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Month: August 2012



Creating a Retro 50s Image in Photoshop

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Fun Retro 50’s Image Using Your Photos and Photoshop Step 1: The first step is to open up a new Photoshop document and drag the photo on to a new layer. Step 2: Next, erase the background of the original photo using the eraser tool, or selecting the subject using…


Photographer Cafe Giveaway and Special Discount Code

The winner of the $125 Gift Certificate is entry 101 – Natasha McGuire. Photographer Cafe will contact you soon with your prize.  Thank you everyone for entering.     Photographer Cafe, a long-time advertiser of the MCP Blog, is pleased to announce many fresh, practical, beautiful templates that have landed in their shop this summer. Find…


Free Model Release Form for Photographers

You should always have a model release handy so you have permission to use people’s photos on your site. Download this free one now.


Project MCP: Highlights for August, Challenge #4 and September Challenge Reveal

Every athlete went to the London 2012 Summer Olympics dreaming of one thing. The United States brought home 46, China, 38, France, 11 and Uganda, only 1. Yep, you guessed it, the coveted gold medal. Gold symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and it the case of the Olympics, it symbolizes athletic excellence. The August, challenge #4…


How to Get a Pure White Background in Studio Shots

How to Get a Pure White Background in Studio Shots Photos against a pure white background are extremely versatile.  A white (also called “blown out” or ” knockout”) background has for a long time been popular for commercial photography, including model, fashion and product shoots.  It is also a great option for portrait sessions of…


How To Build Your Business Through Experience and History

Learn from your own experiences to grow your business. Research past mistakes and successes.


Practice Makes Perfect: Learn Photography From Seagulls

Next time you get frustrated by seagulls, instead utilize them to learn photography. Here’s how they can help.


Project MCP: Highlights from August, Challenge #3

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games may be over, but the memories, stories and honors will stay with those who watched forever. One of my favorite parts of the Olympic television coverage is the time they spend highlighting the athletes and telling their stories; I especially love those stories belonging to athletes from a “foreign” (in…


How to Edit Darker Skin Newborn Babies Using Photoshop Actions: Part 2

Edit your newborn images with our tools in a few quick steps. You will wonder how you did it with them.


Contest: Win a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC Lens for Canon, Nikon, or Sony SLR Cameras

Here’s your chance to win a Tamron 24-70 lens with image stability – for your Canon, Nikon or Sony SLR.


Get the Best Wildlife Shots: 6 Tips for Photographing Animals in the Wild

If you are wanting to photograph wildlife, here are 6 tips to help you get the best shots.


Project MCP: Highlights for August, Challenge #2

Soccer, gymnastics, badmitton, archery, track and field, diving, wrestling and so much more; the Olympic Games has it all. I am not sure about you, but I have spent the last 15 days watching hour after hour of nail-biting, edge of your seat, hyper-driven sports.  From the look of the Flickr gallery, the Project MCP…


How To Edit Outdoor Senior Photos Quickly With Photoshop Actions

Here are some quick step-by-step instructions for editing your senior sessions with Photoshop actions, quicker and better!


The Shocking Truth: 14 Things Photographers Hate About Photography

Being a photographer is not perfect. Read what photographers hate most about their profession or hobby.

5 Reasons You Don’t Need To Be Your Photography Brand

5 Reasons You Don’t Need To Be Your Photography Brand

Should you brand your business as yourself, or create a brand identity for your company? Learn more now.


Project MCP: Highlights for August, Challenge #1

The Olympics have been in swing for a full week and the theme of repetition has definitely been in the air as several Olympians, including Michael Phelps, Yutong Luo & Kai Qin, Chen Ruolin  & Wang Hao,  Kristin Armstrong and Kim Rhode have all won repeat medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games.  The Project MCP Flickr gallery…

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Do You Typically Edit In Color Or Black And White?

Color vs black and white imagery – each conveys different stories and messages. Do you typically pick one over the other? And why?

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Don’t “Wine” About Photography

Though many photographers drink wine, I’m not sure too many have compared wine to photography.  This analogy below probably works for almost any hobby that can also be a job, from making jewelry and crafts, to decorating, to cooking and more. It also works well for goods and services where there is a large variation…


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