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You could be famous in 2009! Read on for details…

You could be famous in 2009! Read on for details…

I am looking for photographs to use as examples again…  And your photo could be featured on MCP’s blog and/or website.  I will be looking for examples for some “things” I have in the works for late winter and/or early spring. If you are interested in emailing me (jodi@mcpactions.com) a photo to use, I need written permission stating that you…

Lighting 101 Video by Paul Duncan

Lighting 101 Video by Paul Duncan

I am loving the Matthew Kees MCP Exclusive series on lighting.  I will continue with the next part after the new year.  Everyone is giving fantastic feedback on his explanations.  A number of you said you wanted a bit more visuals and I ran across this video by Paul Duncan and wanted to share it…

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Ideas for the new year – please tell me what you want to see from MCP in 2009

I am out of town through Sunday with my family, then back home for 2 days, and then out of town again for 5 days for my sister’s wedding.  So I will be busy and away from my computer a lot to say the least.  I will have it with me, and I will try…

The stores are all closed… Do you still need a gift for a photographer?

The stores are all closed… Do you still need a gift for a photographer?

It is not too late to purchase a gift from MCP Actions for the Holidays.  I will email gifts purchased tonight on my site by midnight eastern time.  For those in other time zones, I will email out photoshop actions again 1st thing in the AM so you will have them in time for Christmas.…

Tell MCP your Photoshop or Photography New Year’s Resolution and have a chance to win?

Tell MCP your Photoshop or Photography New Year’s Resolution and have a chance to win?

What is do you want to learn in the new year?  What do you want to get better at?  What is your NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION as it relates to Photography and/or Photoshop?  Please comment directly on my blog to enter (do not reply to me via email).  One comment will be drawn at random –…

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Quick shares from gymnastics and the Red Wings game yesterday…

My girls wanted me to share a few shots of them turned upside down. And share a few pictures takn with my point and shoot (edited in Photoshop) from the Detroits Red Wings game.

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Free High Definition Photoshop Sharpening Action

I would LOVE to be able to give each and every one of you a HIGH DEFINITION TV (HDTV) for the holidays.  But since that is not feasible, I have decided as my gift to all of you, to make you a HIGH DEFINITION Photoshop Sharpening Action Set! There are two fully adjustable, intense sharpening…

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All MCP Actions Blog Readers can get a High Definition for free… Happy Holidays!

I would LOVE to be able to give each and every one of you a HIGH DEFINITION TV (HDTV) for the holidays.  But since that is not feasible, I have decided as my gift to all of you, to make you a HIGH DEFINITION Photoshop Sharpening Action Set! There are two fully adjustable, intense sharpening…

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Happy Holidays to Me! Yay!!! My 5D MKII has arrived…

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And the winner of the Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog is….

Erica of Erica Lynn Photography.  Her number (#4) was picked via random generator. Congratulations on your new blog! Here are some of the photos Erica shared from the “Space Center” on her blog using the “magic blog it boards.” And then a few others she shared too:

Lightroom 2.2 is now available! Plus free shipping & 30% off

Lightroom 2.2 is now available! Plus free shipping & 30% off

If you just got the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, you need this update to use Lightroom.  Download the update for windows here and mac here.  It also fixes some issues that 2.0 had, so it may help you if you have LR 2.0 even if you have not purchased one of the newest cameras…

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And the winner of the Into the Darkroom Hyperlyte Blog is….

Erica of Erica Lynn Photography.  Her number (#4) was picked via random generator. Congratulations on your new blog! Here are some of the photos Erica shared from the “Space Center” on her blog using the “magic blog it boards.” And then a few others she shared too:

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What happens when you put 25 6-7 year olds in one space?

What happens when you put 25 6-7 year olds in one space?  You have Ellie and Jenna’s 7th Birthday Party! Yesterday I pulled off what might be viewed as an amazing feat.  25 kids in my home. We had the funniest magician who kept the kids laughing non-stop.  If you live in Metro Detroit and…

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What happens when you put 25 6-7 year olds in one space?

What happens when you put 25 6-7 year olds in one space?  You have Ellie and Jenna’s 7th Birthday Party! Yesterday I pulled off what might be viewed as an amazing feat.  25 kids in my home. We had the funniest magician who kept the kids laughing non-stop.  If you live in Metro Detroit and…

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

This post on textures in Photoshop and Elements got outdated as the textures and overlays mentioned were no longer available. If you are looking for high resolution textures please visit us here.  Video tutorials are available to help you use them too.

Your portrait flash questions from part 2 answered – by Matthew Kees

Your portrait flash questions from part 2 answered – by Matthew Kees

These are some answers to questions readers had on part 2 of the flash series – “How to use your flash effectively in portraits.” 1. Denise Olson wrote: Thanks Matthew, just what I was looking for this past week. Would love see some tidbits on the use of flash outdoors…:) Thanks for your wealth of…

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Another Tooth Fairy Report… Jenna lost her first tooth, sort of…

A few weeks ago Jenna said her tooth was loose.  She was very excited.  A few days later she asked me to see how loose it was.  I noticed that she had an almost fully grown tooth growing behind it.  I was not super concerned.  But since I had a dentist appointment tonight for my…

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Another Tooth Fairy Report… Jenna lost her first tooth, sort of…

A few weeks ago Jenna said her tooth was loose.  She was very excited.  A few days later she asked me to see how loose it was.  I noticed that she had an almost fully grown tooth growing behind it.  I was not super concerned.  But since I had a dentist appointment tonight for my…

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Our Magical Disney World Trip

We were very fortunate to go to Disney World last week.  Ellie and Jenna had the best time. Here are some highlights of our trip.  Some were taken with the Canon 40d and some just with a point and shoot.  Did very quick post processing with these since they are snapshots (just ran through color…

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“How I saved this girl’s photo…” A Customer Example

One of my customers sent me this example.  She photographed this teen with acne covered skin.  And by the time she ran the MCP Photoshop Actions – Eye Doctor, Magic Skin and then Powder Your Nose, she turned her into a photo the girl is proud to show all her family and friends. Thanks for…

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“How I saved this girl’s photo…” A Customer Example

One of my customers sent me this example.  She photographed this teen with acne covered skin.  And by the time she ran the MCP Photoshop Actions – Eye Doctor, Magic Skin and then Powder Your Nose, she turned her into a photo the girl is proud to show all her family and friends. Thanks for…

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