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Month: December 2011



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 some of…


Turn Your Photos from This… To This… Using MCP’s Lightroom Presets

Spanki Mills of Spanki Mills Photography was out of town with her laptop and had limited images to edit.  She started playing around with our Lightroom Presets and here are some of her results and her steps to achieve the after looks. Here are the Lightroom presets she used from the Quick Clicks Collection –…


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 and share their favorite photo from this…


Blueprint: Photoshop Actions for Beautiful Black and White Images

See how easy it is to make beautiful black and white images in a few quick clicks using Photoshop Actions.


Amazing Work From Home Secrets for Photographers

Learn ways to mix your photography business and family to making working from home more pleasurable and productive.


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 time later I was informed that…


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: Comment number 357 – Adelayda PROMO CODE for all:…


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 more.  Christmas is a time to spend with your loved ones. But…


Combining Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions

Do you prefer Lightroom or Photoshop? For many photographers, both are an important part of their workflow. Learn how to use both together.


5 Photography Tips for Taking Better Pictures Inside of Your Home

Learn quick and easy ways to get better photos of the inside of your home.


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. Congratulations!!!


The Ultimate Camera Bag and Shootsac Lens Bag Giveaway

If you want to carry your camera gear in style, make sure to enter to win a Shootsac or Tote & Shoot camera bag now.


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…


Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers: Top 12 for $50 or Less

If you are looking for fun, unusual gifts for the photographers in your life, you need to check out this amazing list of gift ideas – for the holidays, birthdays and any other occasion.


Tamron Lens Giveaway: Win a 18-270mm Di II Lens for Nikon, Canon, Sony dSLR Cameras

Enter NOW to win a 18-270mm Tamron Lens for your Canon, Nikon, Sony dSLR Cameras.


Winner of Canon G12 Point and Shoot Camera

See if you are the winner of the camera from Adorama – Canon G12.


Find Out the Best Selling Photography Products Now

Find out the hottest selling camera and photo gear now!


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 many of you have shown too. I saw some frosty ones too. Seems…


Get in Photos with Your Family: There are NO Second Chances

As photographers, we often neglect getting in photos. Now is the time to make a commitment to get in more. Here’s why.


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