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Month: February 2014



How to Get Artistic Tones with Lightroom Presets

Getting artistic results like this is quick and easy using our new Lightroom presets: InFusion and Illuminate. Assuming you know how to take beautifully lit images as shown in the before and you can click your mouse, and you own Lightroom 4 or 5, you can do it too. Thank you to Lindsay Gutierrez of…

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InFusion + Illuminate Lightroom Presets are Now Available!

The MCP InFusion and MCP Illuminate Lightroom Preset Packages are now available! Yep, you read that right: We’re launching TWO brand-new products to simplify your workflow and take your Lightroom edits to a whole new level! Are you a longtime MCP Fusion actions fanatic, but wish you could have the same versatility in Lightroom? Have you…


How To Create a Multiplicity Image

Photograph subject using different poses moving them around the frame. Then using layer masks in photoshop, reveal each pose creating a unique image.


Mirror The Background In Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Objects

We’ve all had that moment of scrolling through our images and finding “the one” but then realize there is a ugly, distracting object in the background!  Most of the time we grab our clone tool and quickly clone it out, but that’s not always the case.  I’m going to show you my all time favorite…


Me, Myself, And I: Introduction To Self Portrait Photography

This blog post will show you how to gain inspiration and insight from self portrait photography.


Should Photographers Make Subjects Look Like Magazine Models?

How far is too far when it comes to slimming, smoothing, and altering your subjects in Photoshop? As photographers we decide how far to go every time we edit photos. My personal Photoshop retouching philosophy is to edit temporary things if a customer wants, such as reducing acne and smoothing out skin, but to leave…


Top 5 iPad Apps for Professional Photographers

Tools like the the iPad and other tablets give you the ability to e-mail clients, schedule shoots, present and sign releases, check the weather for shoots, proof photos, show clients virtual samples, take payments and much more all one one sleek and professional device! If you’re a photographer with an tablet, here are some iPad…

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Haunting winter photos of Earth’s coldest city by Amos Chapple

A lot of people in the Northern Hemisphere are complaining about the weather. However, there are some folks who live in worse conditions without nagging. Photographer Amos Chapple invites us to meet the people living in the coldest inhabited area on Earth, which includes the village of Oymyakon and the city of Yakutsk, both located in Russia.

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Iran’s cultural diversity documented by Hossein Fatemi

Iran is not all about oppressed women, war, and nuclear weapons. There is a huge cultural diversity in the Middle Eastern country and photographer Hossein Fatemi has set on a quest to document it. People drinking, singing, partying, playing, and having fun in general are not something out of the ordinary, as seen in these great photos.


Vote for Your Favorite Entry in the MCP Photo Contest

In case you haven’t heard the news, MCP Actions has TWO new sets of Lightroom presets coming out at the end of February: InFusion and Illuminate. We decided to do a fun photo contest on our Facebook Group to celebrate! The TWO entries with the most votes on Tuesday evening (around 7-8pm eastern) will each…

Fujifilm TCL-X100 teleconverter

Fujifilm TCL-X100 tele conversion lens unveiled at CP+ 2014

Fujifilm has announced a sought-after accessory for the X100 and X100S compact camera users. The company has unveiled the Fujifilm TCL-X100 tele conversion lens at the CP+ 2014. This accessory can be mounted on the fixed lens of the cameras and will provide a 35mm equivalent of 50mm, without compromising the f/2 aperture.


Three Step-By-Step Photoshop Edits: What is Your Favorite?

  Three Step-By-Step Photoshop Edits: What is Your Favorite? Which edit do you like best?  Each was edited with MCP Inspire Photoshop Actions for PS and PSE. Edit 1: Color Carousel: Used Brilliant Base, Sun-Drenched, Spunky, Georgia Peach, Beaming, Bold Color (masked off denim), Precision Sharp (painted on balloons + eyes) Edit 2: Color Carousel: Used…

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Mark II

Cosina announces Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II lens

Cosina has introduced a revised version of a Voigtländer lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II lens now features a clickless aperture, a welcomed feature for videographers. Other than that, the optic will provide the same 35mm equivalent of 50mm and ultra-bright aperture of f/0.95.

Canon EOS 7D replacement

Canon 7D Mark II coming this fall, 4K video camera sooner

Canon 7D Mark II is rumored to have finally had its release date set by the Japanese manufacturer. The DSLR camera will be announced and released on the market in fall 2014 as the “new benchmark in the APS-C segment”. Moreover, Canon will launch a 4K video recording camera at the NAB Show 2014 which takes place in April.

New Olympus PRO lenses

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 and Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lenses unveiled

Olympus has expanded its line-up of M.Zuiko Digital PRO lenses with the introduction of two new models. The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lenses are both official, promising unrivaled image quality for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Surprisingly, the pair has been scheduled for a 2015 release date.

Fuji X100S

Fujifilm X200 and Fujifilm X30 cameras coming in 2014

The rumor mill has uncovered evidence that the Fujifilm X200 and Fujifilm X30 compact cameras will be announced by the end of 2014. Moreover, the specifications of the former have been leaked, too, revealing the several improvements over the Fujifilm X100S. Check them out here and get ready for more details as they are on the way.

Sony A6000 mirrorless camera

Sony A7000 mirrorless camera will not be released in 2014

Shortly after the PlayStation maker has announced the new Sony A6000 mirrorless camera, it has been rumored that the company will also launch a replacement for the Sony NEX-7. However, inside sources are reporting that the so-called Sony A7000 will not be introduced, nor released on the market by the end of this year.

Nikon Coolpix P7800 replacement

Nikon D2300 and Nikon Coolpix P8000 to be launched this May

As the official launch event of the Nikon D4S is being delayed, the Japanese company is rumored to make other announcements. According to inside sources, the Nikon D2300 could become world’s smallest DSLR sometime in May, while the Nikon Coolpix P8000 might replace the Nikon Coolpix P7800 around the same date.

Canon ELPH 135

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, ELPH 140 IS and ELPH 135 unveiled

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, ELPH 140 IS, and ELPH 135 are the company’s last announcements before the start of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014. These three cameras are budget-friendly point-and-shoot cameras that will make sure photographers will not be forced to break the bank, but still capture good images in the process.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony HX400V, Sony H400, and Sony H300 bridge cameras revealed

Sony wants to prove that it can match the announcements made by Canon, so the PlayStation maker has introduced three new bridge cameras. The Sony HX400V, Sony H400, and Sony H300 are all featuring high-megapixel sensors as well as superzoom lenses, which get you close to the action and provide superior image quality.

Sony Cyber-shot WX350

Sony WX350 and Sony W800 ultra-compact cameras officialized

One of the busiest days in the digital imaging world concludes with the official unveiling of the Sony WX350 and Sony W800 ultra-compact cameras. Although their specs lists are very different, these two devices are aimed at beginner photographers. They will be released in the coming weeks, one of them for a price under $100.


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