggled this week...

MCP’s Annual Thank You Sale: Save 10% Now

Annual Thank You Sale – Save 10% now! Thanks to enormous customer demand, MCP Actions offers a “Black Friday – Cyber Monday” sale. As our only sale each year, this is a rare opportunity to save 10% on any of MCP’s Photoshop actions and...

Winners for the Photo Business Give Away!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment on your business “hiccups”.  It is always great for us to get a feel for what photographers are really struggling with.   We are feeling generous this week and so we have 4 winners instead of just...

Winner Chosen for Fanciful Frames Giveaway worth $250

And the winner of a $250 credit to Fanciful Frames online store is….     Congrats Selena! Please contact Fanciful Frames to claim your winnings by emailing info@fancifulframes.com   { Fanciful Frames will guarantee Christmas delivery on any order...

MCP Project 52 Recap Week 46 + Introduction to Week 47

It’s always good to see what you are all contributing in this P52 group. Over the top was last weeks subject. And wow you all did something creative with this subject. Like Haleigh I 1st thought about the movie with Silvester Stallone in 1987. Time flies. While...

Win $250 Worth of Fanciful Frames: Enter Our Giveaway

One way to up sell as a photographer is to offer framing options to your customers. Today Fanciful Frames is giving away a $250 credit to their online store. Fanciful Frames is owned by a husband and wife team. Dane and Haleigh Rohner (one of our MCP Project 52...

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