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SEO: Understanding Using Google Analytics by Guest Blogger Shannon Steffens

This is part 2 of Shannon Steffen’s series on SEO.  Part 1 is here. I am excited to be back on Jodi’s blog this week. We are again tackling the nebulous topic of SEO and what we can do to improve our website rankings. Today I am going to talk about Google Analytics. This is…

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Jessica Claire’s Picks for the SHOOTSAC WINNERS

It turns out I sent 12 entries to Jessica, not 10 (oops).  She was so impressed with the entries that she picked 2 photographers to win a shootsac instead of just 1. Her top pick was this amazing photo by Amanda Stratton: And then her 2nd pick – who will also win a Shootsac is…

Some Incredible “Why I Need a Shootsac” photos…

Some Incredible “Why I Need a Shootsac” photos…

You all made this VERY hard on me!  Extremely hard.  Plus apparently my readers are procrastinators.  Entries for the contest were due last night at midnight.  1/2 of all the entries came in yesterday.  Over 50 photos to pick from – my job to narrow down to 10 for Jessica Claire to pick the winner. …

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New Workshop Added – COLOR CRAZY: Enhancing Color In Photoshop

I just added a few new times and dates for CURVES and COLOR FIXING workshops but the BIG NEWS is the Brand New COLOR CRAZY WORKSHOP! Learn how to pop your colors and enhance your photos without just relying on actions. CLICK HERE to learn the details on this fantastic new workshop. I will add more…

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Snaps from San Diego – photos from our family trip out west…

I am slowly recovering from the flu and now am left with a cough (those of you attending my trainings this week – I apologize in advance for the unwanted coug noises)… Anyway, I promised to share some photos from our trip last week to San Diego.  These are snap shots for sure – none…

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Guess who has the flu… Plus contest info and more…

Yep – me. – I just got the flu (apparently not the strain I was immunized against this fall).  Ellie had it on vacation (for the 1st half) – and then had a left over cough.  Apparently the cough gave it to me as I woke up today all achy, coughing, and now have a…

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Easy as Pie… How to Price Yourself and Your Photography ~ The Winner

Alicia was so impressed with the amount of responses on the MCP Blog to her article on pricing yourself as a photographer.  She has decided not only to have a winner picked at random (which will be shown in a moment), but also to offer an incredible discount to you for a limited time. If you…

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Fan Share – Another Customer Playing with “All in the Details”

Photographers are LOVING the results from the new “All in the Details” action set. Since I am away I thought I would show you another “fan share.” My customer wrote: Jodi, I haven’t ever shared a before and after with you….because I guess I have always been a little apprehensive since I am still such an…

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5 Silly Photos ~ Thank You All for Sharing ~ Plus Live From San Diego

We are on vacation this week in San Diego.  It has been kinda crazy.  Those of you who follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter may have already heard.  On Friday I went to my twins’ school for their Valentine’s Party.  In Ellie’s class, 7 kids were sent home sick with the stomach flu, and others had…

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Pricing Yourself Right + a contest to win the Easy as Pie Pricing Guide

Alicia’s new pricing guide called “Easy is Pie” is fabulous!  One lucky reader will win a copy of her “Easy as Pie Cookbook.”  This is an incredible tool to help you set or adjust pricing, making your job more fulfilling and profitable.  Winner will be drawn at random on the 19th. To be eligible, answer the…

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Your Newborn Questions Answered from Alisha

Alisha is headed to WPPI so there will not be a Newborn series post this week but she has answered the questions you left from the part 1 of her newborn series.  Thank you to everyone who left comments on my post.  I am so happy to hear that it helped some of you refine…

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Enjoy Some Candy Hearts from MCP

Ok – so maybe you were looking for something sweet like “candy” – but I had to share my favorite sweet things with you.  My twins!  Last fall they were playing with these heart stickers and I took a few photos.  I have been saving them for this post… I hope everyone has a yummy day…

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Shortcut Keys in Lightroom (Edit Faster and Smarter)

Thank you again to Nathan Holritz from Photographer’s Edit. Here is a follow up to his video – a list of shortcut keys that you can use in Lightroom.

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WIN A SHOOTSAC! Show us why you need a new camera bag ~ lens bag?

This may just be the most fun contests yet!  MCP Actions Blog will be giving away ONE Shootsac Lens Bag with your choice of one fun, trendy cover.  Your job is to use photography to “show us why you need a new camera/lens bag.”  Jessica Claire herself will be picking the winner! And for those of…

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Silly Pictures – They Make Me Smile

This week’s contest at I Heart Faces is using the theme “SILLY.” For some reason I knew right away what photo I would want to share. I am a contributor and judge there so I am not eligible to win. But they said I can enter for fun anyway. If you have a silly picture,…

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The Importance of Web Presence by Guest Blogger Shannon Steffens

  *** IF YOU DID NOT GET TO DO THE POLL FROM THE WEEKEND, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  Something happened and it got deleted from the post, but it is back now and I would appreciate your responses. ***     The Importance of Web Presence by Shannon Steffens Today I am going to talk about…

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SEO? Google? Getting Your Website Found… Series Starting Next Week by Shannon Steffens

Starting this week Shannon Steffens will be doing a 6+ part series on how to help your website get noticed on search engines and how to draw traffic to your site. Here is a little bit about Shannon: I am a photographer and a mother to two young children. I started taking photographs at age…

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Quick Fan Share

One of my customers, Tricia of Hayden Burns Photography, just sent me her play with the new MCP All in the Details action set.  I loved it so much, that I did a few more plays and made an example for my site from them.  Just wanted to share with all of you on the…

POLL: What future online group photoshop workshops would you like?

POLL: What future online group photoshop workshops would you like?

Thank you to all those who have attended the “curves” and “color correcting” group workshops.  I have added a few more dates, so if you still want to take one of these classes, go under the workshop tab to see the new dates and times. I will be out of town (heading to California) with…

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The Newborn Session – How to work with a newborn – tips, tricks and ideas to make your session a success

If you want better newborn images, take our Online Newborn Photography Workshop. First of all, I want to say Thank You to Jodi for inviting me to be a guest speaker on her blog. When she asked me if I would like to talk about Newborn Photography, my answer was “of course!”Newborns have long been…

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MCP All in the Details Photoshop Action Set – NOW AVAILABLE

Everyone wants to know – how do I achieve that “look”?  The one that creates rich deep conversions, high contrast, details and color and gives you a high dynamic range that is all the rage. Well, it is all in the details – MCP’s It’s “All in the Details” action set – that is.  This…

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