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Spring Splendor Photoshop Actions are On Sale Now

Save now on our Photoshop actions designed especially for Spring images.


The Poor Photographer’s Guide to Macro Photography

This is an easy, low budget way to get close-up shots without owning a macro lens. Learn this fun, effective method now.


Edited Photographs with Minor Changes Create Big Results

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Small Changes Equal Big Results to your edited photographs The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes…


3 Tips To Get Amazing Macro Photography Shots This Spring

For most of us across the USA, it has been an unusually cold winter, from which we are eagerly anticipating the transition in to the warmth of spring. For macro and nature photographers the wait is even more unbearable than for most. Gear sits cleaned, packed, and ready to go in anticipation of the return…

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Canon 1200D / Rebel T5 entry-level DSLR camera announced

Canon has announced a new entry-level DSLR camera in the EOS series. Canon 1200D is now official with an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor and plenty of other features specific to low-end cameras. The camera will go on sale under the Rebel T5 tag in the US and EOS Kiss X70 in Japan as of March 2014 with a kit lens and an affordable price.


How to Photograph and Edit a Snowflake + A Free Sparkle Brush

As the first snowflakes touched down here in Ontario, Canada I snuck outside to snap a few quick shots on my back deck. The snowflakes were big and fluffy and moving very slow, and didn’t last more than a minute or so once they landed. I have been playing around with macro free lensing and…

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“The Big Bang” shows the beauty of plexiglass stopping bullets

Stopping bullets is pretty hard. Some might even say that guns and projectiles cannot be used in relation with anything that is beautiful. Photographer Deborah Bay begs to differ. Her latest project, entitled “The Big Bang”, makes bullets going through plexiglass look like a unique scene of an exploding galaxy.

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Macro Photography Basics: Get Amazing Closeup Photos

Learn how to shoot macro closeup photography – from gear to proper depth of field, this information will have you shooting flowers, bugs, and more right away.


How to Shoot Amazing Water Droplet Macro Photographs

How to Shoot Amazing Water Droplet Macro Photographs Want something fun to play around with when you’re stuck inside during these cold winter days? Try photographing water droplets from your kitchen sink! Though the results appear as “macro photography,” you do not even need a macro lens to do this fun activity. I used my…

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Photographing Abstract Macro Ice Images and Creating Works of Art

Photographing Abstract Macro Photography Ice Images and Creating Works of Art As we enter into the first phase of winter here in the northern regions of the US, we find less and less to shoot outdoors.  The colors have all disappeared and the plant life has wilted and faded away until next spring.  Once the…


Edit Your Macro Flower Photography Using Photoshop Actions

Edit Your Macro Flower Photography Using Photoshop Actions As I explained in last week’s before and after Blueprint, there are so many ways to edit your macro flower images. From vintage to vibrant, you are the artist in Photoshop. Once you decide on the look you want for your flower photographs, you can locate Photoshop…


The Best Photoshop Actions for Macro Flower Photography

The Best Photoshop Actions for Macro Flower Photography There are so many ways to edit your macro flower images.  You can opt for a soft, vintage look, or a vivid, crisp and colorful style . You can use a clean post-processing in Photoshop or add textures for a fine art, hand crafted look. To start…

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Capture Great Photographs of Fall Leaves: Macro Photography Tips

Capture Great Photographs of Fall Leaves: Macro Photography Tips As winter is just around the corner, we still have a week or so to capture some fall colored leaves.  Most photographers will say fall is their favorite time of year to shoot. You can’t beat the colors that explode in the landscapes. For the macro…

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5 Important Benefits Of Macro Photography In Nature

5 Important Benefits Of Macro Photography In Nature I would like to thank Jodi for having me as a guest blogger.  My name is Mike Moats and I am an award winning, full time professional nature photographer that specializes in macro photography.   I started out in 2001 with my first camera and lenses purchased used…

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Macro Photography: Quick Tips to Get You Started

Summer is a fun time to try something new.  Challenge yourself to go out and find those ever-abundant flowers or other wonders of nature. Get close!  From flowers to bees to bark, there is so much out there with incredible detail.  Now is the time to play with macro photography and grab the chance while…


Macro Photography on a Budget: Shoot Close-Up Cheaply

Macro photography on a Budget? Yes – It can be done.  And Melissa of Melissa Brewer Photography will teach you how in today’s fun post teaching you macro photography on a budget. Hey everyone! This is a fun photography technique called “poor man’s” macro. I don’t know about you but I LOVE macro close up…


Macros with non-macro lenses

So these two shots are not perfect macro captures but I had my Canon 135L on, and saw this HUGE bee.  So I just had to try…  Which means I just had to share… Remember not to let your equipment limit what you can shoot. Here is the bee gathering nectar. And my one second…

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Intro to Macro Photography – how to get incredible close-up shots this summer

I am so excited to have guest blogger Susan O’Conner today teaching us some tips for macro photography. Susan O’Connor is a self-taught, award-winning photographer living in Maryland. She exhibits her work at local art galleries, as well as selling her fine art prints on Etsy. Her photography style is an eclectic assortment of genres.…


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