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Black and White or Color – It is Easy to Have Both with Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Color or B&W – which Photoshop Actions edit do you prefer? 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…

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How to Edit Sunset Silhouette Images

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

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Finding Balance: 4 Tips for Juggling Career, Family, and Photography

When photography is not a full-time job, finding the right balance in life can be hard. Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Williams Photography offers advice on how to manage a career, a family, and a passion for photography whether you are a hobbyist or a part-time professional.

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Vote for Your Favorite Entry in the MCP Photo Contest

In case you haven’t heard the news, MCP Actions has TWO new sets of Lightroom presets coming out at the end of February: InFusion and Illuminate. We decided to do a fun photo contest on our Facebook Group to celebrate! The TWO entries with the most votes on Tuesday evening (around 7-8pm eastern) will each…

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Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 3

In our last installment to Facebook Pages, I explain the last several sections in the detailed Page Insights section. Our first post went over some common Facebook myths and general explanations, and our second post explained the first several sections to Page Insights. Visits. This will start with, “Showing data from 10/16/2013 – 10/22/2013,” and…

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Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 2

In my last post, I went over a few myths in Facebook Pages, and explained the basic overview of Facebook pages and views. Here, we go more in depth to the actual Page Insights Facebook gives you. Note: Page Insights has moved, as you can see below in the photo. You can click the link…

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Facebook Pages: Deciphering the Stats, Part 1

As a marketer, I not only pay attention to my photography, but my marketing as well. I’m always looking at the stats of my photos and posts on my fan page, and trying to decipher how important they are to me. Did an important post go out? Should I boost it more? What’s the deal…

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How to Deliver Critique That Makes Photographers Better at Photography

With the ease of the digital age and the internet, posting and sharing photos almost instantaneously, it is easy to critique photographs from other photographers. Proper constructive criticism can help a photographer grow and get stronger. When delivering or receiving critique know that many comments are opinions not facts.  When critiquing, be helpful and detailed,…

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Christmas Mini Session Edited with MCP Inspire Photoshop Actions

I’m so happy MCP Inspire came out before my Christmas Mini Sessions! They’ve helped me speed up my workflow tremendously! When running actions, especially ones that enhance color tones, I turn all the layers off, start at the bottom by turning them back on and adjusting to taste. I do this and work my way…

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Fall Portrait Workflow Using MCP Inspire Action Set

I have really been enjoying the new MCP Inspire action set.  This time of year is the busiest and I used this recipe on all of my outdoor fall portrait sessions.  Give it a try and see how it works for you! In the screenshots below, hopefully you can read it,  you can see how…

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Our Annual Sale Starts Now! Plus Buy Now and Pay Later

Once a year we put our entire store of actions and presets on sale. This is our only sale of the year so don’t miss out.

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The Importance of Shooting in RAW Format

I once saw a conversation about RAW vs JPG going on in a photography Facebook group. The question was, “Should I shoot in RAW or JPG?” And the photographer in question was stating that he only shot in jpeg – not only did he get more shots on his card, but he felt RAW gave…

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How to Add Beautiful Tones By Using MCP Autumn Equinox

This blog post will teach you how to add beautiful sunset tones to your images using MCP Autumn Equinox Actions

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Get Ready: 10 Tips for Photographing Toddlers

10 tips for photographers to get better pictures of toddlers.

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How to Use Newborn Necessities Actions for Cute Kids Images

How to make your images stand out from the crowd using Newborn Necessities.

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How to Edit Newborn Photos in Photoshop

This blueprint will teach you how to edit newborn photos and retouch skin using MCP Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions.

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Use Minor Adjustments In Lightroom and Photoshop For Better Photos

This blog post will show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop together to make an ordinary photo shine with subtle adjustments.

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Last Chance to Save in 2012: CYBER MONDAY SALE

Once a year we put our entire store of actions and presets on sale. This is our only sale of the year so don’t miss out.

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Our One Sale This Year Starts Now! Plus BUY NOW – PAY LATER

Once a year we put our entire store of actions and presets on sale. This is our only sale of the year so don’t miss out.

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New Lightroom Templates and Collages With MCP Lightroom Presets

MCP is making it quicker and easier to showcase your photos in print and for the Web using our new Lightroom Templates. Print Collages Layouts: With MCP Present It for Print Lightroom Presets, you’ll just click and drag images into the templates, customize and upload to your lab. Web Template Layouts: With MCP Display It…

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How To Use Social Media To Expand Your Photography Business

  This is a social media guest post, by Doug Cohen of Frameable Faces, about his approach to social networking for he and his wife’s photography studio. Learn from their experiences.  Providing a complete how-to on all of the social media platforms could easily be a 3,000 page book. So instead I’ll summarize our experience…

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