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Quick Tip | Why are there rulers around my photo?

 MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have…

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Contest Week {the 1st one} FREE 16×20 print from Color Inc.

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is the 1st of 3 contests coming up this week.  This one is sponsored by Color Inc Pro Lab. MCP Actions and ColorInc are teaming up to offer you the chance to win big!  The prize is a free 16×20 print…

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Contest Week {the 1st one} FREE 16×20 print from Color Inc.

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is the 1st of 3 contests coming up this week.  This one is sponsored by Color Inc Pro Lab. MCP Actions and ColorInc are teaming up to offer you the chance to win big!  The prize is a free 16×20 print…

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Video Tutorial: on the [b] school {making a white dress white}

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase MCP is on the [b] again!  Check out my latest tutorial for Becker and the [b] school.  This tutorial will show you how to get your white clothing whiter and without a color cast.  The focus is on wedding dresses, but…

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Video Tutorial: on the [b] school {making a white dress white}

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase MCP is on the [b] again!  Check out my latest tutorial for Becker and the [b] school.  This tutorial will show you how to get your white clothing whiter and without a color cast.  The focus is on wedding dresses, but…

Contest week {next week} June 30th

Contest week {next week} June 30th

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I have 3 fun contests coming up next week – so lots of chances to win. If your company wants some great exposure contact me to learn how you can be involved in a give away or contest on my blog…

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Sharing some vacation shots {silhouette sunsets and more}

Still on vacation in Northern Michigan. My girls and husband let me do a photo shoot of silhouettes at sunset. It was so amazing and fun.  Just wanted to share a few photos. Also, if you are looking at these, can you please tell me if they look dull or distorted (such as my logo…

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Sharing some vacation shots {silhouette sunsets and more}

Still on vacation in Northern Michigan. My girls and husband let me do a photo shoot of silhouettes at sunset. It was so amazing and fun.  Just wanted to share a few photos. Also, if you are looking at these, can you please tell me if they look dull or distorted (such as my logo…

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Quick Tip | Using History Palette and Snapshots for effective editing in Photoshop

I get a lot of questions from customers about how to do things in Photoshop. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors. If you have a quick question about Photoshop you want answered, please email me and I may use it in a future blog…

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Winner of the Senior Solutions Guide

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Natalie will be contacting the lucky winner – so please confirm when you hear from here.  And the winner is… 42. Susan wrote: Oh how I would love to win her Senior Guide book!! If I don’t – I’ll still end…

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We arrived in Charlevoix {our view}

 MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase We arrived Up North yesterday. And it was a beautiful day with bright blue skies. Here are a few quick snapshots of what our “rental condo” overlooks.  I will post more later as I took a lot today.      …

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Quick Tip | Where did my photos go? I only see one of them.

 MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have…

Heading on vacation {Up North} But I will still be blogging…

Heading on vacation {Up North} But I will still be blogging…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Tomorrow we head to Northern Michigan (Charlevoix). We go every year and just love it. I will be blogging almost daily so check back for tips/tutorials, contests, and maybe even some shots from my vacation. If you are buying actions from…

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Video Tutorial – {using textures} plus more free textures

UPDATE: Please enjoy the video.  The designer of the textures shown below no longer has a flickr account, as this post was from summer of 2008, so these are not able to be downloaded. BUT you can find amazing textures all over the internet. Here is a blog post from late 2009 where I list…

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Photographing Seniors {An Interview with Photography by Natalie B}

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Today’s interview is with Natalie Bacon, of Photography by Natalie B and author of the “Senior’s Solutions Guide.” She has some phenominal tips for photographing seniors and breaking into the senior market. So enjoy the interview. **** PLUS enter to WIN…

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Video Tutorial: Watch Me Edit {editing 2 photos from the Secret Workshop}

After posting a few sample photos I shot from the Secret Workshop, I had a number of comments and emails asking if I could show my post processing on a video.  So I figured, why not.  Keep in mind that I use my actions when I edit, as they are my workflow.  These effects can…

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The Secret Workshop: Amazing Cheryl Muhr & Secret Guest Brianna Graham

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase  I just got back home from an incredible weekend with 40 workshop attendees, Cheryl Muhr and Brianna Graham.  And it was fabulous!  This workshop was so inspiring.  I love Cheryl’s style and philosophies about doing work you love and not doing…

I have a secret…

I have a secret…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Well I do not actually have a secret, but am at one – “The Secret Workshop” in Flint, Michigan.  The mixer tonight was amazing.  Cheryl Muhr is absolutely a joy.  She is inspirational and refreshing.  And I am excited for the…

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[b] – the interview with Becker – part 4 – [b]ecker on networking and the [b] school

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   [B]ecker on networking and the [b] school What has changed in the photography industry, besides technology, since you started your business? When I first started out, after watching those Denis Reggie videos, we went to a local PPOC meeting and…

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[b] – the interview with Becker – part 3 – [b]ecker on blogging and websites

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase [b]ecker on blogging and websites How can photographers distinguish themselves? I love the people at Blu Domain and Big Folio and they make a nice product for a fair price. A template website is a great thing for you to get…

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[b] – the interview with Becker – part 2 – [b]ecker on being a great photographer

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase [B]ecker – being a great photographer What is the best advice you have for photographers on how they can stand out from the crowd? Everyone is different. When you see photogs that inspire you, be inspired, but do not try and…

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