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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…


Tap Into Your Strength and Passion to Create Stronger Photos

If you want to create stronger photos, dig deep into your passions and use that to drive your photography. Here’s how.


A Different Kind of Before and After

Rather than the usual Photoshop or Lightroom before and after, learn how I spent the last year becoming a before and after myself — via a change in my lifestyle.

Makeup Artist Natalie Sky prepping model Kiah in the studio of Devorah Goldstein Images, Rockland County, NY

A Photographer’s Guide to Working With a Makeup Artist

Learn inside tips to take your photography to the next level by working with a professional makeup artist.


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…


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.


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…


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.


Photo Studio Tour: Behind the Scenes Look at a Small Studio Space

You know how sometimes, things just feel right?  That’s how I felt the first time I walked into the space that I now call my photo studio. It’s an old cottage building (situated among other cottage buildings for businesses in northwest Houston, TX) with a front and back porch and outside stairs to my second-floor…


What Happens When A Photographer Gets Photographed: My Story

As is the case for most of you, I love photography.  I love the feel of the camera and lens in my hands.  I love turning the dials, choosing the focus, composing the shot, locating the best lighting and helping the models get into the ideal position. But what happens when the camera and lens…


Meet the Newest Member of Our Team: Tracy Callahan, Newborn Photographer

We thought it would be fun to interview the newest of the MCP Actions Team.  Learn how Tracy became part of MCP and how she can take your newborn photography and editing to the next level. Tracy is an experience, talented photographer specializing in newborn portraiture. Read along as Tracy provides you with helpful bits…

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Photographer Interview: He Said, She Said ~ Two Different Perspectives

What happens when husband and wife also both earn their living from photography? Meet Travis and Jean – You will LOVE them!


Interview with Audrey Woulard, Professional Children’s Photographer

Interview with Audrey Woulard, Professional Children’s Photographer Last week, I had the opportunity to interview the talented and popular Chicago Children’s Photographer, Audrey Woulard. She is known for her natural light portraiture and her ultra sharp, colorful, with shallow depth of field photography. MCP Facebook Fans sent in questions and many attended this open dialog. …


Professional Photographer Interview: Laura Novak

I am excited to bring you a close up look at professional photographer, Laura Novak.  She has built a successful photography business the past 10 years and has expanded to owning 2 portrait studios with 8 photographers. Laura is inspiring and full of helpful ideas and tips for new and experienced photographers. Please read and…


Senior Photography: Tips and Tricks on Posing, Locations and More

Senior Photography: Tips and Tricks on Posing, Locations and More With Fall coming, photographers are getting ready for photograph high school seniors again.  This style of photography is very popular in the United States and is starting to gain presence in other countries. I’m back with another compilation of links to great MCP Actions Blog…


Ask Deb ~ Answers to Your Photography Questions From a Professional Photographer

Have you ever wanted to ask a professional photographer your photography questions? Deb Schwedhelm will answer some questions posed on the MCP Facebook Page, in this installment of “Ask Deb.” If you have more questions, please leave them in the comment section for a future installment. How do you handle clients that want to see…


Interview & Contest with Jessica Grieves of Photographer’s Kickstart

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Jessica Grieves, of Bubblegum Tree Photography, and the author/designer of the new Photographer’s Kickstart program. And as a BONUS – we also have a contest where you can win the Kickstart Training Module. Scroll to the end of the interview for contest details and your chance to…


Defining Your Style of Photography ~ 8 Tips by Angie Monson

Photography Style: How to Define Your Look by Angie Monson of Simplicity Photography I a so happy to have Angela Monson back on the MCP Blog.  You can check out my Interview with Angela Monson and the Q&A with Angie from last fall. I think the key point to defining your style is to give…

Get To Know Jodi Friedman of MCP Actions

Get To Know Jodi Friedman of MCP Actions

In the past few months I have done a number of FAQ posts on Photoshop actions and training, as well as having FAQ sections on my website to answer the most common questions. Erin Peloquin, who is working on converting some popular MCP Photoshop actions to be compatible in Elements, asked if she could interview…


From Ebayer to Photographer | Interview with Heather Armstrong

Tell us a little about you, your family, and your kids? My name is Heather Armstrong. I couldn’t imagine living in a better moment than now! I love my life & all that it as become! I am a wife. I have three amazing kids–Conner-11, Kira-8, & Madison-7. And I am photographer. My website is…


Angela Monson Answers 10 Reader Questions

Last week I interviewed Angela Monson of Simplicity Photography. To read this interview click here. Readers were allowed to ask questions and Angie picked 10 to answer below. Here are the questions and answers: Susan wrote: Beautiful! I like to post-process a great deal, as well. My question is: Do you post-process every image for…


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