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How to Edit 500 Pictures in 4 Hours: My Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow

Don’t get overwhelmed when you have hundreds of images to edit. Learn how we edit photos fast using a combination of Lightroom, Photoshop. actions and scripts. You can edit faster too!

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Photoshop Help: Get Your Layers & Layer Masks Working Flawlessly

If layers and layer masks scare you, read this article and watch this video and you will be a Photoshop pro in no time.

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Hobbyist Photographers Can Edit in Photoshop Elements Too!

See how a non-pro edited her daughter’s photo – in this week’s Friday Blueprint. Learn step-by-step what she did and follow along.

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How to Avoid Glare on Glasses: A Pioneer Woman Exclusive Article

If you are wanting to photograph children or adults who wear glasses, but do not want glare all over, you are in luck.  From experimenting with my daughter Ellie, who just got glasses at age 9, I wrote an article exclusively for Ree at the Pioneer Woman on dealing with glasses and glare in photography.…

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Beyond The Lens: Behind the Scenes of a Professional Photographer

Learn what a professional photographer does before, during and after the session. Do you have what it takes to become a pro?

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Polish and Protect Your Images Using Photoshop Actions

Polish and Protect Your Images Using Photoshop Actions When it comes to online presentation of photos, photographers often ask me “how can I protect my images for the web?” or “How can I make my photographs look great for the web.” There are many different tools and Photoshop actions to help photographers quickly prepare photos…

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MCP Project 52 – Week 15 Wrap Up + Week 16 Theme

Fifteen weeks in, eh?  It seems unreal that we’re that far along into the year, but here we are in mid-April.  Many congratulations to you, if you’ve kept up with the project and made a photo each week.  Here’s something to think about – how do you plan to showcase your work at the end…

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Edit An Engagement Session in a Few Quick Clicks in Photoshop

Edit an Engagement Session in a Few Quick Clicks in Photoshop Professional wedding photographers are busy and not only have lots of photography do to, but also editing. In addition to shooting the wedding, most offer engagement sessions. For many photographers this is an creative outlet and an opportunity to bond with the couple. Much…

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The Digital Era and The Photographer: A Love/Hate Relationship

The Digital Era and The Photographer: A Love/Hate Relationship (an essay by Jessica Strom) I have a love/hate relationship with the way “digital” has changed photography. I love how it has exploded the possibilities of all types of photography, how much control it’s given me over my images, how much it’s allowed me to share…

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March Madness Bracket Challenge. THE WINNER!

March Madness Bracket Challenge. THE WINNER! Did you participate in the March Madness Bracket Challenge? If so, you know that this year was harder than ever.  So many HUGE upsets. Thank you to all who played. No matter what, there is still a winner.  And that person for the MCP Brackets was: PregoTurner. Congrats on…

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MCP Project 52 weekly (Week 14) roundup + GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Fusion.  That was this weeks theme and it was so neat seeing everyones interpretation of it.  From smoke, family, kids, you name it…it was there.  It was tough picking this weeks featured but I narrowed it down after weeding through a few times. If you are playing along, be sure to grab your ‘participant’ banner on the…

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Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The Rest

Of course it’s more than just poverty. How about those 50’s car that you can use as taxi all over the city? This was too good of a setup not too shoot. I went low with a wide angle and … ISO 800 | f/8.0 | 1/3000 | 20mm Action: Sunflare 1, Fusion Photoshop Action…

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Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The People

Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The People The greatest thing about Cuba has to be its people. No matter what they go through they keep on smiling. They are always keen to get into a photo and will go out of their way to please you… make sure you leave a little “tip” (we used…

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Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The City

Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The City I can only imagine what Havana must have been like in the 30’s-40’s. It must have been one of the most exciting cities on earth. People walking around in the sunshine, smoking a cigar, drinking rum and all that to the sound of amazing music. Now the city’s reality…

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Travel Photography: Preparing for a Trip to Cuba

Travel Photography: Preparing for a Trip to Cuba It’s me again, your favorite Canadian traveler. Some of you might remember me from that trip to The Alaskan Wild where I wrote a series of post on travel photography? This time my destination was Havana, Cuba. Cuba is a very exotic destination. As a special treat,…

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MCP Project 52 weekly roundup + GIVEAWAY!

What an amazing week! I think Just for Fun! has been my favourite week so far in our Project 52, I haven’t stopped smiling at all the interpretations and talent on display. It has been a privilege choosing a few of these photos to feature on the blog. We are trying something a little different…

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Easy-as-Pie Pricing Guides for Photographers – 50% off – TODAY ONLY!

Easy-as-Pie Pricing Guides for Photographers – 50% off – TODAY ONLY! If you find it hard or impossible to price your photography or it makes you want to pull out your hair, you need to know about Served Up Fresh.  Alicia Caine is the expert on pricing photography prints and services. She makes pricing easy,…

Contest Winners for the 1,000 Post Celebration

Contest Winners for the 1,000 Post Celebration

Contest Winners for the 1,000 Post Celebration Winner of the OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite: Entry #90. Andrea Thomas Winner of the MCP Actions $100 Gift Certificate to be used by April 1st, 2011, No Joke: Entry #111. Kyle Petersen As explained in my original post, due to upcoming travel, all winners must contact me…

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