MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week


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This week we introduced a new photo challenge on the MCP Shoot Me Facebook page. This week’s challenge is to capture emotion with a single shot.  We loved seeing everyone’s work on this theme, the range of emotions and techniques used to capture it were amazing!  Here are a few of the team’s favorites from this week:

Photo Diana Welden

Captured by Diana Welden

f/1.8, 1/100, ISO 400. Edited with MCP Newborn Necessities.

Photo Jennifer Kennan Giliberto

Captured by Jennifer Keenan Giliberto

Enlighten presets (Midtones & Highlight protect, warm overlay),

brushes: sharpen, exposure, color pop, detail finder. Canon 5D Miii, 70mm, ISO 100, f4, 1/100

Photo Petra Stanley

Captured by Petra Stanley

Canon 60d, f/9, 1/500, iso100.

MCP Fusion Fantasy, Center Light with flare, pink haze, facebook fix.

Use the photography challenges as a way to grow as a photographer.  Be creative, try new things and shoot these images for yourself.   You have the support of a large group of photographers who can assist you and give you feedback as you work on specific themes and skills.

The team would like to thank everyone who submitted a photo for the challenge. You have one more week on this theme, so come join our Facebook Group and participate now. Also, make sure to check the album on the group page for more emotional inspiration.

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The photo edit challenge continued this week with many stunning edits of Angela McNaul’s beautiful summer photo. Here are a couple of photo edits we would like to share this week:

Edit Claire Stevenson

Edited by Jaylene Claire Stevenson

Autumn Equinox base action- Autumn Edge off, Autumn fill flash off, Sweet Potato @ 20%, Pumpkin Patch@ 56%, Autumn haze @ 53%masked off girl, Directional Glow (left to right) @ 60%.
Newborn necessities – Sharp Eyelashes on main white flower @ 100% and on lips @ 50%

Edit Kaylynn Aragon Sandoval

Edited by KayLynn Aragon Sandoval

Hand edits in CS5, brightened image, used levels,

MCP used quick lighten, MCP High Def Sharpening, added a vignette at the end,

and MCP crystal clear web size resharpening.

Edit Petra Stanley

Edited by Petra Stanley

 Summer Solstice Campfire, Honeycomb, Over the Rainbow.

Directional sunlight pointed to the center with flare.

Facebook Fix.

The photo editing challenge gives you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how others edit the same photographs.  Participating allows you to practice editing, learn how to give constructive criticism, and watch what steps or Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets are used in various edits.  Join us to edit the bi-weekly photos.

If you have an idea on how you’d edit the image below, or want to see and learn what others did, JOIN US HERE.

Thank you again to Angela McNaul for allowing us to use this photo.  The current challenges are linked at the top of the group. Remember, you can also ask for critique on your edit.

There will be a new editing challenge beginning on Monday, so come join the fun.

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