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How to Stay Safe and Legal with Photography and Railroads

Stay safe and legal when you photograph people on railroad tracks. Here are tips and information so you can learn if you are doing it right.

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How Much is Your Client Worth to You in Total?

Each of your clients is worth much more than the price of a one time sale. Learn how much value they can bring to you over a lifetime.

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So….You Want to Break Into Weddings?

Want to break into wedding photography? Here’s what you need to know before you book your first wedding.

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5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

5 Easy tips on how to increase the reach of your photography business without the use of social media websites.


4 Ways To Be Taken Seriously As A Young Photographer

If you’re a young photographer, or know of some younger photographers who have trouble getting taken seriously, here are some tips and tricks to getting the respect you deserve.   1. Act Professionally If you want to be taken seriously, you need to be professional. This component is involved in many aspects of the professional…


Featured Photographer: Meet Jenna Beth Schwartz – Part-Time Warrior!

Over the next few months, please join us for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at some of MCP’s favorite photographers through a special “Featured Photographer” series.  Learn their secrets, their favorite photography items, how they got their start, and much more! This Month?  We’re focusing on Jenna Schwartz’ business out near sunny Las Vegas.  She is…


Cheap Photographers are Crushing the Photo Industry…Or Are They?

Are cheap photographers crushing the photo industry? One photographer’s take on this frequently asked question.


Black and White or Color – It is Easy to Have Both with Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Color or B&W – which Photoshop Actions edit do you prefer? The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but…


Finding Balance: 4 Tips for Juggling Career, Family, and Photography

When photography is not a full-time job, finding the right balance in life can be hard. Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Williams Photography offers advice on how to manage a career, a family, and a passion for photography whether you are a hobbyist or a part-time professional.


The 4 Best Tax Tips for On Location Photographers

This blog post highlights tax deductions you will want to know before you go to your next photo shoot.


Selling Framed Portraits: Make Your Photography Business More Profitable

Amy Harnish, photographer from Fishers, IN writes a guest blog on MCPActions about selling of framed portraits in your photography business.


The Best Ways to Improve your Online Photography Portfolio in 2014

This blog will help you set your business foundations, showcase your work so that your personal artistry shines through, and help you gain clients.


The Right Way for New Photographers to Price Photography

Pricing…what is the right way to price photography? Pricing is always a difficult subject to talk about. It is also one of those subjects where a new photographer will hear a lot of conflicting information regarding what is right or what is wrong. The perspective that I am going to share might be a bit…


The Naked Truth Exposed: How Photographers Price Photography

  The Naked Truth Exposed: How Photographers Price Photography There is no right or wrong answer on how photographers should price their prints, digital goods or session fees! Most photographers find that pricing photography is the most difficult aspect to owning a photo studio.  It’s easy to under charge when you start out and soon…


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…


Photo Studio Tour: Behind the Scenes Look at a Newborn Studio

I have been photographing since 2008 and specialized in newborns about 2 years ago. I photograph maternity, newborns and babies up to 1 year. I offer family sessions twice a year in the spring and fall. I am so grateful for this studio space because it allows the parents to come in and relax and…


Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 3

In our last installment to Facebook Pages, I explain the last several sections in the detailed Page Insights section. Our first post went over some common Facebook myths and general explanations, and our second post explained the first several sections to Page Insights. Visits. This will start with, “Showing data from 10/16/2013 – 10/22/2013,” and…


Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 2

In my last post, I went over a few myths in Facebook Pages, and explained the basic overview of Facebook pages and views. Here, we go more in depth to the actual Page Insights Facebook gives you. Note: Page Insights has moved, as you can see below in the photo. You can click the link…


Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 1

As a marketer, I not only pay attention to my photography, but my marketing as well. I’m always looking at the stats of my photos and posts on my fan page, and trying to decipher how important they are to me. Did an important post go out? Should I boost it more? What’s the deal…


Photo Studio Tour: Not Your Traditional Mall Photography Studio

This article provides a tour of the Frameable Faces Photography Studio in West Bloomfield, MI with a detailed description and photos.


Inspiring Photography Projects That Build Your Reputation

Use photography projects to not only inspire yourself but also build your reputation and your business.


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