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5. My favorite panel is Color, located right under Tone Curve. Here, I have the chance to experiment with very specific colors, shades, and saturations. This is ideal for enhancing details like lip color, skin tones, and more. It's also perfect for highlight and removing certain colors; if your subject is wearing a green shirt that clashes with the background, you could make it look less dramatic by dragging the Green saturation slider to the left. There are many options when it comes to color correction, so let yourself have fun here!

7 Photoshop Tricks That Will Greatly Improve Your Portraits

Photoshop can be quite an intimidating program to use, especially if you’re a beginner. Since there are so many options available, it’s hard to find a single editing method that will both save you time and perfect your images. If you’re having a hard time editing photos that your clients will love, all you need…


What to Do When You’re out of Inspiration

We all go through phases of creative drought from time to time. Though they’re very natural phenomenons, especially in the world of artists, they can be very discouraging. They sneakily tell us that we’ll never find valuable inspiration again and that our best photographs have already been taken. This, of course, is a lie not…


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

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

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Inspiration Lightroom Presets are Now Available!

Get our brand new Lightroom presets to speed up your editing and infuse light into your images.


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

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


Tap Into Your Strength and Passion to Create Stronger Photos

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


How to Master the Art of Floating Fruit Photography

Have you always wanted to know how photographers get floating fruit photos? It’s easy to recreate with this step-by-step guide.


How to Create a Panoramic Wrapped Picture

Recently, one of my friends shared with me a picture on Facebook that was labeled “Taking a Panoramic Picture while Rolling Down a Hill”.  It was of a gorgeous picture, supposedly taken with an iPhone while rolling down a hill.  She “challenged” me to see if I could do it, or more specifically, if my…

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5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

5 Easy tips on how to increase the reach of your photography business without the use of social media websites.


Me, Myself, And I: Introduction To Self Portrait Photography

This blog post will show you how to gain inspiration and insight from self portrait photography.


The Danger of Showing Too Many Images To Your Customers

We take lots of photos during every photo session. How do you know if are presenting the right amount to your client? Follow these tips if you are lost.


How to Run Successful Holiday Santa Mini Sessions

If you are a photographer looking to do mini sessions, learn how to capture kids in the perfect way and make money too.


Lightroom Presets: Use The Secret Import-Export Trick

This blog post will teach you how to create multiple looks with one photo using MCP Enlighten presets.


MCP Editing and Photography Challenges: Highlights from This Week

      This week the MCP Shoot Me Group is breaking all the rules; rules of photography that is. The photography challenge this week is to pick a rule of photography (e.g. the rule of thirds, rules of focus, rules of lighting, etc) and break it. Each photographer was challenged to take one photo…


The Key to Successful Photography is Working With Others

Collaboration is the key to successful photography. Find out how to develop these relationships and improve your photography.


Project MCP: Highlights for December, Challenge #5 and a Farewell!

Happy New Year from Project MCP! We hope your 2013 celebration was safe, happy and full of photographic moments. The final challenge for Project MCP, December, Challenge #5 was to capture a photo representing “13”.  The Flickr gallery may have been feeling a bit unlucky as the “13” photos posted to the gallery, but the Project…


Project MCP: Highlights from December, Challenge #4

The bows have been untied, the wrapping paper has been torn off, and the boxes opened with squeals of delight. Wishes came true for the young and old alike on Christmas morning. Did your Christmas wish come true? December, Challenge #4 was to capture a photo of your Christmas wish. Some wishes were tangible, like cars…


Project MCP: Highlights, December, Challenge #3

The term “Christmas Spirit” has a different meaning for everyone. For some, it is a feeling of being jolly and having more tolerance and patience, while for others it is the essence of giving and being grateful for the things they have and the blessings they can share. With Christmas only 3 days away, people…


Project MCP: Highlights from December, Challenge #2

The holidays are based on tradition. One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was counting down the days until Christmas on our homemade felted advent calendar. I have kept that tradition with my own growing family and added several others, including; opening Christmas jammies  on Christmas Eve, making cookies for Santa and this guy; he…


Project MCP: Highlights from December, Challenge #1

I am ashamed to say that it is December 7th and I still haven’t decorated my Christmas tree. As a matter of fact, if it hadn’t been for our family Elf on the Shelf, “Scout”, it might still be in the box. Christmas tree aside, I have managed to get  a few of my favorite…


3 Tips To Capturing Unique Photos in Ordinary Places

Learn how to quickly turn ordinary locations into extraordinary ones with these easy steps.


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