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Month: July 2012



Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Tracy Callahan, Newborn Photographer

We thought it would be fun to interview the newest of the MCP Actions Team.  Learn how Tracy became part of MCP and how she can take your newborn photography and editing to the next level. Tracy is an experience, talented photographer specializing in newborn portraiture. Read along as Tracy provides you with helpful bits…


Project MCP: Highlights for July, Challenge #4 and August Challenges

 Summer is in full swing and the Project MCP Flickr gallery is proof! It appears that all of our photographers have been making the most of the warm, and in some places, downright HOT, weather, to make a memorable summer. Lucky for us they have been capturing all on “film” (or digital card). Here are…


Join In the MCP Newborn Edit Challenge: Practice Editing

Editing newborns can be a challenge. Today you can practice and edit along with us to learn more.


The 74th Annual Hunger Games Stylized Photo Session

Here’s some photo inspiration to motivate you to do a stylized photo session.


Speed Up Your Editing Process With Actions, AutoLoader and Shortcut Keys

Save time on your editing now by using Photoshop Actions, autoloader, and shortcut keys. Learn how to combine these for an effective workflow.


Project MCP: Highlights for July, Challenge #3

This week’s challenge was to create an image using bokeh. By popular definition, “bokeh” is a Japanese term which loosely translates to “blur”. When applied to photography, “bokeh” refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur created by taking photos with a shallow depth of field. For some of you, this technique may have been…


3 Ways To Edit The Same Silhouette Photo: Which Do You Like Best?

Whether you prefer muted tones or vibrant silhouettes, we’ll teach you how to achieve the look you want in a few clicks.


You Might Be A Photographer If… (Humor)

Check out our humorous list of You Might Be a Photographer If…


A New Place To Find MCP Actions

MCP Actions is now on Pinterest.  Come check out our pins for photography tips, Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, inspirational images and more.  We will be pinning regularly so follow our pin boards for great content.


5 Favorite Silhouette Images From Queensland, Australia

One of my favorite things to photograph is sunset silhouettes. The silhouettes come from people or objects darkened to the point that no detail left. This is a fairly easy photography technique to master – as it involves exposing for the brighter background. Here are a few helpful tutorials on photographing and editing silhouette images:…


Project MCP: Highlights for July, Challenge #2

 Independence Day may have passed, but the patriotic spirit continued to show itself in this week’s Flickr gallery! This week’s challenge was to capture a photo of something red, white or blue. Here are some of the Project MCP team’s favorites: Submitted by 3 Hearts Photo Submitted by Yellow Room Photography Submitted by Jilustrated Submitted…


How to Fix Jaundice Newborn Skin Tones in Photoshop

Yellow baby skin is no match for MCP’s Newborn Necessities Photoshop Action set. In a few quick clicks you’ll have perfect skin tones.


Photography Pricing: The Right Way To Set Prices

Did you know there are 3 different ways to look at pricing your photography? Learn about all three and how to use them all together to make pricing work for you!


A Fun Beach Activity For Photographers: X Marks The Spot

If you are looking for something fun to photograph at the beach, try this activity. Make great images while relaxing and playing.


Project MCP: Highlights for July, Challenge #1

The Project MCP Team hopes that everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July celebration! This week’s challenge was to capture the word “independence” in a photo. While it may not have been Independence Day around the world, there was no shortage of creative interpretation of the theme. Here are several of the Project…


How To Edit Outdoor Newborn Images With Newborn Necessities

Don’t pull your hair out when editing newborn photos. Here’s some easy steps you can take to process your photos with ease.

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Top 5 Secrets to Successfully Photographing Newborns Outdoors

Most newborn babies are photographed inside. It can be tricky to take them outside for images but it can be done. These tips will help you.


Composite Images: Use Photoshop To Blend Multiple Photos

Not every photographic image can happen in camera.  Sure, as photographers, it is ideal to get white balance and exposure right, but some scenes can only happen with manipulation after the fact.  Enter…post-processing.  Enter….Photoshop.   The photo above consists of many photos combined using Photoshop. For starters, fashion photographer Laura Marino told me about this…


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