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How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

Learn to nail your focus every time. You’ll get sharpener pictures one you learn how to apply these easy-to-follow techniques.

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How to Get Uncooperative Children to Pose for Pictures

When working with children smiles and energy are key. Laugh, dance, let them play and enjoy their moments in order to capture them at their best.

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How to Fix Your Photoshop Brush When It Looks Like Cross-Hairs

Grrr, the first time this happens to you, you’ll want to pull your own hair out.  Your Photoshop brush (or Elements brush) shows as cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  The typical response is to visit the preferences area and see an area called cursors. After you realize you did not have the…

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How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones can suffer if you are heavy handed. Our best advice on how…

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Deleting Preferences To Fix Issues in Photoshop and Elements

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at some time you will feel like the program has gone crazy and weird things keep happening.  While there are other reasons for it too, if you delete the preferences, your troubles often vanish. This is a quick fix for many quirks that build in the programs. Deleting your preferences is stronger…

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How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

Learn to nail your focus every time. You’ll get sharpener pictures one you learn how to apply these easy-to-follow techniques.

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Shooting In a Niche: Becoming a Boutique Studio

Shooting In a Niche: Becoming a Boutique Studio In my own personal experience, it’s easier to be a photographer when you focus on a single niche instead of trying to shoot anything and everything. Although I do photograph most subjects when asked, I don’t promote myself for them. First, a definition of a boutique studio:…

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Print Sharpen in Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom

If you edit your images in Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, it’s often hard to know as a newer photographer, how much editing is “too much.”  This is especially true of sharpening for print. Our best advice on how to sharpen for print: View your images at 100% when you want to sharpen them. More is…

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Make Your Images Come Alive in Photoshop

If You Want Your Colors to Pop and Your Images to Come Alive, You’ll Love This MCP Inspire’s Drama Photoshop action makes images nearly pop off your screen.  Rich, deep colors and strong, intense details with a little help from a paint brush.  To see how we accomplished this edit below, scroll down. Using Photoshop…

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Get Rid of Cross-Hairs on Photoshop Brushes

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at one time or another, your brush will show cross-hairs instead of the outline of a circle.  Likely, you will go into your preferences area and see a spot called cursors. After you realize you did not have the cross-hairs option on, you’ll scratch your head, or maybe start…

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Quick Tip Tuesday: Deleting Preferences To Fix Issues in Photoshop

If you use Photoshop or Elements, at some time you will feel like the program has gone crazy and weird things keep happening.  While there are other reasons for it too, deleting/refreshing your preferences is often the fix.  We recommend you PIN this graphic explaining the solution to your boards or save it for when…

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Learn How to Add Clouds, Change Colors of an Object and Add Sunlight

Do you like special effects on your images? Would you like to learn: How to Add Clouds? How to Change Colors of an Object (a brick wall in this case)? How to Add Sunlight and Sharpen Elaborate Gowns? If so, you are in luck.  Using Photoshop + the MCP Inspire actions, you can easily achieve…

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FAQ: How To Get These Looks in Photoshop

“How do you get these looks in Photoshop?” After posting this image on Friday, we got many inquiries asking exactly how we achieved each of these three looks using MCP Inspire Photoshop actions.   Rather than list every step out here, we thought it was easier to share our MCP Inspire Overview Video Tutorial with…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using AE Lock

In my last post about metering, you may have noticed that I made a quick reference to “AE Lock”. You may be unfamiliar with what AE Lock is or what it does. Never fear, I am here to tell you all about it!

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In-Camera Metering Modes Demystified

If you have a DSLR, you’ve probably heard about metering. But you may be a little foggy on what it is, what types there are, or how to use it.

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The TRUTH About Saving Files in the .JPEG Format

Saving files in the .JPEG format It is somewhat a myth that every time you save a file as a .jpeg that you lose information and compression occurs.  For a long time, many photographers have assumed that if you save your file as a .jpeg that you are losing a lot of data. You may…or…

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Because Camera Equipment Really Does Matter

Some say it’s what you do with your camera and lens, while others feel the equipment makes the photo. Learn the truth – which is correct.

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Find Out the Best Selling Photography Products Now

Find out the hottest selling camera and photo gear now!

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements

If you cannot get your actions installed easily into Photoshop Elements, this is the ultimate troubleshooting guide. You will have your actions installed and working once you try our tips.

How to Price Your Photography – Q&A with Alicia Caine {Easy as Pie}

How to Price Your Photography – Q&A with Alicia Caine {Easy as Pie}

Here is a transcript from the 1 hour Live Text Chat on the MCP Actions Facebook Page with Alicia Caine from Served Up Fresh {Easy as Pie} – pricing for photographers You will see the question a participant asked, and then the answer from Alicia (AC). We hope to do another LIVE chat with her…

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FAQ: Answers from a Professional Photographer

FAQ: “Dear Laura” {Answers from a Professional Photographer} Though the names have been changed, these are actual questions that were left in comments or that arrived in my email.  Laura Novak, a well-known professional photographer, is answering some of these frequently asked questions. Question: Dear Laura, I am one of those people that just offers…

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