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Starting Your New Year Right: Reasons to Take up a New Hobby Now

2019 has finally arrived and brought with it not only immense excitement and hope for the year ahead but also a myriad of New Year’s resolutions. Despite undeniable good intentions, as many as 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February according to U.S. News. This year, instead of yet again promising yourself that…

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Photographing & Editing Tips to Perfect Newborn Photography

Newborn photography could be daunting compared to other photography genres where either a still object or adults and even kids could be posed and moved at will. Whereas, newborn babies are delicate and need to be handled with a lot of care. Plus, you need to be patient as there could be multiple breaks during…

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10 Practical Tips for Posing Seniors for Portraits

Need help with posing seniors?  Check out the MCP™ Senior Posing Guides, filled with tips and tricks for photographing high school seniors. Flattering Posing for Senior Photography by guest blogger Sandi Bradshaw Hi ya’ll! Today I’m going to chat at you a little bit about posing. For most photographers, posing seems to be one of those love it…

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How to Edit an Underexposed Photo in Lightroom

I have a secret. I love editing underexposed photos. This may sound ridiculous (or even sadistic to those of you who dread editing all together), but there’s something about uncovering those hidden details that gives me the feels. Doing this, of course, is a heck of a lot easier if you’re shooting in Camera Raw.…

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Meet Tom Grill – Photographer of the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp

We’re thrilled to announce that the work of MCP contributor and actions creator, Tom Grill, has been selected for the 2017 United States U.S. Flag Stamp!       An industry veteran, Tom Grill has been a professional photographer and artist for over 40 years. He began his career in Brazil as a photojournalist while…

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How to Make a DIY Photo Canvas on a Budget

Print your photos big. This DIY project teaches you how to make faux canvas prints quick and on a budget.

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Step-by-Step Lightroom Guide to Importing, Exporting and Watermarking

Learn how to import, export and do copyrights and watermarks in Lightroom.

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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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5 Tips for Shooting Macro Water Droplets

Looking to mix things up with your photography? Try this fun macro photo activity that won’t break the bank!

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5 Tips to get Your Customers Ready for Spring Family Portraits

  5 Tips to get Your Customers Ready for Spring Family Portraits I’ll wager a bet that most of us are eagerly awaiting Spring. This winter has certainly been an extreme one! Between the subzero temperatures, snow blizzards and being cooped up indoors, we are ready for sounds of birds chirping, warmer temperatures and bursts…

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5 Tips to Keep Clients Smiling and Energetic Through the Photoshoot

Follow these tips to build a better rapport with your clients, be early, smile, keep things moving and more.

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5 Tips to Help Your Customers Feel More Confident In Front of the Camera

Use these simple tips to help customer stay loose and confident throughout their shoot.

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6 Steps For Better Macro Photography

Learn what you need to know in order to successfully shoot your first images of flowers in macro photography.

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How to Photograph the Northern Lights

If you want incredible images of the Northern Lights, follow along with this tutorials to capture beautiful photos.

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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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Fixing a Blown Out Photo Using Lightroom Presets

A before and after look at an overexposed photo using MCP Enlighten Presets for Lightroom

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Editing Images Taken with a DIY Reflector

Here’s some editing we did to enhance these images we took after using the DIY reflector — to make them pop even more.

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Dollar Store Lighting for Photographers on a Budget

Using a simple DIY reflector fill board from a dollar store, you can get professional lighting results cheaply and easily.

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When is Magic Hour, Really?

Don’t limit your shooting to the magic hour — learn how to get great images at any time of day with these quick tips.

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Just Blog It! How to Prepare Your Collages for Social Media and the Web

Make web-sized collages for your website, blog and social media channels in a few clicks in Photoshop. It’s easy using our blog it board actions.

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Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE

Quickly make your images pop using the MCP Inspire Photoshop actions. Here’s how.

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