Skip to content

MCPActions

Categories

33081470566_ec4ec3364f_b

How to Take Striking Self-Portraits

When have you looked at a professional portrait of someone you’ve never seen and knew, at once, if the model was the photographer or not? If I come across an unfamiliar photographer, I can rarely tell whether the model is the creator themselves or not. This is wonderful because it combines both genres in a…

rachael-crowe-62005

Why You Should Invest in Canon’s Affordable 50mm 1.8 Lens

Not being able to afford expensive lenses might be very discouraging for you. Even worse, it could be preventing you from approaching clients for fear of looking silly with your limited equipment. The world of expensive camera gear might seem like a sweet, impossible dream. But is having a ton of equipment really the only…

mario-calvo-1245

5 Ways to Earn Extra Money as a Photographer

Being a photographer can be financially challenging sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with facing issues that constantly plague the world of creativity. Wanting to be economically stable is what will help you get through times of drought. The best thing you can do during this phase is experiment and persist whenever you can. Experimentation can be…

natalya-zaritskaya-144626

How to Have Fun and Successful Family Shoots

The key to having successful family photoshoots is comfortability, creativity, and a plethora of patience. This might sound like a long list of intimidating demands, but it’s far from problematic if you look at it from the understanding photographers’ point of view. Family shoots can be exceedingly fun and uplifting if both you and your…

clem-onojeghuo-111360

What to Do When You’re out of Inspiration

We all go through phases of creative drought from time to time. Though they’re very natural phenomenons, especially in the world of artists, they can be very discouraging. They sneakily tell us that we’ll never find valuable inspiration again and that our best photographs have already been taken. This, of course, is a lie not…

9 copy

How to Create Compelling Double Exposures and Impress Clients

It’s a given that creative photographs attract an abundance of people. Conceptual images inspire us to think more deeply about a subject and refresh our creativity. They teach us to look at seemingly insignificant things from a fresh perspective. All in all, they’re fulfilling works of art that anyone can create.  Double exposures are two…

rachael-crowe-62006

How to Market Yourself on Social Media

The Internet can be an intimidating place. There are millions of photographers out there, millions of successful artists with an abundance of great clients. Having this in mind may discourage you from pursuing your dreams. This frightened mindset, however, is wrong. It’s very possible to succeed in a busy online world filled with endless news…

rawpixel-com-330230

How to Have Comfortable Client Shoots

We can all agree that comfortable client shoots are a dream. There’s nothing better than having an agreeable client who feels confident in your presence and smoothly collaborates with you. Though dreaming about scenarios of this sort is pleasant, there’s a way to make them come true. Every shoot, regardless of how stressful or complicated…

underwater-photo

5 Shots a beginner photographer absolutely CAN take

When I first started considering photography and the different sort of photos that I wanted to take, I was a little put out. It seemed like every article I read did nothing but tell me that my kit lens would be terrible and need an immediate upgrade, or that I would need to travel to…

First Photoshop Texture Overlay

Photoshop Texture Overlays: More Useful than you may Know

  Most photographers probably don’t think of Photoshop texture overlays as photo editing tools. They’re more for special effects and creating digital art, right? It’s true that those are common applications for them. Textures can be used in more subtle ways to enhance your photos, though. Let’s look at some examples of using them in…

photography-studio-tools

Do More Studio Tools Mean Photographers Don’t Have to Be as Skilled?

There’s always been a happy medium surrounding photographs. Taking a picture is easy and anybody can take a snap. Creating art, however, is a whole different ball game. Historically, at least, there hasn’t been much doubt about that. The divide between amateur enthusiast and professional photographer has generally been clear in the end result. In…

SunMoonBodyImage

MCP Actions™ Sun Meets Moon Photo Contest – Get a Guaranteed 35% Off

Share your best shot of a sunrise, sunset, moonrise or moonset to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and get a guaranteed 35% off coupon for MCP Actions™ and a chance to win the Sky & Sunshine Overlay bundle for Photoshop! (Compatible with Photoshop CS4 – CS6, Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud), Elements 6 – 15, Mac…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Looking for Equipment to Expand Your Studio?

An MCP Actions™ user, Viki Reed, has reached out to us to see if any other users would be interested in purchasing her equipment. Viki needs to sell this as a bundle at a slight discount (which would also include a Light Blaster Lighting Amendment Kit with ALL it’s accessories for free as part of…

Mark Giacobba

MCP Actions Sponsored GuruShots Shooting Clouds Photo Challenge Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the MCP Actions sponsored GuruShots Shooting Clouds Photo Challenge, Mark Giacobba and Carmello! As you know, clouds can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of a shot. Whether they are smoky and thick or light and wispy, pulling out your camera on a cloudy day can produce…

summerphotoshop

Summer Sunset Edit For Lightroom and Photoshop

One of the great joys of landscape photography is being at the right place at the right time to capture a breathtaking sunset. Unfortunately, the shot you remember getting may not always pop as much as you like it to when you get it into Lightroom. The photo below is a perfect example … gorgeous…

lisa-collins

Memorial Day Sale Starts Now! Save 35-50% Storewide. Plus, All Military Service Men and Women Receive a FREE $10 Gift Certificate!

Photo taken by Lisa Collins HOW THIS SALE WORKS For 35% off: Spend $40 to $99.99 and at checkout, use code MEMDAY35 For 50% off: Spend $100 or more and at checkout, use code MEMDAY50 For all Service Men and Women: Click Here 

Bart Boots

MCP Actions Sponsored GuruShots Motherhood Photo Challenge Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the MCP Actions sponsored GuruShots Motherhood Photo Challenge, Bart Boots and Csaba Daróczi! As we all know, Motherhood can be demanding, lonely, and difficult, but the love you get in return is an unmeasurable, fulfilling reward that makes it all worthwhile. In the Motherhood Photo Challenge, we encouraged…

photographer

12 Awesome Photography Genres for Both the Professional and the Hobbyist

With the click of a shutter, we’re able to capture the world before us. Photography allows us to preserve the history of any moment in time. This is why photography is so beloved by many. And with the advent of smartphone technology, almost anyone can be a photographer. There are many forms of photography—many with…

best-sony-6300-lenses

5 Best Lenses for Sony A6300

Which lenses are the top picks for Sony’s highly rated upgrade – A6300? Sony’s recent addition to their camera range, the A6300, marked a significant improvement on its predecessor, the A6000. With a sturdier construction, improved autofocus capabilities and a vastly enhanced 4K video capacity the A6300 has earned some great reviews. One downside to…

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Review

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Review

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i, or 800D as it is known outside of the US, was released as an entry-level DSLR which has a polished design and a lot of features which make it ideal for someone who wants to have an all-around camera or someone who is beginning to learn about photography. General Features…

Nikon D3400 Review

Nikon D3400 Review

Among the DSLRs for beginners into the field of digital photography Nikon released the D3400 which has a lot of great features such as a compact design, a long battery life and good AF performance but the thing for which it truly stands out is the ease of use. The models for people starting into…

Categories

Recent Posts

Scroll To Top