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Lightroom Tutorial: How to Make Simple Portraits Look Stunning

We often have to take “normal” photos; senior, couple, and family sessions all require simplicity from time to time. Though beautifully composed headshots are fun to make, they’re not always easy to edit. Not having full creative freedom can make you feel restricted and encourage you to completely avoid simple portraits. It’s possible to satisfy…

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How to Edit Indoor Portraits in Lightroom

Now that the winter months are here, it’s difficult to take well-lit photographs outdoors. Gloomy skies and cold weather have compelled many enthusiastic photographer to experiment with indoor portrait photography instead. Beginners may find this time of year very discouraging, since unnatural light isn’t always easy to work with. If you don’t own professional lighting…

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How to Create a Magical Autumnal Atmosphere Using Lightroom

The gorgeous autumn months are almost over. At the end of every season, photographers review their portfolios, reminisce, and find beautiful outtakes they didn’t notice before. These outtakes may have been overlooked because of their desaturated colors, lack of light, or uneven horizons. If you can relate to this dilemma, don’t throw those photos away!…

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Make Your Own Ethereal Photos in Lightroom Within Minutes

Complicated, fantasy-themed photoshoots are nothing short of inspiring. We all dream of having the opportunity to recreate fairytales using outfits and locations that are almost magical. Fortunately, ethereal portraits don’t always depend on expensive props and equipment – they can be recreated in an editing program within minutes. A handy alternative to fantasy-themed shoots is…

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How to Create Black & White Photos That Stand Out

Black and white photography is a genre that revolves around thoughtful concepts, eye-catching subjects, and clever points of view. It embraces light, shadows, and fascinating patterns. It’s not a surprise, then, that many photographers rely on this genre to enhance some of their best photographs. Colorless images direct the viewer’s eye and compel every element of…

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How to Quickly Edit Photos in Lightroom and Get More Work Done

Editing an abundance of photos in Lightroom can feel like a boring chore at times, especially if you have hundreds of photos that look relatively similar. Tasks like this tend to be monotonous and time-consuming, making you wish you were out taking photos instead of sitting in front of your laptop. Most editing programs, fortunately,…

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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…

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How to Use Sunshine Overlays in Photoshop

This quick and easy tutorial on how to use our Sunshine Overlays by Tom Grill will help you take a blah photo and give that extra something it needs to sparkle. When I took this pic, it was the subject matter that caught my eye, but the sky at the time wasn’t all that spectacular.…

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How to turn studio shots into on location shots in just a few simple steps

There are many times when you shoot photographs in the studio and wish you could be on location, in a city, in the woods, anywhere but in your studio. Here is a tutorial to make a normal studio shot into the on location shot that you wished you were able to take. Here is the…

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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 Add an Artistic Look to Your Images Combining Lightroom and Photoshop

Get an artistic look in your images by combining edits in both Lightroom and Photoshop. It’s easy. Just follow along.

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MCP My Photo: How 4 Photographers Edit the Same Image

Learn the step-by-step edit instructions for editing this image for different ways.

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5 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC

Lightroom 6 (AKA Lightroom CC) just got much better. This upgrade will save you time and make editing easier. Here’s how.

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Soft Proofing in Lightroom

Learn how to use soft proofing so you know what your images really will look like and if you pushed your edits too far.

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3 Ways to Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom

Fix blown highlights fast using these easy lightroom tips!

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One Minute Lightroom Edit: Underexposed to Vibrant and Warm

Follow these quick steps to fix underexposure — get a better Lightroom edit and improve your image in one minute or less.

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Quick Tip Tuesday – Try These Editing Tips

Here are some quick things you can try next time you are editing in Lightroom or Photoshop – which is your favorite?

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Cropping Your Photos the Right Way For Great Images

If you want to make sure you can print your photo without losing limbs, learn cropping the right way. These easy tips will save your sanity.

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The Most Valuable Photography Learning Tool… And It Is Free

While practice is the best way to improve your photography, there’s a learning tool you need to take full advantage of each click of your shutter.

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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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MCP Lightroom Presets That Will Make Your Color POP!

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Highlighting Fall Colors 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 now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show…

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