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How to Create Black & White Photos That Stand Out

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

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A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now,…

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Sony full frame black and white camera coming within 12 months

The Leica M Monochrom is an expensive camera that sits along in its category of exclusive digital shooters that capture only black and white photos. Everything is about to change as an alleged Sony full frame black and white camera is in the works and it is rumored to be unveiled and released on the market within the next 12 months.

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Creative black and white portrait photos by Benoit Courti

They say that beauty is in each and everyone of us. They also say that it is in the eyes of the beholder. Benoit Courti thrives under this supposition and creates amazing black and white portrait photos of situations that may seem meaningless to the most of us, which is proof of his artistic skillfulness.

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MCP Inspire Photoshop Action Set is Now Available

The MCP Fusion Photoshop action set combines the most versatile and user-friendly workflow actions with beautiful color and black and white conversions, bringing you an action set with unlimited combinations. These actions will change the way you edit in Photoshop.

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Hossein Zare’s black and white photography ideas using Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 is the basis of Hossein Zare’s black and white photography, though the all the credits go to the photographer’s inspiration. A great collection of photos, called Passenger, show a man wandering alone through snowy conditions, looking for his own path in life.

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Do You Typically Edit In Color Or Black And White?

Color vs black and white imagery – each conveys different stories and messages. Do you typically pick one over the other? And why?

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Blueprint: Photoshop Actions for Beautiful Black and White Images

See how easy it is to make beautiful black and white images in a few quick clicks using Photoshop Actions.

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Use Photoshop Actions to Add Beautiful Directional Lighting

Use Photoshop Actions to Add a Touch of Beautiful Lighting Some photos may have a correct exposure but may benefit from selectively lightening or darkening parts of the image to draw attention in a specific direction.  In this photo taken of Jenna by a tree, you can see beautiful light coming through her hair.  The…

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Family Photos Edited Using Photoshop Actions

Sometimes just looking at a photo, it is hard to decide which Photoshop actions or editing steps to take. Occasionally it helps to create a variety of looks, and then pick your favorite to share. An easy way to do this is using Snapshots in Photoshop via the History Palette (here is a tutorial). Thank…

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Photoshop Actions: Glossary of Offerings by MCP Actions

Photoshop Actions: Glossary of Offerings by MCP Actions Yesterday, I provided 10 tips for deciding which actions to buy, download and use on your photos. Today, I will explain to you a little more about each specific MCP Action set.  I get asked about the differences so often.  I thought this breakdown would help. If…

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Photoshop Actions: A Guide to Choosing the Best Actions

Photoshop Actions: Which Actions are Best for Your Photos? So imagine this… You sit down at your computer to edit in Photoshop or Elements. And you want your editing to go faster and more smoothly.  You decide that you want to buy some Photoshop actions. But how do you decide which ones to purchase? And…

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How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop

How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop by Michael Sweeney A classic look in photography is Black and White imagery. Black and white images are not always pure; sometimes they are sepia tone or cool blue tone, or even Duotone which is not B/W but most drop it into that catagory. It’s a…

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The Secret to Beautiful Black & White Images in Photoshop

Do you ever wonder the secret to achieving beautiful black and white photos?  Do you want to know how to get creamy skin and rich contrast in your newborn photography? Well thanks to this Blueprint before and after photography by Gina of Pea Head Prints, you can! Here is her “secret:” MCP Photoshop Actions combined…

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Do You See the World in Color or Black & White?

I am a very colorful person. I love bright, vibrant color. I often wear bright color accessories, love bright clothing on my kids, and just love color all around me. This love for color comes through in my photography too. I tend to express myself better in color. So I got to thinking, do most…

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Do You See the World in Color or Black & White?

I am a very colorful person. I love bright, vibrant color. I often wear bright color accessories, love bright clothing on my kids, and just love color all around me. This love for color comes through in my photography too. I tend to express myself better in color. So I got to thinking, do most…

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Do You See the World in Color or Black & White?

I am a very colorful person. I love bright, vibrant color. I often wear bright color accessories, love bright clothing on my kids, and just love color all around me. This love for color comes through in my photography too. I tend to express myself better in color. So I got to thinking, do most…

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Do You See the World in Color or Black & White?

I am a very colorful person. I love bright, vibrant color. I often wear bright color accessories, love bright clothing on my kids, and just love color all around me. This love for color comes through in my photography too. I tend to express myself better in color. So I got to thinking, do most…

Ellie and Jenna want to know… Do you prefer them in Color or B&W (and why?)

Ellie and Jenna want to know… Do you prefer them in Color or B&W (and why?)

Yesterday I used a flat iron on Ellie and Jenna’s hair for the 1st time – they fell in love – and even let me take photos!  So today when I edited, they were trying to decide if they prefer black and white or color.  Ellie said to me, “can you post some of these…

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Winners of Bohemian Secret Contest + More Sneak Peeks of MCP Actions Upcoming Set

The super lucky winners of the Bohemian Secret Contests are as follows: Actions Set: #149 Amber Craig Lightroom Presets: #84 Linda Vich Actions and Lightroom Presets Combination Pack: #145: Karen Ard If you are one of the 3 lucky winners, please email me so that I may get you the code you need. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ And…

Another great Picture of the week – from Tami – an MCP Blog reader

Another great Picture of the week – from Tami – an MCP Blog reader

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Tami Chrostoski sent in these photos using the FREE MCP Take Action on Cancer Awareness action set. You can get this from my site. She did not share specific stories about how cancer affected her life – she just said it…

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