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Soon, you’ll learn more about our new Photoshop action set.

Behind the scenes at MCP Actions, we have been listening closely to professional newborn photographers while creating the only set you will ever need to edit newborn and baby photos.

The wait is almost over.  On April 16th, we will change the way you edit newborn photography with the release of Newborn Necessities Photoshop action set.

Before you can buy it, you can win it.

This could be the only time we’ll give this set away in a contest here and it’s happening before we release the set to the public.

We are giving away one Newborn Necessities Photoshop action set through this blog.

Entering is easy: In the comment section below,  describe your biggest challenge when editing newborn and baby photos.  Whatever your biggest challenge is, Newborn Necessities will be able to meet it.

Bonus entry: Post on your Facebook and/or Twitter Pages and let share our news with your photographer friends, including a link to our Site: https://mcpactions.com, Blog: https://mcpactions.com/blog/ or Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MCPActions/.  Then add a bonus comment on this post letting us know you did.

Example Facebook/Twitter post: On April 16th, MCP Actions newest Photoshop Action Set, Newborn Necessities, will be available. If you photograph babies, enter to win it before you can buy it: https://mcpactions.com/blog/.

 

Come back Friday, April 13th to see if you won, and to get a few more sneak peeks.

 

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  1. Dorothy Stevens on April 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

    My biggest challenge when editing newborn photography is getting the skin the right colour.

  2. Maria G. on April 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Skin tones. skin tones. skin tones. They kill me with babies!:)

  3. Emily on April 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

    My biggest challenge is those darn newborn skintones!

  4. Lindsay Wilhelmi on April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Getting rid of red/splotchies w/out making baby look “plastic.” :)Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Melissa McClain on April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    My biggest struggle is getting the lighting down right.

  6. ang on April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    way to blow my mind at 10 am -can’t wait!! <3

  7. Kerri on April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Skin!!! I struggle with getting creamy skin tone!!!

  8. ashley larson on April 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    my biggest challenge with newborn photography is definitely finding a good medium between soft & natural.

  9. Candace on April 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    My biggest challenge is getting the skin tone correct. I find it so tough to get the right color exactly the way I want it when I sit down to edit.

  10. viv on April 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Even & naturdl looking skin tones… newborn skin is tricky

  11. Emily on April 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I posted to facebook!

  12. Dorothy Stevens on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I tweeted! @ohsnaptbay

  13. Lindsay Wilhelmi on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Shared on Facebook. 🙂

  14. Siobhan on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Oh, getting the pesky red skin away!

  15. Heather Martin on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Skin tones for sure!

  16. Vicki Johnston on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Skin tones, always skin tones!

  17. Lauren Sherman on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Yep, skintones and covering blemishes… tough.

  18. Lauren Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Nailing skin tones & knocking out the splotchy bad baby skin, while not making a beautiful little person look overtly photoshopped, is always a challenge.

  19. Amanda on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    It is definitely trying to get the skin tones looking right.

  20. Jaimi on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    SKIN!! Tones, blotches, acne….I’m sure this will be another amazing MCP set. Can’t wait to see it!

  21. Heather D on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    random skin tones!

  22. kacie schexnayder on April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    The hardest part for me is making the baby look flawlesd but still natural

  23. Siobhan on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I shared on Facebook!

  24. Lindsay Wilhelmi on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Tweeted!

  25. BrieAnn on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Skin tones, but I’m not sure that is only for newborns either, sometime little kids can have some struggling skin too.

  26. Kristen Morton on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Editing skin tones while trying not to wash out the rest of the image.

  27. Tammy Weir on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    My biggest challenge is skin tones….I’m never really satisfied with the end results

  28. Rachael Cook on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Definitely natural looking skin tones… it’s tough!

  29. Carolyn on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    My biggest challenge is smoothing out their marbled skin without over-doing it and making them look plastic.

  30. Mindi on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    skin tones!

  31. Danielle on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Skin tones!! Particularly on babies dealing with jaundice.

  32. Latoyia Bailey on April 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I still struggle with posing/position newborns 🙁

  33. Tami Tripp on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Even skin tones and eliminating red marks.

  34. jules halbrooks on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    My biggest issue is red skin tones…

  35. Alexandra Keller on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Oh goodness this is just perfect! My biggest issue with newborn editing is getting the skin tone *JUST* right.

  36. Meagan McCulloch on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Newborns are best in natural light but either way, natural or studio lighting, their skintones tend to get the worst of me. I have a hard time editing out the redness & yellowish tones without making them look “drowned out”. What I mean is basically saturating their skin color. It looks terrible & no matter what, I seem to still have a redness or yellowish tone in the outcome without desaturating their skin. :/ It’s so frustrating!

  37. Bernie Rainbow on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    What don’t I have troub;e with?? lol. I think the biggest would be getting the right COLOUR with that smooth creaminess… I am really looking forward to this new set!!! 🙂

  38. Jennifer on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Skin tones!! Grr…

  39. Peggi Lee on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Skin color. I tend to end up with a very washed out looking baby or one that’s been to a tanning salon. *sigh*

  40. Sue Plote on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Lighting…lighting…lighting! Always a challenge, but particularly with newborns!

  41. Olga / Newborn Photographer @ Chasing Moments on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    My biggest challenge is editing skin tones against a monotone background (black, white, neutral, blue, etc) when there is no other “reference color” in the image besides baby’s skin. Takes a ton of time sometimes to get it right and natural(MCP fusion set helps a lot sometimes, but not all the time so can’t wait for the new action set to come out – yay!)

  42. Dana on April 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Skin tones…either blotchy or there is a cast on the skin from the blankets….

  43. dayna koshar on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    my biggest challenge is skintones!

  44. Christi Guhn on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Skin tones!!!!!!!!

  45. Jennifer Kunkel Gill on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    My biggest challenge when editing newborns is getting the skintone and complexion to look flawless and to get the eyes to look crisp and bright.

  46. Jackie on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Skin tones!! Can I say more?! 🙂

  47. Cecile on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Wow! My biggest problem is newborn skin tones! They’re so hard to balance sometimes

  48. Angelica on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    My biggest challenge is skin which I wonder if it has something to do with lighting.

  49. Jeannie on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Editing so that the skin tone looks natural and not like a fake doll!

  50. Rachel V on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Fixing skin tone with out making the baby look unnatural. But still covering up the baby acne and splotches.

  51. Samantha W on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Hands down my biggest problem with editing newborns is their skin! Whether it be color casts or giving them that creamy glow and smoothness, I either can’t get it done to my liking or it takes me forever! So looking forward to this set, as I’ve loved every other set I’ve purchased from you!!!

  52. karly on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Skintones for sure!

  53. Angelica on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I posted all three of your links to facebook! No twitter on this end…

  54. Jessica on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    My biggest challenge is baby skin tones and the red spots, I don’t like when the babies look fake!

  55. Laura K on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Skun tones and scratches/ red spots!

  56. Marian Wigdorovitz on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    The biggest challenge for me, when editing newborn and children, is get the softer light possible, and not to burn those white/transparent skins…

  57. Matt on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    My biggest issue (as with the rest of my work) is working with light.

  58. Kelsie Fair on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Skin tones and flakey skin!! Every baby has different tones so i wide variety of fixes for that! 🙂

  59. Kerry on April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Natural, clean skin tones

  60. Lindsay on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Definitely the skin tones, and the baby acne.

  61. Leslie-Anne on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Def. SKIN TONES 🙁 –But I LOVE shooting babes…my fave subject!

  62. Photographe strasbourg on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    My biggest challenge is to have the perfect smoothed skin (but not so perfect, a litlle grainy), with the perfect color (glowing skin), with the perfect exposure ! and very beauitful bokeh !I hope you’ll help me with theses features.

  63. MelissaF on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    The same as everyone else…Getting newborn skin tones!

  64. melinda murray on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Skin tones are definitely the most challenging to be consistent with.

  65. Trudy on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    definitely skin tones are the trickiest:)

  66. Sue Plote on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Shared on Facebook!

  67. Jen on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Editing skin tones on babies is so frustrating. Thank you for the chance to win this!!!

  68. Catara Carrell on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Editing so that the tone of their skin looks natural

  69. Hollie on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    My biggest challenge is skin tones, and using natural lighting and getting the desired affect, when photographing newborns in a hospital room

  70. Chrissy on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Like most others, skin tones are a big issue. And when there are a lot of skin flakes to deal with…not a big issue, just time consuming. But I love the babies and can’t wait to photograph more (especially my new niece or nephew!). I can’t wait to see what these new actions are!

  71. Samantha W on April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Posted the news on twitter! SnpdrgnPhotog

  72. Angie on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Getting the skin tones right and still having it look like a baby and not a doll.

  73. Rachel V on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    posted on FB!

  74. Vicki on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    My biggest challenge is the same as everyone else! skin tones every time! They vary so much and one baby can have peachy but flakey body, jaundiced yellow head but bright magenta hands and feet!Oh and hiding Umbilical cord clips is also a pain!

  75. Meagan McCulloch on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Shared on Facebook! 🙂

  76. Paul on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Skin blotches, editing out the little skin flakes, and in some pictures, trying to clean out the drool.

  77. Nicole Hauff on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Skin color/tones

  78. Carly Nordin on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    It’s definitely their skin. How to make it look natural and not over-processed. Especially when they have those little white bumps, or a slightly orange tinge!

  79. Cherilyn Haines on April 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Glad to see I’m not the only one – My biggest challenge is getting the skin tone just right and super creamy.

  80. Aparna B. on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    No matter how good the natural light can be, I can never quite make the photo vibrant enough without making the baby look pink! I definitely need help adjusting skin tones!

  81. Lori M. on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    RED feet! I get the rest of the baby’s skin tones looking right and then still have to deal with bright red feet! 🙂

  82. Kelsie Fair on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Posted it to Facebook!!

  83. Stephanie parks on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Skin tones! 🙂

  84. karen on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    yep,skin tones for me too. fixing blotchy skin without it looking totally photoshopped fake, or fixing yellowish skin especially when the face and body don’t really match… sigh. can’t wait to see what you have in this new set! =)

  85. Jennifer H on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Natural looking skin tones!

  86. Melissa on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Definitely skin!!

  87. Jen D on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    the hardest part is lighting and making the skin look even

  88. Jamie on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    mine is the skin tones, I cant ever seem to get them right.

  89. Jacquelyn McHenry on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    My biggest issue is Jaundice. I can figure out the reds, but they yellows…..not so easy!

  90. Melissa on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    My biggest challenge so far is probably skin tones and lighting.

  91. christina on April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    definitely the skin tones…the balance between getting rid of red splotches yet keeping it natural…no plastic babies!

  92. Heather on April 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

    My biggest issue with newborns is evening out the skin tone, expcially red splotchiness. It just never looks perfect to me.

  93. Gina on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Skin tones are the hardest for me as well. Would love a one-click edit to get the tones right, every time.

  94. Aparna B. on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I tweeted :)http://twitter.com/#!/notaleaf/status/189718773559861248

  95. karen on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    tweeted =)

  96. Kashia on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    my biggest callenge is definitely dealing with the red blotchy skin and uneven skin tones.

  97. jaimie m on April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    like everyone else – perfect creamy skin tones!!

  98. Reine on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Yep, the skin color is the hardest to fix for me too!

  99. Jennifer Sloter on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Skin tones! They kill me every time!

  100. Lauren Elizabeth on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Skin tones here too!

  101. Stephanie parks on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Shared on facebook!

  102. Stacy Tuggle on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Baby skintones are the biggest challenge to get right… some are harder than others, but definitely the worst part of post processing.

  103. Anne Wilmus Photography on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Getting the red and purple tones out of their skin without loosing too much detail and without it becoming too gray or yellow. Also, overall white balance.

  104. Claire M on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Babies with varying skin tone issues! Splotchy red on the face and poor circulation in the limbs are my most common combination.

  105. Carrie on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    My biggest problem with newborn editing is making sure the color of the skin is accurate and beautiful. Babies can be so red or yellow! I use a gray card when shooting, but the coloring is not always pleasing to the eye and you want the portrait to be amazing! Trying to get the color correct and the blotchiness of the skin away can be a real challenge! Would LOVE to try this new set!

  106. Tabitha on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I have to say….SKIN TONES!! Tabitha

  107. Alisha Gregson on April 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Skin tones! and getting sharp details without looking overdone.

  108. jaimie m on April 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

    shared on my biz page!!

  109. Giovanni Logrono on April 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Definitely getting the skin to look smooth and have that beautiful baby “glow.

  110. Crystal (momaziggy) on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Very exciting! My biggest issue when editing skin is probably what most are…skin! Color & blemishes! Can’t wait to check out the new set Jodi! 🙂

  111. Alysson Korver on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    As everyone will probably say: SKIN TONES!

  112. Cathie Tranent (@CathieTranent) on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Tonings! Getting the little love soft with looking anemic .. and the perfect black and white conversion!!

  113. Terry on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Skin tones! newborn skin is so tricky

  114. Jennifer Sloter on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am
  115. Heidi Doroghazi on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Skin tones! Their skin varies so much their hands to their face.

  116. kkim Przybylski on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I find the hardest thing is getting the skin tone even.

  117. Joan Forrest on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Making the beautiful little angels look totally natural, yet flawless! Comgination of skin tones with lighting!

  118. Megan Werve on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    My biggest struggle with babies and newborns are skin tones. LOVE MCP! Thanks for this opportunity!

  119. Alisha Gregson on April 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Shared it on Facebook 🙂

  120. Nichole Birchfield on April 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Always skin tones! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  121. Matt on April 10, 2012 at 9:25 am
  122. Missi on April 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    It appears that it is those newborn skintones that gets most of us!! Thanks for a great opportunity!!

  123. Katie on April 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I love the family shots, but have a difficult time editing skin so that baby is not white or blotchy, but family members are the correct color as well. The skin contrast is so extreme with newbies.

    • Stacy Tuggle on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

      commenting to get my points back since i didnt’ realized I wasn’t signed in to my rewards acct on this laptop!

  124. Jessica on April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am
  125. Crystal (momaziggy) on April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Posted on my Facebook (Crystal Ziegenfuss Momaziggy) http://www.facebook.com/Momaziggy

  126. Lorissa on April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    My biggest editing challenge is skin. Newborn skin is thin, and I have both purple and blue veins showing in areas on top of extra red tones that tend to be there. I want to keep the beautiful baby texture, color and detail while minimizing the veins and red patches!! I would love to see what the set will do!!

  127. Jennifer Hortin on April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Skin tones and shadows!!

  128. Summer on April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Newborn skin is always the biggest challenge! Specifically jaundice- what a beast to edit!

  129. Theresa on April 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

    My biggest challenge is the babies’ skin tones. Sometimes, especially if I lighten the photo up a bit, they are more red than I want and I struggle to get it right sometimes!

  130. Amy on April 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Even skintones!!!

  131. Stacy Tuggle on April 10, 2012 at 9:27 am
  132. Kathe on April 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Those blotchy skin tones!

  133. joy on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    skin!

  134. Heather Applegate on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    NEWBORN SKIN!! Keeping all the details while evening and correcting skin tones.

  135. Amanda on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    My biggest challenge is getting the lighting right so the skin is the right color.

  136. Missi on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I shared on FB with all your links!

  137. Crystal (momaziggy) on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Also posted on my Twitter @Momaziggy! 🙂 Good luck everyone! 🙂

  138. Beth on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Not having the skin look gray or orange!!!

  139. Eden Bryant on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Oh Gosh, I guess it would be the lighting which tends to effect the colors of babies skin, and where I live there are so many babies that come in having just been released of of the bili-blanket so they are always so yellow, I try to cool the light down, but it still makes editing difficult.

  140. Jamie Stefanko on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Natural skin tones!

  141. Jennifer Hortin on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I shared on my Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627865323

  142. Lesley on April 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    In three words – even skin tones

  143. Kim Carpenter on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I would say posing/composites. I guess maybe skin tones, but I tend to do Newborns in B&W- I like them better.

  144. Alicia on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My biggest hurdle is skin tone and smoothing without looking fake.

  145. Megan Werve on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am
  146. Nicki Kristof on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    definitely the skintones, and getting it “creamy” looking but not plasdtic looking!!

  147. Angela Kohl on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My biggest challenge with newborns is their skin coloring. I can never get it correct!!!

  148. Michelle on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Blotchy skin

  149. Cathie Tranent (@CathieTranent) on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    And here’s the tweet!

  150. Kristen Warr on April 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My biggest problem is fixing skin tones and still looking natural.

  151. Lorissa on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I tweeted!

  152. Shannon Kennedy on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Definitely getting the red splotchies out! Baby acne can be hard too depending on severity and just the overall look of softness without looking too plastic! I shoot mostly newborns so this would help my editing time greatly!!

  153. Katie Schauf on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Skin tones are def my biggest challenge!

  154. Laura Dilley on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Uneven skin tones! AHHHH

  155. Jennifer Hamilton on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    The red, blotchy skin is so difficult!

  156. Leann Wilson on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Skin tones, skin tones, skin tones!!

  157. Katie on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I shared with my photog friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578697403.

  158. Ashley Price on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Skin tones is definately one of my biggest editing challenges, and also smoothing the skin without it looking too edited.

  159. Tricia Bovey on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I have to echo the vast majority and say skin tones!

  160. Erica on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    my biggest challenge is getting rid of splotchiness but keeping the skin looking real. Thanks for the chance to win!

  161. sara on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    skin tones for sure!

  162. Valerie Wicks on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Fixing skin without making it look plastic!

  163. Elizabeth on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    my biggest problem is skin tones!

  164. Kristen on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I would have to say skintones the hardest part of editing baby sessions

  165. Angie on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Posted the info and link on my facebook wall. So excited for this set! Your actions are pretty wonderful!

  166. jim Shields on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Editing issue would be skin tones. Session issues would be getting the baby to sleep and keeping it warm enough.

  167. Angela Kohl on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I shared on Twitter – thanks!

  168. Caroline Dunlap on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Even skin tones and getting the right amount of softness and detail

  169. Eden Bryant on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Posted on my facebook, as well in a photography forum group, thanks so much 🙂

  170. Adreanna on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    No doubt–skintones! Getting them even/not splotchy, and getting the color right.

  171. Shelly Loree on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    My biggest challenge is getting the skin tones even – especially with baby acne.

  172. kim on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I have the same problem as so many….great looking skin tones

  173. Cherie on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Skin tones! It is always hard to make their skin an even & smooth tone, but not ‘plastic doll’ looking!

  174. Betsy Snyder on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Blotchy skin to look natural!

  175. Amanda Wintje on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Trying to get their skin to look realistic after editing not so perfect and fake like a doll. (there needs to be a perfect balance) and sometimes i can get it on one photo, but then not on the next of the same baby.)

  176. Paul on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Facebook post placed!!

  177. Shannon Kennedy on April 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Shared on Facebook

  178. Clare on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Purple hands and feet 🙁

  179. Robin Blankenship on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I can never seem to get newborn skin tones right! Super excited about this new set!

  180. Laura Dilley on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
  181. JessS. on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Getting the skin tone correct! Too yellow, too red… and then not making it too green in the process! 😛

  182. Licia on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    My biggest challenge is the light and skintone

  183. Mechelle Yordy on April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Skin tones!!

  184. Elizabeth on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I posted about your giveaway on Facebook too 🙂

  185. Peter Lofqvist on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Yes.. The skin tones are tricky.. But also blemishes and druel (Is that how it’s spelled).

  186. corey verdin on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    veins and blotchy skin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  187. Shawna Rowe on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Since Baby’s skin is so soft and yet so perfect it is hard to capture their radient glow in photography.The toughest time is capturing their newborn skin.

  188. Shelly Loree on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I posted on my FB page. Thanks so much for the contest. I can’t wait to see them.

  189. Ashley Price on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am
  190. sara on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    posted to my fb page :))

  191. Valerie Wicks on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I shared your FB page & your giveaway on my Facebook page!

  192. Brooke on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Skin tones! Oh and when they soil the props :DPosting to Facebook now …. Thank you for the chance to win!

  193. EL Khoo on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Natural skin tones…for ASIAN babies! And I’m expecting mine in June….I really need the set for my wife will kill me if I get it wrong!

  194. Shannon Kennedy on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Tweeted!!

  195. Jordan on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Definitely skin – dealing with proper tone, red patches, flakiness, etc, all without making the baby look fake or plastic!

  196. Amanda Wintje on April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    http://www.facebook.com/iheartpookiee — shared on my profile 😀

  197. Wendy on April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Newborn skin tones and redness!!

  198. Robin Blankenship on April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Posted on my Facebook business page!

  199. Melody on April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Skin tones of course!

  200. a.n. photography on April 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Evening out skin tones for sure.

  201. JessS. on April 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    shared on facebook! facebook.com/jess.sauck

  202. cary lynn on April 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Skintones seem to be the overall issue!! Waiting for something amazing from you guys!!

  203. Angela on April 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Almost all my newborn photography is my grandson and fortunately, his skin is perfect, so there are no issues there. But, I always struggle with the lighting. I try not to use the flash unless absolutely necessary, so it seems I always end up with a shadow on part of his face.

    • Stephanie Wolters on April 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Use a reflector on the side where the shadow is occuring…it will(should)fill that area in.

  204. kim on April 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I tweeted it…my first tweet ever actually! @kfisher913

  205. Mel Board on April 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Did some one say…skintone, skintone, skintone!!! It does my head in and makes a long job, ridiculously long!!!

  206. Hannah on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

    My biggest challenge is that…I haven’t ever taken a newborn shoot and I’m doing my first one next week! I would love to have this so I can be completely prepared!

  207. Hannah on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Linked in FB

  208. Tammie on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Skin tones, scratched, blotchiness … argghhh damn babies for being so damn cute!!!

  209. Family Foto -Pavlí_na Bell on April 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    My biggest challenge is the skin tones for sure. 🙂 Thank you for your giveaway!

  210. carylynn edwards on April 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

    posted on facebook!

  211. jana on April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    getting the color just right on that beautiful new skin

  212. johari nuredeen on April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    my biggest problems i have would be darker skin tones and lighting. not all babies are pink or white and most of the filters or programs only adjust to those skin tones while some babies disappear and few have the xmen look of night crawler. i want my babies to be warm looking not weird looking.

  213. Tricia Bovey on April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am
  214. jana on April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    bonus twitter entry (@jspd)

  215. Vickie LeBlanc on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Skin tones and lighting are the hardest.

  216. Melina on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Definitely skin tones. Thanks for offering this!

  217. Mandy Meaux on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Redness and skintone! Thanks for the giveaway!

  218. Pamela Torres on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Happy to see I’m not the only one having trouble with newborn skin tones. It’s such a balancing act trying to get rid of the blotchy skin without making the baby look like a plastic doll. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  219. Sarah W on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Well, it seems the skin tones is a common thread…true for me as well. But I seem to have a hard time with getting a natural light. It’s either too much or not enough. “Big sigh”

  220. adela on April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Definitely skin tones,just want skin to look more natural.

  221. Pamela Torres on April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Posted to my FB photography page. Thanks again!

  222. Susan Cohen on April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    My biggest challenge is getting a beatiful skin color (not too pink, not too yellow, etc.)

  223. Vickie LeBlanc on April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I just posted the giveaway to my facebook.

  224. Diane on April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    As with the majority of others, the skin tones, but also the red/purple feet and the flaking skin.Would love to win that new action set! Thanks!

  225. Lisa Smith on April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    My biggest challenge is smoothing out newborn skin and adjusting the skin tones.

  226. Gretchen Barros on April 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Flaky skin! It takes FOREVER to remove with the healing brush and clone stamp!!

  227. Trisha Scrivner on April 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Getting the pic softer Without blowing out the color.

  228. Karen on April 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    My biggest challenge is evening out splotchy skin. I’d love this action!

  229. Christie K on April 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I think one of the biggest issues, is getting enough light while shooting with natural light indoors.

  230. Diane on April 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Posted on Facebook!

  231. Lindsay on April 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    My biggest challenge is getting the skin color just right. Would be so great to win these action set as it would save a lot of time editing I am sure!

  232. Natalie on April 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Definitely the skin tone. Evening out the redness & milk spots… NIGHTMARE!!

  233. Ashley Yarber on April 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Keeping the baby happy and peaceful 🙂

  234. Jennie on April 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Definitely newborn skin. Always too red or yellow. I also struggle with color casts from my blankets.

  235. Jennie on April 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I put this on my FB page.

  236. laura hartman on April 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Keeping it soft. I tend to like things sharp, but I prefer my newborns soft.

  237. Kelly Akers on April 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Soft, natural skin tones are the hardest with newborns. I would love to win this!

  238. Amanda on April 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I would say skintone!!!!!Shared on facebook also!

  239. a.n. photography on April 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    posted the giveaway onto my profile and tagged you in it :: here’s the link to my profile – http://www.facebook.com/a.nicolephotography

  240. Victoria on April 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Corned beef skin!

  241. Lindsay on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I shared on my facebook page! Now I am crossing my fingers until friday in the hopes I might be the lucky winner 🙂

  242. Christie G on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I would say skin tones!!

  243. Susan Gillespie on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    blotchy/peeling skin

  244. Jenn P. on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hardrst part of editing is definitely the skin tones!!!

  245. Davina Gruenstein on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Skin tones are always so time consuming and softening as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  246. Jennifer Griffin on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Getting that sweet, soft, newbaby look……..

  247. Davina Gruenstein on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am
  248. Amber on April 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    ALWAYS skin tone!

  249. Li Ying on April 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Without a doubt, skin tone and complexion is the biggest challenge when shooting new babes.

  250. simone t. on April 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Skin tones as well. I hate it when pictures get too blown out looking and we lose all those precious little features in an effort to fix the skin tone.

  251. Melissa Coates on April 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

    getting the skin tones to look right and getting the right lighting

  252. miranda g on April 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I just started shooting newborns and I agree with skin tones of course! The redness and he blotchy skin as well. Also making the edit look natural on the babies skin as well as the picture overall. THe skin seems to go really dark or very transparent looking.

  253. Keli Anderson on April 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I would have to say skin tones, of course! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  254. Geary Photography on April 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Can’t wait to get this action! Hopefully I will win it!! Posted on both my personal and professional Facebook page!

  255. Jessica Morgan on April 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I have a hard time with the skin coloring .. when I edit to black and white the face always seems washed out. Also, i have a hard time getting a soft look on the baby but sharp in the est of the picture.Thanks!

  256. Vanesa Macfarlane on April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    The skin for sure is the challenging part for me

  257. jennifer on April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    trying to get the right lighting with no flash on little eyes and skin tone!

  258. Aleena on April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    skin tones! always! I end up with very washed out babies.

  259. April Deering on April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Getting the skin tone correct, and getting it EVEN is always the hardest part! thanks for the chance to win!

  260. Cheryl Bolton-Reuter on April 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Biggest challenge? Combating poorly lit houses when I travel TO the newborn. I much prefer the light from my cathedral ceiling window in my dining room…it’s like having a huge, mile high softbox!

  261. Carrie on April 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Skin tones

  262. Nancy on April 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

    No idea how to handle little blotchy baby skin!

  263. Anna on April 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Skin tones.

  264. Suz on April 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Lighting/skin tone.

  265. Brandie Page on April 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Skin tones for sure.

  266. Emily Duff on April 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Skin tones and lighting. I always use natural lighting with newborns. So if the outdoor light isn’t just right, neither is the portraits. These actions would make my life do much easier!

  267. Amanda on April 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    My facebook must really want me to win it shared the link two times! 🙂

  268. jessica on April 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    skin flakes and creamy tones.

  269. Carrie on April 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Skin tones and lighting!

  270. Beth Y on April 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Lighting! So excited about taking pictures of my new grandson next week!!

  271. Andrea on April 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Getting that even smooth skin tone without resorting to Black and white.

  272. Timothy Eyrich on April 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Skin tones would be the number one priority. They are all so different. Just getting that soft ethereal feel that you want from a newborn.

  273. Katherine McClure on April 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Fixing the skin imperfections and keeping them natural looking at the same time. It is always a difficult balance!

  274. Donna on April 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I have to echo what so many have said…skin tones.

  275. Bonnie Gallop on April 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Skin tone… Skin tone…. Skin tone!!!!!

  276. Danielle on April 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Getting the baby’s skintone to be even and getting rid of blotchiness and that “purple-ish” skin color. Especially hard too when editing a pic of a newborn with an adult or another child…The skintones just don’t match up and it’s difficult to get them to look similar.Thanks for putting together this contest! Such a great opportunity 🙂

  277. pam on April 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Skin tones!!! I am so excited I use MCP Actions fusion set on every single photo!

  278. Stephanie on April 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    My biggest challenge is definitely the skin tone and smoothness!

  279. Chelsi on April 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Skin tone and color! Thanks for the giveaway!

  280. Tristin on April 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Skin tones and skin imperfections

  281. Carla on April 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    In the same skin tones boat! Love the giveaway… so generous

  282. Heywood on April 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Always that crazy baby skin! From bumps to blotchy to red!

  283. Timothy Eyrich on April 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    On April 10th posted this to Facebook-If you photograph babies win this action set from MCP actions before you can buy! Great actions for the newborn photogs out there! https://mcpactions.com/

  284. Heidi Lowery on April 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Cleaning up the pealing skin is always the most difficult for me. Seems to take forever.

  285. Isabel on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Consistency in editing all photos from one session!

  286. Melissa C on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Ditto to skin tones!!!

  287. Danielle on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

    posted to FB 🙂

  288. Heather on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Consistent, natural, creamy skin tones

  289. Rhonda Tjernlund on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I would have to say getting the right skin color. And then to help fix little red feet or hands.

  290. Lindsay Rogers on April 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

    My biggest challenge is the red, splotchy newborn skin.

  291. DaniGirl on April 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Ugh, patchy skin and how not to over-edit it! Knowing when to quit is my problem!

  292. Marcie on April 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

    My toughest edit are the eyes, detail without over detail perplex me. Since eye color is usually dark, how do you make them not seem like little dark pools ? If I could correct this I would feel much better about posting or printing them 😉

  293. Rose on April 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Lighting!!

  294. Jackie on April 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Skin tones; red blotchies, flaky skin, etc. And sometimes blanket fades/wrinkle fixes can be difficult for me too. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this set. Thanks MCP!

  295. Laura on April 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

    skin tones. I want to attain what seems to be an impossibility with me…perfect creamy newborn skin tones consistent throughout the entire edited session.

  296. Nicole Clemmons on April 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Blotches, scratches, and diaper rash!

  297. Marcie on April 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I am not a twit yet but I did share on my facebook page……….can I link back to you on my website (when I figure out how to do that ?)

  298. guillermo on April 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

    1. Skin Tones with Latins Babies, they have too much yellow2. Spots of colors over the skin3. Little black hair in the faceIm from Peru and i love to win because the pack is expensive for me.:)Thks,Guillermo

  299. Sandy Young on April 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’m so glad you’re coming out with this! I NEED it! I just started shooting newborns, and I am amazed at how different their skin is to handle in PP vs. adults’ or childrens’ skin!! Blotchy. Reddish. Bruising. Yellowish! Good grief! I really need this!

  300. Nikki Painter on April 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Consistent skin tones of course!

  301. Valerie on April 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Skintone is definitely the biggest issue

  302. Nikki Painter on April 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Tweeted @nikkipainter

  303. Claudia O on April 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    yeah…..exactely what i need,Consistent, natural, creamy skin tones…perfect! …share…and… liked on facebook!!!!

  304. jenn on April 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Skin tones for me as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

  305. Michelle Prince on April 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I am a photographer in NC who specializes in newborn photography. My biggest problem with newborns is skin tone. the sample above is amazing in correcting this. Thank you for doing a giveaway. someone will be super happy

  306. Julie on April 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Lighting and skin tones are my biggest struggle! I sure could use some help. Expecting our first child this summer. Anxious to use newborn necessities on her as well.

  307. Didi VonBargen-Miles on April 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

    skin tone ruddiness just like most folks…. and lately- trying to decide ….go with “safe” clean color vs “fun & funky” finishes… what is trendy and cool right now… may not be in 10-15 years and do we give the product that stands the test of time… or not worry about it or give a product that may be out of fashion and something they will be dissaponted with when their kids are grown????

  308. RandeeQ on April 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Skin tone is the hardest…especially with reflections from clothing.

  309. Suzanne- Contests 4 Canada on April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Getting the ski toe to look right is very tricky.

  310. Angi Iffland on April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Skin tones!

  311. Sharon on April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Skin tones

  312. Alice C. on April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I have never actually taken a newborn photo!

  313. Heidi Lowery on April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Bonus comment… I twittered about your awesome giveaway!

  314. Angi Iffland on April 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Shared on Twitter!

  315. Mindy DeHart on April 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    my most challenging are skin tones

  316. Tammy on April 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Shadows and skin tones for sure!

  317. Christina on April 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Adding light without blowing out the photo!

  318. Kelley Jacobson on April 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Skin tones & “blotchiness” for sure!!! Can’t wait to see what you have coming out!!

  319. Sandy Young on April 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I posted about it and added your website link to my Facebook page. Here’s my id: http://facebook.com/BLUESKY10Hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  320. Sharon on April 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Just posted it on Facebook

  321. Jenny Coleman-Richardson on April 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Red/Purple skin is always a challenge for me.

  322. Didi VonBargen-Miles on April 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    shared 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Natural-Approach-Photography/205659132781425?ref=tn_tnmn.OOOhhhh! So excited… Jody at MCP has a cool new editing products coming out this week!https://mcpactions.com/, Blog: https://mcpactions.com/blog or Facebook Page: http://likemcp.com/.

  323. RandeeQ on April 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Posted to my site https://www.facebook.com/randeemckee which also posts automatically to my twitter account https://twitter.com/#!/randeemckee AND pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/202521314463486823/ !! 🙂

  324. Shannon Chiminiello on April 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Biggest challenge- skin mottling and red/purple skin tones. So excited to see what you have in store! MY SHAREI shared all your sites (web, blog & facebook sites) on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Shannon.Chiminiello.Photography.and.Design

  325. CJ on April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Red blotchy skin is a real problem, as well as diaper and clothing lines in the skin. What a great idea for an action set!

  326. Michelle Laskowski on April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Skin tones are my worst enemy. Posted on facebook. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

  327. PeggyN on April 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Skin tones and getting the right amount of natural light! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  328. Michelle Prince on April 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I am a children’s photographer from NC who specializes in newborns. My biggest challenge with them is the redness in their skin tone. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway. Someone will be very happy. i tried posting a second ago but it didn’t show up so i am trying again. not trying to double post. 🙂

  329. jenny on April 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Evening out the skintones and making sure there is a catchlight in the eyes if open

  330. Suzanne- Contests 4 Canada on April 10, 2012 at 10:32 am
  331. Jill on April 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Mottled skin, for sure!

  332. Carlin on April 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Getting that soft and smooth skintone

  333. Leah Woods on April 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Oh my gosh, newborn skin is the most difficult, whether its red, jaundice or really splotchy

  334. Kelly Akers on April 10, 2012 at 10:33 am
  335. Courtnie on April 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Skintones and getting the babies to relax and sleep.

  336. Falon on April 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    First I wanna say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Your work/actions, they save me so much time and really helps me from getting overwhelmed when i have a bunch of jobs to do all at once.As for the babies and Children’s actions, my biggest problem is the tone of the photo, the skin tone, just the overall color of the photo. I find when i shoot white babies/children, with white background or even pale background, my actions all just make the kids blend in, you dont know where they start and stop. I would love to be able to make the kids skin look perfect, but have the background a little darker yet still soft if you know what i mean.I have also ran across people who do NOT like the whited out look, they like the high contrast, vibrant colors, but i would like to use both, both I think would make the perfect photo. Anyways again thank you for all your actions and the chance to win this beauty. Either way I’ll start saving my pennies to be able to get it, I never seem to win these types of things 🙂 But i keep trying.Keep up the great work!

  337. Elizabeth on April 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Getting soft and smooth skin, red out and a natural look.

  338. Falon on April 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    p.s shared on my fb & my buiness fb

  339. Michelle Prince on April 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    shared your contest on my facebook page as well. good luck everyone

  340. Falon on April 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

    SHARED ON MY FB AND BUSINESS FB 🙂

  341. Amy Gallagher on April 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Ohmigosh, what a great giveaway! The trickiest thing with newborns is definitely skintone. Keeping it consistent and natural throughout ALL the processing is what gets me every time. I would love an action set that assists with that!

  342. Amy Gallagher on April 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I just shared on my fan page on facebook. 🙂

  343. Traci on April 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Skin Tones & Lighting & Skin Tones…Oh My! Skin Tones & Lighting & Skin Tones….Oh MY! Skin Tones & Lighting & Skin Tones!..OH MY!!! 🙂

  344. Jasmine on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    me likey…

  345. stephanie on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    the jaundice baby is my biggest struggle

  346. Steph Hart on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Skin tones are my most difficult part of editing newborn photos. I would absolutely LOVE to win this!

  347. Georgette on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Like the majority of comments here, skin tones are challenging. I definitely spend more time editing newborn photos than any other category of photos. Looking forward to your new actions! I am sure they will rock!

  348. Jasmine on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    definitely skin tones when the natural light is acting up

  349. Morgan Bell on April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Skin tones and skin peeling!

  350. Nancy Ryan on April 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    My biggest challenge in newborn photography seems to be getting enough light on the bottom side and shadow sides of the babies. Then when I try to lighten areas in post-process it kind of degrades the quality of the image. I need to keep experimenting with my lights, I guess! Very excited to see what your newborn actions are all about – thanks! ~Nancy

  351. Michelle Burke on April 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    skin tones are always a challenge – this set looks amazing!

  352. Lorie Hal on April 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    My biggest challenge is white balance & skin tones and trying to make the look natural. I would also have to add noise to this.

  353. Michelle on April 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Skin tones is my biggest challenge! I would absolutely love to win this. Your example is amazing!! Thank you for the chance!

  354. Lorie Hal on April 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I have shared this giveaway on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#!/loriehallphotography (my personal account and is attached to my business account)Lorie Hallloriehall@hotmail.com

  355. Jamie Baker on April 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I agree with the skin tones but my biggest gripe is just how time consuming it is! I need something that is fast, simple and effective!!!

  356. Tami Webb on April 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

    This will be nice to add to my collections of yours. Thanks for helping us out!

  357. Franny on April 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Skin tone and red spots. I am super excited about this action!

  358. Heidi on April 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I’m super excited for this action set! Biggest challenges are red blotchies and jaundiced skin. (And pee/poop on the props ;)…)

  359. Christina Hossler on April 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    As per everyone else… Skin tones! I finally broke down and purchased Bag of Tricks last week and I am in LOVE, winning this on top of it would be so so awesome!

  360. Araceli on April 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    White specs/dots on the nose are difficult to get rid of without blurring too much detail. Bringing light into their eyes (when open) is also a challenge. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/aracelicuriel

  361. Adri on April 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    skin color…so difficult to fix when there is a purple foot or orange (jaundice) arm!

  362. Heather on April 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hi! Red spotches/evening skin tone seem to be the popular problem, but my biggest issue is high ISO noise. If I’m limited on available light, I have to use a high ISO, and then editing becomes splotchy. It usually still looks good online, but prints look…kind of the equivalent of caked on makeup. 🙁 I use Nik Define for noise reduction, but I’m hoping you might have a better noise reduction action. If not, maybe your actions will do cleaner edits without the clown makeup effect. Fingers crossed!

  363. Pam McCready on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

    oh skin tones…by far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  364. Heather on April 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Tweeted about it @BeckImpressions

  365. Ashley Black on April 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The biggest thing I struggle with is even creamy skin tones. I have a few actions that help to get red out and smooth, but I have a lot of images where I find myself stumpped on how to get that all over even creamy look. Can’t wait to see what you reveal!!

  366. Liz in PA on April 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I have trouble getting those nice skin tones and giving the picture a soft look.

  367. sabrina on April 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    The hardest thing is getting an even look over all photos in a session. I edited each individually and can never give them the same tone.

  368. Amber Barnum on April 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Skin tone, for sure!

  369. Heidi on April 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I just posted about it on facebook.

  370. Rachel on April 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I am just now getting into photography, and this action set would be perfect! Like everyone above stated, the biggest problem is consistency with skin tones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  371. Jessica on April 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I seem to spend so long smoothing newborns’ skin during post processing…whether it’s scratches, flaky skin, baby acne, blotchy skin, etc. I would love to cut down on the post processing time! Thank you for offering this!

  372. Vicki McGauley on April 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Definitely skin tones. I always seem to have red blotchy babies. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

  373. Jana Jones - My Portrait Stories by Jana Jones on April 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Certainly the orange skin tones!

  374. Jennifer on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Skin tone! (let me just say that reading all these other comments that have the same issue makes me feel so much better!)

  375. Rachel on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    bonus: tweeted the contest :)@rachelestanton

  376. Andrea Lythgoe on April 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Blotchiness and redness

  377. Jennifer on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 am
  378. BeCky C on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Skin tones and shadoWs

  379. Vicki D on April 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Skin tones are the most difficult!! This would be so wonderful to win.Thank you.

  380. cindy knowles on April 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

    getting the skin smooth (but not fake) and getting the color correct

  381. shawn on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    skin tone and dry flaking skin!!! UGH!

  382. Adrianne Owen on April 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Skin tones!

  383. Kelly Spence on April 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    smoothing the skin just takes so long sometimes.

  384. Jill R on April 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    hardest part – getting the skin tone right!

  385. Melissa on April 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    For sure as the others said…skin tones.

  386. Brooke on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My biggest challenge is getting the skin tone right and taking the red out. Newborn skin can vary so much and getting that perfect balance can be difficult. Would love to win your action set to help me out!! Thanks 🙂

  387. Meggan Hayes on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I want to say ditto to a large percentage of the comments (aka skin tone is my answer).

  388. Whitney on April 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    As mentioned at least 45781973512 times: skin tone!

  389. Candace on April 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    The giveaway is my facebook status today! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=746398031

  390. Melissa on April 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I can never get the skin tone like I want it and on top of that, Im horribly inconsistent! The skin color varies from picture to picture!

  391. Maí¿a on April 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I guess it’s the hands and feet looking too red or violet because of the blood for some newborns.

  392. Miranda Hagan on April 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Baby acne! 🙁

  393. Candace on April 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Babies skin is so hard for me! It is always too red but when I try and fix it, it is not a natural color and looks splotchy. The right amount of smoothing is difficult too. I would love this! I work with natural light and it is sometimes a buggger so I need all the help I can get! I am having my own little nugget next month so I am hoping I win and can use them on her!

  394. Amy Benson on April 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

    My biggest problem is evening out skin tones and removing redness around the eyes.

  395. Jana Jones - My Portrait Stories by Jana Jones on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Made a comment/link on Facebook! : )

  396. Maí¿a on April 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    posted on my fb personnal page (to my friends) !

  397. Erin c on April 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Def consistent skin tones!

  398. laci on April 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

    same as everyone else! i’d love to have consistant skin tones!

  399. Dawn Makofski on April 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    shared on facebookwww.facebook.com/dawn.makofski

  400. Barb on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    even tones, and flaky newborn skin are time consuming to correct. ~B

  401. Allison Lewis on April 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Smooth skin is my challenge. Thank you!!

  402. Brooke A. on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I would definitely have to say skin tones is a big challenge. This would be an awesome set to win!

  403. Sarah Lane on April 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Editing is skin tones 🙂

  404. Maria Sosa on April 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The thing that find more difficult is definetly is the skin, specially the little purple tones under the eyes or where baby’s skin is traslucent.

  405. Bethany on April 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I struggle with maintaining balance between showing the detail and accuracy of the sweet baby skin without little issues like baby acne and cradle cap distracting from the photo.

  406. Melissa Hess on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Two of the two biggest problems I find are the uneven skin tones and dark hair all over, especially on little girls. So hard to get rid of and look natural.So excited to see your new actions.

  407. Tina on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

    skin tone!

  408. Melissa Hart on April 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Skin tones!

  409. Fay on April 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Blotchy skin, dry skin and baby acne are so tough to get rid of and really must be removed to see the beautiful baby come through in the photos. Would love to have these actions!

  410. Aleesha Rhoades on April 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I am editing a baby boy right now that is driving me crazy. Such great cute pictures but in the shadows I get an orange glow while editing… HELP!

  411. Gina on April 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Skintones are major issue and also when the baby’s forehead gets dry and flaky and lotion isn’t doing the trick!

  412. Maria Sosa on April 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Shared on twitter and facebook! yay!

  413. Bonnie Thompson on April 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

    For sure the biggest challenge is the skin color and blotchy appearance. Skin can be yellow, orange, red — all over the place!

  414. Lucia on April 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Blotchy skin is number one. I also find myself spending time on editing their mouth as they start drooling while asleep.

  415. Lucia on April 10, 2012 at 11:30 am
  416. Adrienne on April 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I think my biggest challenge is the uneven skin tones.

  417. Laura Collins on April 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Yes lighting and skin tones. Can’t wait to see the new set.

  418. Jen B. on April 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Skin tones for sure! Am always trying to give babies a beautiful, creamy smooth tone but very difficult to accomplish! These actions would be a great help! Thanks for the possibility of winning them!!

  419. Michelle on April 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

    My biggest issue is adjusting the redness of the baby’s skin while maintaining the appropriate color for the parents. It’s such a pain selecting the baby and then adjusting it. I wish there was an easier way. Also, my grandparents have that same tin the above baby is in and have kept flour in it in the pantry for as long as I can remember!

  420. Jennifer Cupp on April 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hands down jaundiced babies!!!

  421. Laura Collins on April 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Posted on my FB page Laura Collins Photography and tweeted LKCPhotography. 🙂

  422. Vanessa Renee on April 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Evening the skin tone is my biggest challenge and removing blotches or redness.

  423. Michelle on April 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I posted to a group of local photographers telling them about the giveaway.

  424. jen P on April 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I am a newborn photographer and even though I shoot in studio lighting, newborn skin is all different-so it would make my life 100% easier if I can edit with an action. Plus, the photos you used are from one of my best photographer friends 😀

  425. Vanessa Renee on April 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I posted on Facebook for an extra entry. 🙂

  426. Michelle@lavieenfuchsia on April 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Skin!rymistri.blogspot.com

  427. Sharon Lane on April 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Skin Tone.. Even smooth nice looking skin…

  428. Erin Bremer on April 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    red and blotchy skin….

  429. Colleen Pardun on April 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

    SKIN TONES, oy vey, the skin tones. And lanugo at times as well.

  430. Jen B. on April 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Tweeted!

  431. Liz on April 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I would love to win this! I think it would help so much with skintone issues!

  432. Jen B. on April 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

    And facebooked! 🙂

  433. Kate Gaines on April 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I’m sounding like a broken record…but it’s hands down skintones. Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!

  434. Allison Anderson on April 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Awesome! I’m excited for this release. My biggest challenge seems to be when babies have a bit of jaundice. Yellow skin is tough to make look normal.

  435. Mackenzie on April 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    The hardest part is getting that creamy baby skin to pop and not look unnatural! And getting those cute details to pop as well.

  436. Mackenzie on April 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Have a banner on my blog!

  437. Shawna Griffith on April 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I would love to have this action set! The biggest issue I face is always the red or yellow tones in their skin but I seem to get the peely babes too!

  438. Shawna Griffith on April 10, 2012 at 11:49 am
  439. Meredith on April 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Like everyone else said, skin tones are the hardest! Babies always seem to have the reddest skin. Also, the lighting and tones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  440. Aurora on April 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I usually have a hard time with uneven skin tones. I would love a quick fix to help make the wee ones pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

  441. Brittany on April 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Skin tones are my most difficult editing dilemma!

  442. Kimi C. on April 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    my biggest problem with newborns is getting even skin tones. i would love to win something that can tackle that issue! =)

  443. Alysson Korver on April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Posted on my Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ARK-Photography

  444. Kimi C on April 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    the hardest part for me with newborns is getting even skin tones. i would love to win something this cool to help me out! =)

  445. Denise on April 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Skin tones, especially redness and jaundice

  446. Suzie on April 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Biggest challenge in my newborn edits is getting that perfectly soft and creamy skin tone! Would LOVE to win MCP Actions!

  447. Jenn on April 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    This action set would be so AWESOME to get!!!! It would definitely take away the blotchy skin tones and the baby acne/peeling skin that is such a pain to get rid of! I really hope I win!! Thank you so much for listening and creating this! 🙂

  448. Shea on April 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Newborn skin tone is always tough for me, plus I love that glowy, dreamy look but have trouble finding the perfect balance sometimes. I’m REALLY looking forward to this set!

  449. Chari on April 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    even skin tone and red skin. really excited about this set!

  450. Michelle Brooks on April 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Turning reddedned, blotchy skin into that creamy, even-toned skin mama’s want 🙂

  451. Michelle Brooks on April 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Posted a link to your site on my FB page 🙂

  452. Melissa Sands on April 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Lighting is always a problem for me. I either end up too dark or blown out… thanks for the opportunity!

  453. Jason Davis on April 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Skin tones are always the biggest challenge with newborns, whether it is a baby alone, but especially with parents. Looking forward to these actions!

  454. Cathy from Seattle on April 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Skin tone, for sure!

  455. Toni on April 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    As with everyone else, skin tones seem to be my biggest challenge. Awesome giveaway!

  456. Jason Davis on April 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Post a link on FaceBook as well! https://www.facebook.com/jasonrdavis

  457. Toni on April 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  458. Alexis on April 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Skin tones in ethnic babies and flaky dry skin are my hardest 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  459. jamie affleck on April 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    it’s hard to get them to the same edit look because different angles make skin look different shades

  460. Jen G on April 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    SKIN!! Jaundice, blotches, redness…oh my!!

  461. Toni on April 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm
  462. Lena on April 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    The biggest challenge I’ve had so far (and I learned a very important lesson about instructing parents to use lotion) was the most recent newborn session I did in which the baby was completely covered in dry skin cracks & flakes, from head to toe. It was absolutely terrible. I had all the images completed (minus the retouching) in 2 days, but then had to spend anywhere from 30 mins to over an hour on each individual picture, healing and cloning the dry skin out. It took me a few weeks. My mom tried to insist that I just give her the pictures with dry skin and all, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. My images have to perfect, ya know? The final images turned out to be gorgeous, and I got a lot of practice with cloning & healing, something I was already pretty good at. But, man was it frustrating at the time…

  463. Kim on April 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Like everyone else.. skin tone

  464. kathy on April 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Like everyone else, skin tones of newborns and babies are the toughest challenges. You want the light and skin to look soft, but not TOO soft. You want to create a soft and snuggly mood! I would love to win this set of actions, as newborns and babies are a huge part of our business. We want to get them while they’re young, hook them, and keep them coming back for more! Thanks, Jodi!

  465. Roxanne Cook on April 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    My biggest challenge with newborns is probably skin tone. They all have such different shades and different shades throughout their bodies. Very difficult!

  466. Brandi Potter on April 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    The biggest challenge for me is their skin. I have a hard time removing the red and smoothing without it looking fake and waxy. I hate the too soft, waxy skin look. I cannot wait to see what all is in this set!!! So exciting 🙂

  467. Stacey Brock on April 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    The biggest challenge is getting smooth creamy even skintones. As perfect as they are, their skin always needs a bit of editing.

  468. Jen Armstrong on April 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    With newborns my biggest challenge is not overdoing it. I know with them, less is more but I tend to want to do more. I am striving for a simple, yet efficient way to do it all and can’t wait to trying out your new actions!!

  469. Amber on April 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I think skin tone is the toghest challenge. Excited about the new actions!

  470. Katie Weihbrecht on April 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    My biggest challenge in editing newborns is definitely their skin as well…. Reducing the red and making it nice and smooth without going overboard.

  471. Misty Brogdon on April 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Id so love to win these!!!

  472. Misty Brogdon on April 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Skin tones are the hardest by far with newborns,Id so love to win these!!!

  473. Ashley on April 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    My biggest challenge with processing newborn photos is the purplish tone in their hands since many keep them tightly clinched. I would say dry skin would be another tough issue. I’d love to have an action set specifically for newborns since I spend the most time in PPing these types of sessions.

  474. Jess on April 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    SKIN TONES!

  475. Emily H. on April 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    That perfect skin…

  476. Ashley on April 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Shared to Facebook!

  477. Emily H. on April 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Posted on Facebook!

  478. Gina H on April 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I have been trying to photograph newborns for years, but the toughest part has always been to get rid of the blotchy-ness of a newborn’s skin. They are beautiful when they are just a few days old, but being that young, their skin isn’t always as perfect as mom & dad think it is. I actually have limited how many newborns I shoot just because of this. I want to be able to take in as many newborn photo shoots as possible, not only to help my business, but to have fun with it. But until I figure out how to get the skin to look as “baby soft” as it’s suppose to, I don’t feel comfortable showing photos that I am not proud of. This action set would be a blessing for me.

  479. Sarah on April 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    As with many others it is skin tones. To get the soft, smooth baby skin is hard. I would love to win this, have two newborn shoots coming up at the end of the month and this would be perfect!

  480. April on April 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    red or yellowish skin tones are tough for me. I could color balance til the cows come home and end up with a baby that I think looks green or orange. lol! The time it takes to get the right formula for me is killing me!

  481. Inga O'rourke on April 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Smoothing out skin tones is by far the most challenging aspect of newborn photography. I cant wait to try these actions!

  482. Kelly Lambert on April 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’d just like editing their skin to go faster without looking fake! 🙂

  483. Maggie on April 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Skin! 2 1/2 years ago I took about 1500 pictures of my 3 rd grandchild. I only had the first few weeks as he lives in North Dakota and I live in California, so I couldn’t wait for him to grow. I really need to win this action pack as now my daughter is pregnant with twins – guess who’ll be taking the photos!

  484. SusanD on April 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Since I’m new to taking photos of newborns, everything is a challenge.

  485. Susan on April 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Getting the skin to look nice is my biggest challenge. A Photoshop action set to help would be awesome!

  486. Jeanette Soffe on April 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I struggle with skin tones as well, these cute little babies just some times come to us a little blotchy! But I also struggle with wanting the backdrops and blankets to pop a little and the picture to be crisp yet soft and dreamy. I sometimes can achieve that look with levels and work, but if there were an action(s) that could help me get that look QUICK it would be priceless! Here’s to winning this set!

  487. Cara on April 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Skin Tones are my biggest challenge! I just can never seem to get it right! This set will change my life for sure!! I sooo hope I win it! 🙂

  488. Analisa on April 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    The hardest thing for me is definitely skin. I would love the new newborn action set!!!

  489. Kristin on April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    DEFINITELY the reddness of babies!

  490. Rebecca Weaver on April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Taking the pictures is challenging enough! But the hardest part of editing is to get baby skin to look as soft as, well, baby skin. Because we all know it doesn’t. 🙂

  491. Jeanie on April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Definitely getting the red tone out of the skin! That, and making them run is really, really hard because they just want to sleep, just kidding.

  492. SayLi on April 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Biggest challenge is uneven skintone n lighting for dark skinned babies. I have just posted on Twitter and indirectly to Facebook. https://twitter.com/#!/SunriseSeekerS/status/189773728324927488

  493. Lindsey on April 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I LOVE photographing newborns! They can definitely be tricky though. I would say my biggest challenge would all the red spots they can have. I’m so excited about the new action set!!!

  494. Jessica C on April 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    My biggest challenge has always been skin tone!

  495. betty on April 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    biggest challenge for newborns…. the perfect time between feeding and sleeping….. if you can capture the completely content period where baby is completely relaxed, after eating but just before sleep arrives…. its such a precious and peaceful photo.

  496. Mary on April 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    My biggest challenge has been splotches on the skin. It’s hard to get an even skin-tone all over. When they are new and so fair-skinned too much natural light washes them out…so that has been another challenge…but has more to do with my set-up and not as much with editing. Thanks so much for the give-away!

  497. Sean M on April 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    My biggest challenge would be editing to not make it look fake. Either the colors, or the smoothness in the skin makes it difficult to retain that baby skin.

  498. Karen on April 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    The most difficult thing for me is redness and stork bites…not wanting to overdo it, but smooth it out and make it less noticible.

  499. Addie on April 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    My biggest challenge is knowing in each photo how much skin texture to smooth and how much to leave. I want the babies to be realistic, and capture that special newborn time, while also being aesthetically pleasing enough that the client would like the images printed in large format for display.**Fingers crossed** Thanks!

  500. Jennifer Hurlburt on April 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Getting smooth skin, quickly and realistically.

  501. Melissa on April 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

  502. Kelly K. on April 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Skin tones on newborns are so challenging! This looks like a great product to try. Can’t wait!

  503. claudia on April 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Blotchy skin. It’s really uneven skin tone, especially on feet and around the nose. It would be great to have something that worked effortlessly on those areas!

  504. Kali park on April 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    As a birth photographer, I work with very brand new babies! Babies who are minutes old often are extremely splotchy or bruised looking or otherwise discolored. Skin tone is the biggest challenge!!

  505. Mary on April 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I just posted a bonus entry on FB. Here is my entry link: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13912223Here is what my entry said:Photography News! MCP Actions is releasing a new “Newborn Necessities” action on April 16th. They are currently holding a drawing for one person to win it before it is released. Good Luck! To enter, head over to https://mcpactions.com/blog/2012/04/10/newborn-actions-coming-soon/comment-page-5/#comment-111306 . Feel free to subscribe to the blog as they will be discussing many aspects of newborn photography in the coming months. To see all their other actions, head over to https://mcpactions.com and to check out their facebook page click on http://likemcp.com .

  506. Tiffany Smith on April 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I find that I my editing process is very time consuming with newborns. I may even over do it at times.

  507. Amanda Sanchez on April 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I think newborn skin is the toughest thing to deal with especially when they have splotchy patches of red.

  508. Carly on April 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    It’s for sure the skin tones/lines/blotches on newborn’s skin/face. I love newborn photos though!

  509. Leigh Craig on April 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    My biggest challenge in not getting pooped or peed on! I love babies, dont get me wrong, but its hard to work when I’m anticipating a blow out. LOL. As far as editing it would probably be compositing. I LOVE to edit but for some reason I have a difficult time getting the composites to look seemless and real enough for me. Luckily, most mommies arent looking with such a trained eye.

  510. Amanda Sanchez on April 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Posted to my FB page

  511. Leigh Craig on April 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Reposted on my fb page and twitter!Used themcpactions.com link. whoo hoo

  512. Chelsey Abler on April 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Skin tones are by far the most challenging for me! It can distract from how beautiful the babe truly is!

  513. Allison Duckworth on April 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Skin tones, skin tones, skin tones.

  514. Jodi Williams on April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    My biggest challenge is skin tone as well.

  515. Kari Montgomery on April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Biggest challenge is the newborn skin! If they have scratches or blemishes, etc so hard to make them look smooth and soft. Cant wait for this new action set!!

  516. Jodi Williams on April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Just posted on twitter! Happy to do it. Your site is awesome 🙂

  517. Natalie Elsberry on April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Skin tone!

  518. Kari Montgomery on April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm
  519. Michele Guglielmo on April 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Biggest challenge editing newborn photos has always been skin! Whether it is skin tone, shadows, jaundice, or peeled/cracked skin. All of those things pose challenges when editing. I hope I win the set! We are photographing a newborn today and would love to use these actions!

  520. Jessica C. O on April 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    It seems like I agree with the majority here. The hardest part is definitely the skin tone of the newborns. I look forward to seeing what the new actions can do! =)

  521. Faye Joyce on April 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Skin tone! By far the biggest!

  522. mary-keeley on April 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Skin, skin, skin! can’t wait to see new actions!

  523. Heather R. on April 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Splotchy babies is probably the biggest challenge! Sounds great can’t wait to see these!

  524. mary-keeley on April 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm
  525. Jodi on April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Getting their skin to look “baby soft and smooth” is definitely the biggest challenge for me!

  526. Carrie W. on April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I am specializing in newborns and obtaining a consistant even tone throughout the baby can be a challenge when you have purple toes and blotchy redtones…but I love the whole process! I get my baby fix and I love my job! These actions sound wonderful & huge time-savers!!

  527. Christina Evans on April 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Skin tones on newborns are my biggest challenge. Looking forward to seeing this set.Christina

  528. Kacy Forest on April 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Definitely the skin tones….I do a lot of newborns and love doing them, however, each session I get different skin tones. I’m excited to see what you’ve got for us!!

  529. Allison Lynch on April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My biggest challenge with newborns is skin tone.. Its so difficult sometimes to get it even and if they have dry skin, or flaking on the scalp it can take me hours to even it all out! Can’t wait to see what you guys have come up with 🙂

  530. Lisa Brooks on April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Skin tones (like most others) are my biggest challenge when photographing newborns.

  531. Lisa Brooks on April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I also posted on my twitter account (for my bonus entry). https://twitter.com/#!/Grunhilde/status/189789614914011136

  532. Debbie Stockwell on April 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    My biggest challenge so far has been dribble down a stripey top – editing that out was painful! Otherwise it’s get rid of red faces without leaving the baby looking washed out.Debbie

  533. Beth Fenwick on April 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Babies skin tones of course. They seem to be too red or blotchy which is why a lot of delivery photos and newborn photos look best in black & white to “even” everything out.

  534. Tiffany Ray on April 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    My biggest challenge is skin color correcting! I just want their skin color to look flawless and it’s sometimes difficult.

  535. Shelley Pennington on April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I think skin tone is a common one, but I have come across spoiled babies. They cry if they aren’t being held. You get them nice and calm, lay them down for a shot, and BAM, they start crying! Ugh, if only I could tell ppl to make sure their doesn’t get spoiled, if they want pics!

  536. Cecily R on April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I am totally on the skin tone bandwagon here. Some of those little peanuts are HARD to even out!

  537. Carrie W. on April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    for my bonus entry I shared this on my Facebook Page! :)https://www.facebook.com/CarrieWalkerPhotography

  538. Kay Murray on April 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Following along with all the others. Making the skin look nice and natural with a soft touch can be quite challenging at times.

  539. Cara McCleve on April 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I would have to say the biggest challenge for me is to produce a crisp yet soft photograph, they seem to contradict each other most of the time. I am hoping to see an action that will gradually fade from crisp peripheral to soft subject, that would be awesome and a lot less work for me!

  540. mariann on April 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    hi! my biggest challenge with newborns is getting that red splotchiness to go away! oh- and getting parents to keep the baby awake before their session. that’s a big one, too. =) thanks for the give away! you’re awesome. <3

  541. Andrea Thomas on April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    My biggest challenge is blotchy newborn skin!

  542. Tiffany Ray on April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    https://twitter.com/#!/Tiffany946 Bonus entry! Follow me #Tiffany946

  543. Candice on April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    My biggest challenging is a bad case of baby acne or red contact dermatitis rash – i can do splotchiness, stork bites, uneven colored skin, jaundice but the close together acne/dermatitis rash is so hard to get rid of while allowing the skin to still look natural!

  544. Andrea Thomas on April 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  545. Leslie Boyd on April 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    The biggest challenge I face when editing newborns is red/blotchy skin. Seems no matter what I do it’s just not right! Can’t wait until these actions come out!! 🙂

  546. Narelle Bailey on April 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Red skin and purple feet.

  547. Rachel on April 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    My biggest challenge is getting the end product not to look like you just spent 2 hours photographing your daughters plastic baby doll… 😀

  548. Heather Lemmon on April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    It may seem a little funny, but sometimes my biggest challenge is the purple/red veins on their eyelids when they are fast asleep! 🙂

  549. Melissa Aldrich on April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Besides the obvious skin issues: My biggest issue has been erasing POOP! from my blankets. Never fails that as soon as I get them perfectly posed and raise my camera… that they feel the need to add a little decoration to their image :-/

  550. miranda dejarnatt on April 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    my problem is, the baby is always so pure white and the adults are so red or tan etc. i guess skin tones is my problem.

  551. Rachael on April 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    For me its getting a smooth skin finish without it looking waxy or unnatural and still retaining feature

  552. Rachel on April 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  553. Conny on April 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The skin tone is the hardest part for me… I want it to look natural, but also smooth and clean. Lots of work!

  554. Kristina on April 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    my biggest problem is making their skin look as gorgeous as it appears in person without conflicting with the tones of other people or other items in the photo.

  555. Sally Peacock on April 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hiya, i would love your new action set!! I seem to have problems editing darker skinned babies…….they always seem to have more redness anpund the nose and mouth, also i find that if a parent applies lotion or oils the babies skin this can cause shine on the skin.

  556. Leslie Boyd on April 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I shared on facebook & twitter! Good luck to everyone!! 🙂

  557. Sue Ables on April 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    SKIN! Getting the skin tone correct and the same on all images. The splotches and redness. So excited for new MCP Actions!!

  558. LeeAnn Fulton on April 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Skin tones are for me the hardest as well. The purple i think is harder to deal with than the red sometimes. Thank you so much for the giveaway

  559. Meagan Thompson on April 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Skin issues…flaky skin, blotchy skin, sometimes purplish feet.

  560. Donna Grein on April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    My biggest problem with editing newborns and babies is the skin tone. Trying to make them super milky without making them look fake.

  561. Donna Grein on April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  562. George on April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Making the newborn’s skin look good.

  563. Kim Shimer on April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    My biggest challenge when editing newborn photos is to get the correct skin tone and to know how much to soften without looking overdone.

  564. Judit on April 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I agree about the difficulty of the skin tone, but I usually have problem with those tiny little white spots and dry skinflakes as well. Would be soooo happy to win this great action!!!

  565. Tammy Detty on April 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Working to smooth out the skin without over doing it!! Hard to get it right and make it look real at times! Love what you guys do !!

  566. Bethany W on April 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    My biggest challenge with newborn pictures is consistency in getting their skin to look nice and even! Some newborns have naturally nice skin, some are quite pink! I have never quite perfected that sweet newborn look that professional photographers can do!

  567. Laura Dodson on April 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Smooth skin tones are the most difficult for me.

  568. BriAnna Jenkins on April 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Getting creamy consistent skin coloring for sure!

  569. Kristina Rose on April 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    My biggest challenge beside getting the right skin tone comes if I want to give the picture a different look and trying to figure out what colors are best for newborns.And I couldn’t be more excited about this set!Thanks!

  570. kat flaws on April 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Usually trying to get the skincreamy without altering the rest of the image!

  571. Susan A on April 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    My biggest hurdle is the skin color. Too often the babies do not have the nice even warm lighting. I Like the warm natural tones.

  572. CherylKalk on April 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I find dry peeling skin harder to work with than the red marks. Biggest challenge really though is that for some reason even the sleepiest babies go into party mode when I’m around. Guess I just have that effect on babies….not so lucky me.

  573. Catherine V on April 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I have to agree with many here, skin tone!!

  574. Alison on April 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    My biggest challenge with newborns is their skin. I have no idea how to properly correct splotchiness, baby acne, flakiness or red skin tone.

  575. LeeAnn Fulton on April 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    For a bonus entry i posted your info on my page https://www.facebook.com/pages/ImageSoSweet-Photography/113527518714725

  576. Christine on April 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Definitely skin tone and evening it out so it’s nice, but not fake.

  577. LeeAnn Fulton on April 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Tweet Tweet :)https://twitter.com/#!/lassieleeann/status/189798823709769728

  578. Sarah C on April 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Editing the skin is the biggest challenge!

  579. Treasure McPherson on April 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The biggest challenge for me is getting a natural yet artistic look.

  580. Laura on April 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Yep, definitely skin tone – whether it’s uneven, too red, or splotchy – always my biggest challenge!

  581. Sara on April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Definitely skin tone and red blotches!

  582. Lariss S on April 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I just started photographing infants. Their skin is so hard to get right…These actions would be amazing!

  583. Treasure McPherson on April 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Shared on facebook!

  584. Becca on April 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Baby acne is challenging for me to edit. I look forward to seeing the actions you’ve created!

  585. rebbecca on April 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Skin tones and time. I would love to be be able to edit in a timely fashion but still have the best shots (crisp, soft, and great skin tones all wrapped up at the same time.)However, do not want the look to be plastic or too “perfect”.

  586. Kelly on April 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Oh skin tone… I’m fairly new to editing and man it’s practically impossible! 🙂

  587. kristi steeger on April 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Definetely skin tones, esp on babies with slight jaundice. Thanks so much for the contest!!

  588. alison megahan on April 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    getting even skin tones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  589. Fiona M on April 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    My biggest challenge is decreasing the red in babies skin without leaving them looking too pale.

  590. Heather Hawkins on April 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    My biggest challenge is working with not so good natural light. I don’t have a studio setup.

  591. Sarah Severson on April 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Biggest challenge is making the newborn skin look beautiful without looking plastic or totally unedited. I’m always looking for a good happy medium 🙂

  592. Kimberly on April 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Dealing with the uneveness of newborn baby skin, the reddness, and dry peeling skin is pretty challenging to correct without it looking like its been photoshopped. The samples you have shown look amazing and simple

  593. kristi steeger on April 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Shared a link to the contest on my fb page! 🙂

  594. marybeth on April 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    My biggest issue is finding the balance between “beautifully edited” and “oops, it looks fake”. I always spend a lot of time working with skin tone and texture/smoothness.

  595. DITA on April 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Skin SKIN SKIN SKIN…..oh, and dry skin, blotchy skin…SKIN SKIN, SKIN! Excited about your new actions!

  596. Kimberly on April 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I just shared on my Facebook. I hope I win 🙂

  597. Amy Benson on April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    tweeted. @amybphotog: On 4/16 @mcpactions newest Photoshop Action Set, Newborn Necessities, will be available. Enter to win a free set http://t.co/dHKlgjrd.

  598. Juliet Deissroth Photography on April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I gladly posted your “On April 16th, MCP Actions newest Photoshop Action Set, Newborn Necessities, will be available. If you photograph babies, enter to win it before you can buy it: https://mcpactions.com/blog” on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/julietDphoto.I look forward to seeing who wins this great package this Friday!

  599. Raelyn on April 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    getting smooth but still natural skin tones!

  600. Bri Mason on April 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    When editing, I find the clammy looking skin the hardest to deal with.

  601. Ashley on April 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    My biggest challenge is probably the skin tone or blending out the background. Thanks!

  602. Catharine on April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Petfecting skin tone on new babies! I agree with the others that not all babies are evenly toned with that creamy soft skin look we all want to achieve. I can’t wait to see what MCP comes out with!

  603. Sherena Deroksen on April 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Most definitely skin tones!!!

  604. Debbie Smith on April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Skin tone Skin Tone Skin Tone!!

  605. Lexi on April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    i agree that skin tone and blemishes like scratches and baby acne are the hardest part. But, as a mother, i do not put lots of lotions and creams on my baby because they have very sensitive skin and there are just too many chemicals which can often make things worse.

  606. pam meehan on April 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i found trying to erase milk spots when i had to do close ups of baby

  607. Amanda Reimer on April 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    My biggest challenge is a newborns skin tone! It needs to look soft, and have great coloring, but you don’t want it to look over processed. 🙂

  608. Jaymi on April 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I am doing my first newborn shoot in about a week, so EVERYTHING will be challenging for me!!

  609. Jessica Gliddon on April 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    my biggest challenge is skin tones and then trying to pose them. They always want to fight!!

  610. George Costigan on April 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The biggest challenge with Newborns is you can’t really communicate with them and have a common frame of reference. I have been able to get people whose language I cant speak to understand that I wnat to take their picture. I have been able to get young children to sit still long enough to take a picture, with the understanding that they can see it on the screen of my Nikon the moment we’re done. But newborns haven’t done these things yet; they eat, they cry, they smile, and we love them for it. I’m really looking forward to these actions even if I don’t win them as my first grandchild will be born any day now and I can’t wait to welcome her into the world.

  611. Amanda Reimer on April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Bonus Entry!!!! Shared on facebook. Thanks MCP!http://www.facebook.com/areimer3

  612. Tam on April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Oh yeah, skin tones and blotches. Good Luck everyone and Thank You MCP for the chance to win before ya can buy them. ;0)

  613. Erin Wood on April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Something I always find challenging is skin tones with newborns..especially those that are a little jandiced!

  614. Yami on April 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Jodi :)Well, my biggest challenge is lighting. When I go to a client’s home I never know what kind of natural light I’m going to get and sometimes the light is not enough. So when I start to edit I have to work on the light and make it look natural :)Thanks for your awesome actions 🙂

  615. Joan on April 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    The biggest challenge is skin tones. I try to get some of the red out but that can leave them a little pale. I often convert to black and white.

  616. Hannah on April 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Definitely skin! Ugg… so hard to get their skin to look just right!

  617. Erin Wood on April 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I posted on my facebook!

  618. Tanya on April 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Red splotchy skin is always a challenge to edit! Thanks for the chance to win.